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Safe Driving In Australia

Australia is a large country and our iconic destinations are often far apart. We recommend that you research your itinerary thoroughly, paying particular attention to travel distances. You will have a far better experience if you travel at a leisurely pace, exploring the many attractions of Australia, rather than spending each day driving long distances to make it to your destination on time. Aim to cover 150 - 250 kilometres per day and allow yourself rest days (particularly if there is only one driver) and you will experience Australia in safety and comfort.

To avoid any nasty fines or penalties you should ensure that you are aware of the road rules before embarking on your journey. You will be required to watch our safety video before leaving the branch but we recommend familiarising yourself with each states regulations, especially if you have not travelled there before. 

*Please note you will be charged for any road toll charges, traffic infringements, speeding or parking fines that you incur.

Watch Our Safety and Vehicle Videos

The ApolloConnect App has safe driving videos to ensure that you are properly prepared for your trip before you set off, as well as a vehicle "how to" video for your chosen RV.  We recommend you watch these before you collect your vehicle. The in-branch team will be there to answer any additional questions you may have and will make sure you feel at ease before you leave.

If you are new to motorhomes, we recommend you spend the first night in a nearby campsite to familiarise yourself with the vehicle, so you are close by if you have any issues.

Download the ApolloConnect App from the App Store or from the Google Play Store



 


 

On the Road 

Rest assured that in the unlikely event that something does go wrong on your journey that Apollo will be there to assist you. In the event you run into mechanical difficulties on your holiday, Apollo offers 24-hour roadside assistance for your peace of mind.
 
If you require assistance in Australia, please call Apollo Assist on 1300 798 212 or 07 3265 9285 and we will help to get you back on the road as soon as possible. 

For assistance in New Zealand, please call 0800 234 567 or 09 912 9621.

 

Travel Restrictions

To ensure your safety Apollo has some travel restrictions for certain vehicles, if you’re unsure Its best to share your proposed route with Apollo to ensure that it is safe to travel.

Not all RVs are suitable for all driving situations, so it’s important the right RV is chosen for the travel planned. Apollo, at its discretion, may restrict RV travel in certain areas due to adverse road or weather conditions, and the distance to nominated destinations in relation to the length of the rental period. If applicable, any further restrictions will be mentioned at pick-up. Guests are encouraged to contact Apollo Assist on 1300 798 212 for any concerns regarding road accessibility.

For the safety of guests, the following travel restrictions are in place:

• Apollo and Cheapa Vivid Campers must not be driven in the Northern Territory or Western Australia.

• Guests who travel to restricted areas without permission will void all liability cover in the event of damage or accident and may be subject to a penalty fee of $300 charged on each identified occasion.

• Hippie RVs must not be driven to Tasmania.

• Hippie Hitop and Hippie Endeavour can be driven to the Northern Territory at an additional cost of $30.00 per day as long as written permission is obtained from Apollo prior to travel. The Hippie Drift is not allowed in the Northern Territory.

Two-Wheel Drive vehicles, such as our Campervans and Motorhomes can only be driven on sealed/bitumen roads or well-maintained access roads which lead to recognised camp grounds and are less than 12 kilometres long. 

Four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicles can be driven on recognised unsealed tracks but may only travel to some remote areas with written permission of Apollo. See our full list of restricted areas HERE.

When hiring a 4WD vehicle we recommend that you only drive within your limits and if you are new to travelling off-road you partake in 4WD driver training before embarking on your journey. Talk to our friendly team if you are unsure if a 4WD trip is suitable for you.

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