Retro RV Newcastle NSW


Meet Tarbi

If you're looking for the most memorable adventure and head-turning dream ride, you've found it here!

Our Retro RV "Tarbi" is a perfectly modified, custom made Kombi motorhome. It has the reliability of a modern, late model, fuel injected, Subaru engine and automatic transmission, coupled with that stunning, vintage look from yesteryear! Our Kombi has been lovingly restored, set on an original Kombi Chassis. It has been retro fitted with a bespoke joinery kitchen including a mini-bar fridge, super comfy full size double bed, solar panels, USB ports, mood and reading lights, large scale windows with black out blinds and when powered up at site it has reverse cycle air-con and heating so you are cool in summer and warm in winter.

Absolutely no compromise here! You'll LOVE it!



Our little corner of paradise starts in Newcastle, the Heart of the Hunter Region.

Situated on the east coast of NSW, between the Central Coast and Port Stephens, Newcastle oozes natural beauty and rich history. Marvel at the jaw-dropping panoramic vistas Newcastle region has to offer. It is surrounded by golden sand beaches, ocean baths, a breathtaking coastline and a stunning working harbour.

By day you'll love our beaches, surf, brunch, cafes and coffee. By night our restaurants, food, drink, bars and live music. Newcastle is the epicentre of the Hunter Region, boasting the aquatic playground of Lake Macquarie and is less than an hours drive from the beautiful Hunter Valley, renown for its many world world famous and award winning wineries. We are surrounded by heritage national parks like Barrington Tops and world-famous walking tracks of the Watagans. Experience close up dolphin and whale watching cruises at Port Stephens.

Newcastle is home to an abundance of significant natural attractions such as the nature reserves of Blackbutt and Hunter Wetlands where walking trails, picnics and close and personal animal experiences reign supreme, to the waterside paddle boarding, kayaking and sightseeing adventures the harbour and river provide. If you enjoy bush walks, unwind and explore the bush trails at Glenrock State Conservation Area, that lead to Glenrock lagoon, Dudley beach and beyond. Newcastle is only 2 hours from Sydney, there's so much to explore!

Our ‘Tarbi’ is a one of a kind, custom-built retro bay-window lux Kombi, with a spaciously upgraded sleeping cabin. This Kombi is fitted with a fuel-injected Subaru engine and is the very first Kombi to ever be fitted with a compatible Subaru automatic transmission. All the mechanical and running gear like steering, suspension, brakes and the drivetrain are upgraded to provide a safe, reliable and comfortable ride. The rear custom cabin is fitted with kitchenette, fridge with freezer, cupboards, table and a very comfortable double bed. It is also fitted with a 240 V reverse cycle air conditioning to keep the sleeping cabin warm or cool. (Note: A/C can only be used with 240 V mains electricity) It has 12V and a 240V electricity setup. You can plug it in on a powered site, or use the solar panels designed to keep the auxiliary battery charged when going off-grid. It has everything you need for an enjoyable road trip, including rear vision camera, Bluetooth stereo unit and comfortable high back front seats. It has all the charm and romance of a classic VW Komi, with some awesome upgrades to the comfort, performance, safety and driving pleasure.

Bookings available via Camplify or email.

I had a great time in Tarbi! Great to drive, roomy and comfortable cabin, and everything was thought of. Daniel was fantastic, so patient while he went through everything with me and made sure I could work it all. Absolutely recommended!!

Fiona, July 2022.

Had the most amazing weekend in Tarbi, ample space and conveniences, the most comfy bed, will be hiring again.

Marlene, April 2022.

Amazing week long escape in Tarbi! My partner and I had an amazing time on the south coast and it was so comfortable!

Maddison, March 2022.