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.
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.
Cruisin’ accepts Visa, MasterCard, Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit and AMEX. Visa and MasterCard will incur an additional 1.4% non-refundable administration fee. Visa Debit and MasterCard Debit will incur an additional 0.60% non-refundable administration fee. American Express will incur an additional 4.55% non-refundable administration fee.
If cancelled up to 29+ days prior to pick up. No Fee
• If cancelled 28 to 7 days prior to pick up 25% of total rental
• If cancelled 6 to 1 days prior to pick up – 50% of total rental
• If cancelled on the day of pick up or ‘No Show’ – 100% of total rental
There is no refund for late pick-up or early return of the vehicle.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.