The #Vanlife movement and availability of 5-star vans have made campervanning, once the poor man’s holiday, the new trend in luxury travel.
If you haven’t heard of them before, Camplify is the Airbnb equivalent for van hire, making privately-owned luxury vans available for hire. Long gone are the days of van travel cramping your space and style. Modern campervans are tailor-made for those who love the luxury of a ready-made bed and the convenience to go wherever you please, with plush double beds, warm showers, air-conditioning, kitchen facilities and a panoramic view of your choosing.
Campervans are a great COVID solution for those who forgot to book 6-months in advance and can’t find accommodation this summer. Here are some of the luxury options available for your next holiday.
Custom built for the Western Australian coastal lifestyle, Tullulah can be your getaway oasis for $150 per day at a minimum hire of 3 nights. Tullulah is fit out with a bike rack, GPS and solar power for off-grid adventures for you and your fur babies. Pick up this gorgeous ride from Craigie, 18 minutes north of Perth CBD.
Whilst the list of places to set up camp are endless in a van, nobody likes being caught short when it comes to needing the loo. Paid caravan parks and most campsites offer toilets and showers, however, if you plan to go off-grid, you are going to need a van with a portable or inbuilt toilet and shower set up, or be prepared with a shovel.
You can adventure with The Ningaloo for $160 a day. This funky mustard van is fitted with all the features you could possibly think of: complimentary smoothie maker on board, fresh ground espresso coffee and a 130-litre fridge to store all that wine and cheese. With rooftop storage, there is space for surfboards and additional luggage for longer expeditions. The Ningaloo comes with a portable toilet and hot water shower. Pick up this gem from Scarborough.
We are all aware of the kind of heat that a WA summer can bring, so ensuring you are not sweltering in a hot box can be the difference between a holiday of a lifetime and a horror story waiting to happen. Many vans now come equipped with cooling and heating systems to keep you comfy on and off the road.
Le Petit Chateau
Le Petit Chateau is your little castle on wheels and the ultimate van of choice if you are looking to share the experience with a bunch of your besties. This French country chic inspired van can comfortably host a party of five and is equipped with an air conditioner, awning, and bathroom facilities. Le Petit Chateau is $299 per day with a minimum 5-day hire. Pick up this gorgeous retreat on wheels from Shoalwater.
Not all vans are 4×4 drive and their owners may not be fond of needing to fish you out of a sticky situation. Camplify also offers vehicles that are prepped for any rugged quest ahead.
Carl the camper
Perfect for off-road adventures, Carl the camper is a campervan that doesn’t fail to deliver a first-class experience despite its compact size. Carl the camper can be hired for $100 a day, minimum 3 day hire and requires a 4×4 to tow. Self-sufficient with its own solar panels, fridge, outdoor kitchen, and gas bottle, all you need to do is pack your toothbrush. Carl can be delivered to your doorstep within 100km of Perth CBD. You can find a variety of bean campers to cater to your travel needs on Camplify and Cool Beans Campers.
Many custom-built vans have thought of it all, including all your basic kitchen and cooking appliances from cutlery and plates to freezers and pantry space to keep you stocked up for your road trip ahead. If cooking isn’t on your agenda for a relaxing weekend away, there’s nothing stopping you from ordering a local pizza and cuddling up under the doona and watching your favourite film. You can find vans featuring tv’s, stereos and projectors to keep you entertained on a rainy day.
Zaidee is your coastal boho haven that takes the chore out of packing for a camping trip. Zaidee is a minimum 2 day hire at $150 a day. She sleeps two and welcomes pets onboard. Complete with the outdoor kitchen, coffee machine and a wall-mounted projector to catch up on your Netflix series. You won’t need to travel far to feel those vacay vibes kick in.
The next time you find yourself booked out of hotels and Airbnb’s, consider jumping behind the wheel of one of the many luxury campervans on offer. Pull up and push back the van doors to the exquisite scenes of WA.
To find out more about the perfect campervan for you, head to Camplify.