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The spring school holidays are right around the corner, international travel is off the agenda and the open road is calling – it’s time to get a taste of #vanlife.

But you don’t need to splash cash on buying and fitting out your own van to enjoy life on the road, thanks to the many ways to rent a van hassle-free.

Read on for our top road trip destinations and the vans to see them in.

Lazy Wanderer
Perfect for families, this Jayco Pop Top provides space and comfort in style. With a double bed, bunks, toilet, shower and a fully equipped kitchen, the Lazy Wanderer is just the right size for your getaway. The van is easy and quick to set up and has been equipped with a list of inclusions to enhance your camping experience.

“When you hire our Lazy Wanderer you get the best experience for an affordable price!” say owners Erica and Lawrie. “You will be able to pull in anywhere and be instantly ready to start your holiday.”

Pick up at Bli Bli, Sunshine Coast and take it to Montville for…
A scenic rural getaway complete with deliciously fresh local produce, rainforest hikes and quaint cafes and restaurants. Click here to hire.

Little Camper Co.
They may be little, but they are mighty. Little Camper Co.’s fleet of vans offer a kitchenette (powered by a self-sustainable solar system), a cosy bed for two, a built-in awning and loads more. If you’re planning a family getaway, be sure to pack an extra tent or simply hire two vans! They’re super affordable.

Pick up at Ashmore, Gold Coast and take it to Scenic Rim for…
A nature fix in one of the most scenic locations Australia has to offer. With an array of lakes and waterfalls, adventure activities, farms, shopping and markets, arts and culture and delicious food stops, you’ll never want to leave. Click here to hire.

Lady Marie
This motorhome comes with everything you need for a great family getaway. It has a fully equipped kitchen, two dining areas that convert to beds and sleeps six in comfort. With six seatbelts, it can fit the whole family in comfort. 

Pick up at Karana Downs, Ipswich area and take it to Grandchester for…
An historic, family-friendly weekend in one of South East Queensland’s best kept secrets. See the old Grandchester Station, take a ride on the model steam railway and don’t miss the Hidden Vale Adventure Park. Click here to hire.

Willow
This stunning vintage Glampervan is light, bright and beautiful, having been lovingly restored with impeccable style. With a double bed at one end and a table that converts into a king single (child-friendly) at the other, the whole family will be nice and cosy throughout your Sunshine Coast stay. With bluetooth built in speaker, filtered water and organic bamboo sheets, Willow knows how to treat her guests.

Meet her at Kookaburra Park, Sunshine Coast – no driving required – for…
More deer watching, hammock hanging, volleyball playing and piglet cuddling than you could poke a toasted marshmallow-topped stick at. Click here to book.

The Slow Lane
If you love living life in the slow lane, this 2013 Toyota Coaster is just the van for you. It’s one of the most unique vans you’ll see, too – a custom-built motorhome fitted inside a Coaster bus and decked out with quality furnishings and fittings. A coffee machine, barbecue, stereo, fridge and freezer are just a few of the many amenities included in the Slow Lane, which accommodates two adults and one child and is pet-friendly.

Pick up at Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast and take it to Lake Cootharaba, Noosa for…
An idyllic camping stay in one of the area’s best campsites, Habitat Noosa. Perched on the banks of Lake Cootharaba, Habitat is just a 20 minute drive from the beauty and bustle of Noosa, though its on-site activities, restaurant and brewery offer plenty of fun, too. Click here to hire.

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