Looking for a cheap road trip in Australia or New Zealand? Now you can relocate a campervan with DriveNow.
Car sharing, ride sharing, and vehicle delivery/relocation services are a great way to save money on road trips; and repositioning cruises to get across the ocean in style for a fraction of the price of a full cruise are examples of creative travel hacks that allow you to enjoy highly discounted travel experiences.
Campervan Relocation with DriveNow – The Basics
Lots of people rent campervans for point-to-point road trips. Thus rental companies can end up with a glut of campervans in exactly the wrong places to satisfy their upcoming reservations. And if your road trip itinerary matches their relocation needs, you can rent a campervan for about $5/day – and your fuel will be covered.
You’ll get about 2-3 weeks of lead time of available campervans, so be prepared to plan a last-minute trip. Check out this page for a list of current available relocations for an idea.
Each listing gives a minimum and maximum number of days you can use to relocate the campervan. The minimum days are charged at $5/day, and additional days cost $75/day.
Although you don’t get free mileage, DriveNow gives you an allowance to get to where you need to go plus a 550km bonus. (Additional kilometres aren’t cheap, so plan your road trip carefully).
In addition to cheap rental rates (for the minimum day allowance) and a kilometre allowance, you’ll also get a fuel allowance – which, when it comes to filling up a campervan, can be a substantial savings.
I took a campervan around Australia for six weeks in 2008, and ironically found it was one of the most expensive “budget” travel adventures I had. Here are some tips to get better value out of your own campervan holiday in Australia or New Zealand, which, in combination with a campervan relocation deal from DriveNow, could be a very good deal indeed.
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