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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…

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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!

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

Motorhome

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
  • Spacious
  • 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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Ryan was a great help. It was so easy talking to him and made my booking so easy. Great work Ryan

Bijzonder goed geholpen en heeft de tijd genomen om tot een rental campervan te komen. Dit alles met de vriendelijke Ryan ! Waarvoor dank

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Treasa Kelly
17 May 2024

George of RatPack has been amazing! So so responsive and helpful in finding really good campers for great deals! We’ve booked camper vans for Australia and New Zealand through RatPack and the process couldn’t have been easier!

Fantastic experience. I was pretty overwhelmed with trying to sort things myself, and Anna just cleared the path for me. She was so patient and helpful, now we are all sorted and booked 24 hours later.

Amazing company that takes all the hassle out of booking a camper-van for your travels in Australia and NZ. Within 2 hours of speaking to Ben we’d found and booked the best option for us, for a cheaper price than we’d ever expected! If you’re looking to book a camper-van for NZ or Australia, RatPack should be the first people you speak to!

Emily Wallace
15 May 2024

My Friend and I have just booked our van for our New Zealand trip in September. Ryan was amazing and could have not been more helpful. Ryan has made the process straight forward and extremely stress free. If it wasn’t for him we wouldn’t be taking a dream trip. Thankyou again

Jordan Thomas
15 May 2024

Ryan provided a speedy service and quotes and was at the other end of the phone to answer any questions I had. Would recommend.

I had an outstanding experience with RatPack Travel and George! The service was excellent and incredibly efficient, making my trip planning a breeze. George went above and beyond to ensure everything was perfect. I would definitely recommend RatPack Travel to anyone.

Myra Tubb
14 May 2024

These guys are the best!!! they called me to make sure they knew the important details of my trip and they were able to book a campervan for me. it was very easy with thier help! Jenna and Ryan were super kind to me on the phone and i am looking forward to my trip next month!

Qaisara M.
13 May 2024

Great service and good price. Would have had to pay more if not for RatPack's great connections and swift operations. Gregg was super helpful and came back with good news on further discounts when booking in our campervan for our NZ trip! :)

Tara Monaghan
10 May 2024

George was super helpful and informative! Very excited for our west coast adventure

Ratpack travel ? Such a fabulous experience to book our campervan for Tassie trip later this year with these guys . Loved the WhatsApp communication with Mikey and George . They searched for best price for us and advised on vans that would suit our requirements. So far so very good and will post another review at the end of the year after we have collected , driven and returned our wheels 🙌🙃.

Ryan was very helpful, getting us the best and cheapest camper for our trip from Cairns-Brisbane!

Ben Esteves
9 May 2024

The team at Ratpack were very helpful, especially our agent Anna who did the foot work and found us a deal that met our requirements. Thank you guys!

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