Everything You Need To Know About Travelling By Campervan
If you’re planning to do an Aussie roadie, hiring a campervan is essential and hiring the right kind of camper is even more essential! Travelling by campervan gives you complete freedom – we would defo recommend – the whole of Australia at your finger tips…sounds good right!
We’ll be sharing with you all our tips and tricks when it comes to campers including:
- How to book a campervan?
- Which style of campervan suits you best?
- The best budget options
- And of course, how we can get you EPIC discounted rentals
So, if travelling by bus ain’t ya thing & you want your own wheels then keep reading…
Planning a roadie?
I can imagine you’re thinking, how do I even go about looking for a campervan that suits me. You’re gonna be in the thing for, most likely weeks upon end, so you’re going to want something comfortable that suits all of your needs.
The benefits of travelling by camper are endless – complete and utter freedom to zoom around the insane ocean roads of Aussie, no late night awakenings from noisy hostel goers, and the ability to do what you want, when you want – forget waiting around for a bus to turn up and get going on the road yeeeeeeeeeeeeeew!
Just picture it, after a day on the road, you can pull up to your free campsite, cook up a delish dinner and then sit back and relax, enjoying your meal whilst soaking up one of Australia’s wicked sunsets.
Plus, it gets better – we can do all the boring bits for you with our camper comparison quote service, so all you need to do is sit back and we’ll find the best campervan for you!
How can we help find you some wheels?
Attempting to find a campervan can be a long process – trawling through an endless list of very similar looking vans on the internet with no idea what the hell you’re looking for – FORGET IT! We’ve got you covered!
We can find you the best deal on a camper perfect for all of your needs. All you have to do is pop in a few details of your trip and we can do the rest!
Hit the link below and lets find you an EPIC discounted campervan for your roadie….
NOTE: we only book you a camper van or car rental if we can make it cheaper than the online rate! That’s the RatPack guarantee!
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Types of campers
The High Top
Exactly what you imagine when you think of a campervan, this option is epic and has space to stand up, cook, have a lounge area and can fit up to 3 of you!
- Most common choice
- Lots of space
- Sleeps 3 and includes bedding
- Bed in the loft
- Running water
- Fridge, microwave and cooking facilities
2 seater 2 sleeper
This option is a great choice if there are 1 or 2 of you and you are travelling for a short amount of time and on a budget… This style is effectively a car with a bed in the back, super convienent right?
- For the budget conscious
- Better for a shorter roadie (2 weeks max)
- Equipped with all the basics
- NOTE – you won’t be able to stand up in this option
This option is the RV style of campervan and is perfect if you like things a little more luxurious and there is a big group of you! Travelling with the famo or the crew? A motorhome is perfect for you…
- Mainly for families or bigger groups
- Good for a long-term roadie
- Fully equipped with everything you need to cook
- Some have a shower
How does the rental ACTUALLY work?
If you’ve done some research already you’ll see it is a little overwhelming with all of the campervan rental sites with so many additional costs. We’ve broken it down below to keep you in the LOOP of how the rental actually works
Daily Rental – The campers are priced based on a daily rental price which we can apply our discount to…
Insurance – we ALWAYS recommend insurance for your roadie, better to be safe than sorry! If you don’t take the insurance option expect to put down a bond of $3000
One Way Fees – in the case of some routes you’ll be travelling one way as opposed to a loop, sometimes we can help to waive these fees.
Premium Location Fees – to avoid these, chat to us and we’ll help you choose your locations to save you even more money
Admin Fee – most campervan companies have an admin fee with any booking
Extra Add ons – if you wish to add on table and chairs, GPS or additional insurance cover
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From our RatPackers
Good costumer service, quick reply and very professional. Mike was a great help!
Jenna was a great help booking a camper!!
I am a first time traveler, so was very nervous about booking a motor home. Jenna was such a pleasure to deal with. She was super friendly and helpful . She explained everything and answered all questions asked. She is very efficient and professional as well as upbeat and happy. I feel confident that I am going to have a great trip and it all started with Jenna 🌸 I definitely recommend this company to everyone and of course Jenna ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Mike helped us get sorted with an ideal route and van for our east coast trip!! Got us a super discount and was really helpful with any questions we had - a pleasure to deal with!!!
Amazing service by the team at Ratpack. They helped us to book our camper and tours for the east coast, making a really simply a straightforward process, saving me hours of research and deliberation. I trust them implicitly. Never sales-y, or pushy, always glad to answer queries. Took a real interest in us and our trip. Would wholeheartedly recommend.
Tyla was amazing! Found exactly what I needed and even when it wasn’t available, called to check other options. In the end I got a trip suited for my needs & all my questions answered. Will definitely suggest friends to talk to you guys next time they’re in Australia!
Amazing service, friendly, helpful and supportive people. Highly recommend
Mike with the doggo deserves a beer for all his help! Thanks so much
Such an excellent service from Jenna. I was taken through all the possible options for my budget - no matter how many times I changed my mind. Jenna made the process very easy and I booked the same day as I enquired. Would highly recommend!
Mike made the process easy with options we had not thought of. Would recommend 5 stars.
Can’t thank RatPack Travel enough for helping me find a campervan for my trip to Australia! Jules was amazing and super helpful!
Made renting a campervan so much easier!! Jenna was amazing and helped us through multiple different options and dates until we found the right one for us, would definitely recommend!
Really great help sorting a camper car for us. Everything booked within 24 hours of making the enquiry. We had actual conversations over the phone too which really helped us relax and decide what to do. Would definitely recommend
I booked my campervan to travel in NZ via RatPack Travel, who managed to find me the perfect van at relatively short notice and with a discount! It was a real help to have someone do the searching and mediate with the company, once they had dates and information from me. Thanks for the prompt and friendly service!