If you don’t own a caravan, you can still enjoy the fun and adventure of holidaying in a caravan by hiring one. In fact, renting a caravan is a lot more cost effective than buying, and a great way to test out different sizes and configurations. Hiring is a great way of growing with your family too. Family size and dynamics change quickly as kids grow. When you hire, you can choose just the right size and configuration you need to suit your family.
Is it better to hire a caravan?
Hiring a caravan for your next holiday is the most affordable way to get away, and still enjoy all your comforts. A caravan holiday is the perfect way to explore the outdoors with a luxury set up, without having to pitch a tent, sleep on the ground, or pay for expensive accommodation.
When you travel with a caravan, setting up for the night is quick. With just a few tasks, you’re ready to relax. There are no poles or pegs, and everything you need is safely inside your van.
Caravan hire is a great choice for families with children. There’s plenty of room for doonas, pillows, clothes and toys. Cooking is easy with a proper kitchen and a full sized fridge, and you can keep the kids happy and connected with on board entertainment.
Hiring a caravan each time you want to go away will save you thousands on accommodation, and if you compare it with buying your own caravan, it will save you even more. It’s a no brainer, for affordable holidays.
Where can I hire a caravan near me?
If you want to hire a caravan for your next holiday, you’ll want to find a hire business that’s nearby, for convenient pick up and drop off. Having to drive in the opposite direction of your intended destination, doesn’t make sense and driving on busy city roads when you don’t need to, just adds more time.
If you live in the south east of Melbourne, near Pakenham or Narre Warren, the closest and most convenient place to hire a caravan is Victorian Caravan Hire. Victorian Caravan Hire services the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne and is located in Braeside, making travel from Pakenham quick and easy. There’s no need to drive out of your way or travel on busy city roads when you pick up your caravan.
Why hire with Victorian Caravan Hire?
- Highest standard of maintenance and cleaning
- Same quality and standard standard across entire fleet
- Full detailed handover for every customer
- On road phone support
- Competitive rates
- Extra camping accessories available for hire
- Personalised customer service
Who is Victorian Caravan Hire?
Victorian Caravan Hire is a professional caravan hire business, who are experts in Jayco and Avan model caravans and caravan safety. Unlike hiring from a share platform, when you hire from Victorian Caravan Hire, you get the same consistent quality each time you hire and all the advice and assistance you need when you need it. We provide all our customers with personal service and we always do our best to provide the most attractive rates we can.
There are some other great things about hiring with us, including:
A choice of caravan sizes – We have different sized caravans to fit all sizes – from cosy couples to new families, and big tribes. Choose from pop tops, Expandas and hard top caravan models.
Hiring a recent model caravan – To ensure our customers enjoy travelling in comfort and style, we only have recent model caravans in our fleet. Jayco and Avan are Australia’s most popular caravans. All our caravans are equipped with up to date features and technology, and undergo regular and thorough cleaning, so you’ll feel like you’re travelling in your own caravan.
Regular servicing and maintenance schedule – All our caravans are serviced regularly and maintained to the highest standard. That means whatever caravan you choose, you can relax knowing that all our vans are serviced and maintained to the same standard.
Additional camping supplies and equipment – When you hire with us, we have additional equipment, like chairs and tables, an extra fridge, and even holiday games, to add to your hire.
Full, detailed handover – We provide a detailed one to two hour handover session when you pick up your caravan, including a demonstration of how to hitch up the caravan and set up at your campsite. We also take you through the operation of all systems and appliances. These sessions are an important part of getting you familiar and confident with the basic procedures of a safe set up, and we welcome lots of questions. Session lengths will vary based on prior experience and knowledge.
On road assistance – We have lots of customers, who hire from us regularly. One of the things they’ve said they like is our on-road phone assistance. Most people don’t require it, but if you are new to towing and setting up a caravan, it offers peace of mind, should you have a question.
Choice of on site set up – If you would like to experience staying in a Jayco caravan on your next holiday, but are unable to tow a caravan, we also offer a full set up and pack down of your van. Please contact us to find out more information.
Do I need a special license to hire a caravan?
You don’t need a special license to tow a caravan – just a tow ball and the right sized vehicle. You must be 25 years of age or older and have a valid license. See our full list of Terms and Conditions.
Where are the best places to visit?
When you hire a caravan from Victorian Caravan Hire in Braeside, you’re already in easy access of the South Gippsland Highway, Maroondah Highway and The M1 – three main arteries out of the city. Without the hassle of city roads and traffic congestion to deal with, you’ll be underway in no time. And for those who are new to towing a caravan, less traffic is something you’ll be grateful for.
Get to your destination sooner
Luckily, Pakenham and the south east of Melbourne is the gateway to hundreds of beautiful locations that are perfect for your next holiday. Getting to popular locations in north eastern Victoria and Gippsland only takes a few hours – making it easy for short and long getaways.
If you’re looking for a great destination to take a caravan, you’ll most likely also want a good holiday park. Below are some top holiday suggestions in easy reach from Pakenham.
Inverloch: Inverloch is a seaside fishing and holiday resort located eat of Wonthaggi, and is only a one hour drive from Pakenham. There are beautiful beaches to explore, as well as swimming and boating activities. For easy accommodation, book your stay at The Big 4.
Eildon: Eildon is a popular destination for people who love the outdoors and water sports. There are a selection of high quality holiday parks to choose from.
The Gippsland lakes: The Gippsland Lakes are a popular holiday destination for families who enjoy water sports and fishing. This beautiful area is only three hours from Pakenham and also has townships offering restaurants and entertainment. There are a choice of quality holiday parks.
Wilson’s Promontory National Park – Wilson’s Promontory is just over two hours from Pakenham and offers stunning beaches, bushwalking and just kicking back and doing nothing. Choose from a campsite inside the national park at Tidal River or you can set up outside the park at nearby Yanakie or Waratah Bay.
Phillip Island – Located just over an hour’s drive from Pakenham, Phillip island is a great holiday destination. Get up close with wildlife, explore pristine natural landscapes, swim at the beach, and dine out in town. Motor enthusiasts can enjoy their fix with the annual Grand Prix. Book your stay at The Big 4.
Healesville – Healesville is only an hours drive from Pakenham, and is ideal for a weekend getaway or longer. Enjoy shopping in chic boutiques and great restaurants, explore the river and surrounding forests, and get up close with local wildlife at Healesville sanctuary. Stay at Big 4 Holiday Park or Enclave Holiday Village.
Got a question?
If you have any questions about our service or any of our caravans, or you’d like advice on the right caravan for you, we’re here to help. Call us on 1300 499 588 or send us an email.