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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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Hiring a campervan in Hobart is all about embracing the ultimate freedom on the open road, where every turn brings a new adventure and your accommodation tags along for the ride. It’s the perfect setup for young explorers hungry for independence and eager to craft their own unforgettable stories across Tasmania’s stunning landscapes.

Ready to kickstart an epic journey? Grabbing a campervan in Hobart launches you into the heart of Tasmania’s wild beauty, offering endless freedom to chart your own path. Dive into unique adventures and create memories that’ll last a lifetime on this exhilarating roadie!

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Why book your campervan with RatPack?

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

 

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 Hobart, 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 Hobart options: Which campervan will you choose?

When it comes to campervan rental in Hobart, there are tonnes of options to choose from. 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 Tasmania.

With all these possibilities at hand around Hobart, 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 Hobart.

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 Hobart

As you get set to journey in your rented campervan around Tasmania it is important that you take note of a few essential tips. From preparing yourself for Hobart drives to coming up with the necessary checklists when renting out a campervan – these handy reminders will guarantee an enjoyable and hassle-free experience as you explore RatPack style! Let’s GO…

View of Hobart from kunanyi (Mount Wellington)

Hobart Driving Tips

Ready to conquer Hobart’s roads with your campervan?

  • Left Side, Best Side: Remember, we drive on the left down under. Give yourself a bit of a practice session if you’re used to right-hand driving. Safety first, legends!
  • Booze: Keep it clean, crew. Tassie’s got a 0.05% limit for blood alcohol when driving. Best to save the bevvies for when the van’s parked up for the night.
  • Mountain Road Mastery: Those Tassie roads can be narrow, winding, and steep. Take it easy, especially if you’re navigating in rain or snow. Your campervan will thank you!
  • Speedy Gonzales, No More: Stick to 50 km/h in towns and crank it up to 100 or 110 km/h on open roads. Keep your eyes peeled for speed limit signs.
  • Scenic Stop-Offs: Tassie’s views are unreal! Pull over safely to snap those pics. It’s all about enjoying the journey, not just the destination.

Know Your Ride: Get the lowdown on your campervan from the RatPack crew when you book your camper. Any questions, give us a call. Better safe and savvy than sorry!

Campervan Rental Checklist

Hitting the road in Hobart with a campervan? Make sure you tick off these essentials for a smooth and epic adventure:

  • Valid Licence: Got your driver’s licence? If it’s not in English, grab an International Driving Permit too.
  • Booking Confirmation: Keep your hire details handy – you’ll need them when picking up your van.
  • Travel Insurance: Be covered for peace of mind on the road.
  • Route Plan: Know where you’re headed? A rough plan helps, even if you go off-course!
  • Campervan Essentials: Check you’ve got the basics – bedding, cooking gear, and Google Maps of course.
  • Food & Water Supplies: Stock up on snacks and water, especially for those remote Tassie spots.
  • First Aid Kit: Always be prepared for the unexpected.
  • Eco-Friendly Products: Keep Tassie beautiful with biodegradable soaps and recyclables.
  • Weather-Appropriate Clothing: Layers are key for Tassie’s unpredictable weather.
  • Entertainment: Books, music, or games for those chill nights under the stars.
  • Camera: Don’t forget to capture the memories and of course tag us for extra points @ratpacktravel on Instagram

RatPacker Tip: Always check the vehicle thoroughly before you hit the road. Any dings or scratches? Make sure they’re noted down to avoid any unwelcome surprises later.

Campervan in Tasmania

Top Campervan Rental Companies in Hobart

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 Tasmania 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!)

Planning Your Route: 5 or 7 Day Camper Trip Starting in Hobart

5-Day Itinerary Highlights:

Day 1: Hobart to Cradle Mountain

  • Start your journey with the scenic drive to Cradle Mountain, immersing yourself in Tasmania’s wild beauty.
  • Explore the iconic Dove Lake Circuit, offering breathtaking views without the strain.
  • Fancy a night out of the camper? We would choose Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village.

Day 2: Cradle Mountain to Launceston

  • Venture to Launceston or Launnie if you want to sound local!  via the picturesque towns of Sheffield (no not the northern version) or Devonport, maybe even take a detour to explore the unique mural town of Sheffield.
  • In Launceston, the Cataract Gorge is a must-visit for its stunning natural beauty and walking trails.

Day 3: Launceston to Bay of Fires

  • Head to the east coast to witness the vivid orange hues of the Bay of Fires boulders at The Gardens or the serene beauty of Binalong Bay.
  • Stay in Bicheno to catch the adorable little penguins waddling on the shore at dusk.

Day 4: Bay of Fires to Freycinet National Park

  • Freycinet National Park calls for a day of exploration. Hike to Wineglass Bay Lookout for an iconic view of Tasmania’s jewel.

Day 5: Freycinet National Park to Hobart

  • Make your way back to Hobart, stopping by local attractions or revisiting your favorite spots from the journey.

7-Day Itinerary Add-Ons:

Day 6: Bruny Island

  • A day trip to Bruny Island offers a mix of wild landscapes, local produce, and stunning coastlines. Don’t miss The Neck lookout for panoramic views.

Day 7: Explore Hobart

Dedicate your last day to exploring Hobart’s rich history and vibrant culture. Check out the Salamanca Market, MONA a RatPack Favourite! Or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the waterfront.

View from walkway on Bruny Island

Dive Deeper into Hobart & Beyond: The Ultimate RatPacker Camper Guide

Hey RatPackers, it’s time to level up your Tassie adventure with even more epic spots and insider tips to make your Aussie Roadie absolutely legendary.

Let’s get into the nitty-gritty of exploring Hobart and its surrounds with a touch more detail, including some must-visit eateries and unmissable events.

Cradle Mountain: A Wilderness Wonderland

Cradle Mountain isn’t just a spot; it’s an experience. Amidst the World Heritage-listed landscapes, you’ll find trails ranging from leisurely walks like the Dove Lake Circuit to challenging hikes such as the Overland Track. For a hearty feed post-adventure, swing by the Cradle Mountain Lodge and indulge in some Tasmanian cuisine with a view. More info on the park here: Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania.

Cradle Mountain with hut and water in foreground

Tassie’s Wild West Coast: Adventure Untamed

For those who live for the thrill, the West Coast offers adventures like no other. After conquering the Franklin River, treat yourself to the local flavors at Strahan’s Hamers Hotel on the waterfront. Plan your wild west escapade with insights from Discover Tasmania.

Forest on Nelson Falls Nature Trail in West Coast, Tasmania

Freycinet National Park: Coastal Bliss

Discover the magic of Freycinet with a hike to Wineglass Bay lookout, then kayak the crystal waters. Refuel with fresh oysters at Freycinet Marine Farm. Dive deeper into this paradise at Freycinet National Park.

Coastline at Wineglass Bay, Freycinet

Tasman Peninsula: Rugged Beauty and Rich History

Explore the hauntingly beautiful Port Arthur Historic Site, official site here, and then hit the water with a Tasman Island Cruises adventure, getting up close with towering cliffs and maybe even spotting a dolphin or two. For a bite to eat, The Lavender Farm offers not just stunning views but also a menu infused with their homegrown lavender.

A distant view of Port Arthur Historic Site

National Parks Galore: From Peaks to Ancient Forests

  • Ben Lomond National Park: Best known for its winter sports, it’s also a hiker’s paradise in the warmer months. For those looking to stay, check out Ben Lomond Snow Sports for all your accommodation and activity needs.
  • Mount Field National Park: A day trip from Hobart that offers everything from stunning waterfalls to tall forests. Grab a bite at Waterfalls Cafe and Gallery near the park entrance.
  • Maria Island National Park: A unique blend of history, wildlife, and stunning landscapes, accessible via Encounter Maria Island. Pack a picnic or enjoy the simplicity of this untouched island.

Two kangaroos by the coast on Maria Island

Don’t Miss in Hobart: City Vibes and Hidden Gems

  • kunanyi (Mount Wellington) for breathtaking views. On your way back, stop by The Cascade Brewery for a tour and a taste of local brews.
  • Salamanca Market (Saturday mornings) is where you’ll find local crafts, produce, and the best food trucks. For a more detailed guide, check out Salamanca Market.
  • MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) is a must for art lovers, with its provocative collection. See what’s on at MONA.
  • Battery Point Sculpture Trail offers a journey through Hobart’s history with a side of quaint architecture and sea views.
  • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens for a peaceful retreat within the city.
  • Bruny Island for a day trip filled with wilderness, wildlife, and gourmet local produce. Don’t miss the Bruny Island Cheese Co. for some of the best cheese you’ll ever taste.

View from kunanyi (Mount Wellington)

Campervan Stay in Tassie: Wild and Free

Exploring by campervan? Tasmania’s got you covered with picturesque sites across the island. Check out WikiCamps Australia or CamperMate for the best spots and insider tips. Remember, booking through us RatPack Travel (click here) can snag you some sweet deals.

Events in Hobart: Culture, Food, and Fun

  • Taste of Summer Festival: Experience Tasmania’s culinary excellence, details at Taste of Tasmania.
  • Bicheno Food and Wine Festival: A weekend of delicious local eats and drinks by the beach. Event info here.
  • Effervescence Tasmania: Celebrate with the island’s top sparkling producers in Launceston. Cheers at Effervescence Tasmania.
  • Tulip Festival Wynyard: Immerse yourself in floral beauty at Table Cape. Festival details here.

Tulips and distant lighthouse at the Wynyard Tulip Festival

Wynyard Tulip Festival, Tasmania, CC BY 2.0 DEED, by Steven Penton, on Flickr

Seasonal Vibes: Best Time to Explore Hobart

  • Summer (Dec-Feb): Festival season! Perfect for beach days and exploring.
  • Autumn (Mar-May): Sunny days, cool nights, and autumnal hues make this a prime time for adventure.
  • Winter (Jun-Aug): Embrace the cold with snow sports and cosy fireside nights.
  • Spring (Sep-Nov): Witness Tassie bloom into life with vibrant flowers and fresh beginnings.

RatPackers, whether you’re chasing mountains, craving culinary delights, or looking for the next big event, Hobart and Tasmania offer an adventure for every type of traveller. Dive in, explore, and let Tassie take your breath away. And remember, the RatPack crew is always here to make your Aussie Roadie dreams a reality. Yeeeeeeeeew, let’s hit the road!

Freedom Camping in Hobart

Ready to hit the road and explore the wild and wonderful spots around Hobart? We’ve got the inside scoop on some top-notch freedom camping areas that’ll have you buzzing with excitement. Pack your campervan, grab your mates (furry ones included), and let’s dive into where you can kick back, relax, and soak in Tassie’s stunning natural vibes for absolutely zero $.

Mayfield Bay Conservation Area

Halfway between Swansea and the Freycinet Peninsula lies a beachside haven that’s pure magic. Mayfield Bay Conservation Area is all about crystal-clear waters, sandy beaches, and that chill Tassie vibe we all love. It’s basic but beautiful, with just a drop toilet, so remember to pack in what you need and leave no trace. The spot is a dream for those heading to Freycinet, and yep, your four-legged friends are welcome too! Just keep ’em on a leash and enjoy the freedom. Check out the deets on Smart Camper and make sure to call dibs on your spot early in the busy season!

Sunset at Mayfield Bay Conservation Area - Looking East to Freycinet Peninsular

Freycinet Sunset #6, CC BY 2.0 DEED, by Michael Rawle, on Flickr

Dora Point – Bay of Fires

Tucked away in the Bay of Fires, Dora Point is your go-to for serene beachside camping. Perfect for swimming, fishing, and just lazing about, this spot offers up to four weeks of blissful escape. With only drop toilets available, it’s all about getting back to basics in the best way possible. Campers, caravans, and tents are all welcome, and so are pets (on leashes, though!). It’s a popular spot, especially during the holidays, so be sure to rock up early. For more awesome info, hit up Smart Camper.

A boat and coastline at The Bay of Fires, Tasmania

Bethune Park Campground

Over near Ouse and Lake Meadowbank, Bethune Park Campground serves up stunning views and easy access to water fun. This gem has a bit of everything – flush toilets up top for a touch of luxury and a covered picnic area down below for those breezy meals outdoors. It’s a top pick for all camping styles and yes, pets are welcome to join the party! Just an hour’s drive from Hobart, it’s the perfect mix of wilderness and convenience. Dive into the details at Smart Camper and plan your escape.

Each of these spots offers something special, from beachside sunsets at Mayfield Bay and Dora Point to lakeside lounging at Bethune Park. Tassie’s calling, RatPackers!

Let’s keep it eco-friendly, respect our furry and feathered mates, and above all, enjoy the epic adventure. 

Don’t forget to book ahead during peak times and keep that RatPack spirit alive – exploring, enjoying, and leaving it better than you found it. 

Yeeeeeeeeew, let’s get this roadie rolling!

Hobart’s Top Places to Eat

RatPackers! If you’re cruising through Hobart and your belly’s starting to rumble, you’re in luck because this city’s culinary scene is as vibrant and diverse as the landscape of Tasmania itself!

From the waterfront to the heart of the city, we’ve scoped out the hottest spots that’ll satisfy those hunger pangs with a side of wicked views and of course vibes.

  • Tatler Lane: A cozy cafe by day and buzzing bar by night in Launceston, with an on-site roastery. Tatler Lane Info
  • Ti Ama: Your go-to for all-you-can-eat pizza and stellar antipasti in Battery Point. Ti Ama Info
  • Franklin Wharf Restaurant: A newbie on the harbour offering everything from oysters to big bowls of pasta. Franklin Wharf Info
  • Dier Makr: A spot for ‘Gram-worthy dishes made from local ingredients on Collins Street. Dier Makr Info
  • Fico: A mix of classic Italian and a hint of Japanese flair on Macquarie Street. Fico Info
  • The Lounge by Frogmore Creek: Waterfront views and local produce on Hunter Street. The Lounge Info
  • Kosaten Hobart: Modern Japanese with a creative twist on Castray Esplanade. Kosaten Info
  • Landscape Restaurant & Grill: Premium steaks and seafood cooked over coals on Hunter Street. Landscape Info
  • Ginger Brown: A bustling cafe for a hearty breakfast in South Hobart. Ginger Brown Info
  • The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery & Store: Seasonal dishes in a serene setting in New Norfolk. The Agrarian Kitchen Info
  • ALØFT: Seasonal dining with harbor views on Brooke Street. ALØFT Info
  • Urban Greek: A feast of Greek delights with a cool vibe on Murray Street. Urban Greek Info

Dive into these spots for a taste of what Hobart has to offer.

Each link will take you straight to the source, so you can check out menus, opening hours, and book a table.

Navigating Campervan Rentals: Your Questions Answered

Navigating the world of campervan rentals in Hobart can be daunting, but there’s no need to worry. We have been booking campers in Hobart for years and our incredible RatPack  team have answered some of your most frequently asked questions. 

Here we provide answers to commonly asked questions so you get a smooth and enjoyable experience during your adventure.

First off, all drivers must meet one requirement, they have to be at least 19 years or older when renting their campervan in Hobart as this is the only criteria for being able to rent it here. NOTE only some companies allow drivers between 19 and 21 so ensure you let us know at the time of your enquiry so we can ensure we send you the valid options. Having a full valid driver’s licence is enough qualification for driving most motorhomes and other vehicles without needing special licences either! 

In terms of cost that may come with hiring such transportation services. Speaking prices range from $100-300 per day depending on factors like size of vehicle chosen for hire duration and season time among others. 

These rates could become more expensive during peak holiday seasons hence why early booking would guarantee best deals beforehand!

No matter what you do, just enter your dates and details into the form at the top of this page and our team will get to work on finding you the best possible options for your trip. We basically do all of the hard work to secure a rate better than any of the other online providers – it’s what we do!

Campervan hire Hobart: Frequently asked questions

What are some of the campervan rental providers in Hobart?

In Hobart, there are a selection of providers offering campervan rentals that you can consider for your journey. Options include Maui, Britz, Apollo. But all you need to know is that Booking with RatPack travel is the easiest way. We compare the rates and get you the best deal for your roadie.

What are the driving regulations for hiring a campervan in Hobart?

In Hobart, you are eligible to rent a campervan if you possess a valid driver’s licence from your country of origin which will be recognised for the initial three months of your visit. You must be 19 years or older and have a credit card issued under your name. NOTE only some companies allow drivers between 19 and 21 so ensure you let us know at the time of your enquiry so we can ensure we send you the valid options.

Are there pet-friendly campervan rental options in Hobart?

Certainly, you can find campervan rental services in Hobart that accommodate pets. Ensure to check the particular pet policies and be aware of any extra charges before renting a campervan. Before booking a camper we will always let you know if there will be any charges on arrival!

What are some must-visit destinations on a Tasmanian road trip?

Ensure your Tasmanian road trip itinerary features quintessential landmarks such as Freycinet National Park, Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur, and the Bay of Fires to guarantee a varied and memorable journey.

What should I consider when choosing a campervan?

When selecting a campervan, it is important to assess various elements such as the vehicle’s dimensions, budget, available comforts and convenience if you have questions just Call or Whatsapp us. We can help you answer anything.

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