KIM AND MICHAEL’S CRUISIN’ RELOCATION EXPERIENCE: HOBART TO BRISBANE

We have had a lot of enquiries about our Tassie Relocation
(motorhome from Hobart to Brisbane) holiday. Firstly, we loved it as we
are time poor and don’t mind driving.

We relocated a 6 Berth Campervan (living areas slid in and
out which gave a lot more room inside when we were parked) for Cruisin’
Motorhome Rentals. The deal was to relocate during April & May at $5
per day for 6 days with the option of extending for 4 days at $75 per
day, so we paid $330 for the 10 days of hire. This kind of rental in the
motorhome would usually cost around $2000 so it was a great saving.

We had to pay a $1000 deposit which came off our credit card
and goes back on once returned and everything is in good order. There
was a $1000 insurance claim excess, so we took out domestic travel
insurance for $93 to cover both of us for 10 days and which would pay up
to $5000 excess, plus a few extra bits and pieces. We also hired two
chairs and an outdoor table for $35.

Cruisin’ Motorhomes paid for the motorhome and 1 person in
an Ocean Recliner Seat on the Spirit of Tasmania and we paid for 1
person at $99.

We travelled just shy of 3000 kilometres in 10 days and we
paid $579.55 in fuel and $263.28 for powered sites. You could have saved
on site fees by free camping, the rule of thumb is preferable to power
up every second or at the most third night. We found it easier to just
pull into a powered site every night.

I can highly recommend the Wiki Camping Australia App (only
App I have ever paid for at $4.95, but was so handy when deciding where
we were going to stop for the night).

Overall it was awesome experience, we saw the east coast of Tasmania, Victoria and NSW
and it was all breathtaking. Our plan is to do it again next year going
across the Great Ocean Road to Adelaide prior to making our way back to
Brisbane.

For us this is a much better option to buying a caravan or
motorhome (which are both so expensive) and would sit in the yard for 11
months of the year.

Pro’s:

Cost to hire for 10 days – same for all types of vehicles so
we chose a 6 berth, had we just hired we would have paid around $2000
rather than $330 for 10 days.

Ferry free for motorhome and 1 person paid

Great concept if you don’t have a lot of time.

Con’s:

Time restraints

Some roads aren’t suitable for big motorhomes (or caravans).

Height restrictions (ours was 3.5mtrs high) – only had a problem once at Kiama.

I have been looking at various companies for a few years now
to relocate and had thought we would start with a small trip, but so
pleased we have done it now and will be doing it again.

Very happy with the vehicle and drove well with no problems so check out Cruisin’ Motorhome Rentals Facebook page and their website.