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Old Nov 21st 2005, 7:35 am
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Hi guys, hope someone can help. We're going over to Oz in February for a month. Really want to drive the Great Coast Road from Melbourne to Adelaide. Should we hire a camper van from here or leave it until we get there? Any idea as to good companies and prices. Presumably there are millions of places to park/camp overnight. The alternative is to hire a normal car and stay in hotels, if we do that should we prebook places to stay ot takechances? Thanks for your help.
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Hi guys, hope someone can help. We're going over to Oz in February for a month. Really want to drive the Great Coast Road from Melbourne to Adelaide. Should we hire a camper van from here or leave it until we get there? Any idea as to good companies and prices. Presumably there are millions of places to park/camp overnight. The alternative is to hire a normal car and stay in hotels, if we do that should we prebook places to stay ot takechances? Thanks for your help.
Hi,

We hired a normal car and stayed at motels along the way. We didn't prebook anything as we didn't know how far we would get each day.

We ended up getting our car from Hertz as we knew they would be reliable. At first we got one from a local guy at St. Kilda but it turned out to be a bomb so we took it back. There is a very high excess on all car hire in Australia but you can bring this down by paying a higher daily rate. Depends on your attitude to risk, really.

Enjoy your trip .

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There are a couple of companies you can use and book in the UK before you go, one company that springs to mind is 'Maui' - they are new campers of varying sizes - not the cheapest - but at least you will know you are going to get from a to b.
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http://www.australia-campervans.com/...amper_23ST.htm

Look at this link - should give you an idea of what's available.
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Hi guys, hope someone can help. We're going over to Oz in February for a month. Really want to drive the Great Coast Road from Melbourne to Adelaide. Should we hire a camper van from here or leave it until we get there? Any idea as to good companies and prices. Presumably there are millions of places to park/camp overnight. The alternative is to hire a normal car and stay in hotels, if we do that should we prebook places to stay ot takechances? Thanks for your help.
not sure about campers but if you have`nt bookmarked this site already i thought i`d paste it
http://www.greatoceanrd.org.au/
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not sure about campers but if you have`nt bookmarked this site already i thought i`d paste it
http://www.greatoceanrd.org.au/
We were there today
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We were there today
Is that you surfing fraser?
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Is that you surfing fraser?
Nah it's me in the orange shirt watching my boys play
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Originally Posted by claire edwards
Is that you surfing fraser?
fraser surfing....ha ha ha thats like bordy gettin one of his dates right
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fraser surfing....ha ha ha thats like bordy gettin one of his dates right
So true
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Originally Posted by fraser
So true
the mrs bought me a body board last year havent even stuck a toe in the see yet. great for the pool though
take a runny, jump and fall aff after 1.2 seconds
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the mrs bought me a body board last year havent even stuck a toe in the see yet. great for the pool though
take a runny, jump and fall aff after 1.2 seconds
The sea is bloody freezing down the ocean rd, stick anything more than a toe in and we're taling first degree shrinkage
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The sea is bloody freezing down the ocean rd, stick anything more than a toe in and we're taling first degree shrinkage
yip i know what u mean mate, i lost mine just walking past the beach the other day.
to be honest, theres only one thing bad about the sea. u have to cross sand to get to it
fkn sand, hate the stuff :scared:
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yip i know what u mean mate, i lost mine just walking past the beach the other day.
to be honest, theres only one thing bad about the sea. u have to cross sand to get to it
fkn sand, hate the stuff :scared:
I've never been a fan either.
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I've never been a fan either.
nothin better than a slice of bread and jam with a beach on top
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