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Discover one of the best tourist destinations in Australia with a motorhome hire Gold Coast.


Enjoy accommodation and transport in one cost-effective package. Here at Motorhome Republic, we live and breathe campervans and motorhomes! Open a world of possibility with a Gold Coast campervan rental.

Get exploring in a Gold Coast campervan rental

Soak in Surfers Paradise and embark on an unforgettable Aussie road trip. Want to head north towards Brisbane and Northern Queensland? Down to New South Wales and Sydney? Or west towards the Red Centre of Australia? You're in for a fantastic adventure with a campervan rental wherever you go.

Available features:

  • Huge range of sizes, from two-berth campervans to 6+ seaters

  • Automatic and manual options

  • 4WD or off-road options

  • Petrol or diesel-powered

  • Showers

  • Toilets

Which campervan companies can I hire from on the Gold Coast?

Some of our most popular Gold Coast motorhome hire brands include:

Enter your travel dates to check our full range of suppliers with vehicles available and book a cheap campervan hire today!


A guide to driving your campervan in the Gold Coast

For many, driving a campervan is a new experience—so whether you’re an international or domestic visitor, here’s information to help keep you safe on the road.

  • In Australia, traffic drives on the left-hand side of the road.

  • Read parking signs carefully. Be aware a larger RV or campervan may not fit in some spaces.

  • 50 kph is the default limit in residential and commercial areas, with 100 kph a typical limit in rural areas. Always adhere to the posted speed limit.

  • Traffic congestion during peak hours is common on Gold Coast roads and to and from Brisbane. Avoid driving during typical commute hours where possible.

  • The Queensland-New South Wales border is immediately south of the Gold Coast. Be aware of minor road rule differences between states - check the official road safety websites beforehand!

  • If you’re heading inland into the Outback, stock up with plenty of food, water and fuel in case of a breakdown in a remote location.


Top Tip! Listen carefully to the information given by the depot staff during the vehicle orientation, and ask questions. They are your best resource for driving and operating your rental.


Aerial view of Surfers Paradise, high rise buildings and harbour.

Gold Coast campervan hire: Frequently asked questions

When is the best time of year to hire a campervan on the Gold Coast?

The Gold Coast enjoys warm weather all year, so there is no wrong time to pick up a vehicle for hire and hit the road. May to October has slightly lower temperatures which some travellers consider more pleasant, but if you are heading south, the warmer months (November-April) may be a better choice. However, this period is the peak season, so expect to pay higher prices when booking campervan hire.

How much does it cost to rent a motorhome on the Gold Coast?

We have a huge range of prices to suit any budget. Exact costs for hiring Gold Coast campervans vary with season, vehicle type and rental duration. Use our search form to get an estimate for the particular campervan you require. Keep an eye out for bargains and deals from our partner suppliers.

How old do you have to be to hire a motorhome on the Gold Coast?

In most cases, you must be at least 21 to book a rental car or recreational vehicle on the Gold Coast. Some suppliers may allow customers 18+ to reserve, which may incur extra fees and documentation. Contact your chosen supplier directly to find out more.

Can you sleep anywhere in a campervan in Australia?

No, freedom camping is only permitted in specific locations. The regulations will differ from state to state and between cities or regions, so visiting local government websites or asking local tourist information centres for accurate advice about free campsites is best.

Alternatively, you can reserve space at one of the family-friendly holiday parks near the beach, in the rainforest, or at campgrounds around the city and spend a night or two. At a campervan park, you can enjoy amenities such as swimming pools, boat ramps, car rental spaces, laundries, camp kitchens, patrolled beaches, barbeques and more.

What type of licence do you need to drive a campervan at the Gold Coast?

Driving a campervan or any other vehicle in Australia (for the first three months of your stay) simply requires a valid driver's licence from your home country. You must carry an accredited translation or an International Driving Permit (IDP) if your licence is not in English.

Where are good places to fuel up in the Gold Coast?

Several top-rated petrol stations are situated on the Gold Coast Highway (Caltex and Coles Express) and on the Smith St Motorway (Freedom Fuels). These fuel stations are also conveniently near Gold Coast Airport.

Is there a minimum rental duration for a campervan?

The minimum rental period varies per brand. Some suppliers allow bookings for car, van or RV rental for a minimum of 24 hours; others have a minimum of 3 days. Please contact your chosen rental company for more details.

Are there motorhome rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes - many campervans for rent on the Gold Coast come with unlimited mileage. If applicable, this will be listed as ‘unlimited kilometres’ in the features list when you click on any listing. If not, you can view the base rate and the cost of the extra miles in the price breakdown.

Are motorhomes for hire on the Gold Coast pet-friendly?

Some motorhome rental companies will allow pets in their vehicles. You can select this feature in the filters to the left of the search results. Check if there is an extra fee for pets before booking your campervan hire.

Are one-way rentals available?

Many Gold Coast RV hire suppliers allow one-way rentals, but these may incur an extra fee. You can select different cities for pick-up and drop-off when searching. You can collect your vehicle from the Gold Coast and complete your campervan rental trip in Melbourne, Newcastle, or anywhere in Australia. Always double-check the details before confirming a booking.

What time can I pick up my campervan?

Opening hours vary between rental brands and suppliers. You can select different times for pick-up and drop-off when you search to view available options. You may get more choices if you edit your times.


Securing the best rates on your Gold Coast campervan hire

At Motorhome Republic, we'll help you find the best and cheapest campervan hire to suit your Gold Coast holiday. We hustle to compare prices for all campervan rentals on the Gold Coast.

Define your budget and how long you plan to visit the Gold Coast. For a four-week campervan adventure or a group trip, choose a larger vehicle to ensure all travellers have enough room to fit comfortably. When you pick up your RV or van, it will be clean and tidy, with a full tank of fuel.

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Browse our newly revamped site for campervan hire Gold Coast, suppliers and other features to receive an instant quote and make your booking. Looking for a different rental location? Pick up and drop off in other QLD locations such as Townsville or Airlie Beach. Don’t forget to check out other location-based deals too! Our team is available to answer any questions.

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A person outside their campervan looking at the harbour in the Gold Coast.

Enjoying the best of the Gold Coast

The sunny, energetic Gold Coast is a home for fun in many forms. Shining high-rises, shopping centres, theme parks, holiday resorts, man-made lagoons, bars, and restaurants line the coast.


Head towards the ocean, and you’ll find beautiful beaches dusted with white-sand surf, stretching from South Stradbroke Island to the NSW border. Spend the morning on the sand, or take the children to one of the Gold Coasts’ super-fun theme parks.


Hit the roller coasters of Sea World, Dreamworld, Whitewater World, or Warner Bros. Movie World. Take the family to Lamington National Park, Natural Bridge, or Tamborine Mountain to enjoy nature. Visit the Currumbin wildlife sanctuary, Springbrook National Park, or the Gold Coast Hinterland to experience Australia's natural wonders. Learn to surf at Burleigh Heads and South Stradbroke Island. In the evening, enjoy the iconic Gold Coast food and nightlife scene.


Once you’ve made your booking, we recommend you download the free ultimate road tripper app—it has helpful information on every national park, beach, campground, local fuel stop, etc.


Top destinations for a Gold Coast campervan road trip

The Gold Coast lies at the Queensland and New South Wales border - an excellent location to explore either or both states.


You’ll find fantastic destinations in any direction – so you and your travelling partners can choose what suits you best. Check out our ideas and start dreaming of your ideal RV rental adventure!

Brisbane and beyond

The bold, vibrant city of Brisbane lies just a short drive north of the Gold Coast. Continue north, and the attractions become less urban and more focused on Australia’s natural assets.


Visit wildlife sanctuaries, wander local markets or lunch at the Glasshouse Mountains on the Sunshine Coast. Take a dive tour of the Great Barrier Reef and explore the incredible underwater landscape. You can’t go past the spectacular white sand of the Whitsundays without stopping for a night or two.

Longreach and the Outback

For an experience of Australia’s incredible inland expanses, head towards Longreach. This heritage town is a fantastic starting point for an Outback adventure, and history buffs will enjoy the many museums which tell the story of the region and the people who have inhabited it over the centuries.


You can head further into the Red Centre for an even more intrepid journey and take a week or so to drive to iconic Alice Springs and Uluru.

Wine regions of New South Wales

Make your way south towards Sydney in your campervan hire, and you’ll soon find yourself in wine country: specifically, the Hunter Valley, the region’s oldest wine region. It’s known for its Chardonnay, Semillon, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot varieties.


Plus, you’ll find plenty of cellar doors to enjoy food, wine and exquisite scenery. You can also play golf or sign on for an outdoor adventure in this beautiful area. Of course, please make sure your motorhome hire stays safely parked in a campground if you’re enjoying a local glass or two. Or, sign up for a chauffeured wine tour instead of driving yourself!

Sydney and the coast

If sun, sand and surf are right up your alley, head south in your Gold Coast campervan hire and enjoy the laidback coastal towns on the way to Sydney. Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, and Port Macquarie are fantastic spots, but you’ll uncover many delightful locales along this route. And then there’s Sydney: Australia’s largest city with iconic sights and endless things to do.


Fishing is one of the activities attracting both locals and tourists to Gold Coast beaches. (image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)


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Book your campervan hire on the Gold Coast today!

We’re here to help make your trip unforgettable in the best way possible. Book for the sunny Gold Coast and see where else your rental can take you with our easy-to-follow Australian road trip itineraries.


Our suppliers offer campers across the country – book a campervan rental in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide or Cairns and receive the same five-star service anywhere in Australia.


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