Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Kitchen equipment
  • General equipment
  • 10% GST
  • 24 hour Roadside assistance
  • Tasmania map, campground guide
  • Bedding and Linen
  • Extra driver fees
A current and full motor vehicle driver’s license is required and must be produced upon vehicle collection. Should a foreign license be in a language other than English it must be accompanied by a current international driving permit issued in the same country as the driver’s license was issued. An accredited English translation will be accepted in lieu of an international driving permit.
Drivers must be 21 years of age or over.
The minimum rental for all vehicles is five days.

A 10 day minimum rental period applies during the period of 21 December 2012 to 5 January 2013. Vehicle rentals are calculated on a per calendar day basis, i.e. day of pick-up or drop off is always counted as a full day irrespective of what time it is collected or dropped off.

A relocation fee of AU$ 200.00 applies to vehicles picked up or dropped off in Launceston and Devonport.
GoCheap Motorhomes are open daily 9am to 4pm seven days per week, we are closed Christmas day.
All vehicles come fully equipped with: Pillows & Donnas, Sheets, Towels, Cooking Utensils, Pots/Pans/Frypan, Plates & Bowls, Cups & Glasses, Kettle, Dish Cloth, Dish Brush, Tea Towels, Electric Toaster, Cutlery, Tin Opener, Corkscrew, Microwave Cookware, Food Containers, Chopping Board, Clothes Hangers, Clothes Line & Pegs, Bucket, Dustpan & Broom, Fire Extinguisher, Waste & Fresh Water Hose, Toilet Chemical (for vehicles with shower & toilet), Full LPG Bottle(s).

We also have a range of additional hire items including outdoor tables and chairs, satellite navigation systems, baby and booster seats.

We highly recommend you pack your belongings into soft bags instead of suitcases.

We accept Visa Card, MasterCard and Bankcard. Please note, a non-refundable surcharge of 2% will apply to all Visa, MasterCard and BankCard credit transactions.

All debited bonds (plus any other credit card transactions) are subject to a 2% credit card surcharge for Visa and MasterCard; don’t forget to check that your credit card has the funds available.

Cancellation Fees

If cancelled up to 22 days prior to pick-up – booking deposit forfeited of basic daily rental.
If cancelled up to 21-7 days prior to pick-up – 25% of daily rental.
If cancelled up to 6-1 days prior to pick-up – 50% of daily rental.
If cancelled on day of pick-up or no show -100% of daily rental.

Baby seats to accommodate babies and toddlers under four years can be fitted to the 6 berth Derwent, 5 berth Huon and 4 berth Henty. Children under four years of age cannot travel in the HiTop Campervan.

Booster seats to accommodate children between four and six years can be fitted to all GoCheap vehicles. Whilst it is legal for a child between these ages to sit in the front passenger seat, GoCheap does not recommend any child under 8 years sits in the front seat. GoCheap offers baby and booster seats for hire.

Motorhomes and Campervans can only be driven on sealed/bitumen roads. The only exceptions to this are well maintained access roads of less than five kilometres to recognised campgrounds . Should a customer wish to travel on an unsealed road that is greater than five kilometres in length to access a recognised campground special permission can be arranged pending road condition, weather and distance. Please contact your local representative to discuss.
Campervan /Motorhome/Holiday Parks

A motorhome or campervan is the perfect way to explore Tasmania. Our compact island has diverse scenery and interesting, uncrowded roads that lend themselves to touring.Some parks have private en suite facilities for campervans/motorhome travelers.

For more details, see the Go Caravanning and Camping Australia website or pick up a copy of the Caravan and Holiday Park Guide to Tasmania, the official guide to Tasmanian caravan and camping holidays.

Minimal impact camping is the way you can ensure the areas you enjoy remain unspoiled for all who follow you.

Most national parks have areas set aside for camping. There are often showers, toilets, barbecues and picnic areas. National parks are also beautiful and peaceful locations to stay overnight. However, national parks do not usually offer powered sites.
One bottle should last up to 2 weeks but a lot of cooking could cut this short by a few days. Our 4, 5 and 6 berth motorhomes are supplied with a 9 litre bottle and Our Hi-top campervans with a 4 litre bottle.
GoCheap Motorhomes have two batteries – one to run the engine and the other to operate the living equipment such as the fridge and lights. This battery will remain charged for approximately 12 to 14 hours. If you flatten the battery you will need to plug the vehicle into 240V mains power for the battery to recharge. We recommend you stay in caravan Parks to charge the battery every night or at least every second night.
When a GoCheap Motorhome is not connected to a 240v power supply, everything EXCEPT the house A/C, microwave and the TV/Video runs on 12V. The fridge, water heater, house lights will run off the 12v batteries in the vehicle.
Yes, you need to be plugged in to a Powered site to enable you to connect your vehicle to electricity to use the air-conditioning in the living area of the 5 & 6 berth leisure- seeker, models.
No, not available and cannot be used with our vehicles.
Reception is limited outside of the metropolitan areas. Tasmania has a problem with hills limited your TV viewing.
All GoCheap Motorhomes and Campervans are manual transmission.
If there is a problem with the vehicle, we provide 24 hour RACT roadside assistance.
Our largest vehicle is the 6 berth Derwent which can accommodate a maximum of 6 people.
Hard suitcases are not recommended. We recommend you travel with foldable, soft bags only. Restrict your luggage to a minimum.
We advise to do so during peak periods such as school holidays, especially between Christmas and New Year, public holidays and long weekends.
GPS units are included if you book our hassle free pack Otherwise, we offer GPS units for hire at $9.00 per day.
If you are plugged in simply use a power point in the vehicle. If you are not plugged in you may use your own converter ,(available from electronic stores such as Harvey Norman, JB hi-fi or Dick Smith for around a $100 — for a 300W).
No, we do not allow animals in the vehicles, except for guide dogs.
GoCheap Motorhomes does not provide irons or ironing boards. However you will find most camp grounds do have laundry facilities.
No. Smoking is not permitted in any of our vehicles.
GoCheap does not provide hair dryers.
Some fees may apply if you cancel your rental booking. Please refer to GoCheap Motorhomes Terms and Conditions for full details.
2WD vehicles can only be driven on sealed/bitumen roads. The only exceptions to this are well maintained access roads of less than five kilometres to recognised campgrounds . Should a customer wish to travel on an unsealed road that is greater than five kilometres in length to access a recognised campground special permission can be arranged pending road condition, weather and distance. Please contact your local representative to discuss.
Fuel prices change regularly in Tasmania, for an up to date fuel prices, visit fuel watch.
There is a network of national parks in all regions of the island. National Park entry fees apply – the best deal is to purchase a $50 per vehicle pass that gives unrestricted entry to all parks for eight weeks. 24 hour passes cost $20 per car – but you’ll probably want to visit several parks, so a $50 pass is good value. Passes are available at major national park visitor centre and Tasmanian Visitor Information Network centres.
Check Tourism Tasmania’s detailed and informative website – – for a host of information about Australia’s best holiday destination.
There are well-equipped and fully-serviced caravan parks and campgrounds in major centres and most country towns. Search for places to stay.
Expect warm, pleasant summers with refreshing sea breezes in the afternoons; mild, calm, sunny autumns (most Tasmanians love this season best); brisk, bracing winters, with plenty of clear, sunny days; and fresh,green springtime days. Best times for touring – spring and autumn.
Spring: September – October – November
Summer: December – January – February
Autum: March – April – May
Winter: June – July – August
In all areas of the state you’ll be travelling on good, sealed roads – you will rarely if ever need to leave the bitumen. Distances can look deceptively short on the map – but winding roads in highland areas can extend the day’s driving.
Allow five days as an absolute minimum for a Tasmanian campervan touring holiday – and don’t try to get all the way around in that time. A much better option is to plan a break of 7 or 10 days – even then you’ll want to return to do the things you’ve missed. Check our suggested itineraries for an idea of the most you can expect to do in three different length holidays.