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Tasmania Campers AU informationTasmania Campers specialises in campervan and motorhome rentals for budget conscious travellers keen to enjoy their own self-drive tour of the Tasmania region in a modern, comfortable and ‘driver friendly’ HiTop camper or fully self contained motorhome.
Specialising in motorhome and campervan rentals since the 1980’s, the team at Tasmania Campers has selected only vehicles that they believe are perfect for Tasmania road touring, while providing exceptionally comfortable accommodation... and all at super competitive Rental Rates.
The specialised selection of camper’s and motorhomes is designed to be popular with all types of traveller keen to experience the visual feast and awesome tourist attractions on offer in this magical part of Australia. Don’t be fooled by inferior models! Tasmania Campers are not your average vans with a mattress in the back, in fact each camper boasts an interior packed with special design features not found elsewhere, including the option of cheap hire on luxury Accessories such as outdoor BBQ's, tables, chairs, solar showers and more. Our range of motorhomes boast on-board shower and toilet, making them certified as ‘self-contained’, which allows travellers to freedom camp in Tasmania’s beautiful National Parks.
Tasmania is Australia’s largest island and is renowned as the 'Holiday Isle', offering local and international visitors a truly fun and unique holiday experience within a stunningly diverse location, featuring reserves, national parks, World Heritage areas, rainforests, racing rivers and sweeping white sandy beaches. Along with breath-taking views, the region also boasts excellen roads for touring and is similar in size to Scotland.
A Tasmania Camper means you can travel Tasmania at your pace! Take advantage of the free Tasmania Itineraries to help you plan your customised self-drive holiday. From the Convict Trail, to The Rivers Run, West Coast Wilderness Way, Great Nature Trail and the Heritage Highway, to the East Coast Escape and Great Western Tiers Route, these driving guides will help you make the most of your time here. For those seeking a broader range of tourist information, take a moment to read the excellent Tasmania Information, Tasmania Great Walks and general Australia Information.
Pacific Rental Network! Customers can also take advantage of the unique New Zealand & Australia Rental Network available! If you are planning a holiday that is going to be spent in New Zealand and Australia, ask Tasmania Campers how you can benefit from their combined Pacific rental network. If you hire a car, campervan or a motorhome from their network for Australia and New Zealand, you will receive a very generous long-term rental rate.
Tasmania Campers AU Rental TermsImportant Information About Your Rentals
On arrival, you will be required to sign a rental agreement with the operators of Tasmania Campers. Here is a summary of the terms and conditions:
The following definitions apply for the Terms and Conditions for Tasmania Campers.
Full balance of payment (including the deposit) will be collected at the time of confirmation if you have elected to process your booking in a currency different to AUD.
Deposits and Payments
A non-refundable booking deposit is required to secure your motorhome booking. The exact amount is detailed in the breakdown of pricing.
The remaining balance is due in full, 38 days before the commencement of hire (or upon confirmation for bookings made within 38 days of departure).
If the balance is not received 38 days prior, Tasmania Campers reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled.
Once a booking has been confirmed and a deposit paid the booking is considered live and is subject to the cancellation policy.
The initial deposit paid is non-refundable. In addition to forfeiting your deposit, the following charges also apply:
- 23 - 32 days 20% of total reservation cost.
- 13 - 22 days 40% of total reservation cost.
- 4 - 12 days 75% of total reservation cost.
- 3 days or No Show 100% of total reservation cost.
No refunds for cancellations made after the travel or travel date has commenced. If the vehicle is returned early for any reason whatsoever after travel has commenced then no refund is available.
All Inclusive Hire Charges
All hire charges include Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST) and daily insurance and 2% Local State Tax. You have unlimited mileage. Freshly laundered linen(not included in Bush Camper), all cooking equipment, crockery and cutlery is supplied. There is a charge for a colour TV,barbeque, picnic set, snow chains, cell phone, child restraint and bike rack. The hirer and other authorised drivers must be 21 years of age or over and produce a valid full drivers licence. Special conditions apply to drivers aged 18 to 20 years. Australia recognises drivers licences issued by your own country, as well as International drivers licenses. If you are a member of an Automobile Association bring your membership card with you and gain additional privileges and information on travel throughout Tasmania.
A 24 hour freecall helpline is there should you require on-road assistance.
Maintenance And Repairs
You are authorised to effect minor repairs up to $100.00. This will be refunded upon presentation of a GST invoice. If major repairs are needed, protect yourself by getting us to authorise it first. Problems encountered with the vehicle or equipment must be reported to Backpacker Sleepervans or Tasmania Campers as soon as practicable. This gives Backpacker Sleepervans or Tasmania Campers the opportunity to rectify the problem within the rental period. Failure to do so will compromise any claim that may eventuate after the hire is finished. In all cases the responsibility of Backpacker Sleepervans or Tasmania Campers is limited to refunding for the time that the vehicle was actually in repair. No alternative accommodation or food items will be paid for during down time. Malfunction of items such as but not limited to Radio/Cassette/CD players, Stove, Cooler box, Water pump, are not considered mechanical breakdowns and downtime will not be paid for these items. Retrospective claims will not be accepted.
Tasmania Brands rental charge includes a Standard Liability of $2500 for campervans and $5000 for the bush-camper 4WD.
A Bond of the liability will be collected at the time of entering into the Rental Contract. Payment of this Bond is only accepted by credit card. The bond amount will be imprint only.
The Standard Liability can be reduced by purchasing one of the following Reduction Options:
Reduction Option 1
Applies To Sleeper, Standard and Campervans
The Liability of $2500 applies campervan. This Option can be purchased by paying to Tasmania Brands $12 sleepervan, $25 campervan per day reduces excess to nil and only a credit card imprint is required to cover any fuel or infringements costs. The bond will be credit card imprint only.
Please note the bush-camper 4WD vehicle has a standard excess of $5000
Applies To Motorhomes
Reduction Option 2 Motorhomes Only $0 (zero) Liability applies. This Option can be purchased by paying to Tasmania Brands $35 per day.
Under this option windscreen and tyres will be covered for accidental damage.
A Manual imprint of Credit Card will be collected at the time of entering into the Rental Contract. This Bond is payable to Tasmania Brands an authorisation obtained to cover fuel cleaning fees or infringements.
For security purposes, only a credit card can be used to provide a Bond. The credit card holder must be present and able to sign for the Bond upon vehicle collection. The credit card holder is jointly liable for any damage to the rental vehicle.
The Bond is fully refundable when the vehicle is returned to the correct location on time, is full of fuel and all other terms of the Rental Contract have been complied with. If there is damage to the vehicle on its return, the Bond will be used to cover the cost of such damage up to the amount of the relevant Liability. However, if the terms of the Rental Contract are breached and the Bond is insufficient to cover the damage then any extra cost will be charged.
*An additional excess of AU$1200 shall apply to single vehicle damage incidents or where details of a third party vehicle are not supplied and no police report is obtained.
With All Vehicles Full Cost of Liability Applies if:
1. Any water related damage, which includes but is not limited to:
2. Any vehicle submersion.
3. Contact with salt water.
4. Creek or river crossing.
5. Driving through low plain flooded areas.
6. Beach driving.
If the terms of the Rental Agreement are breached the hirer will be responsible for the total cost of any damage. This will also include any damage caused by willful misconduct (e.g. sitting or standing on the bonnet or roof of the vehicle) and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Exclusions To The Excess Reduction
1. Personal belongings: We recommend the hirer does not leave valuables in the vehicle and that they take out personal insurance.
2. The incorrect use of fuel (fuel being diesel or petrol). The hirer will be responsible for any associated cost.
3. The cost to retrieve or recover a vehicle which has become bogged.
4. The cost to replace keys, which have become lost, or retrieval of keys, which have been locked in a vehicle.
5. Overhead and underbody damage to the vehicle.
6. Any damage arising from misjudgment of dimensions.
7. Driving on restricted roads.
8. Any costs associated with breakdown or accident on unsealed roads.
9. Damage to mechanical parts or the interior of the vehicle due to misuse or negligence.
We only accept Visa or MasterCard. These cards will incur an additional 2% surcharge on any transaction.
Minimum is 5 days. Collect from 8 am onwards on your first day of hire and return no later than 5 pm on the last day. Late pickups are available on request. An after hours fee will apply. Days of hire are calculated on the number of actual calendar days you have the Tasmania Camper. Vehicles are restricted to Tasmania. One way hires of duration less than 10 days may incur a one way charge.
Accidents And Breakdowns
The liability of Backpacker Sleepervans or Tasmania Campers extends to either replacing your vehicle with a similar one, or refunding your hire charge for any days you lose the total use of the vehicle.
Pets Or Livestock Are Not Permitted In Any Tasmania Campers.
What You Need To Know - Your Conditions Of Hire. Read this carefully.
Prices may be subject to change due to factors beyond the control of Tasmania Campers. Any changes in price affecting a client between the time of booking and payment received will be advised immediately. The company takes no responsibility for any detention, delay, loss, damage or injury that a hirer might experience no matter how it is caused or by whom. The companys rental agreement is the sole contract for hiring the vehicle, between the company and the hirer and passenger(s). No refunds are payable on accommodation, Backpacker Sleepervans or Tasmania Campers not being available, where a hirer or passenger amends, cancels or seeks to vary agreements after departure. These conditions cannot be varied or altered or waived by any employee, agent or representative of the company or by anyone providing services or facilities. The company cannot be bound by any representative or statement unless it is confirmed in writing by the companys directors or management. The company reserves the right to provide a comparably high standard vehicle where a booked vehicle becomes unavailable through servicing or reasons beyond their control. Disclaimer: all illustrations and text are representations only and slight variations may occur from time to time. Driving your Campervan in Tasmania. The speed limit on the open road is 110 kph (60 mph). 100 kph is the recommended limit for your Campervan. In built-up areas the limit is 50 kph (30 mph).
If you are fined or penalised for breaching any traffic laws, you are liable for the fine and/or associated administration costs.
We strongly recommend that clients ensure they take out the highest level of travel insurance. In many cases this will cover any losses incurred if you are forced to cancel your booking.
All vehicles are supplied with a full tank of fuel at the start of hire, and must be returned with a full tank at the end of your hire. Any costs or damage arising from incorrect or contaminated fuel being added to the fuel tank shall be at the hirers expense.
Travel Information Pack
Included in every campervan is a Travel Information Pack - this includes details on camping grounds, maps, Tasmania traffic rules, sightseeing brochures and general information.
Tasmania Campers Locations [Vehicle Collection & Return]
Pick up/drop off is Hobart only
Tasmania Campers runs a fleet of vehicles which is updated regularly and serviced to the highest standards.
Please Note: Additional Terms and Conditions for 4WD Bush Camper
Standard comprehensive cover is included in the daily rental rate; a standard excess of $5000.00 applies. Hirers may exercise the option for reducing their liability.
All insurance will be void if any of the following “Exclusions” are breached:
• Damage caused where the terms of Rental Contract have been breached.
• Damage caused by negligence.
• Damage caused to the Vehicle in any way by part or total water submersion or salt water.
• Damage caused due to a single vehicle roll over.
• Damage caused to the Vehicle by the renter’s wilful conduct.
• Damage caused to the Vehicle when using the Vehicle in contravention of any legislation or regulation controlling vehicular traffic.
• Damage or loss caused to any personal belongings.
• Damage caused due to use of incorrect or contaminated fuel.
• Damage to the awning, overhead or underbody of the Vehicle.
The vehicles can be driven on recognised unsealed roads but you will need permission from the depot manager to take the vehicles around Tasmania. This permission is weather dependant on the current weather for the area and will only be given at the time the hire starts. Please consult a good map provider for road names and details like the “Hema Map” company.
The initial deposit paid is non-refundable. In addition to forfeiting your deposit, the following charges also apply:
If cancelled 11 to 24 days prior to pick up - 20% of Total Rental
If cancelled less than 10 days prior to pick up - 50% of Total Rental
If cancelled 3 days prior to or on the day of pick up or no show - 100% of Total Rental.
It is recommended that hirers take out travel insurance which specifically covers cancellation fees; most claims arise from either personnel or close-family illness before departure resulting in cancellation charges. Please consult your own car or home insurance company (ensuring the policy covers you for “recreational use off road 4wd hire” and not just normal car hire)
Can we freedom camp?
Yes, so long as there are no clear signs saying otherwise, then it should be okay, however we do suggest you use commonsense and courtesy. Please remember to take any rubbish for proper disposal later.
Can I use my own Drivers License?
Yes, you can use your standard driver license or International driver’s license to drive any of our campervans or Motorhomes. The license you chose to use must be in English.
What hire days do I pay for?
You pay for the day your hire commences and every day following this, including the day you return your vehicle, regardless of the time of day.
What happens if my vehicle breaks down or needs minor repairs?
All Tasmania Campers come with Nationwide NRMA roadside service. We also supply a list of nationwide service centres and authorise you to spend up to AU$100.00 in emergency repairs so that you can deal with minor matters speedily or when convenient to you.
How do I get to Tasmania?
Via air or sea! Bass Strait is the 'sea-road' and the route is operated by two incredibly fast ships that offer an overnight service in both directions between Melbourne and Devonport seven days a week, year round, with additional services in peak periods.
If you prefer to travel by air then Qantaslink, Virgin, Jetstar and Regional Express operate frequent services to Tasmania. There are direct flights from Sydney and Melbourne to L Hobart, from Brisbane to Hobart, from Adelaide to Hobart, and from Melbourne Burnie and King Island.
Where is your depot?
Our depot is located on Kennedy Drive, just off the Tasman Highway to the Airport on the old Cambridge Road (only a few minutes from the airport terminal).
How big is Tasmania?
Tasmania is an island approximately the same size as West Virginia.
When is the best time to visit Tasmania?
Tasmania enjoys four distinctly different seasons so there is a climate to suit your preferences! Generally it is warmer on the coast and cooler inland. During summer (December - February) the average maximum temperature is 21 degrees Celsius (70F) and during winter (June - August) the average maximum temperature is 12 degrees Celsius. Spring and Autumn is also very pleasant with temperatures normally in the mid-teens.
I have heard about the Tasmanian Devil and would really like to see one of these exotic creatures. How can I arrange this?
It isn't always to see the secretive Tasmanian Devil, however specialist wildlife observation tours are available on the island.
How much is petrol in Tasmania?
Petrol stations are located throughout Tasmania and open 7 days a week. You should expect to pay a few cents more per litre compared to other Australian states.
What are the main centres in Tasmania?
Hobart is the capital city, however other main centres include Launceston, Burnie and Devonport.
What is the driving speed limit around Tasmania?
In built-up (residential) areas the speed limit is 50 km/h unless otherwise indicated. The maximum speed on the open roads is normally 100km/h. Watch out - there is speed camera's operating throughout Tasmania.
Do I have to wear a seat belt?
Seat belts must be worn in motor vehicles.
Are there many visitor information centres?
There are plenty of visitor information centres located throughout Tasmania, simply look out for the blue and yellow 'i' to guide you to the local information centre.
Are there many walking tracks and national parks in Tasmania?
The state has more than 2000km's of walking tracks and an impressive 18 national parks.
Are there any Holiday Parks in Tasmania?
BIG4 Holiday Parks offer a choice of 12 parks in premier locations along with a range of services and facilities, including campervan sites. There are also plenty more independent holiday parks available for your use.
Which credit card types do you accept?
We accept Visa, Master Card, Bankcard, Diners and Amex.
What currency will my Credit Card be charged?
Australian banking laws require that all credit card transactions be charged in Australian currency.Terms of booking on this website
The rates on this website are often heavily discounted. This is due to our negotiated rates and bulk buying power. On very rare occasions, a rate may be displayed incorrectly due to our, or a vehicle supplier's error. In such a case, if you book with us at a quoted rate that is incorrect, we will notify you of any price change and give you the option to proceed or cancel. We make every effort to keep information on our site up to date, but we cannot guarantee this website is free of errors or omissions and retain the right to update or change the information published at any time.
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When you pick up your vehicle, you will be required to sign a rental agreement with the supplier of the vehicle. Your rental and use of the vehicle will be governed by the terms of the rental agreement and any other documentation or information provided to you by the supplier at the time you pick up your vehicle. The rental agreement is between you and the supplier and we will not be liable to you or to any third party in relation to the terms of the supplier’s rental agreement or any other documentation provided to you by the supplier at the time of pick up.
While we will make reasonable efforts to ensure we are representing only reputable suppliers, we make no warranty about the fitness or suitability of any third party (supplier) product or service and will not accept responsibility for the quality or fitness of any vehicle. If you encounter issues with the vehicle whilst on hire, you MUST report these issues directly to the relevant supplier at the earliest possible time. This will allow the supplier to remedy any issues and minimise any inconvenience to you. If you fail to report any vehicle issues during your rental, it is likely that compensation will not be offered. We welcome feedback from our customers on their experience with our suppliers. We may, at our discretion, provide you with reasonable assistance in resolving any dispute you may have with a supplier.
Our total liability to you in relation to your use of this website and the information contained on this website will not exceed the dollar amount of the deposit we have received from you in relation to your booking/rental. Refunds will not be made for bookings cancelled due to inclement weather. Again, we strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance. Your use of this website is governed by the laws of New Zealand and the jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.
To make a booking you must complete our booking form which is easy to follow and secured with the latest encryption technology. Once we receive your form, we will, subject to availability, confirm your booking by emailing you a confirmation voucher and invoice. The deposit required to secure your vehicle (as shown on the secure booking page) will only be processed on your credit card when your booking is confirmed. Please note that a 1.95% credit card or debit card surcharge will be added when your payment is processed.
A booking is confirmed when you have been emailed a confirmation voucher and at this stage the deposit is processed on your card and becomes non-refundable and any cancellation fees stated in the supplier's terms apply. Upon receipt of your confirmation, please check your details carefully and notify us immediately if there are any incorrect details, as it may not be possible to make changes at a later date.
If you are booking via phone, please make sure you have read the terms and conditions of the vehicle you wish to rent first. Our reservations consultant will ask you if you have read the terms and agree to them before proceeding. The onus is always on the renter to ensure they make themselves fully aware of the terms displayed on our website.
In booking on this website you acknowledge that we disclose your information to your selected Supplier in order to provide the requested rental services.
Please note that some suppliers treat an amendment as a new booking and apply the rate current at the time the amendment is made to recalculate the entire booking amount (not just the days changed). If the rental period is increased, an additional deposit may be required. If the rental period is shortened which results in a reduction of the rental charges, the deposit amount will remain unchanged, and the difference between the original and revised deposit is forfeited (it cannot be used towards remaining rental charges). To request a change to a confirmed booking, please use the alterations request link on your confirmation. Any alterations are subject to availability and the approval of the supplier. In addition to the alteration policy of the supplier stated in their terms, the following charges will apply:
Motorhome rental alterations (all charges stated in local currency): 25.00
The alteration fee will not be charged if your alteration request is not possible.
Vehicle Capacity and fitness to drive
Under no circumstances are you permitted to carry more passengers than the vehicle you rent is legally registered to carry, and if you do your insurance may be invalidated. The number of seatbelts (and passengers) is indicated next to each vehicle on this website. Luggage capacity where shown is an indication only and we will not be responsible should you be unable to fit your entire luggage into a vehicle. It is your responsibility to choose a journey that is within your capabilities. A vehicle supplier can refuse to rent a vehicle to any person who is in their opinion unfit to drive or does not meet eligibility requirements. In such circumstances we will have no further liability to you.
We are committed to providing a quality service and aim for complete customer satisfaction. In the event of cancellation, any refunds or penalties are detailed in the terms and conditions of your selected vehicle that you are asked to read and accept at time of booking. In the event you are unsatisfied with our service, please contact us within 48 hours of placing your booking or request and we will work to resolve any issues and determine if compensation is due. In the event you have completed your rental and are unhappy with your vehicle, we are happy to assist you in seeking compensation from the operator of the vehicle.
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