As promised, today we are continuing our feature on travelling in the ever popular Hippie Deluxe.
You can read our first 5 tips here.
Now, on to our campervan rental insider tips:
Avoid manual meltdown. The good news is, Hippie Deluxe campervans are compact and easy to drive for most. However, if you’re not used to driving with manual transmission you may want to practice by borrowing a mate’s car before you pick up the vehicle.
You may be driving on a different side of the road or in different road conditions than usual, so the more practice the better. Safety first! Check out Brock’s video below – he loved his Hippie trip, but found the manual transmission a little daunting!
Brock\’s thoughts on driving a manual campervan
Remember to recharge. Australia and New Zealand have extensive networks of Campgrounds and Caravan Parks with amenities and facilities to make your stay comfortable and safe. While you have to pay to stay at caravan parks, Hippie customers are entitled to discounts at many. Also, you will have the opportunity to recharge your batteries when you stay at a powered site. Remember, free camping is not permitted everywhere.
Be weatherproof. Whether you’re travelling in Australia (beautiful one day, torrential rain the next) or New Zealand (four seasons in one day), it pays to weatherproof your road trip by making a few simple provisions. We recommend you bring: gumboots (wellingtons), a rain poncho (much easier to transport than umbrellas), entertainment such as books and games, some great music, and some long lasting snacks.
Hydrate. Australia and New Zealand are both relatively safe countries, but both are subject to extreme weather conditions. Always take plenty of water wherever you go, whether you are hiking or even just walking. If you go on a bush walk, also remember to let someone know where you are going.
Use your discounts. If you’re travelling along the East Coast of Australia, The Hippie Camper team will give you a touring map featuring many great discount offerings for your trip. You may have even already planned to visit some of the attractions listed, so why not save your cash and use them? You can see some of the discount offers here.
Thanks for reading our Hippie Camper Deluxe travel tips! See you next time…