Between the ages of 18 to 21, you will be coming of age. And you will experiencing some of the most amazing things during this period of your life. No doubt, travel will be one of them.
Why should under 21s try a campervan holiday in Australia?
One of the most popular travel experiences is exploring Australia. The appeal of backpacking, the beaches, partying, and discovering a continent that is vast and diverse with its people, lifestyle, and landscapes is something that will prepare you for an unforgettable experience.
Doing this type of trip in a campervan or a motorhome will truly give you the complete Australian experience, which will be unforgettable.
Should under 21s rent or buy a campervan in Australia?
Buy a campervan if you plan to travel for longer than 6 months.
If you decide that you want to travel through Australia over the long-term (that’s to say you plan to travel for more than 6 months), then purchasing a vehicle and selling it at the end of your travels will be the most cost-effective way to travel in Australia. And ideally, you will already purchase a campervan or motorhome that is already kitted out.
To do this, you will need to pay in bulk upfront (at least $5000 for a decent vehicle), maintenance, and get insurance and other items for your vehicle. However, when the vehicle gets sold, you should be able to get around what you originally paid for the vehicle.
You will be 100% responsible for the maintenance and upkeep for the vehicle, including regular servicing and repairs. But if you plan to travel for 6 months or more, this will still be the cheaper option.
Hire a campervan if you plan to travel for less than 6 months.
If you plan to travel for less than 6 months, then the ideal option is to rent a campervan or motorhome to travel throughout Australia. You only need to worry about picking up the vehicle and dropping it off.
You will conveniently have the items needed for your campervan or motorhome trip provided for you. So you only need to focus on enjoying the travel experience.
You will only need to worry about the cost of the campervan, insurance, and your lifestyle costs.
Are there any campervan hiring restrictions for under 21s?
It depends on the rental company and if they are willing to hire out a vehicle to someone that is under the age of 21. There are a few campervan hire brands that do cater to the under 21 market. Be prepared though that you may have to pay more in insurance and hiring costs.
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