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★★★★☆

“Second time we have hired a campervan with these guys”

Written on: 22/01/2017 by dennisteaa (3 reviews written)

It's been three years since we were last in Australia, so thought it was time for another holiday down under.

The last time we were here we spent four months travelling around from Perth to Melbourne. Therefore on this trip we decided to do a classic East Coast trip from Sydney to Cairns in four weeks.

Three years ago we actually bought a campervan from travelwheels, but this time as we were only here for four weeks we decided to rent one. We emailed Travelwheels and said we used them before and asked for a locality discount :-)

They sent us back a welcoming email and also offered us an extra 10% discount which was good!

Originally we emailed about four or five companies to see who was best on price, customer service, and advice, etc. We were going to plan a Sydney to Cairns roadtrip, but I didn't realise about the wet season in the north of Australia on the East Coast from November to the end of April.

The guys at Travelwheels were the only company that explained about the wet season up north and said they would not recommend doing this trip at this time of the year. They recommended reversing the trip and flying from Sydney to Cairns and then pick up the campervan. This way you fly to the Cairns and do the great barrier reef and explore cairns before you pick up the campervan.

Another reason for doing it this way around is that you are driving away from the wet season and heading towards the sunshine which is more down towards Sydney.

This turned out to be a really good move! For the next three weeks there was very heavy rain in Queensland and we were able to do a big day of driving and head south and miss the worst of the rain. If we had been going the other direction, then we would be driving towards the wet season!

This saved our bacon and this is the reason why I am leaving another review for these guys. The advice we got from the company made our holiday, so would definitely recommend anybody looking for budget campervan hire in Cairns

Thanks

Retired old people living the dream!

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