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Hybrid Caravans Australia

Have you seen the dramatic increase in hybrid caravan models that are available here in Australia?

It seems that everyone is getting on the small caravan bandwagon and producing these ‘hybrids’, but what are they really, and would they suit you and your style of travel?

What is a hybrid caravan?

A hybrid caravan is a cross between the luxury of a caravan and the off-road capabilities of a  camper trailer, but erring more on the side of the caravan. 

They’re marketed as being as nimble and robust as an off road camper trailer, but with all the amenities and luxury of a caravan.

Kitchen is outside, with many having smaller kitchen facilities inside as well.

They are off-road capable, with features like offroad suspension, off-grid capabilities (solar, water & waste tanks.), angled rear end, bash plates and stone guards.

However, I do feel like there are caravan manufacturers that are just getting on the ‘hybrid’ bandwagon and selling us caravans that are less ‘hybrid’ and more ‘heavy luxury pop-top off-road capable caravan’.

My personal opinion – if you’re truly after a nimble rig that has a few more of the creature comforts than just a camper trailer, then look for the hybrid caravans that are smaller and actually look closer to a camper trailer. 

This article by 4wdingaustralia goes in depth into hybrid caravans, why you would want one and what you should look for when buying one.

Have a read of this article to help you understand what you may want, and then come here for my comprehensive spreadsheet of all the hybrid caravans available here in Australia.

TheDirt4WD defines hybrid camper trailers into four different categories (notice the different terminology here, they’re referring to hybrid camper trailers, rather than hybrid caravans). Those four categories are:

  • Canvas Hybrid – Often shaped like a teardrop camper, with solid walls around the bed area, but then with a canvas extension that greatly increases the inside space.
  • Micro-Hybrid – Less than 5.5m total length and under 2.2m tall. Think small pop-top.
  • Full Size Hybrid – Larger and with all the options of different layouts allowing for bunks, bathrooms and whatever else you want.
  • Hypercamper – This seems to be a classification of one manufacturer for their hybrids that have lower storage capacity and travelling height.

As you can see, nailing down a definition of a hybrid caravan is difficult.

Hybrid caravan set up at a campsite in South Australia.

Difference between a hybrid caravan and a caravan

The key difference between a caravan and a hybrid caravan is where you can take them, and a lot of that comes down to size. 

Hybrid caravans are smaller which makes them better suited for off-road tracks where they will follow in the tracks behind the tow vehicle.

In order to be smaller, the kitchen is often on the outside of the caravan, and if there is a bathroom it’s either an external tent or a small wet bath inside.

Are hybrid caravans made in Australia?

There are many hybrid caravans that are made in Australia, and there are also many caravans that are manufactured overseas and imported here. 

You’ll also find that some Australian caravan manufacturers will have components manufactured overseas and put together here.

How do you tell if a hybrid caravan has been manufactured in Australia or overseas? 

If a hybrid caravan has been built here in Australia, the manufacturer is likely to highlight that point.  

But another ‘non-scientific’ way to tell is by the price. 

The reason why so many caravans are manufactured overseas is that it’s cheaper. Brands can have their caravans made overseas and shipped here for  cheaper than it is to manufacture here.

Cost of hybrid caravans

In Australia, hybrid caravans cost as little as $36,000, right up to $200,000 for a high end, fully featured model. Average cost is in the region of $70,000 AUD.

Is a hybrid caravan right for your style of travel?

Now that you’ve seen the (varied) definitions of a hybrid caravan; you can see that they’re ideal for those travellers who want to go off-road, but would like to still have a somewhat luxurious place to retire each night.

If that’s you, then a small, rugged and off-road ready hybrid could be the right choice for you.

Hybrid caravans in Australia

I have scoured the internet and found all the hybrid caravans that I possibly could.

And I’ve managed to find 39 caravan manufacturers with almost 200 different models of hybrid caravans!

I’ve listed all 39 of the manufacturers at the end of this post, if you just want to see who they are.

All 185 hybrid caravans on a spreadsheet

If you just want to see all 185 different models, we’ve made available a spreadsheet where I’ve painstakingly gone through every manufacturer’s website and listed every model of theirs that they have defined as a hybrid caravan.

I’ve included the Make, Model, Length, Width, Height, Weights, Number of people it sleeps, whether it has a bathroom or not, the battery set-up, aircon, tow hitch and Base Price; and the URL so you can go and check it out for yourself.

13 Australian hybrid caravans

If you just want to see a selection of some of the hybrid caravans available in Australia, here are 13 that I think would be great for any Aussie adventure. (And if you’re looking for a hybrid caravan with an ensuite, all the campers on this list do include an internal bathroom.)

Austrack Campers Tanami X15L Hybrid Offroad Camper

https://www.austrackcampers.com.au/product-category/hybrids/

With ample room for a couple this off road caravan is a little package that packs a big punch.

The extendable bed means that you have the full size bed as well as a spacious lounge to relax inside on those not-so-great weather days. And that space converts to a bed, allowing you to have an extra double bed if you need it.

The ‘standard’ features on this caravan has lots of those ‘extras’ (like aircon, external gas outlet, fully enclosed annex) that are usually optional (and cost extra) on other caravans. So I love that there’s lots included already.

Exterior view of the Austrak Tanami X15L hybrid caravan parked in a green area.
Austrack Campers Tanami X15L
Interior view of the Austrak Tanami X15L hybrid caravan.
Austrack Campers Tanami X15L
Austrak Tanami X15L hybrid caravan floorplan.
Austrack Campers Tanami X15L

Travel length: 6.7m
Travel height: 2.65m
ATM: 3000 kg
Base price: $57,990

Opus Camper OP13 Hybrid Caravan

https://www.opuscamper.com.au/hybrid-caravans/

The Opus OP13 is another compact caravan that has everything you need want for an offroad adventure. You can even bring the family as they have 3 different layouts to choose from, one of which includes bunks. That’s a lot of convenience to fit into such a small unit.

Exterior view of the Opus OP13 hybrid caravan set up at a beach side location.
Opus Camper OP13
Interior of the Opus OP13 hybrid caravan showing the bed, seating storage.
Opus Camper OP13
Floor plan of the Opus OP13 hybrid caravan.
Opus Camper OP13

Travel length: 6.25m
Travel height: 2.685m
ATM: 2700 kg
Base price: $57,990

Stoney Creek Campers Scout-14 Off-road Hybrid Caravan

https://stoneycreekcampers.com.au/

The perfect couples retreat, the Scout 14 by Stoney Creek Campers is like a little tetris camper with so much fitting into such a small space.

Stoney Creek Scout 14 hybrid caravan exterior view.
Stoney Creek Campers Scout-14
Spacious bed inside the Stoney Creek Scout 14 hybrid caravan.
Stoney Creek Campers Scout-14
Layout diagram of the Stoney Creek Scout 14 hybrid caravan.

Travel length: 6.6m
Travel height: 2.63m
ATM: 2800 kg
Base price: 

Mars Campers – Mars 13

https://marscampers.com.au/hybrid-camper-trailers/

The Mars 13 is one of 5 hybrid campers by Mars, and it’s their smallest. Even so, there’s still room for a comfy king size bed and a childs bunk can be added if needed.

Exterior view of the Mars 13 hybrid caravan, showing all the compartments under the awning.
Mars Campers – Mars 13
Beds inside the Mars 13 hybrid camper.
Mars Campers – Mars 13

Travel length: 4.9m
Travel height: 2.5m
ATM: 2700kg
Base price: $54,990

Prime Campers Mighty 2 – MT12S

https://primecampers.com.au/hybrid-caravan/

The bed slide on the Mighty 2 really adds to the space and allows for that massive king size bed. There are other layouts available of the Mighty 2 that can include double bunks, which makes this little camper great for families.

The Mighty2 hybrid caravan all set up ready for camping.
Prime Campers Mighty 2 – MT12S
Prime Campers Mighty2 hybrid caravan interior showing the large bed.
Prime Campers Mighty 2 – MT12S
Layout plan of the Prime Campers Mighty2 hybrid caravan.

Travel length: 5.6m
Travel height: 2.3m
GVM: 2400-3000kg
Base price: 

Fantasy Caravan F1-E Hybrid Off-road Caravan

https://fantasycaravan.com.au/

It kinds blows my mind when you see how much can fit into just an 11ft caravan. Of course, having the kitchen outside saves a tonne of space, but there is still a sink inside and bench area that can be used as a kitchen (with a portable stove top) if the weather is bad.

Outside view of the Fantasy Caravan F1-E Hybrid Off-road Caravan.
Fantasy Caravan F1-E
Interior of the Fantasy Caravan F1-E Hybrid Off-road Caravan.
Fantasy Caravan F1-E
Floor plan of the Fantasy Caravan F1-E Hybrid Off-road Caravan.
Fantasy Caravan F1-E

Travel length: 5.38m
Travel height: 2.31m
ATM: 2750kg
Base price: $44,990

Track Trailer T4 Rhapsody

https://www.tracktrailer.com.au/t4-hybrid/

While Track Trailer has 3 models of their off-road hybrid caravans, they’re actually very customisable so you can probably design exactly what you want/need. And they don’t look like every other caravan out there, with their unique window shapes and sleek interior decor.

This is the Rhapsody which looks perfect for a couple.

Track Trailer T4 Rhapsody hybrid caravan as seen from the front.
Track Trailer T4 Rhapsody
Smart and sleek interior of the Track Trailer T4 Rhapsody.
Track Trailer T4 Rhapsody
Track Trailer T4 Rhapsody layout.
Track Trailer T4 Rhapsody

Travel length: 6.575m
Travel height: 2.55m
ATM: 2500kg
Base price: $149,430

Eagle Camper Trailers Wedgetail-13 Hybrid

https://www.eaglecampertrailers.com.au/off-road-caravans/

Exterior of the Eagle Camper Trailers Wedgetail-13 Hybrid caravan.
Eagle Camper Trailers Wedgetail-13 Hybrid
Inside the Eagle Camper Trailers Wedgetail-13 Hybrid caravan.
Eagle Camper Trailers Wedgetail-13 Hybrid

Travel length: 13ft
Travel height: 
Tare: 1900kg
Base price: 

Signature Camper Trailers – Iridium 13 Hybrid Camper Trailer

https://signaturecampertrailers.com.au/iridium-hybrid-camper-trailer/

As with most caravans, the Signature – Iridium 13 comes with a lot of optional extras and you can customise it quite a bit. You can have a queen bed and ensuite, or queen bed & single bunk with ensuite, or queen bed and double bunks with no ensuite. 

Exterior side view of the Iridium 13 Hybrid Camper Trailer.
Signature Camper Trailers – Iridium 13
Overhead interior view of the Iridium 13 Hybrid Camper Trailer.
Signature Camper Trailers – Iridium 13
Layout of the Iridium 13 Hybrid Camper Trailer.
Signature Camper Trailers – Iridium 13

Travel length: 5.4m
Travel height: 2.36m
ATM: 2500kg
Base price: $45,490

Market Direct Campers (MDC) XT12HR Hybrid Off-road Caravan

https://www.marketdirect.com.au/off-road-caravans/

It’s hard to imagine something this luxurious on a bush bashing adventure, but it sure would be nice to pull up to a remote campsite and be able to retreat to and indoor haven.

The XT12HR is hard roof, but there is a pop top version if you prefer.

I’m loathe to put a hard top caravan in this list because in my head, a hybrid can’t be a hard top. 
But, the manufacturers call it a hybrid so… 
And they know a whole lot more than me, that’s for sure! They’ve called it a hybrid, so I’ve included it in my list.

Market Direct Campers (MDC) XT12HR Hybrid Off-road Caravan exterior.
Market Direct Campers (MDC) XT12HR
Market Direct Campers (MDC) XT12HR Hybrid Off-road Caravan interior.
Market Direct Campers (MDC) XT12HR
Market Direct Campers (MDC) XT12HR Hybrid Off-road Caravan 3D floor plan.
Market Direct Campers (MDC) XT12HR

Travel length: 5.58m
Travel height: 2.8m
ATM: 3000kg
Base price: $57,990

Jayco Hybrid Caravan – Crosstrak

https://www.jayco.com.au/range

We all know the name Jayco, as they are big players in the caravan world. 

There are 3 different layouts of the Crosstrak hybrid caravan, 1 has bunks, and the other, a bathroom. The bathroom version below is the largest of the 3.

Outside view of a Jayco Crosstrak hybrid caravan.
Jayco Crosstrak
The bed area inside a Jayco Crosstrak hybrid caravan.
Jayco Crosstrak
Floorplan of a Jayco Crosstrak hybrid caravan.
Jayco Crosstrak

Travel length: 6.35m
Travel height: 2.58m
ATM: 
Base price: $50,490

Australian Off Road Odyssey

https://australianoffroad.com.au/listings/odyssey/#off-road-pop-top

The AOR range of caravans are high spec and specialise in off-road caravans and camper trailers with the Odyssey bridging them both.

Australian Off Road Odyssey hybrid caravan exterior.
Australian Off Road Odyssey
Australian Off Road Odyssey hybrid caravan interior.
Australian Off Road Odyssey
Australian Off Road Odyssey hybrid caravan floorplan.
Australian Off Road Odyssey

Travel length: 5.4m
Travel height: 2.335m
ATM: 2000kg
Base price: $81,900

EzyTrail Hybrid Caravan – Parkes 15 MK2

https://www.ezytrailcampertrailers.com.au/product-category/caravans/hybrid/

There are four models in the Parkes range of hybrid caravans by EzyTrail. The Parkes 15 MK2 is a large caravan with room for the whole family.

EzyTrail Hybrid Caravan Parkes 15 MK2 exterior.
EzyTrail Parkes 15 MK2
EzyTrail Hybrid Caravan Parkes 15 MK2 interior.
EzyTrail Parkes 15 MK2
EzyTrail Hybrid Caravan Parkes 15 MK2 layout.
EzyTrail Parkes 15 MK2

Travel length: 6.49m
Travel height: 2.46m
ATM: 2900kg
Base price: $56,990


Has that selection peaked your interest in a hybrid caravan for your own travels around Australia?

If you want to see almost 200 other models, we list them all on our spreadsheet, which is available for $7 AUD.

40 Hybrid caravan manufacturers in Australia

This list is all the caravan manufacturers in Australia (that I could find) that have hybrid caravans in their range.

Some of them are 100% manufactured in Australia, some have components manufactured overseas and put together here in Australia, and some are completely manufactured overseas.

MakeURL
Altitude Campershttps://altitudecampers.com.au/
Austrak Campershttps://www.austrackcampers.com.au/
Australian Off Road (AOR)https://australianoffroad.com.au/
Black Serieshttps://blackseriescampertrailers.com.au/
Blue Tongue Campershttps://bluetonguecampers.com.au/
Bruderhttps://bruderx.com/
Complete Campsitehttps://www.completecampsite.com.au/
Conqueror Australiahttps://www.conqueroraustralia.com.au/
Eagle Camper Trailershttps://www.eaglecampertrailers.com.au/
Emu Campershttps://emucampers.com.au/
EzyTrail Campershttps://www.ezytrailcampertrailers.com.au/
Fantasy Caravanhttps://fantasycaravan.com.au/
Far Horizon Campershttps://farhorizoncampers.com/
Jawa Campershttps://www.jawacampers.com.au/
Jaycohttps://www.jayco.com.au/
Kimberley Kampershttps://kimberleykampers.com.au/
Lifestyle Campershttps://www.lifestylecampers.com.au/
Lumberjack Camper Trailershttps://www.lumberjackcampertrailers.com.au/
Market Direct Campers (MDC)https://www.marketdirect.com.au/
Mars Campershttps://marscampers.com.au/
Maverick Campershttps://maverickcampers.com.au/
Modcon Campershttps://modcon.com.au/
Mountain Trail RVhttps://mountaintrailrv.com.au/
North Coast Offroad RVshttps://www.offroadrvs.com.au/
Offroad Hybridshttps://www.offroadhybrids.com.au/
Opus Camperhttps://www.opuscamper.com.au/
PMXhttps://www.pmxcampers.com.au/
Prime Campershttps://primecampers.com.au/
RhinoMax Campershttps://rhinomaxcampers.com.au/
Signature Camper Trailershttps://signaturecampertrailers.com.au/
Simplicity Campershttps://simplicitycampers.com.au/
Southern Cross Camper Trailershttps://www.sccampertrailers.com.au/
Star Visionhttps://starvision.com.au/
Stoney Creek Campershttps://stoneycreekcampers.com.au/
Swag Camper Trailershttps://www.swagcampertrailers.com.au/
Track Trailerhttps://www.tracktrailer.com.au/
Vanglass RVhttps://www.vanglassrv.com.au/
Vision RVhttps://visionrv.com.au/our-range/
Vista RVhttps://www.vistarv.com.au/

I hope you found this article on hybrid caravans useful.

Don’t forget, if you want to be able to sort through the full list of hybrid caravans, we have them on a spreadsheet, available for just $7.

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