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Best off road caravans Australia 2022 | Full height with a bathroom

Best off road caravans Australia with a bathroom

Some of the most beautiful places around Australia, can only be reached at the end of a long, dusty and very bumpy road… and that’s if there’s even a road at all!

And it’s for places like this that an off road caravan becomes very appealing.

The best off road caravans in Australia are robust, well made with high quality workmanship and attention to detail, high(er) ground clearance, articulating coupling and large departure angle.

And once your get to you campsite they are comfortable, warm (or cool) with many ammenities like a well equipped kitchen, space to relax and a full bathroom.

It’s a great way to travel and see more of Australia, but still have all the comforts, conveniences and luxuries of home.

If you’re looking for an off road caravan Australia, we’ve hunted the internet for some of the best Australian manufactured off road caravans.

Just be aware that all manufacturers classify their caravans differently and there is no set rules for what makes a caravan ‘off-road’ or not.

But here is what we think is the minimum criteria for being able to call it an off road caravan. 

What makes a caravan an off road caravan

We’ve written about what makes a off road caravan different from a ‘regular’ caravan, and it’s three core things:

1. Higher ground clearance

Along with the higher ground clearance, a large rear departure angle is also necessary to avoid scraping the back end on uneven terrain.

2. Off road caravan suspension

The best off road caravan suspension is an airbag suspension system; this uses a pressurised rubber bag to absorb the caravans load. 

At the very least you should have an independent suspension system using coil springs with trailing arms and shock absorbers.

It’s really important to have a suspension system that is designed to perform over hundreds of kilometres of rough terrain or corrugations.

3. Durability

The chassis needs to be robust enough to withstand rough tracks and hours over washboard roads; it also requires some ‘armour’ on the outside like checkerplate to prevents damage from rocks, stones, branches etc.
On the inside, the cabinetry should be well made you using quality fittings, glue, screws etc, with attention to details that will ensure they don’t fall out after being shaken about for a couple of hours on the road.

Factors to keep in mind when towing an off road caravan

Weight – since off road caravans are built more robust, they are going to be heavier than a regular touring or road caravan of the same size. You need to ensure that you have a tow vehicle that is correctly rated for the van you intend it to pull.


Hybrid Off Road Caravans

A hybrid caravan is generally smaller and lighter than an off-road caravan with the kitchen usually outside; and if there is a bathroom it will either be a small wet bath inside or an ensuite tent on the outside. Check out our post on Hybrid Caravans if this is more what you’re after.

Hybrid caravan set up at a campsite in South Australia, with text: Hybrid Caravans Australia.

Who makes the best off road caravans in Australia?

In this list we’ve included only those caravans that are full height and include a bathroom (shower and toilet, but combined wet bath is okay).

Where I’ve been able to find the specifications, I’ve included the dimensions and weights for each caravan. Only use these as a guide, as every manufacturer measures differently and may not include options that may be added later.

AOR Quantum FH

Side view of an Australian off road caravan.
AOR Quantum FH
Floor plan of the AOR Quantum FH off road caravan.
AOR Quantum FH

Length: 6400mm 
Width: 1950mm
Height: 2840mm
Tare: 1840kg
ATM: 2500kg
Sleeps: 2

www.Australianoffroad.com.au

The Quantum is the smallest in their range, so check out their website if you’re looking for something a little bit bigger.

Trakmaster Pilbara S series

Trakmaster Pilbara S series off road caravan.
Trakmaster Pilbara S series
Floor plan of the Trakmaster Pilbara S series off road caravan.
Trakmaster Pilbara S series

Length: 5100mm – also comes in 5.6m and 5.9m lengths
Width: 2286mm
Sleeps: 2

Trakmaster.com.au

Trakmaster specialise in off road caravans and they have other models that may be suitable for you.

Sunland Blue Heeler

Sunland Blue Heeler off-road caravan.
Sunland Blue Heeler
Floorplan of a Sunland Blue Heeler off-road caravan.
Sunland Blue Heeler

Length: 5600mm – also in 5.9m & 6.2m lengths
Tare: 2250kg
ATM: 3500kg
Sleeps: 2

Sunlandcaravans.com.au

The Blue Heeler isn’t the smallest of the Sunland off road caravans, they’ve also got the Pup, that sleeps 3 and still has a combined toilet and shower. You can check it out, and the other off road models, on their website.

Kedron CP5 Compact

Kedron CP5 Compact off road caravan parked in a bush setting.
Kedron CP5 Compact

Length: 4870mm 
Sleeps: 2

www.kedroncaravans.com.au

Rhinomax Lost Trak

White Rhinomax Lost Trak off road caravan.
Rhinomax Lost Trak

Length: 7300mm 
Width: 2100mm
Height: 2775mm
Tare: 2350kg
ATM: 3500kg
Sleeps: up to 5, with bunk options available

Rhinomaxcampers.com.au

Crusader XCountry Trailbraker

Crusader XCountry Trailbraker off road caravan.
Crusader XCountry Trailbraker
Floorplan of a Crusader XCountry Trailbraker off road caravan.
Crusader XCountry Trailbraker

Travel length: 8156mm
Tare: 2460kg
ATM: 3200kg
Sleeps: 2

Crusadercaravans.com.au

Ezytrail Ceduna 15 MK2

Ceduna 13 MK2 off road caravan.
Ezytrail Ceduna 13 MK2
3D layout of the Ceduna 13 MK2 off road caravan.
Ezytrail Ceduna 13 MK2

Length: 6055mm 
Width: 2230mm
Height: 3040mm
Tare: 2380kg
ATM: 2900kg
Sleeps: 2

www.ezytrailcampertrailers.com.au

JB Caravans Gator

Gator off road caravan by JB Caravans.
JB Caravans – Gator
Floorplan of the Gator off road caravan by JB Caravans.
JB Caravans – Gator

Length: 6900mm 
Width: 2480mm
Height: 3000mm
Sleeps: 2

www.jbcaravans.com.au

Lotus Freelander

Grey Lotus Freelander off road caravan.
Lotus Freelander
Layout of a Lotus Freelander off road caravan.
Lotus Freelander

Length: 7138mm 
Width: 2500mm
Height: 2900mm
Sleeps: 2

www.lotuscaravans.com.au

MDC XT12HR

Promo photo of the MDC XT12HR off road camper.
MDC XT12HR
Layout of the MDC XT12HR off road camper.
MDC XT12HR

Length: 5580mm 
Width: 2260mm
Height: 2800mm
Tare: 1830kg
ATM: 3000kg
Sleeps: 2

www.marketdirect.com.au

Royal Flair Razor XT

Side view of the Royal Flair Razor XT offroad caravan.
Royal Flair Razor XT
Layout of the Royal Flair Razor XT offroad caravan.
Royal Flair Razor XT

Length: 4395mm 
Width: 2285mm
Height: 2870mm
Tare: 2051kg
ATM: 2651kg
Sleeps: 2

www.royalflair.com.au

Mountain Trail LXV 4.7

Promo pic of the Mountain Trail LXV 4.7 off road caravan.
Mountain Trail LXV 4.7

Length: 6310mm 
Width: 2090mm
Height: 2800mm
Tare: 1900kg
ATM: 2800kg
Sleeps: 2

Mountaintrailrv.com.au

ExploreX 4.9m Bush Rat

ExploreX 4.9m Bush Rat off road caravan.
ExploreX 4.9m Bush Rat
ExploreX 4.9m Bush Rat off road caravan layout.
ExploreX 4.9m Bush Rat

Length: 4900mm 
Sleeps: 2

Explorex.com.au

Masterpiece Caravans XTM

Masterpiece Caravans XTM.
Masterpiece Caravans XTM
Masterpiece Caravans XTM off road caravan floor plan.
Masterpiece Caravans XTM

Length: 7075mm 
Width: 2495mm
Height: 3050mm
Tare: 2180 kg
ATM: 2800 kg
Sleeps: 2

www.masterpiececaravans.com.au

Are you planning on travelling Australia in an off road caravan? If so, which one is your favourite?