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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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Blending freedom and flexibility with open road travel and anywhere accommodation is why campervan hire in Brisbane is the dream experience for young travellers seeking independence and lifetime memories.

Whether immersing yourself in Brisbane’s dynamic urban scene or venturing on an unforgettable expedition from the city to the surrounding wonders, take control of your dream journey, and savour an epic, all-time travelling experience with a campervan rental from RatPack. 

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Why book your campervan with RatPack?

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

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 campervan in Melbourne city, 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 Brisbane, 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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How our campervan hire works: The process from start to finish

Getting started is a piece of cake. We arrange for our roadies to pick up their perfect campers from the following locations:

Australia East Coast Locations

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Cairns
  • Gold Coast
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney

Australia East Coast Locations

  • Alice Springs
  • Darwin
  • Cairns
  • Perth
  • Hobart (Tasmania)

New Zealand Locations

  • Auckland
  • Christchurch
  • Queenstown

Next you simply let us find you the best rates.

1) You submit your travel dates, locations and number of people travelling

2) We search the market for the best-rated and most affordable campervan rental options

3) We will send you the best options. Once you’re happy, we’ll provide a discount.

The RataPack Promise: cheaper than booking on the comparison sites! Guaranteed. 

Campervan rental Brisbane options: Which campervan will you choose?

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 Brisbane.

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.

 A guide to driving your Brisbane campervan hire

Embarking on a camper hire adventure in Brisbane is always a thrill, but safety should always be your number one priority. To ensure a smooth and stress-free RV hire road trip, taking a look at these handy tips we’ve put together:

Stay Left

Remember, you’re Down Under now, so you’ll need to be driving on the left-hand side of the road. If you’re not used to this, you may want to practise before hitting the busy highways. Take a couple of hours to get the hang of left-side driving, so you can embark on your journey like a pro.

Size Matters

Campervans for hire are larger than regular cars, so be mindful of tight spaces when street parking and narrow roads. Take care when manoeuvring, especially in built-up areas.

Avoid Driving During Peak Times

Brisbane is known to be a bustling city with heavy commuter traffic. So we would defo recommend steering clear of urban driving during peak times, especially on routes between the city and the Gold or Sunshine Coast.

Prepare for an Adventure

If you plan on venturing into the Outback, be well-prepared. Pack plenty of water and food in case of any breakdowns. Fill up your camper with petrol whenever you get the chance, as petrol stations can be few and far between.

Listen to the Campervan Hire Team

The key to an epic, enjoyable road trip is to listen carefully to the team’s advice and instructions when you first pick up your campervan rental in Brisbane. Take notes if needed so you can be ready to hit the road with confidence.

With these safety tips in mind, you’re all set to enjoy your private motorhome hire Brisbane road trip to the fullest. Drive safely, take in the breathtaking landscapes, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Camping and parking up in Queensland with your campervan rental

When it comes to camping in Queensland, it’s important to stick to designated camping and caravan parks in National Parks or commercial sites. Free camping or wild camping is generally not acceptable, but don’t worry, there are plenty of other options for you!

To make sure you have the best stay possible, consider staying in one of the many National Park campsites throughout the region. Some vineyards, farms, and homesteads may also allow overnight parking for free, but always make sure to get the landowner’s permission beforehand.

If you are looking for the best rates on campervan hire in Brisbane, RatPack has your back! There are hundreds of tours on the markets, which is why we’ve handpicked the best rated and most affordable ones out there! We’re here to ensure you get the best of the best when it comes to your campervan hire!

So, with everything sorted and all the information at your fingertips, get ready to hit the road and make the most of your Brisbane campervan adventure!

Plan your campervan rental road trip from Brisbane

So you’ve decided to journey to the vibrant and sunny south east Queensland, where Brisbane, the thriving state capital, awaits. Get ready for an adventure like no other as you explore this subtropical gem with your trusty Brisbane motorhome hire.

To ensure you make the best possible memories on your campervan hire holiday, we’re here to give you all the essential info. Whether you’re a nature lover, a festival enthusiast, or a history buff, there’s something for everyone!

Brisbane to Sydney

When it comes to planning your next RV rental destination from Brisbane, the options are endless! With Brisbane’s strategic location, you’ve got the freedom to choose from a wide array of amazing places to explore. 

Get ready for the coastal dream of a lifetime as you embark on a campervan hire trip along Australia’s east coast from Brisbane to Sydney! This journey is pure magic, and we’ve got everything you need to make the most of this epic seaside adventure.

Starting in Brisbane, you are going to want to soak up the sights of this vibrant city before heading south. Take a few days to enjoy everything it has to offer, including the wicked theme parks, and stunning beaches of the Gold Coast, where the fun never stops. Then, hit the effortlessly cool and relaxed surf town of Byron Bay – a must-visit for every beach lover! And while you’re there, why not stop in and say hi to our team at our HQ!

Get ready for some wildlife encounters as you visit the adorable koalas in their natural habitat at Tilligerry Habitat. And you aren’t going to want to miss the breathtaking waters of Ellenborough Falls – it’s a bit of us! Of course a trip along the east coast wouldn’t be complete without tasting the delights of Hunter Valley – a wine lover’s paradise.

This roadtrip covers a whopping 1643 kilometres, so we suggest taking anywhere between 10 to 25 days to savour every moment of this unforgettable experience. It is without a doubt, one of the most epic adventures you could embark on in all of Australia. Yeeeeeeeeew!

Brisbane to Melbourne

If you’re up for another unforgettable road trip, consider taking a drive from Brisbane to Melbourne! This 1922 kilometre route offers a mix of sparkling city lights, sandy beaches, and breathtaking ocean views. From dining at South Bank Parklands in downtown Brisbane, to sunbathing on the famous Bondi Beach in Sydney, every moment is a highlight.

You can even take a pit stop in the capital of Canberra with your trusty campervan hire. And the best part? You’ll uncover all the hidden gems along the way, taste local delights, and bask in the sunshine before landing in the world-class city of Melbourne.

So, pack your bags, rev up that campervan engine, and hit the road for these coastal dreams turned into reality! Your adventure awaits, and it’s going to be an absolute ripper!

What is the best time to rent a campervan in Brisbane?

If, like us, you’re buzzing for the summer vibe, then you’re in for a real treat when renting a motorhome  in Brisbane! This city boasts one of the most temperate climates in all of Australia, so you can bet your thongs that you’ll be enjoying some top-notch weather!

During the summer months (December to February), you’ll be basking in temperatures between 21 – 30°C. The perfect weather for relaxing on a sandy beach – that’s for sure. And the best part? Rainfall is generally pretty low, meaning you won’t have to worry about any wet surprises.

Autumn is no downer either, with temperatures ranging from 15 – 25°C – perfect for exploring Brisbane and all the wonders it has to offer. Same with spring, the temperatures are equally sunny – it’s road trip weather, baby!

https://highlands2hammocks.co.uk/hiring-a-campervan-in-australia/

When winter rolls around, it’s a completely different story – but don’t fret! It may be a bit cooler, but it’s still dry and mild with temperatures between 11 – 21°C. So the nights may get a tad chilly, but your trusty cheap Brisbane motorhome hire will come equipped with everything you need to stay snug as a bug. And if you’ve got a camper with a shower, you’ll have hot showers to warm you up – luxury on the road!

So, no matter when you choose to rent a campervan in Brisbane, you’re in for a wicked time. The weather is on your side, and the road is calling! Get ready to make memories, soak in the sunshine, and explore the beauty of Queensland like never before.

What to see and do during your campervan hire trip from Brisbane

Depending on the length of your trip, we defo recommend spending some time getting familiar with your campervan or motorhome hire. While Brisbane itself has plenty to offer, with its bars, restaurants, cafes, galleries, and street art, the real adventure begins when you set your wheels in motion and explore its top sights and attractions.

Here are some of our must-see attractions for when you head north or south to make your motorhome road trip from Brisbane truly unforgettable:

Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation

Head north and immerse yourself in the ancient wonders of the Daintree Rainforest, the oldest tropical rainforest on the planet. Don’t miss the stunning beauty of Cape Tribulation where the rainforest meets the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef – a true natural wonder.

https://www.biopak.com/au/resources/how-to-save-the-daintree

 Fraser Island

Venture to the world’s largest sand island between Bundaberg and Brisbane. Experience the unique landscapes, pristine beaches, and crystal-clear lakes. Fraser Island is a paradise for nature enthusiasts and adventure-seekers alike – it’s a bit of us!

Here are some of the spots you simply cannot miss on Fraser Island. 

Whitsundays

Travelling northwards from Brisbane in your RV rental will lead you to the breathtaking Whitsundays region, a true Queensland gem for your Aussie adventure.

Starting from Airlie Beach, the largest mainland town in the Whitsundays. Explore the epic white sands and crystal-clear waters that surround you. Sail away to the dreamy Whitsunday Islands, and revel in the beauty of the iconic Whitehaven Beach and turquoise waters. Snorkel, dive, or simply relax in this picture-perfect destination.

https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/whitsunday-islands

Noosa Heads and the Sunshine Coast

Explore the stunning beaches and laid-back vibes of Noosa Heads and the Sunshine Coast. If you want those adventure vibes, you can go hiking in the Noosa National Park. And if that ain’t your thing, there’s always water sports to keep you on your toes.

https://www.kayak.co.uk/Noosa-Heads.16288.guide

Outback Queensland

For an authentic Australian outback experience, venture west to the vast and remote landscapes of Outback Queensland. Marvel at the red dirt plains, ancient gorges, and historic towns like Longreach and Mount Isa.

https://www.studyqueensland.qld.gov.au/live-in-queensland/regions/outback-queensland

Townsville and Magnetic Island

For more natural wonders, head to Townsville and Magnetic Island, where you’ll find stunning beaches and unique wildlife experiences. And of course, a visit to Queensland wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Australia Zoo, the legacy of the legendary Steve Irwin.

https://cy.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia_Zoo

The Sunshine State

And let’s not forget the charm of Brisbane itself, with its beautiful Brisbane River, Moogerah Peaks National Park, and world-class beaches. The Sunshine State truly lives up to its name with endless sunny days and beautiful landscapes to explore.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brisbane_River

You’re in for a true Aussie adventure of a lifetime with a motorhome and campervan rental companies here in Brisbane! Queensland has so much to offer, and your Aussie outback road trip wouldn’t be complete without checking off some must-visit destinations. So, book your Brisbane campervan today and get ready for an unforgettable journey! Change up your travel game with RatPack Travel.

The Best National Parks to visit in your Brisbane motorhome

When it comes to night camping and exploring the natural wonders around Brisbane in your camper, you’re in for a stellar treat!

Here are some of the best national parks to visit that offer a perfect blend of beauty and adventure:

Lamington National Park

Located just a short drive from Brisbane, Lamington National Park is a lush and picturesque paradise, with its breath-taking landscape. Explore its ancient rainforests, discover stunning waterfalls, and embark on epic hiking trails like the famous Border Track – it’s a true paradise for bushwalkers and nature lovers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamington_National_Park

D’Aguilar National Park

Closer to Brisbane, D’Aguilar National Park is a haven for nature lovers. Enjoy scenic drivers, bushwalks, and picnics while surrounded by eucalyptus forests and diverse wildlife – its an unforgettable experience, that’s for sure!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%27Aguilar_National_Park

Springbrook National Park

Head south to Springbrook National Park, where you’ll find enchanting rainforests, impressive waterfalls, and the famous Natural Bridge rock formation.

https://medium.com/@simplytravelling/springbrook-national-park-day-trip-64dcfd715a34

Mount Tamborine National Park

A short drive from Brisbane, Mount Tamborine National Park offers stunning views, tranquil walks, and unique rock formations like Elephant Rock.

https://www.queensland.com/in/en/places-to-see/destinations/brisbane/things-to-do-tamborine-mountain

Noosa National Park

Venture north to Noosa Heads and explore the coastal beauty of Noosa National Park. Walk the scenic coastal track, spot wildlife, and relax on its picturesque beaches.

https://www.mustdobrisbane.com/outdoors-walks-bush/noosa-national-park-noosa

Moreton Island National Park

Accessible by ferry from Brisbane, Moreton Island National Park is a must-see sand island paradise with stunning beaches, sand dunes, and shipwrecks perfect for snorkelling fanatics.

https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/gheebulum-kunungai-moreton-island

Conway National Park

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Conway National Park, where you can immerse yourself in lush rainforests and enjoy scenic walks with stunning views.

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These national parks are the perfect playground for Brisbane campervan hire adventurers. Immerse yourself in nature, enjoy outdoor activities, and create unforgettable memories as you explore the beauty of Queensland’s natural treasures. So, hop in your Brisbane motorhome and get ready to experience the best of Australia’s national parks!

Campervan hire: Frequently asked questions

Now, just in case you have any questions, here are some classic campervan hire FAQs for you:

How much does it cost to hire a campervan?

The average price for hiring a campervan in Australia can vary between $100-$200 per day. But the overall price you pay depends on a few things:

  • Your campervan
  • When you booked (booking in advance is waaayyy cheaper!)
  • When you want to hire the campervan
  • Seasons of the year can dictate the price. For example, national holidays and Christmas will naturally be more expensive. So, just let us know your travel dates and locations, and we’ll get back to you as fast as we can with the cheapest options.

How old do I need to be to hire a campervan in Australia?

Most campervan hire companies in Australia only accept a minimum age of 21 to hire a campervan. However, some will allow the minimum age to be 18 but these are few and far between.

What driving licence do I need to rent a campervan in Australia?

You don’t need an Australian driver’s licence to hire a campervan, but you’ll need to present a standard driver’s licence that complies with Australian law when collecting the campervan.

So, providing you have a valid class C (car) driving licence, you’ll be good to go. And remember, always keep that licence on you!

What do I need to bring when collecting my campervan in Australia?

When collecting the campervan, you will need a credit or debit card in the name of the driver and all drivers are required to display their driver’s license valid within 12 months.

Is there a minimum rental period when hiring a campervan in Australia?

The minimum rental depends on the campervan hire provider, as some companies have minimum hire periods. Normally the minimum hire period is between 5-7 days. However, extensions can be arranged, especially over the holidays, with some providers allowing a full fortnight’s rental.

Just let us know your dates, and we’re sure we can find you the ideal provider.

Can you sleep anywhere in a campervan in Australia?

Unfortunately, you can’t just park where you want in Australia and sleep in your camper. Keeping your campervan in the wrong place can land you with some steep fines, like in parking lots or no parking zones in big cities.

So, try to find RV-friendly locations or campsites when you’re on the road. Permitted parking areas include national parks, roadside campervan camping, beachside locations, private parks for campervans and certain rest areas.

Can I pick up and drop off my campervan at different locations?

Yes. Depending on your preferred route, we arrange for you to pick up your campervan in one location and drop it off at a different destination.

Once agreed, you’re expected to deliver the camper at the designated time and location. If you want to change course for any reason, we’d need to communicate and agree with the campervan hire provider. We don’t recommend this approach as most providers won’t allow it, while it will potentially cost more.

So, be sure of your route and just hire another one in pursuit of your next adventure!

Are unlimited kilometres included in my Australia campervan rental?

Yes, unlimited kilometres are arranged with a campervan hire provider. Some campervan hire companies will allow unlimited kilometres for specific campervans and not others. For example, some will include unlimited kilometres in two-wheel drives but not four-wheel drives.

When is the best time to hire a campervan in Australia?

Regarding prices, the most cost-effective time to hire a campervan will be during the Australian winter months (June, July, and August). Christmas time and New Year is the most expensive time.

We recommend you travel during the autumn and spring months (March, April, and May – September, October, and November,) when it’s not too hot or as expensive.

What is the speed limit in Australia?

When hitting the open road, you can expect 100km/h in the city and 50km/h in suburban areas. Maximum speed limits in most states get capped at 110km/h.
Speed limits are well signposted, and with Google Maps or Waze, you can see the limits on your screen.

But hiring a camper is not about speed. So, just relax, enjoy the ride, and remember, there is more to life than making it faster!

What extra charges will I need to pay when I return my campervan?

Hopefully none. It’s really up to you. Return your camper in a nice clean condition without any fines and expect no additional charges. This standard includes cleaning and emptying the toilet, a full tank of gas and just a general tidy-up so the camper condition is what it was when you first picked it up. Simple.

But if you don’t return the camper in a respectable condition or it’s been damaged in any way, then no doubt expect some additional charges.

But hey. Accidents can happen, and it’s not the end of the world so don’t panic if it does. That’s what the deposit is for.

Just be careful, obey the laws and stay honest and respectable, like when borrowing anything from anyone.

And before you drive away, if you notice any defects, tell your provider there and then. If you see the odd chip or scratch later, take a picture and notify us. Most campervan providers will note all these features previously as a measure of good practice.

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