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Campervan Hire out of Launceston

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Campervan Hire out of Launceston

We are Aussies from NSW.

Had a great idea to do a 10 day campervan tour of Tassie in July school hols. However, flights are easier to get from Newcastle to Launceston and it seems just about all campervan hire is based in Hobart with a $200 plus fee to deliver and pick up the van each way from Launceston. This is not in our budget so ...

1. does anybody know if there is a reputable campervan hire place in Launceston to avoid this large fee...or

2. would it be more cost effective to hire a nice car and stay in hotels and cabins ?

And

3. All the terms and conditions look daunting ...does anybody know if there are large insurance premiums added on to the cost of hiring a campervan/ car ?

Any advice is appreciated. .. Thanks Jen

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1. Re: Campervan Hire out of Launceston

There are plenty of van hire companies based in Launceston. Autorent Hertz and Bargain Car Rentals are both near the airport and neither gets many bad reviews here.

It is probably cheaper to rent a small car and stay in on-site cabins in van parks.

Excess Reduction Insurance is a significant additional cost for van (and car) rental. Even worse is the slug on your credit card if you DON'T take the extra insurance.

Luigi

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2. Re: Campervan Hire out of Launceston

Thanks Luigi,

It is so daunting as we had our honeymoon in Tassie in winter 19 years ago and it was so easy and cheap...ie. flight car hire accom package for 4 nights for about $300 each and we extended it. Loved Tasmania so much we went back the next year with a similar deal and havnt been back since so want to show our teenager how beautiful it is..would be lucky to slug our credit card as we only have a $2000 limit. So probably have to pay some sort of excess...will check out those rental places you have given us..thanks alot for that.

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3. Re: Campervan Hire out of Launceston

Hi Jen, I don't want to rain on your parade but a credit card with a $2000 limit won't be enough for a van big enough to accommodate three adults for 10 days by the time you take excess reduction. A car is probably a more viable option

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