But increasing demand brought on by two years of coronavirus travel restrictions means many caravans and campervans are now out of reach for average families.
Melbourne resident Lani Lewis and her partner have been looking to buy a second-hand campervan for more than a year. But a surge in popularity has led to skyrocketing prices and wait times.
“We both love to travel and with overseas travel seeming too difficult, expensive and not as safe in the near future, we thought travelling Australia in a van would be a great way to satiate our travel bug,” Ms Lewis said.
“We’ve been looking to get a second-hand van for over a year now, but prices have been extremely high for what is on the market. We’ve recently switched to looking for a caravan but are finding it is the same issue.”
Ms Lewis said that most second-hand campervans listed online sell extremely fast due to the high demand, leaving no chance to negotiate a reasonable price.