How much does it cost to hire a motorhome in Australia?

Ok, so how much does it cost to hire a motorhome in Australia?

Hiring a motorhome is a wicked way to vibe with Australia’s mind-blowing landscapes, unique wildlife, and epic natural beauty. It’s all about freedom, flexibility, and feeling at home on the open road. 

But, I bet you’re wondering how much it costs to hire a motorhome in Australia? 

No worries, we’ve got your back! Let’s break down the costs and factors influencing motorhome hire in Australia, and we’ll even share some tips for bagging a beaut of a deal on your motorhome adventure.

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Understanding Motorhome Hire Costs in Australia

Hiring a motorhome in Australia is definitely an awesome way to explore this epic land at your own pace. You get to stop wherever the vibe feels right and fully immerse yourself in the Aussie beauty. But before you start your engine, it’s super important to understand the costs involved.

Motorhome hire costs in Australia can be as diverse as the landscapes you’ll be exploring. They’re influenced by the type of vehicle you’re after, the rental company you choose, the time of year you’re planning your roadie, and the length of your adventure. 

Factors Affecting Campervan & Motorhome Hire Prices:

What’s Driving Your Campervan or Motorhome Hire Prices?

There are a few factors that could change up your motorhome hire costs in Australia. Let’s break it down:

  • Your ride: The size and type of motorhome you choose can significantly affect the cost. Bigger, more luxurious vehicles usually cost a bit more than smaller, basic models.
  • Who you’re hiring from: Different rental companies have their own pricing. The RatPack promise ensures we will find the best deal for you no matter what you are looking for.
  • How long you’re on the road: The duration of your hire will also impact the cost. Longer road trips tend to cost more than shorter ones.
  • When you’re travelling: Like a lot of travel-related stuff, the time of year can impact your hire cost. Peak season prices can be a bit steep due to high demand and limited availability, but off-peak season rates can be much more budget-friendly.
  • How far you’re going: The distance you’re planning to cover can add to the cost. Some companies might charge extra if you exceed a certain mileage limit, so it’s good to keep this in mind. We’ll ensure that we only hook you up with companies with unlimited Km’s.
  • One way fee: if you are picking up in Sydney and dropping off in Perth there might be a large one way fee! These are often avoidable IF you book with the right company. Get in touch and we will hook you up with all the info!
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Types of Motorhomes Available for Hire

Ready to embark on an epic Aussie roadie, but not sure what kind of wheels to roll with? No worries, we’ve got ya covered! 

Here’s a run-down of the different types of motorhomes available for hire in Australia, each with its unique vibe and features.

Type of Motorhome Luxury Rating Cost What we think
2 seater 2 sleeper Low  Budget $30 to $100 per day  Perfect for a solo or first time BackPacker 
Hi Top  Medium  Budget $60 to $200 per day  Perfect for a couple or small group
Motorhome  High  Budget $90 to $400 per day  Perfect for a honeymoon couple or family


Comparing Motorhome Hire Companies

Choosing the right motorhome rental company can make a significant difference in the cost and quality of your motorhome hire experience. To make life easier, we’ve thrown all of our competitors into a list, so you know what options are out there and saving you the hassle of doing it all yourself.

Popular Motorhome Hire Companies in Australia That We Can Help You Book:

Britz, Maui, Mighty, Apollo and Cheapa are known for their well-maintained and modern motorhomes that cater to families and couples. They offer a range of vehicles, from budget to luxury, and have a reputation for excellent customer service.

Jucy, Spaceships, Travellers Autobarn and Camperman are popular campervan rental companies that cater to budget-conscious travelers who want to experience the freedom of the open road. They offer compact and easy-to-drive campervans that are perfect for solo travelers, couples and those on a BackPacker budget.


Why we think RatPack is the only real option for campervan & motorhome rental in Australia;

We might be biased but there are many reasons we think you should choose RatPack for your camper hire.

We are a group of young experienced travellers who have travelled all over Australia in this exact way! 

We’ve been there, done it, and got the t-shirt so we feel well equipped to support you in making your Aussie road trip campervan rental experience banging. 

  • The service is personal, we will look after you from the first phone call to keys in the ignition! It’s our promise. 
  • Our service is cheaper than booking via any online comparison. We’ve spent a lot of time working on and building epic relationships with our suppliers to provide you with the best deals.
  • Since our launch in 2016 we have more 5* reviews than any other Aussie travel agent. We will do everything we can to get that 5* review.
  • We compare every rate out there taking away all the hard work required to get you on the road for less. Click here and we’ll compare the rates
  • Unlike the generic comparison sites we’ll check the LIVE availability to ensure the rates campervan you are looking for is valid for your travel dates.


Evaluating Customer Reviews and Testimonials

Choosing your motorhome rental company is a big decision, and we reckon it’s super important to see what other travellers have to say before you commit. No stress, we’ve got your back! We recommend checking out customer reviews and testimonials on platforms like TripAdvisor and Trustpilot to get a feel for the vibe of the company and the quality of their campervans.

Diving into customer reviews can help you spot any potential hiccups or issues with a particular company. It’s also a great way to gauge the level of customer service you can expect during your Aussie or NZ roadie.

Remember, though, not all reviews are as honest as an Aussie BBQ invitation! Some might be a bit dodgy or biased. To get a true picture of a company’s rep, it’s best to read reviews from a variety of sources.

At RatPack Travel, we’re buzzing to say that we’ve got more 5* reviews than any other Australian travel agent since our launch in 2016!

We’ll defo keep you in the loop and do everything we can to earn your 5* review. That’s the RatPack guarantee! Yeeeeeeeeew!

Click here to read our FB reviews. 



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Dawn Payne
30 November 2023

Reuben was fantastic..he walked me thru how to do everything on line!! I'm computer illiterate 😔 explained everything re gear, insurance, etc..I was so impressed..recommend this company to anyone Ratpack also does all the searching for you for the best deals, a win win situation ..

Manuela Ponce
30 November 2023

I’m really glad to find this service. Reuben, the agent that helped me, was really helpful, communicative and informative about my travel needs and requirements. He found for us the best price for a campervan in the market (we also did our own research, but for sure he got the best option) and he made sure to follow up, answer my questions and call me to give me information about what we were looking for. Thank you very much!

I had Ben talk me through the entire process of booking a campervan, it was very seamless and he was beyond helpful. I strongly recommend this company for any future adventures.

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30 November 2023

Ben did everything to make sure we got the best deal! He was very kind, friendly and made sure we got everything we needed for our trip. Everything went quick and somooth and we can't wait for our east coast road trip!

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29 November 2023

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Scott Symes
28 November 2023

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Morgan Kennedy
28 November 2023

Rat pack (Joe is the man!) was an incredible resource for my friend and I to book a camper van for our upcoming trip next month. We had tried looking ourselves but vans were disappearing FAST and despite our worries, Joe hooked us up with a great option and discount. He was patient, well-informed, professional, and reassuring - just what we needed. Thanks rat pack, keep up the amazing (and free!) services… you’ve started us out on the right foot for an amazing adventure ahead!

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28 November 2023

I can't thank them enough for how quick and personal my booking was! They really got me the best deal even with a last minute booking and made the booking keeping in mind everything that we wanted! 100% going to us them to book ny next trip!!

Andrew Simpson
28 November 2023

Really straightforward system to book our camper, Gregg was really helpful and thorough - looking forward to our trip!

adam nelson
28 November 2023

*Incredible service* *they don’t lie about the discount (around £500 for us!!)* *Easy* I just sent them a WhatsApp message, loosely detailing mine and my girlfriends plan. I got a response the same day, we then scheduled a phone call to discuss our plans further. Gregg was the chap who helped us out, and he couldn’t have made it any easier. We explored all options, types of motor, dates, prices, route of the trip. We covered all bases and within 30/40 mins we confirmed our travel. We will 100% be using these guys again for our following trip! Thanks:)

Annabel Piper
28 November 2023

Jenna was amazing and so so helpful at getting us organised so late minute. And even directed me to another colleague to help me organise my activities when travelling up the coast. Super exited for our adventure now 🚐

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28 November 2023

George made the whole booking experience super easy and smooth for me. Would definitely recommend!!

Jack Evans
27 November 2023

Fair play to Reuben he made my experience of booking a campervan so easy! Great guy, found the best rates and went out of his way to make sure I had the best option! Highly recommend

Elizabeth Element
27 November 2023

Service impeccable avec Ben! On cherchait un van depuis quelques semaines déjà et on commençait à se perdre au travers toutes les compagnies et options possibles. RatPack nous a vraiment permis de trouver un van qui correspondait à ce qu’on voulait. Ben a répondu à toutes mes questions avec patience et gentillesse. Je recommande 100%

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