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Apollo Campers RV Hire in Australia
January 2010 - March 2011 Rates

Santa Special (15 November - 15 December 2010)
Great NET rates! Applies to all 2WD campervans and motorhomes except the Euro Cruiser and Euro Star.
Available from all Australian and New Zealand branches.

Early Booking Discount !
An Early Booking discount of 5% off the daily rental rate will apply to rentals that commence 180 days after the date of booking. This discount does not apply to the Inclusive component. The Early Bird discount can be combined with long term discounts.

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Depot Locations:
Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney

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FLEX RATES
Daily Flex Rates are in AUD Dollars
Valid from 01 January 2010 to 31 March 2011

Flex Rates give you the very best available price for the motorhome you want to rent. If you book early and there are plenty of motorhomes available, you will pay a much lower price. If you book closer to departure date or book for a high demand period then the rate will be higher.


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Terms and Conditions
Prices are in AUD

Rates are calculated per calendar day.

Standard Rate Includes:

  • Standard Insurance Cover (excess AUD$7500)
  • Unlimited Kilometres
  • One Way Rental Fee for Rentals over 20 days
  • Vehicle Registration Fee
  • 10% GST
  • Personal Kits (bedding and towels)
  • Kitchen Kit
  • Apollo Welcome Pack
  • 24hr Roadside Assistance
  • Extra Driver Fees
  • Maps and Camp Ground Guides

Standard Rates DO NOT include:

  • Stamp Duty 2.5%
  • Optional Excess Reduction Options
  • One Way Fees for rentals under 20 days
  • Optional Extras

Inclusive Option:
The Apollo All Inclusive Pack is available for an additional AUD$60 per day. This includes:

  • VIP Insurance (NIL Excess)
  • Stamp Duty
  • 10% GST
  • One Way Fees
  • LP Gas Refill Option
  • Camp Table and Chairs
  • Baby / Booster Seats (must be pre-booked) (maximum charge for Inclusive Pack is 50 days - AUD$3000)

Branches:
Apollo has motorhome branches in Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. During the period of 1 December 2010 to 31 March 2011 the Alice Springs branch is closed on Sundays and the Broome and Darwin branches are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. During the period 1 May 2010 to 31 August 2010 the Hobart branch is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. All branches will be closed Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday. Otherwise branches are open seven days a week, 8am to 4:30pm.


Transfer:
Vehicles must be collected and returned to our branches (not airports). Transfers to and from the Apollo depot are not included in the rental price. It is the renter’s responsibility to get to and from the branch.


Credit Cards:
We only accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club. Visa and MasterCard will incur an additional 1.75% surcharge on any transaction. American Express and Diners Club will incur an additional 4.5% surcharge on any transaction.


Exchange Rate / Currency Variations:

All credit card transactions are conducted in Australian dollars. Due to exchange rate fluctuations there could be some variance in the amount refunded compared to the amount initially charged. We do not accept any liability for variances up or down. Refunds by credit card can take up to 15 working days depending on the renter’s Financial Institution.


Rental Duration:
The minimum rental for all vehicles is seven days.
A 10 day minimum rental period applies during the period of 15 December 2010 to 5 January 2011. During the Bathurst and Phillip Island Races a 10 day minimum rental period applies from East Coast Branch locations.

Minimum rental periods are subject to change during other peak periods.

One Way Rentals:
One way rentals are available subject to the minimum rental periods in the table below. A one way rental fee of $250 is charged for rentals 20 days or less per segment.

ADL
7
ASP
7
14
BNE
21
21
21
BME
14
14
7
21
CNS
14
7
14
14
14
DRW
14
14
14
21
21
21
HBA
7
7
7
21
14
14
7
MEL
14
21
21
14
21
21
21
14
PER
7
7
7
21
7
21
14
7
21
SYD

Driver’s Licence and Minimum Age:
A valid, non-provisional, state or overseas driver’s licence is required. If the driver’s licence is not in the English language (e.g. German, French, Chinese, etc) then an international driver’s licence is also required. The driver’s licence must have been held for at least two years and be valid for the whole length of the rental. The original driver’s licence must be shown at time of pick-up when the driver is present.

The minimum age to drive the vehicle is 21 years and the maximum age is 75 years.

Kitchen and Personal Kits:
Each vehicle is supplied with complimentary living equipment (such as bedding, cooking equipment, eating utensils, bath and tea towels.)

Maps and Campground Guides:
Each vehicle is supplied with a complimentary Road Atlas and campground guides.

Vehicle Consultation:
On pick up of the vehicle our staff will provide a complimentary vehicle consultation. This includes an explanation of all the interior and exterior features of the vehicle as well as driving tips.


Apollo Welcome Pack:
Each vehicle is supplied with a complimentary Apollo Pack for the first night. The pack contains, matches, mini shampoo and conditioner, dishwashing liquid, sponge, soap, salt and pepper, coffee, tea and sugar sachets.


Additional Extras:

Extras
Price
Camping Table $20 per rental
Camping Chairs $15 per rental
Camping Kit $15 per day
Satellite Phone $20 per day plus call charges
Satellite Safety Beacon $5 per day
Portable GPS $10 per day
Heater Fan $15 per rental

Baby Seats:
Two baby seats (must be pre-booked) suitable for children 6 months to 3 years of age can be fitted to the Motorhome Range. Cost is $20 per rental. Baby seats cannot be fitted in the Hitop Campervan, Euro Tourer and Adventure Camper vehicles.

Booster Seats:
A booster seat (must be pre-booked) suitable for a child between 3 and 8 years of age can be supplied for the Motorhome Range. Cost is $20 each per rental. Booster seats cannot be fitted in the Hitop Campervan, Euro Tourer and Adventure Camper vehicles.

Apollo Policy on Child Restarint
The safety of our customers is of the utmost importance to Apollo. Therefore we have developed a best practice approach to Child Restraints. We aim for the best safety (not just recommended levels) for our clients’ children.

Following this page is a table which indicates the type and number of Child Restraints that can be fitted to our vehicles.

Clients can rent Child Restraints (must be pre-booked) from Apollo for $20 per rental. It is the client’s responsibility to fit them (our branch staff are legally unable to fit them or advise on how they should be fitted) to the vehicle and we recommend the following guidelines

Child Restraints from overseas will not conform to the stringent standards required in Australia and New Zealand. We therefore strongly recommend overseas renters not to bring their own Child Seats as they will not be allowed to use them in Apollo vehicles.

For rentals in Australia we advise that clients should travel to and from our branches via taxi. If clients have children that require a Child Restraint then we strongly recommend they order a taxi with appropriate Child Restraints to meet their requirements.

First Aid Kits:
A First Aid kit is supplied in every vehicle. If the seal is broken or the kit is not returned the kit becomes the property of the renter and a $50 fee is charged when the vehicle is returned.

L.P. Gas Refill Service Fee:
The gas bottle(s) is supplied full. A service fee is payable on pick up of the vehicle:

  • $25– Hitop Campervan/Euro Tourer/Adventure Camper
  • $35– 3, 4 and 6 Berth Motorhomes

The gas bottle can be returned empty to Apollo at the completion of the rental. The fee applies for each part of a multiple rental.

Multiple Rentals:
Consecutive rentals can be combined to qualify for a long-term discount rate. Australian and New Zealand car/campervan rentals can be combined to obtain a long-term discount rate, providing travel is within a 3 month period. If drop off of a vehicle and pick up of a new vehicle occurs on the same day then a day each will be charged per respective vehicle. Multiple rentals are treated as separate rentals under the one way fee and minimum rental period conditions.

Broome Rentals:
An additional charge of $750 applies to all rentals picking up or dropping off in Broome. This is in addition to the one way fee if applicable. Only the Hitop Campervan and 4wd Adventure Camper are available to be rented to and from the Broome branch.

Hobart Rentals:
The 4wd Adventure Camper cannot be rented to or from the Hobart branch.

Ferry Reservations
Ferry reservations can be difficult to manage during high season. We recommend that a reservation is made for a 7.3m vehicle on the ferry, irrespective as to the size of the motorhome reserved, to avoid complications due to possible upgrades.

Travel Restrictions:
Two Wheel Drive Vehicles can only be driven on sealed/bitumen roads or well maintained access roads less than 500 metres long to recognised campgrounds.

Four Wheel Drive Vehicles can also be driven on recognized unsealed tracks but may only travel to the following remote areas with the express written permission of Apollo: Any Islands, Tasmania, Simpson Desert, Gunbarrel Highway, Cape York (North of Daintree River), Oodnadatta Track, Birdsville Track, Tanami Track, Gibb River Road, Kalumburu Road, Warburton Road, Strzelecki Track, Cape Leveque, Bungle Bungles, the Plenty Highway and any other remote area. No Vehicle is permitted to travel on the the Canning Stock-route, The Lost City in Litchfield Park, to Cape York between the months of December to May, the Old Telegraph Road section of the road to Cape York or the last 2 kilometres of the Lennard River Gorge Road.

Apollo reserves the right at its sole discretion to restrict vehicle movements in certain areas due to adverse road or weather conditions.

Change of Drop Off Destination:
If the renter wishes to change the drop off destination after the rental has commenced, they first must obtain authorisation from the Apollo Head Office. Subject to the change being approved, a minimum additional charge of $700 will apply.

Rental Extension:
If the customer wishes to extend the rental whilst on hire, they must first obtain authorisation from Apollo Reservations who will advise of the additional costs. Rental extension is subject to fleet availability. The extra cost (Gross Rate) of an extended rental must be paid by credit card over the telephone or at an Apollo Branch immediately on confirmation of the rental extension. Failure to obtain authorisation will result in the renter being charged double the daily gross rental rate.

Repairs:
Although we run late model vehicles, it may happen that small repairs are required. Repairs up to $100 may be affected without authorisation and will be reimbursed unless the damage is caused by the renter. For amounts over $100, Apollo will need to be informed in advance. All vehicles are enrolled in the Australian Automobile Association and 24hr emergency roadside assistance is available.

Traffic Infringements:
We reserve the right to charge the renter for any speeding or parking fines, traffic infringements or road toll fines. An additional administration fee of $75 per fine will apply to cover the costs of processing.

Change Of Vehicle:

Should the vehicle booked be unavailable through unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to substitute an alternative vehicle without prior notification and at no extra cost. This shall not constitute a breach of contract and does not entitle the renter to a refund.

Vehicle Category:
Vehicles cannot be requested by make or model, only by vehicle category.

Voluntary Downgrade:

Should the renter decide to take a lesser vehicle than booked within 14 days of pick up or during the rental then they will not be entitled to any refund.

Limit of Liability:
In the event of no alternative vehicle being available to the renter our liability is limited to a refund of the hire charge or in the case of mechanical failure (unless caused by the renter) the remaind of the hire period.

Important:

  • We reserve the right to refuse any rental at our discretion.

Animals:
No animals are permitted in our vehicles, excluding guide dogs.

Booking Amendments:

If you wish to make any changes to your booking the booking will be calculated by using either the original flex rate or the flex rate that is valid at the time of the booking change, depending on whichever rate is higher. There are no exceptions to this rule. The following situations are classified as booking alterations:

  • Change of date for vehicle pick-up or drop-off
  • Change of location (depot) for vehicle pick-up or drop-off
  • Change of vehicle category
  • Name change


If you decide to extend your rental duration (changing the drop-off date) by 2 days the same flex rate is used that applied on the day when you made your original booking. If you extend by 3 days or more, the booking change rule applies as outlined above.

If an amendment is made to the rental dates within 14 days of collection, no refund will be made if the length of hire is shortened (that is; the rental will be charged at the number of days originally booked). A relocation fee may apply if the collection or return location is amended within 14 days of vehicle pick up or if notification occurs during the hire.


Travel Insurance:
We strongly recommend that renters ensure they take out the highest level of Travel Insurance.

PROTECTION PACKAGE

Personal Injury:
The Vehicle has third party insurance cover. It is likely that any other vehicle involved in an accident also has third party insurance cover. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the renter may be entitled to claim for their personal injury against the third party insurance of the party responsible for the accident. The extent of such third party insurance varies in different States and Territories and Apollo strongly recommends that all passengers take out their own Personal Injury Travel Insurance.

If the renter is responsible for the accident the Vehicle’s third party insurance should cover the renter for the liability except where the renter has committed a breach of the Vehicle’s third party insurance, e.g. drink driving.

Property Damage:
The Vehicle is insured for damage to it or damage to the property of a third party. However the renter is responsible up to the amount of the applicable Liability for the cost of such damage to third party property, or to the rented Vehicle. The renter is also responsible for the cost of demurrage for the period the Vehicle is unavailable due to repairs. The Liability applies in respect of each claim, not per rental. In addition to the Liability an administration fee of $75 will be charged per claim.

The Liability is applicable regardless of who is at fault and must be paid at the time the accident is reported to Apollo, not at the completion of the rental Period.

Standard Liability:
Apollo’s rental charge includes a Standard Liability of $7,500.

A Bond of $7,500 will be collected at the time of entering into the Rental Contract. Payment of this Bond is only accepted by credit card. The $7,500 will be debited to the credit card account immediately. An administration fee equal to the merchant surcharge applies.

The Standard Liability can be reduced by purchasing one of the following Reduction Options:

Reduction Option 1:
A Liability of $2,500 applies. This Option can be purchased by paying to Apollo $20 per day. The maximum amount payable for this Option per rental is $1,000 – i.e. 50 days rental.

A Bond of $2,500 will be collected at the time of entering into the Rental Contract. Payment of this Bond is only accepted by credit card. The $2,500 will be debited to the credit card account immediately. An administration fee equal to the merchant surcharge applies.

Reduction Option 2 (VIP Cover):
A $0 (zero) Liability applies. This Option can be purchased by paying to Apollo $42 per day. The maximum amount payable for this Option per rental is $2,100– i.e. 50 days rental.

Under this option one windscreen and two tyres will be covered for accidental damage. Should these amounts be exceeded the cost to repair or replace the items will not be covered and will be the responsibility of the renter.

A Bond of $250 will be collected at the time of entering into the Rental Contract. This Bond is payable to Apollo by an open signed credit card imprint with an authorisation obtained (sufficient funds must be available) for $250.

Bond:
For security purposes, only a credit card can be used to provide a Bond. The credit card holder must be present and able to sign for the Bond upon vehicle collection. The credit card holder is jointly and severally liable for any damage to the rental vehicle.

The Bond is fully refundable when the vehicle is returned to the correct location on time, is full of fuel and all other terms of the Rental Contract have been complied with. If there is damage to the vehicle on its return, the Bond will be used to cover the cost of such damage up to the amount of the relevant Liability. However, if the terms of the Rental Contract are breached and the Bond is insufficient to cover the damage then any extra cost will be charged.

Full Responsibility:
At all times the renter is responsible for:

  • Damage caused where the terms of Rental Contract have been breached.
  • Damage caused by negligence.
  • Damage caused to the Vehicle in any way by part or total water submersion or salt water.
  • Damage caused due to a single vehicle roll over.
  • Damage caused to the Vehicle by the renter’s wilful conduct.
  • Damage caused to the Vehicle when using the Vehicle in contravention of any legislation or regulation controlling vehicular traffic.
  • Damage or loss caused to any personal belongings.
  • Damage caused due to use of incorrect or contaminated fuel.
  • Damage to the awning.
  • Damage to the overhead or underbody of the Vehicle except where Reduction Option 2 has been purchased.

Cancellation Fees:
Once we make a reservation on your behalf cancellation fees apply. We therefore suggest that you take out Travel Insurance at this time.

CANCELLATION FEES
14 days prior to pick up plus 20% of rental charges
13 - 0 days prior to pick up 100% Rental charges
NO REFUNDS FOR EARLY RETURNS
Amendment fees for each amendment / once final documents issued

 
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