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★★★★★

“Friendly staff, clean van, cheap price - would use again.”

Written on: 22/02/2017 by fredbesley (3 reviews written)

We were looking for a campervan company down in Melbourne to do a road trip to explore some of the fantastic areas close by to Melbourne. We wanted to spend a week exploring the Great Ocean Road. Then cut inland via the Grampians National Park (which is highly recommended) which was sensational for walking and seeing some of the amazing wildlife from Australia!

Then from here we headed back towards Phillip Island via Mornington Peninsula Freeway. Finally we spend the last six days exploring the amazing Wilsons promontory right at the tip of the bottom of Australia!

We were using the campervan as a mini hotel to cook food, and to chill after days out walking, hiking and seeing all that is great in these three areas.

Good points - pick up of the campervan was close to Melbourne airport. Many of the companies are based in the city centre or St Kilda area of Melbourne. For example a taxi from Melbourne airport to St Kida is over $120 OUCH!!!!!!!!

Travelwheels depot in Melbourne is about a ten minute taxi away, so that is way cheaper than some of the competitors for example. We were thinking of using JUCY Campers, but their depot was in St Kilda and the taxi fare from the airport for two of use + all our kit was over $120, so we saved money on the taxi.

We searched around for a number of companies about campervan hire from Melbourne. The guys at travelwheels quickly answered my emails. We gave them a call and they priced matched another deal over the phone without evening asking for a receipt which was good!

We hired a hitop campervan as my wife is tall and we wanted to stand up when cooking and chilling in the camper at night. All the kitchen and cooking kit was included in the price and you can cook and drink wine at the table at the same time!

The JUCY van we were going to hire, you had to cook outside the van at the back which was not as good!

The bed was comfy and easy to convert back to two benches and table. We cooked every night to save money as Australia is very expensive place to buy food and to eat out in the evenings!

We didn't have to use campsites as the van had everything you needed already included in the deal. No toilet or shower, but we always parked near some toilets or by the beach.

Love the fact the camper was a fun way to get around and see everything. We had a couple of days of rain and there was enough room to cook food, play cards and drink three bottles of wine haha!

Three seats upfront, 5 speed manual gearbox, and there was three camp chairs as well. When the weather was nice and hot there is a fold out table included, so we make food and ate outside which was a nice thing to do and got us chatting to other travellers.

The price was cheap, but it was not a new campervan. It's more like a budget model, but was clean, and everything worked which suited us. We normally go camping, so for us this was a luxury to have everything inside.

This was the first time we had hired a campervan and next year we are going to tour around Holland in June, so thinking of getting another campervan for that trip.

We eventually dropped off the van back at Melbourne and within ten minutes were back at the airport. The next day we flew to New Zealand and our new adventure began. We would book with these guys again.

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