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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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We provide the wheels.
You hit the road.

Blending freedom and flexibility with open road travel and anywhere accommodation is why campervan hire in Gold Coast is the dream roadie!

Are you planning to hit the Gold Coast roads with the comforts of a home on wheels? Our guide dives straight into campervan hire Gold Coast, equipping you with essential information like cost-friendly choices, reliable rental suppliers, and practical journey tips to ensure you’re road-ready for your coastal adventure.

Key Takeaways

  • Campervan hire on the Gold Coast is designed for flexibility with options for every type of traveller; it includes a range of services such as 24/7 customer support and roadside assistance, and often offers the choice of adding a cleaning service upon return.
  • Gold Coast campervan rentals cater to various budgets and travel needs, with an abundance of inclusions like unlimited mileage and kitchen equipment; plus, family-friendly amenities often feature in campervan hires.
  • The Gold Coast serves as an ideal starting point for iconic road trips with a multitude of insane routes to explore; understanding local rules such as parking regulations and camping spot guidelines is crucial to a successful trip.

Unlocking the Pleasures of Gold Coast Campervan Hire

  • Freedom to travel at your own pace
  • Range of vans suitable for different travel needs (family vacations, couple’s getaways, surfing trips)
  • Comprehensive FAQ videos to help you get to grips with camper life
  • Round-the-clock customer support
  • Comprehensive roadside assistance

With these services, you can have a worry-free and enjoyable campervan experience in the Gold Coast.

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Why book your campervan with RatPack?

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

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 Gold Coast, 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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Your Guide to Campervan Rental Suppliers

When it comes to campervan rental suppliers on the Gold Coast, you’re spoilt for choice. Some popular brands in the industry include:

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

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

These are just a few examples of the well-known camper brands in the market. Instead of checking these websites directly you are better off letting RatPack Travel do the heavy lifting!

 They make the booking process easy! You simply put in your dates HERE and they will do the hard work finding you the best deal for your campervan trip. 

Most of the conversation happens on WhatsApp making it easy to book your Gold Coast camper from wherever you are in the world.

Since launch in 2016, RatPack Travel has earned more 5-star reviews than any other Australian travel agent. 

Our secret? 

We go the extra mile to earn your review, providing unbeatable discounts, comprehensive travel advice, and a service that puts you, the traveller, first. 

With a variety of campervan rental suppliers at your fingertips, you’re sure to find the perfect vehicle for your Gold Coast adventure.

Campervan rental Gold Coast options: Which campervan will you choose?

When hiring a campervan in the Gold Coast, it’s essential to consider your budget and the size of vehicle you’ll need. The region caters to a wide range of budgets, with options ranging from basic 2-berth vans costing less than AUD$50 per day to luxury RV rentals that may cost several hundred dollars daily. So whether you’re a solo traveller seeking adventure, a couple planning a romantic getaway, or a family on a holiday to remember, there’s a campervan rental option to suit your needs and budget.

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 Gold Coast.

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.

Navigating the Practicalities of Campervan Travel

Understanding the practicalities of campervan travel forms a crucial part of your journey. Most campervan hires on the Gold Coast come with comprehensive damage cover and 24/7 roadside assistance, providing peace of mind during your travels. Before booking we’ll always let you know all insurance options as well as any potential extras you may incur on arrival. Our personalised service will help answer ALL your questions!

It’s also important to consider the various driving conditions you might encounter, such as remote outback areas, to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience with your campervan.

Licence and Legalities: What You Need to Know

To hire and drive a campervan on the Gold Coast, you’ll need to:

  • Present a valid driver’s licence that is not expired
  • Your driver’s licence cannot be a probationary, learner’s, or provisional permit
  • If your driver’s licence is not in English, an International Driving Permit (IDP) or an accredited translation must accompany your valid licence from your home country.

Remember, the rules apply to everyone, not just the primary driver. Any additional drivers included on the campervan hire must present a valid licence in their name and are subject to the same conditions as the primary driver. Understanding these legalities helps ensure a smooth and hassle-free campervan hire experience.

Park Up and Chill: Understanding Campervan Parking Rules in the Gold Coast

Getting the lowdown on where to park your campervan without copping a fine is key to keeping your Aussie Roadie smooth and sweet. In Gold Coast, your home on wheels is cool to park on the streets if it’s under 7.5 metres and weighs less than a hefty 4.5 tonnes. Anything bigger, and you’re playing in the heavy vehicle league, which means different rules to follow.

Freedom camping? Heck yes, it’s a go in certain spots! Local gov websites are your treasure maps to finding those free campsite gems. But remember, parking up doesn’t mean you can kick back and camp out in any suburban street. 

Local laws are all over illegal camping like a rash, so no cheeky overnight stays in the van outside your mate’s place.

Stick to the Goldie’s rules and the Gold Coast road vibes to ensure your campervan adventure is nothing but epic. Keeping it legal means keeping it stress-free, so you can focus on the sunsets, surf, and good times. 

Just stick to parking regulations set by the Gold Coast City Council and Gold Coast road rules and you won’t get any fines!

For all your campervan hire needs and to book a ride that fits within the rules, hit us up HERE.

We’ve got the wheels to get you where you need to be – legally and in style. 

Yeeeeeeeeew!

Plan Your Perfect Gold Coast Campervan Itinerary

With a campervan as your base, the Gold Coast becomes your playground. Start with a 5-day itinerary that offers a mix of beach visits, wildlife experiences, and natural exploration. Spend your first day soaking in the sun at Greenmount Beach, watching surfers at Snapper Rocks, visiting Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and admiring the rock pools at Cougal Cascades. On the second day, venture into the UNESCO-listed Gondwana Rainforests of Lamington National Park and hike trails such as Morans Falls Track.

By day four, you’ll be ready to experience the natural wonders of Springbrook National Park, featuring the captivating Natural Bridge and the magical glowworm display at dusk. As you travel, remember to respect the natural environment by adhering to local fire bans or restrictions and following ‘leave no trace’ policies. This ensures these beautiful sites remain pristine for future visitors.

Macgregor Falls and Cave Creek at Natural Bridge in Springbrook National Park, Queensland.

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Coastal Cruising: From Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay

Strap in for a wicked ride as we take you on an epic Aussie Roadie from the surfy vibes of Surfers Paradise all the way down the stunning coastline. We’re talkin’ the kind of trip that’ll have your Insta feed buzzin’ for days!

Sunrise and sea waves near high-rise buildings at the Gold Coast.

Cruisin’ the Coast with a Camper

Views for Days

For those jaw-dropping coastal views, we’ve got the insider scoop:

  • Fingal Lighthouse and the Walk on Water track at Tweed Heads are just – chef’s kiss.
  • Nimbin’s not just a place; it’s a whole mood with its hippie vibes and the Nimbin Candle factory. A bit of us, for sure!
  • Byron Bay… need we say more? Hike to that iconic lighthouse, kayak with the dolphins, and snorkel at Julian Rocks. You could spend at least a week here!
  • Catch a sunrise at Burleigh Hill

Into the Hinterland We Go

Feelin’ a more chill, nature vibe? The Gold Coast’s hinterland is your go-to. We’re talkin’:

Get ready for some breathtaking lookouts and lush walking trails. Don’t miss the Oceanview Track connecting Burleigh Heads National Park to Tallebudgera Creek. Perfect for a dip and a stroll.

And guess what? There are heaps of campervan-friendly spots along the way (Use this app to find them) We’re talkin’ places with all the perks – creek access, swimming holes, and pet-friendly options so your furry mates can join in too.

Just remember, RatPackers, we’re all about keeping Australia beaut. Stick to the rules, and let’s make sure these spots stay pristine for the next adventurers.

Ready to hit the road? We’ve got campervans that’ll make this roadie super easy and, without a doubt, unforgettable. 

Lock in your adventure with us and save some $$$ – because we’re all about getting you the best deal. Yeeeeeeeeew!

Need a camper? Hit us up at RatPack Travel – Book a Campervan and let’s get this road trip rollin’!

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Embarking on Iconic Road Trips from the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is the perfect springboard for an iconic Australian road trip. From the Gold Coast Airport, you can embark on epic journeys that lead you through various hinterland and inland retreats, including the Gold Coast Highway. 

Destinations such as the Blackall Range on the Sunshine Coast and the Bunya Mountains near Toowoomba offer captivating drives, camping spots, and natural beauty for a peaceful getaway.

For a different kind of adventure, consider exploring the unique landscapes of Girraween National Park with its wildflowers and granite formations, or the raw natural camping experiences in Noosa National Park. Coastal road trip options from the Gold Coast include a popular journey to Sydney, where you can enjoy beaches, national parks, and coastal towns along the way.

The prime time to embark on these road trips is during the shoulder seasons between February and April or September to November, for comfortable temperatures and lighter traffic.

The Pacific Highway Experience: A Journey to Remember

For a true coastal experience, the Pacific Highway is a journey to remember. The highway offers a scenic beachside route with key stops at:

This coastal route is a beach lover’s dream, allowing you to experience the East Coast’s stunning views and enjoy the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean.

The Pacific Highway experience offers it all:

  • Stunning scenery
  • Beachside relaxation
  • Wildlife encounters
  • Whale watching during the winter months at Sea World

It’s a journey to remember and one that truly creates a magical Gold Coast campervan adventure.

Car lights on the sea cliff bridge on the Australian Pacific Ocean coast.

Best Restaurants and Coffee Stops along the Gold Coast

Feeling peckish along the Gold Coast? You’re in for a treat with spots that are a bit of us:

And coffee? Say no more! The Gold Coast is buzzing with wicked coffee stops to fuel your journey:

We may be biassed but these spots in Byron are INSANE > 

Whether you’re craving a quick coffee hit or a chill brunch spot, the Gold Coast is buzzing with options. So, RatPackers, ready to kick off your adventure? Yeeeeeeeeew, let’s hit the road and make memories that’ll last a lifetime! Click here to get started.

Best Freedom Camp Spots along the Gold Coast

Freedom camping is a fantastic way to enjoy the Gold Coast’s stunning natural environment. There are numerous freedom camp spots along the Gold Coast, providing a unique and budget-friendly adventure. Ngumbi Campground, located along the banks of Lake Wyaralong, offers activities such as hiking, canoeing, and kayaking, along with amenities like toilets, water tanks, and shelter. Or perhaps you’d prefer Hugh Muntz Park, situated between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, providing facilities such as drinking water, BBQs, a dump point, and is pet-friendly.

Other freedom camp spots include Leyburn Reserve Campground, Fassifern Reserve, and Tully Memorial Park, each offering a range of facilities and activities to enhance your camping experience. As you relish these stunning spots, it’s paramount to respect the environment by abiding by local rules and regulations. This way, these sites remain pristine and enjoyable for future visitors.

Parked camper in remote area with surfboard, table and chairs.

Making Memories: Activities and Attractions in Gold Coast

Gold Coast is full of activities ranging from exciting thrills to relaxing tours. As you’ve sorted out your campervan plans and mapped your route, you can now indulge in camper life. Just say yes… to everything. You will find you experience SO much more.

Woman smiling in the wing mirror while driving

Gold Coast’s Camper Summary

Picture this: endless beaches, secret hinterland spots, and a food scene that’ll have you saying “delish” at every turn.

This isn’t just any trip; it’s a Gold Coast roadie that’s as epic as they come.

Solo RatPackers, groups of mates, lovebirds on a quest for romance, or families looking to fill their scrapbooks with unforgettable moments, listen up! 

Hiring a campervan on the Gold Coast means you’ve got the freedom to explore at your own pace, find your perfect spot by the sea, and wake up to a new view every morning.

Why keep dreaming?

The open road is not just calling; it’s practically shouting your name!

So, what are you waiting for?

Let’s get this adventure started! Yeeeeeeeeew, let the good times roll!

Campervan hire Gold Coast: Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to hire a campervan in Gold Coast?

Ready to cruise Gold Coast style? Campervan hire could cost you anywhere between $60 to $300 a day. Prices are as varied as our campervans, depending on what you’re after and who you’re renting from.

What licence do I need to hire a campervan?

To get behind the wheel of a campervan, you’ll need to have a full driving licence and be at least 19 years old. Some companies only allow drivers who are over 21 so be sure to let us know your age at the time of your enquiry and we’ll send you options that suit younger drivers.

Should I hire or buy a campervan?

Thinking of hitting the road for a short-term buzz? Hiring a campervan is defo the right move.

What kind of campervan can I hire on the Gold Coast?

Whether you’re planning a family vacay, a romantic escape, or a surf trip with your mates, the Gold Coast has a campervan for every occasion. Choose your ride and get ready to explore!

Where can I park my campervan on the Gold Coast?

You can park your camper on residential streets across the Gold Coast, as long as it fits the size and weight restrictions. But remember, freedom camping is a no-go unless you’re in a spot that’s marked for it. Keep this in mind to keep your trip smooth and hassle-free.

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