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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

aura bottoni
17 May 2024

We contacted Ratpack travel to book our campervan for both New zealand and western australia, Mikey was absolutely amazing! Not only did he find us great deals but he was also super patient and friendly. Thanks Mikey you're an absolute legend!

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!

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RatPackers are you ready for an adventure that’s straight-up legendary?

Here’s the deal:

  • Location: Adelaide, the heart of NZ’s South Island.
  • Vibe: Pure, unadulterated freedom.
  • Mission: Create your own epic tales and memories.

Why Adelaide?

  • It’s not just a start point; it’s a gateway to adventures and sights so stunning, you’ll have to pinch yourself.

What’s in it for you?

  • Freedom: Your campervan, your rules.
  • Discovery: From jaw-dropping landscapes to hidden gems.
  • Memories: The kind that last a lifetime and get better every time you share ’em.

Get Ready to:

  • Dive deep into the local scene.
  • Chart your own unique course.
  • Live stories you’ll be buzzing to tell.

Why wait? Gear up for the ultimate Adelaide campervan journey. Let’s make those travel dreams a reality and create tales you’ll rave about forever!

Buzzing for the vibe? Get in touch today.

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Why book your campervan with RatPack?

So, what makes RatPack better than most campervan rental companies in Adelaide?

Well, a few things:

We’re cheaper than booking online

Booking doesn’t have to be gnarly. Our travel gurus get the best rates from the best operators. And once you’re satisfied, we provide a discount, making it even cheaper than booking online.

Come rain or shine, we only book you a camper van if we can make it cheaper than the online rate. That’s the RatPack guarantee!

Zero charges for date changes

As travellers ourselves, we appreciate that dates can change while you’re out doing your thing and living your best life. That’s why we don’t charge for any late cancellations or amendments, giving you more dollars to spend on the important stuff.

Personalised service

When it comes to Aus, we’ve been there and got the t-shirt. Our travel guru team comes with bags of lived travel experience. We have excellent knowledge of the best travel routes and campervan rentals in Adelaide, making sure you strike the best deal for a once in a lifetime trip.

5-star reviews

Since launching in 2016, we’ve received more 5-star reviews than any other Aussie travel agent! And it all comes down to our approach. We believe in going above and beyond for your trip down under.

We combine our awesome camper hire knowledge and experience with our passion to deliver an amazing experience for our clients. No exceptions.

The RatPack Promise

We know what it feels like to have a negative travel experience. It blows. In fact, it’s one of the core reasons we founded our business in the first place. The good news is we’re here to give you the best campervan hire service and deals.

Rather than trying to be the biggest at what we do, we made it our mission to become the best. It’s this philosophy that’s allowed us to make so many longstanding relationships with every reputable campervan rental and tour guide in the game.

Based on these principles with the values of backpack travel, we live and breathe campervan hire every day from our HQ in Byron Bay.

So, if you’re ever passing through, drop in and say hey. We’d love to hear about your adventures.

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Campervan rental Adelaide options: Which campervan will you choose?

When it comes to campervan rental in Adelaide, there are an abundance of options from which you can choose. Whether your budget is more limited or you’re looking for something luxurious, the perfect vehicle awaits so that you can have a truly unforgettable road trip throughout Adelaide.

Embark on the adventure and begin browsing through different campervan hire opportunities in order to plan out your ideal excursion! With all these possibilities at hand around Adelaide, what are you waiting for?

Regardless of your budget and preferences, we’ll partner you with the ideal camper that meets your requirements.

Here is a list of our classic campervan options:

The 2-seater, 2-sleeper

With a cosy bed in the back, the two-berth campervan rental is super easy and ideal for two people planning a short campervan road trip through Adelaide.

2-seater, 2-sleeper campervan.

The Hi Top

With space to stand, cook and lounge, this three-berth beaut of a camper is perfect for two or three setting out on a long adventure. Now, that’s a bit of us.

The Motorhome

A boujee choice providing you with a new luxurious home on wheels, a six-berth motorhome rental is the best option for large groups/families regardless of exactly how much room you need or how long you expect to be on the road.

Essential Tips for Campervan Hire in Adelaide

Before setting off, make sure to understand the key requirements for hiring a campervan in Adelaide. This includes understanding licensing and age restrictions, as well as knowing the specifics of insurance options and pick-up and drop-off locations.

If you are unsure of anything, just fill in your expected dates here and we can help you with the rest.

Stairs down to beach in Port Noarlunga, Australia.

Age and Licensing Requirements

The typical minimum age for hiring a campervan in Adelaide is 19, though some rental companies only allow drivers who are over 21. Be sure to let us know the age of the youngest driver at the time of your enquiry so we can send you options that are valid for you and your group! All drivers must possess a full valid driver’s license, to drive a campervan in Adelaide.

For international travellers planning a campervan trip in Adelaide, an International Driving Permit (IDP) might be required. If your foreign driver’s licence is not in English, you will need an IDP to accompany your valid licence. This ensures that you can legally drive in Adelaide and other parts of Australia.

Main highways are best for first time campers while more experienced travellers may opt for rougher itineraries with sportier vehicles. Many roads around the area are winding and narrow. Look out for roundabouts too! 

Also pay attention to speed limits which max out at 90km/h outside of urban areas or 50 km/h within them.

When parking your rental campervan, find designated camping sites instead of private land as this helps preserve the environment – plus you’ll save yourself any possible legal hassles!

Motorhome-exclusive spaces might also be available in some locations so do check ahead if necessary before starting your journey through Adelaide without a care in the world.

Top Campervan Rental Companies in Adelaide

At RatPack we work with the best campervan companies. We negotiate directly with them and can guarantee better rates than booking via any online system. Essentially we do the hard work for you.

Hiring a campervan in Adelaide can be an easy process. If you have your eyes on a certain camper from any of the following companies, we can help you secure it for less. That’s the RatPack promise!

Campers we can book for you:

  • Apollo
  • Awesome
  • Britz
  • Camperman
  • Cheapa
  • Hippie
  • Jucy
  • Lets Go
  • Maui
  • Mighty
  • Spaceships
  • Star RV
  • Travellers Autobarn

& many more (providing their reputable, of course!)

Must-Visit Destinations in South Australia

South Australia is a diverse region, boasting a variety of attractions that are perfect for a campervan road trip. One must-visit destination is Kangaroo Island, where you can view local wildlife and visit attractions like The Scrub Campsite, which provides amenities and access to the island’s beauty.

If you’re a wine enthusiast, the Barossa Valley is a must-visit. Famous for its vineyards and wineries.

For nature lovers, Ikara-Flinders National Park and Coffin Bay National Park offer majestic landscapes and the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of South Australia’s national parks. You’ll be amazed by the diverse fauna and flora these parks offer, making them ideal stops on your campervan journey.

Green grass field under blue sky in Barossa Valley, Australia.

Suggested Road Trip Itineraries

While the freedom of a campervan road trip allows for spontaneity, having a rough itinerary can make your trip even better! Gear up for the ultimate freedom vibes with a campervan roadie. While we’re all about going with the flow, a cheeky plan can really amp up your adventure. So, here’s the lowdown on an epic Aussie Roadie that kicks off from Adelaide – the legendary Great Ocean Road awaits!

  • Towering cliffs that’ll have you buzzing
  • Lush rainforests to get lost in (the good kind of lost)
  • Stunning beaches where the surf’s always up
  • Quaint seaside towns with vibes for days

This roadie is a solid gold hit for surf junkies, explorers of cute coastal towns, and hike enthusiasts looking to conquer some breathtaking trails. Cruising the Great Ocean Road, you’re signing up for an epic journey packed with ‘wow’ moments, adventurous detours, and heaps of Insta-worthy snaps.

Remember, RatPackers, it’s all about the journey and the epic stories you’ll tell. Ready to hit the road and make some memories? Click Here.

5-Day Campervan Itinerary Around Adelaide

Day 1: Adelaide City to Adelaide Hills

Day 2: Adelaide Hills to Barossa Valley

  • Drive to the Barossa Valley, one of Australia’s oldest and finest wine regions. Wine tasting is a must – with over 80 cellar doors, you’re spoilt for choice!
  • Enjoy a picnic amongst the vineyards.
  • Overnight stay at a local campsite, like the Tanunda Caravan and Tourist Park.

Day 3: Barossa Valley to Clare Valley

  • Head to Clare Valley, another exquisite wine region, known for its Riesling.
  • Rent bikes and explore the Riesling Trail.

Day 4: Clare Valley to Yorke Peninsula

  • Drive down to Yorke Peninsula. The drive itself is part of the adventure, with stunning landscapes along the way.
  • Spend your day at Innes National Park, exploring lighthouses, shipwrecks, and beautiful beaches.

Day 5: Yorke Peninsula to Adelaide

  • Take your time returning to Adelaide. Maybe stop by some of the charming coastal towns like Moonta Bay or Port Vincent.
  • Once back in Adelaide, enjoy a relaxing evening stroll along the River Torrens or hit up Peel Street for some buzzing nightlife.

7-Day Campervan Itinerary Around Adelaide

Follow the 5-day itinerary above and then add these days for an extended adventure:

Day 6: Adelaide to Fleurieu Peninsula

  • Head south to the Fleurieu Peninsula. Stop at Victor Harbor for a walk to Granite Island.
  • Visit the McLaren Vale wine region, renowned for its Shiraz. Don’t miss the d’Arenberg Cube for a unique wine tasting experience.

Day 7: Fleurieu Peninsula to Kangaroo Island

  • Drive to Cape Jervis and take the ferry to Kangaroo Island for the day (note: check ferry costs and timings, it’s a bit of a splurge but worth it!).
  • Explore Flinders Chase National Park, Remarkable Rocks, and Admirals Arch. Keep an eye out for koalas, kangaroos, and echidnas!
  • Return to the mainland and drive back to Adelaide in the evening, or if you’ve got the time and budget, stay overnight on Kangaroo Island and explore more the next day.

These itineraries are just a starting point to inspire your epic Aussie Roadie around Adelaide.

Remember, RatPack Travel is all about creating personalised experiences, so feel free to mix things up and explore what really interests you.

Don’t forget, we’re here to help make it super easy and cheaper than booking online – that’s a RatPack promise, yeeeeeeeeew!

Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island from above.

Where to Stay: Adelaide

As you get ready to set off on your road trip, it’s important to plan the best places for accommodations along the way.

Campervan on a road at night.

Top Free Camp Spots in Adelaide

  • Frank Potts Reserve: Nestled in Alexandrina, less than an hour’s drive from Adelaide, this site, although lacking luxury amenities like showers or laundry, welcomes motorhomes and campervans. It offers toilets, drinking water, and picnic areas. Details are available on the Alexandrina town website.
  • Onkaparinga River National Park: Located 30 km from Adelaide, this park features a modest campground suitable for motorhomes or campervans, set amidst a wildlife haven. Basic amenities including running water and toilets are provided. Visit the Onkaparinga River National Park website for more information.
  • Palmer Cricket Ground: Palmer offers free parking for campervans next to its cricket ground, with facilities like toilets, running water (non-potable), and BBQ areas. Donations for maintenance are appreciated.
  • Port Parham Campground: An hour from Adelaide, this coastal campground offers basic amenities and is a great pick for beach lovers. Facilities include toilets, drinking water, and BBQ equipment. Space is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Hettner Landing: In Walker Flat, this caravan park on the Murray River’s bank allows campfires, with gas BBQ equipment and toilets available. A general store is nearby for essentials.
  • Swamp Hen Reserve: Along the Murray River, this site is perfect for boating or kayaking enthusiasts, offering river access, BBQ facilities, and toilets. A general store is within reach for supplies.
  • Para Wirra Conservation Park: About 40 km from Adelaide, this park has campervan-friendly sites with toilets, a camp kitchen, BBQ equipment, and fire pits (subject to restrictions). Entry or reservation fees may apply. Check the park’s website for details.
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Adelaide Events and Festivals to Experience During Your Campervan Trip

Gear up for an epic campervan adventure and make sure your roadie through Adelaide is packed with some top-notch events and festivals. 

Trust us, it’s the ultimate way to spice up your trip, dive into the local vibes, and mingle with other wanderers.

First up, hit the Adelaide Arts Festival every March. It’s not just any event; it’s a celebration of everything artsy – from eye-popping visual arts to mind-blowing performances.

Got a thing for hops and tasty grub? The Beer and BBQ Festival in July is where it’s at. Picture this: you, your mates, sipping on the finest local brews, and chowing down on delish BBQ.

Sounds good, right?

Don’t even get us started on the SALA Festival in August – it’s your golden ticket to check out South Australia’s most talented living artists.

Be a smart RatPacker and keep an eye on Adelaide’s events calendar so you won’t miss out on the fun!

Now, let’s talk big leagues – the Adelaide Fringe. This bad boy is the biggest arts fest in Australia and the second-largest Fringe festival in the world! Imagine thousands of artists from every corner of the globe, all in one spot, showcasing the coolest, most inclusive, and accessible art around. For you, our adventurous campervan travellers, this means diving head-first into a cultural treasure trove, exploring far beyond the city limits, and adding an unforgettable layer to your Aussie roadie.

Let’s Talk Weather in Adelaide

Season-wise, spring and autumn are your best bets for hitting the road. Why? 

Perfect weather, fewer crowds, and all of Adelaide’s outdoor beauty just waiting to be explored.

Picture yourself cruising through lush parks, along breathtaking coastlines, and around scenic vineyards – all with the comfort of your campervan.

Whether you’re wandering through gardens in full bloom, marvelling at the autumn colours, or soaking up Adelaide’s year-round charm, there’s always something special for campervan nomads. 

Yeeeeeeeeew, let’s make this road trip one for the books!

Adelaide Camper Summary

Wrapping it up, RatPackers, snagging a campervan in Adelaide is your golden ticket to discovering South Australia’s gems on your own terms.

Keen for an epic Aussie Roadie?

Craving the freedom to zigzag wherever the road takes you?

Dreaming of diving deep into local cultures and the great outdoors?

A campervan escapade is the ultimate way to satisfy that travel itch.

So, what’s the hold-up? Get cracking on planning your Adelaide campervan adventure and kick-start a roadie that’ll etch itself into your memory forever.

Let’s make those travel dreams a reality, RatPack style! Yeeeeeeeeew!

Campervan hire Adelaide: Frequently asked questions

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

The cost of hiring a motorhome in South Australia varies depending on the time of year and the size of the vehicle. For example, a 2-berth campervan can range from $45 to $85 per day, while a 6-berth luxury motorhome can range from $275 to $325 per day.

What are some top campervan rental providers in Adelaide?

You can consider Maui, Let’s Go, Britz, Apollo, Travellers Autobarn, Maui, Camperman, and Jucy Australia for top campervan rental brands in Adelaide. Book with RatPack Travel and we will compare the rates from all providers to get you the best deal. Our service is 100% FREE of charge and we can often apply discounts making it cheaper than ANY online comparison site!

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