Bushcamper 3 Berth 4WD – Britz, Australia
Pros:Not as big as a regular campervan and with 4x4 capabilities. The two gas tank system with a combined autonomy of 1000km is a great feature, especially in Australia's red center where gas stations can be sometimes hard to find.
Cons:The interior feels quite small so if you are looking for comfort or are a bit claustrophobic you are better off with one of the bigger campervan models.
This campervan appeals to young travelers who are hungry for adventure. We’d highly recommend it if you intend to drive offroad and for a short time period. Level of comfort is much lower than other Britz models.
After staying at a hotel we booked in Adelaide through Expedia for a few days, we decided that we wanted to explore the road less traveled. One Aussie recommended that if we had the time to rent a Bushcamper. There was no hesitation making this decision since we both like a good adventure. This is our review of the Bushcamper 4WD campervan which we drove for a couple of days around Alice Springs and the West McDonell Ranges.
Albeit small, the living area packed quite a few facilities. It featured a gas fridge, a sink and outdoor shower and a small gas stove for cooking outside. On autonomy, the vehicle featured a double-tank gas system that was said to be good for 1000km (621 miles). We did not drive long enough to put this statement to test but over the course of the two days we had the vehicle we didn’t had to use the second tank at all. Besides the 4WD capabilities, it also featured an elevated engine exhaust, allowing for deep water driving; Something useful in the Northern Territory where parts of the road sometimes get flooded in the rainy season.
We found the interior to be quite small. There is no space for luggage other than the living area, which meant that our only free space was filled with our backpacks and outdoor table and chairs. The sleeping area was really tight and slightly claustrophobic as well. The windows and sky-roof opened up to the stars at night which slightly decreased the enclosed feeling. Also, although the vehicle is listed as a 3-person, we found that getting three people sleeping in it would be quite difficult.
On the other hand, the reduced dimensions made maneuvering and parking easy and convenient. That said, the height of the vehicle was still 2.8m, which meant we could not park indoors or at supermarkets. Another benefit of the limited space was that it made us do more things outside the vehicle instead of inside.
Given its space limitations, we found this 4WD is best to pack with minimal baggage and to be used in remote areas.
The service in Alice Springs branch was excellent. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful while getting and dropping off the vehicle was a breeze.
Conclusion: This campervan appeals to young travelers who are hungry for adventure. We’d highly recommend it if you intend to drive offroad and for a short time period. Level of comfort is much lower than other campervan models.
*Disclaimer: Our campervan rental was sponsored but all opinions are our own.