Sydney Central Backpackers

16 Orwell St, Kings Cross, Sydney, 2011, Australia
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Campervan Hire Sydney

by grahamopey

Hello everyone,

I would like your reccomendations a good, reputable, local company to rent a campervan in Sydney for about a week.

I would like a cheap and cheerful 2 berth campervan. Where the price is low but at the same time I am not going to get charged excessively for hidden costs.

I will be taking excess waiver cover from an insurance company, which covers me up to about AUS$3600.

Any advice or suggestions would be well received.


Re: Campervan Hire Sydney

by lynnehamman

Have a look at this website- it gives you a number of options. Contact them directly for more advice.
BTW- there are many cheap backpacker hostels available everywhere for accommodation, so you could also condsider hiring a normal car- Campervans have to be parked in camping spots anyway- which are not free.

Re: Campervan Hire Sydney

by swissfondue

Have a look at: or also has a good selection from cheapies to more upmarket campers if you want to compare what you get for your money.

Re: Campervan Hire Sydney

by ozpaul

Check out this website - - plenty of vans to choose from. Also this website may be helpful - They not only hire campervans but cars as well.

Re: Campervan Hire Sydney

by colin_bramso

I agree with Lynne, look at hiring a normal sedan car and using backpacker or motel accommodation. The driving is much easier and less tiring, you use less fuel, a sedan is much cheaper to hire and the accommodation is not expensive. If you do the numbers on it you'll find that the cost is much the same.

Travel Tips for Sydney

Did you know about Australia's Camels??

by RedEaredPanda

You may have heard a lot about riding camels in Australia's outback and you may have seen camel rides on the beach but did you know that camels are NOT native to Australia at all?? In fact, the population of wild camels in Australia has increased to such high numbers, the government has declared them as a problem.

In some reports, the numbers of wild camels roaming Australias northern territories are as high as half a million and they are said to be doubling in population every 8 to 10 years. The camels have become problematic not only in northern territories but beginning to have an effect in western Australia and Queensland as well. Amongst a few of the problems facing Australians and camels is their destruction of fences and tapping into water supplies of cattlemen and their diet of leaves and shrubs of trees may send some species of trees to extinction.

Australia brought over camels in 1920's from Afghanistan to aid with transportation but today, export of camels from Australia back to Afghanistan and middle east and Indonesia is likely.

We like riding camels and look harmless and sometimes cute.. Just stay away from their stinky breath though..

When you take a ferry to the...

by princesss

When you take a ferry to the north shore (e.g. Milsons Point and take the train back) you have a magnificent skyline, with in front of you the city on th right the Harbour Bridge and left the Opera House. Really worth doing. The good weather!! I'm from the Netherlands and all we have is rain and clauds...well not completely true but the weather in Sydney was usually dry and sunny..I was on the beach in the winter!!

Tourist Information

by Gypsystravels

Located here at the Rocks is the Sydney Tourist Information Center. Its a great place to get started whether you're interested in general or specific information in and around Sydney. They have a great shop with an assorted selection of Sydney items.

Pick up your typical Sydney tourist trinkets for those back home. For more information on what's going on in Sydney, check out their website at

Central Station

by iandsmith

There's much to see architecturally and otherwise in Sydney, more so close to the CBD. These shots were all taken in the proximity of Central Station, indeed, the third one is of its eastern exit.
The first one shows just how much colour you can throw up with a relatively small piece of garden area. This is right next to the cab rank but, when I took this, much of the area ust out of view on the left was cordoned off with barricades so most of the public couldn't see it.
The second shot features a tall sculpture just a little further away at a main bus stop that takes you up George Street.
Picture four shows one section of tracks leading into Central while the last shot, of an unusually shaped triangular building, was taken near the eastern exit.


by suebali

Sydney can be hot during Summer between Oct-Dec. Shorts,cotton shirts,hat,sun block will be a must in your packing list when travelling in Summer.
If you travel in June-August then get the coat and sweater ready cuz it is winter time in Sydney. Lip balm is good to avoid the lip dryness and moisturizer lotion is good for your skin.


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