Top 5 Winter Camping Spots from Hire A Kombi

These school holidays, why not ditch the movies and head outdoors with our fabulous friends at Hire A Kombi. They've travelled the world in their iconic vans, from the deserts of California to the Victoria coastline. 

We hit owner Alyce up for her top tips where to head these winer school holidays and what to get up to. Start your engines and pack your bags, this one's going to be chilly! 

If your family’s favorite part of the school holidays is those lazy mornings with nowhere to be, then a getaway in one of our groovy 1974 Kombi campervans is exactly what you need this Winter! 

Since 2012, we've been sharing our love for Kombis through self-drive hires, letting you dive into the magic of slow travel in a rare vintage van. We’re all about helping you craft unforgettable adventures with your loved ones. 

Worried about the chill? No problem! Bundle up in Kip&Co's warm, colourful knits and waterproof gumboots, and leave the rest to us. Victoria's breathtaking scenery becomes even more enchanting from behind the wheel of a bright Kombi, and you’ll find joy in the smiles and waves from admirers everywhere you go. 

Our campers are perfect for families of up to 5, making spontaneous getaways a breeze. We've got you covered with all the cooking and camping essentials, including Kip&Co’s funky enamelware and the softest, cosiest bedding to snuggle into at night. So, pack your bags and get ready for an epic adventure!

Our top 5 winter camping locations are: 

  • Lorne – great if you want to walk to town for take-out and a shop 
  • Cumberland River – the perfect switch off and wake up to a fire location 
  • Jamieson Creek – free, quiet, simple campsite 
  • Blanket Bay – perfect for those wanting to cook, explore, rest 
  • Beauchamp Falls – for the sunset seeker, camp cooker, free sites so first in best dressed

These locations are incredibly relaxing, offering the perfect opportunity to light a campfire and create a warm, cozy spot for your family to enjoy various activities: 

  • Dive into a good book 
  • Get creative with paint by numbers 
  • Sip wine and enjoy some tasty nibbles 
  • Play fun games like Skip-Bo, Monopoly Deal, Catan, Dixit, Rummy-O, Spot It, and Uno 
  • Unleash your artistic side with colouring 
  • Simply sit back and relax while the kids explore their campsite

With a roaring fire and your family around, you'll make wonderful memories together!

Other activities we like to do: 

  • Find a walking track and search for waterfalls 
  • Walk along the beach searching for sea life in rock pools 
  • Go for a drive on back roads and marvel at the scenery in winter 
  • Slow cook over the fire 
  • Create an outdoor movie night with our Pixxie Portable Projector

What is special about our kombi’s? 

  • All automatic 
  • Can cater for baby seats 
  • Original interior and vw aircooled engine 
  • 24/7 support from George and Alyce, experienced vw specialists and travellers 

We get so many customers who have never camped before and absolutely love it because they are so quick and easy to set up! However, if you aren’t ready for that just yet we also have Harriett who seats 8 people, making her the perfect kombi to take away with your favourite people and get cute accommodation. 

You can find out more about our fleet of kombi’s via: 

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Interested this school holidays and beyond? Get 20% off regular prices until September 30 2024!