Mighty Campers Australia Review

Rated 3.1 / 5 from 14 reviews

Editors Review

Mighty Campers Australia has a total of 9 branches all over Australia, providing easy pick-up and drop-off as well as great one-way campervan rental options. 

Their collection is mostly focused on cheap 2 berth campervans for the youth and budget market, but also stock some 6 berth that are passed down from the Britz partner brand. 

It is an expansive well run company an overall is a recommended and popular brand.


Mighty Campers  is part of the THL group that also owns Maui and Britz in Australia as well as Road Bear RV in the US. 

As the budget/ youth brand, the company is the receiving fleet after Maui and Britz wore out their vehicles after 3 years or so. 

Though their collection is mostly secondhand vehicles, these are still highly functional, and of course, cheaper. 

About Mighty Campers Australia

Mighty Campers campervan rental Australia is undeniably popular. 

Mighty want you to see the fun side of life. Encouraging adventure and letting you know they're cheap but flexible is their Modus Operandi. 

They provide budget travellers with a large range of campervans for rent. 

Since the company is one of the largest campervan hire companies in the world, it is but fitting for them to have multiple branches. With branches in Cairns, Sydney, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Darwin, and Perth.

Campervan Hire Fleet

The way these larger companies work these days is to put the new vehicles into their top brands, in this case, Maui and Britz. And when they get a little worn at about 3 years or 150,000km, they pass them to their budget brands. 

This is what you can expect from Mighty. 

They provide a range of campervans, from 2 berths to 6 berths, that allow full upright standing inside. 

Mighty Campervans In Detail

Highball Campervan 2 Berth

Running a 2011 to 2014 model has never been this simple yet worthwhile! 

This Mighty Highball oozes with space for two. Standing or doing your morning exercise is made easier with the extra headroom. 

A camper for you and your mate, you can rely on the large rear lounge that converts into a large double bed at night. 

Though no internal walk-through access from the front seats to the kitchen, you still get to enjoy cooking in the spacious area. 

Plus, the kitchen is extendable to outside so that you can prepare the dishes while enjoying the scenic surrounding. 

Deuce Campervan 2 Berth

Mighty Deuce campervan review - 2 berth campervan tour - Australia

If you want lots of room and some luxuries like toilet and shower then you have to move up to the Deuce. 

Based on a 2012- 2014 Mercedes model, this thing is screaming top end with a whopping 80 ltr fridge, 120ltr water tank, and automatic transmission. 

Some of the luxuries only work when connected to mains power – like A/C whilst parked and microwave oven. This is standard across all campervans that have the facilities.

The model introduces the shower and toilet design and has a lot more room thatn the aforementioned 2 berth Highball model.

The Deuce is the largest of the 2 person vehicles, so if you like to spread out on holidays, then this is for you. 

Recommended as a 2 person camper if you can afford it. 

Deuce Plus Campervan 3 Berth

For those planning to bring a child, this 2+1 campervan suits you well. 

This is quite a campervan for its size as it offers a seating area at the back of the driver's seat, leaving a smaller rear lounge. 

Still, your kid is secured while onboard because the unit comes with one child restraint. 

Aside from the upgrade, this family campervan is newer, mostly built on 2014 - 2016 models. 

And since this is from the Deuce category,  you'll be furnished with all features of the other model, including fridge, microwave, and a double gas burner. 

If you think this one is a little squashy for 3 peeps, you may get the upgrade and go for the Double Up or Double Down.

Double Down Campervan 4 Berth

This is the smaller of the Mighty Campers 4-berth options. 

Built on a long wheelbase Toyota Hiace it has the essential hi-top roof although, lets face it, it looks WEIRD. 

The hi-top allows for fully upright standing but is also where passengers 3 and 4 sleep. If you are travelling with kids, then this campervan could be for you. 

This model can take 2 child seats for under 3yo and also 2 booster seats for 3-8yo. The kids or passengers 3 and 4 are strapped into the forward-facing seat along the rear of the camper. 

Whilst driving the travel noise will make it difficult to communicate from front to back but on the bright side, it if is just bickering kids back there, it could be a major benefit. 

The campervan internal design is pretty standard. The kitchen area is directly behind the driver's cabin and the campervan comes with fridge, microwave, internal double gas burner, linen, and bedding.  

Overall this a campervan that works well for a group of 4 travelling on a budget. Remember to take soft bags for luggage as there is little room for hard case suitcases.

Double Up Motorhome 4 Berth

This is the smaller of the motorhome models for Mighty Campers, but is the largest 4 berth option. 

Being a motorhome you are moving into a vehicle with more room to move around inside and walk through capability from the front.

It is standard for any motorhome to come with a microwave, fridge, main cabin air-con, toilet, shower, and grey water tank and this model is no exception. 

After all a few years ago this model was serving the customers of the higher-priced Britz or Maui brand, now that is has a few more miles of the clock and some scratches in the back, it is in the Mighty Campervans family.

There's one bed permanently set up above the driver cabin and the other is converted from the rear dining area―also a very standard setup. 

This model is great for a family or a bunch of mates.

We love that it comes with the awning  built in - no extra charge.

Big Six Motorhome 6 Berth

The Big 6, strangely enough, is the biggest motorhome in the Mighty range. 

Again a standard kind of configuration and most 6 berth motorhomes have in Australia, it has a permanent bed above the driver cabin and the 2 table seating areas convert to beds. 

Naturally, shower, toilet, microwave, air-con included and Mighty throw in bedding and linen which is not always the case with its competitors. 

This is a fully enclosed vehicle so there is a grey water tank as well as the cassette for the toilet to be considered. 

If you are free camping this is all ok these days as there are more and more free dump points appearing around Australia. 

There's everything you want and need in this motorhome, it's an apartment on wheels, the only problem is parking a 7m long vehicle and I think the rear undercarriage storage is a little small. 

These are minor issues compared to the comfort you get from this motorhome, though. 

Pet Freindly

Pet freindly campervan hire is a recent introduction to Mighty Campers. Pre-covid it was a no no, but now 2 animals are welcome!

Naturally there is a fee, which at the time of writing had just increased to $299. That is a flat fee, not a per-pet fee (phew).

There are a number of rules specific to pets and any damaged caused by the pets or their soiling of things is not covered in any insurance - you'll be paying for that no matter what.

The rules are still sort of changing bit by bit so check up on the latest rules for dog friendly campervan hire here

Insurance

Yes, all Mighty campervans have insurance coverage for damage to the vehicle or to the property of a Third Party. 

But getting a Liability Reduction Option is much recommended if you do not want to pay a whopping liability deposit of $3,500 for Highball and Double Down or $5,000 for Deuce, Double Up and Big Six, which will be taken from a credit card. 

The Liability Reduction Option amounts to $30/day with a maximum charge of $1,450 for Highball and Double Down and $40/day with a maximum charge of $1,950 for Deuce, Double Up & Big Six. Accordingly, accident liability is $0 and a simple credit care authority is required upon vehicle collection. 

Not only that, Mighty the Inclusive Pack, which is just an additional of $10 on top of the Liability Reduction Option price so that you also get coverage for single-vehicle rollover, as well as certain add-ons like Wifi GB, picnic tables and chairs, linen exchange, and extra driver fees. 

And when you purchase Liability Reduction Option together with Express Return Pack at $150- $250 (depending on the branch of return), you can return the unit with an empty fuel tank and empty gas bottle and avail of the toilet and wastewater emptying service.

Insurance is the 2nd most expensive part of renting the campervan and should be fully understood before renting.


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Reputation

Mighty Campers' not only sources out their good reputation from their fleet of 2 to 6 berth campervans, but also from their impressive quality of service. 

There may be a plethora of companies offering very similar models, but there is something that makes Mighty Campers standout. 

Things like: 

  • depots all over the country, 
  • a lot of vehicles in the fleet
  • competitive pricing
  • good opening hours in most cities 
  • and the online pre-check in. 

All of these made Mighty Campers a name in the budget campervan for hire in Australia. 

Do keep in mind that the fleet of these good-value campervans are slightly older and could be up to 6 years old. 

Some wear and tear will be visible, so don't expect everything to be totally perfect and you won't be disappointed. 

Summary

Overall, Mighty Campers is well suited to those who want a nice vehicle that is well designed but is happy to put up with things not being 100% perfect in order to save some money. 

Really, the only thing that sets it apart from its family members of Britz and Maui is that this is where all their campers go when they start to get tired but still kicking.

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Pros

  • Plenty of choice in the range for budget travellers
  • Popular rental company
  • Good vehicle support

Cons

  • Slightly older but not too worn out
  • Can book out in high season.
  • Service may be a little impersonal as you are just dealing with staff.

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Tina - avatar not loaded
, Belgium
1 Review

"Not cleaned and van doesn’t lock"

  • Reviewed 2 years ago

Would give 0 stars if I could. Been renting a Britz van for a week now. Front passenger door won't lock so we’ve had to cancel all plans that involve us leaving the van unattended. Our battery died and it took them over a half day to get back to us, we ended up paying for roadside assistance ourselves in the meanwhile. Battery has died a few times since, we initially thought it was us but there’s clearly something wrong with this van.
Van wasn't cleaned properly at all either, there's an old dry contact lens in front of the microwave and a tub of tiger balm in the shower. Disgusting!

1Service 1Mechanical 1Interior 1Value
E. Eppler - avatar not loaded
, Australia
1 Review

"Review of my Mighty-Campers-Australia hire"

  • Reviewed 3 years ago

All good
We got what we wanted

5Service 5Mechanical 5Interior 5Value
A. Berenyi - avatar not loaded
, Australia
1 Review

"Review of my Mighty-Campers-Australia hire"

  • Reviewed 3 years ago

Considering the age of vehicle expected newer vehicle for the price, vehicle rattled cleanliness on pick up, (rating low) toilet chemicals not provided (extras cheap touch)
No tv only DVD player disappointment value for money marginal other than that Could do better

4Service 3Mechanical 3Interior 3Value
S. Finch - avatar not loaded
, Afghanistan
1 Review

"Review of my Mighty-Campers-Australia hire"

  • Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall we had a great time on our road trip. The a/c stopped working and we hit a heat wave so that wasn’t the best but overall we enjoyed the camper and the experience we created with it.

4Service 3Mechanical 3Interior 3Value
R. Strong - avatar not loaded
, Australia
1 Review

"Review Of My Rental With Mighty-Campers-Australia"

  • Reviewed 4 years ago

Amazing experience! So glad we could do it with mighty campers. We’ve had great customer support along the way when we came across a few issues. Would do it again in a heartbeat!

4Service 4Mechanical 5Interior 4Value
A. Edge - avatar not loaded
, Australia
1 Review

"Avoid at all costs"

  • Reviewed 5 years ago

We hired a mighty highball camper for a 10 day trip from Darwin to Alice and the poor quality of the van (broken cooking appliances, missing cutlery) and hidden costs nearly ruined our holiday.. the customer service we received in Alice Springs from Julie (branch manager) was just awful. We fought very hard to get unfair charges refunded to us but what a headache. Avoid mighty at all costs.

1Service 1Mechanical 1Interior 1Value
. - avatar not loaded
, Czech Republic
1 Review

"Never again"

  • Reviewed 5 years ago

Horrible front seats there is literally no space for legs and butt,seats are uneven so I am sliding down all the time after 30 mins drive my partner driver and I both suffering strong back pain, you cant fit here unless you are 30 kilos so uncomfortable and the driving is hard because the transmission is stiff and old even though they told us this car is new,only solution when we came back that we can sit and we have 4000 km ahead of us they offer pillow or to upgrade for another $1200 for same type but newer model with better seats! Horrible customer service no solution offered! And this is not for 3 people at all as they say it is small for 2!we paid $1700 for this shitty car compeei h to jucy when everything was super modern and comfortable with great customer service this is ridiculous and offensive and discriminating because unless you have 40 kg you cant fit here and nobody bother to told us!! We are on our way feom adelaide to perth suffering insted of enjoying our dreamy holidays!so disaapointing!!

1Service 1Mechanical 3Interior 1Value
J. M. - avatar not loaded
, United States
1 Review

"Would do it again"

  • Reviewed 5 years ago

The good:
Mechanically sound, we got a diesel model with manual transmission, and its fuel economy was fantastic. Went from Melbourne down the Great Ocean Road and back on a single tank.
Included GPS tablet -- really convenient for finding places to stay overnight.
3-berth highball size is tall enough for two short people to stand up in, yet small enough to still fit in a normal-sized parking space.

The annoying:
Our van had over 340,000 km on it, and it showed. The interior was very worn and several drawers didn't latch (we had to block them closed with our bags so they didn't fly open while driving).
Heating a sausage on the stove set the smoke alarm off, even with all windows and doors open.
Van needed to be sprayed for ants on pickup.

I would rent a campervan again, but next time I'd try to get a slightly newer model. Some of the newer vans we saw other campers driving were really nice!

5Service 4Mechanical 3Interior 4Value
M. Bjornstrom - avatar not loaded
, Finland
1 Review

"Old car"

  • Reviewed 5 years ago

300.000km driven and suspension was terrible! Quite quickly we started noticing bedbugs and got bitten all over! We could not continue sleeping in it so there was no point in having a campervan, we stayed at airbnb instead! The office were only ok at check in but not when problems occured. We did not want to wait for the car to be fumigated as we had heard that it most often doesn't help anyway, bedbugs are there to stay. We will not get any sort of refund although they first told us we would, but at the end of the day they denied there being a problem with bedbugs. Total joke, I would never recommend this company to anyone!!!! I am pretty sure all those campervans have bedbugs, and they just can't get rid of the problem.

2Service 1Mechanical 2Interior 1Value
Netherlands - avatar not loaded
, Netherlands
1 Review

"THL: Mighty / Maui / Britz Campervan Rental"

  • Reviewed 5 years ago

Chosen because of the low price and its basics. But the leftovers from the former renters where left all over and swept under the seats. Barely noting was cleaned! The engine from the Highball was weak. Going up a small hill was just doable and made the car smell for hours. Not so nice if you have to sleep in the van afterwards! The bright side... Australia was great :-D. Little advice... spend your better elsewhere.

2Service 3Mechanical 2Interior 2Value
B. Jones - avatar not loaded
, Australia
1 Review

"Brilliant service"

  • Reviewed 5 years ago

I would use these guys again. Top notch

5Service 3Mechanical 4Interior 4Value
A. HitTheRoad avatar
, Australia
6 Review

"Update"

  • Reviewed 6 years ago

Hiya, I just read your post regarding the Mighty Jackpot. Just a note for clarification – the Cooker is portable, which means it can be used inside on the kitchen bench OR outside, not just outside. The reason for this is that when the weather is fine, many people prefer to cook outside on a picnic table instead of creating cooking odours inside the van. Just thought it was worth mentioning. Cheers!

5Service 5Mechanical 5Interior 5Value
A. HitTheRoad avatar
, Australia
6 Review

"What's the difference? Admin"

  • Reviewed 6 years ago

If there is going to be a difference it will be the amount of km’s on the Mighty vehicle which are likely to be higher. The vehicle is likely to be a couple of years older and hence will have more wear and tear on the inside too. Likely to have little things not working as well and things like repaired fly screens rather than brand new ones, maybe the water pump will be a little clunky. Things like that

Britz will also include a few more additionals like the travel wallet with maps and things that you cant live without – like coat hangers ;-)

5Service 5Mechanical 4Interior 5Value
Rebecca - avatar not loaded
, Australia
1 Review
  • Reviewed 6 years ago

Hired a camper van from the cairns office. Absolute joke! The camper van smelled horrible and the managements only solution was for them to clean it. 3 attempts later and it still smells! I asked for our money back so we could hire a car and be on our way. 4 hours later and the manager just kept saying we can clean it again. No alternative and no way of me getting my money back.

Do not use the company or if you do be prepared for poor service, poor cleaning of the vehicle and if you do have an issue they won't do anything for you.

1Service 4Mechanical 1Interior 2Value