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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!

Qaisara M.
13 May 2024

Great service and good price. Would have had to pay more if not for RatPack's great connections and swift operations. Gregg was super helpful and came back with good news on further discounts when booking in our campervan for our NZ trip! :)

Tara Monaghan
10 May 2024

George was super helpful and informative! Very excited for our west coast adventure

Ratpack travel ? Such a fabulous experience to book our campervan for Tassie trip later this year with these guys . Loved the WhatsApp communication with Mikey and George . They searched for best price for us and advised on vans that would suit our requirements. So far so very good and will post another review at the end of the year after we have collected , driven and returned our wheels 🙌🙃.

Ryan was very helpful, getting us the best and cheapest camper for our trip from Cairns-Brisbane!

Ben Esteves
9 May 2024

The team at Ratpack were very helpful, especially our agent Anna who did the foot work and found us a deal that met our requirements. Thank you guys!

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You hit the road.

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

Whether you plan on wandering through Sydney’s iconic cityscape or embarking on an unforgettable adventure to the picturesque outskirts, be in control of your dream journey, and savour an epic, all-time travelling experience.

Buzzing for the vibe? Get in touch today.

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Why book your campervan with RatPack?

So, what makes RatPack any better than your average campervan rental in Sydney?

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 hire prices in Sydney, 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 Sydney camper rentals!

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.

Preparing for your Sydney campervan adventure

As we arrange the best and cheapest campervan hire for your adventure from Sydney, a little preparation is needed on your part.

Here are some of our top tips to ensure you have the best campervan hire experience:

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Prepare for jet lag

Make sure you take a bit of rest time between your flight and when you want to drive. Jet lag can be gnarly, so give yourself time to relax and acclimatise when you arrive. 24 hours minimum.

But hey if you do get tired, that’s the beauty of a camper, right? Just pull up for a quick snooze, no worries.

Research your route

Sounds dumb, but before you set off, you need to know where you’re going. Getting stuck out in the outback is the last thing you need.

And when driving, remember to keep your driving license on you with a cellphone that can stay charged throughout your journey.

Budget and funds

With costs, you’ll pay a daily rental or one-way fee with admins fees and additional pricing for furniture and GPS etc. We recommend you insure your camper just in case. Honesty, for the daily charge, it’s not worth forking out a bond of around $3000!

Set some budget aside for petrol, and when you return to the provider, they will expect a full tank.

And get a good food shop in the fridge. All that driving and sightseeing can be hungry work. Depending on your journey, shops and restaurants can be few and far between.

Picking out a few free campsites to hit on the way can save money and help you restock while meeting fellow roadies and campers.

Planning your epic Sydney and New South Wales campervan journey: Your guide to visiting Sydney

Being home to some of the best beaches, coastlines and national parks in the world, there’s so much to see and do when you are in Sydney. And with a luxury camper covering travel and accommodation, those unforgettable memories are there for the taking! But where to start?

Click here for a few tips if you are making the epic journey from Cairns to Sydney.  

Blue Mountains National Park

Get ready to be blown away by the natural beauty of New South Wales and its epic national parks – the perfect playgrounds for campervan travellers like us! 

First up, we’ve got the legendary Blue Mountains National Park, a World Heritage region just a stone’s throw away from the heart of Sydney. Brace yourselves for jaw-dropping sandstone cliffs, lush eucalyptus forests, and majestic waterfalls. Embrace the natural beauty, take a hike, or enjoy adventure activities like canyoning. This park has something for everyone, including the Three Sisters rock formation, a sacred gem for the local Indigenous people. 

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

Royal National Park

Or if you prefer a coastal walk for some tranquil vibes, head south to the Royal National Park. It’s a haven of serenity with its sandy beaches and lush rainforest gullies. The Coast Track will take your breath away with its walking trails and stunning coastal views, and if you’re lucky, you might even spot whales during migration season – how wicked is that?

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

Kosciuszko National Park

Back down the east coast from Brisbane to Sydney, you can hit so many awesome spots like the Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, and the Blue Mountains.

Canberra

Next stop: Canberra, Australia’s capital city! Dive into the rich history with its museums and memorials, and don’t forget to explore the surrounding Australian Capital Territory with its lush bushland reserves and wildlife – she’s a beaut. 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/this-overlooked-australian-city-is-an-urbanists-dream

The North Coast

For a more laid-back, beachy road trip, you will want to hit the North Coast, stretching from Sydney to the Queenstown border. Explore surf towns, beach resorts, and the iconic Byron Bay (and don’t be shy to head to our HQ for a chat). Inland, you’ll find the Hunter Valley wine region and Tamworth, the country music capital. Finish your journey in sunny Brisbane or hit the Gold Coast camping and caravan parks. It’s an unforgettable adventure you won’t want to miss.

https://www.greyhound.com.au/travel-blog/destinations/top-10-places-to-explore-on-the-nsw-north-coast

Melbourne

Don’t miss the road trip between Sydney and Melbourne! Meander along the coast for beach bliss or take the inland route, stopping at Canberra and the Victorian Goldfields region. 

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

So, pack your bags, fill up that tank, and get ready to hit the road in your luxury campervan hire. Sydney is calling, and the adventure of a lifetime awaits for you!

Sydney Harbour Bridge

If you’re keen to soak in the stunning views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, we’ve got the scoop for you.

This iconic bridge walk is situated on the eastern side, and you won’t miss the stairways leading up to this thrilling adventure.

As you take in the sights along the way, make sure to swing by the south-eastern ‘Pylon Lookout’ – trust us, the view from there will leave you speechless.

If cycling is more ya thing, you’re in luck. The cycleway is on the western side of the bridge, and you can hop onto it near the Sydney Observatory.

Feeling adventurous? You can rent bikes right in the city centre, or if you’re up for a guided experience, join Bonza Bike Tours or Sydney Bike Tours for an unforgettable tour.

So, whether you’re strolling, cycling, or just soaking in the incredible views that sunny Sydney has to offer, the Sydney Harbour Bridge has something truly special in store for you.

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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. 

Guide to driving in Sydney

Before you embark on your epic adventure with your camper rental from Sydney, here are some things you should know to ensure a super fun and care-free ride, with no wallet-draining or time-wasting mishaps.

Take Notes

When you first pick up your camper rental, pay attention to what the staff say about the vehicle. Jot down notes if you need to, and feel free to ask any questions that pop into your head – like, ‘Can this bad boy handle off-roading?”

Drive On The Left

Remember, you’re down under now, so drive on the left side of the road, Aussie-style! If that ain’t your usual thing, take an hour or two on leisurely roads to get the hang of it before you hit the highways. We promise it’s super easy, and you will get a handle of it in no time.

Size Matters in Sydney

Oh, and size does matter! Be aware of the dimensions of your camper – especially when parking. We defo recommend embarking on this adventure with a trusty sidekick, as they can be your spotter when you need to park like a pro.

Know The Rules

Speaking of, don’t be a parking outlaw! Know the rules and regulations for parking areas, so you don’t give the authorities a reason to tow your ride. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

Speed Limit

Now, let’s talk speed. The default speed limit in Sydney is 50 kilometres per hour, but on the open roads and motorways, you can rev it up to 110 kph. Just always keep an eye out for those speed limit signs.

Commuting Hours

Now, Sydney is a bustling metropolis, so if you’re driving within the city limits, plan it around the typical commute hours. Trust us, it’s best to avoid the hustle and bustle.

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Are there toll roads in Sydney?

While you are cruising in your luxury campervan on your Sydney road trip, you might bump into some toll roads. No worries, we have the deets to keep you in the loop!

First up, we’ve got the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel – it’s a bit of us, that’s for sure. Then there’s the Eastern Distributor, the M2 Hills Motorway, and the M5 South-West Motorway, all leading you to killer destinations. 

Buckle up for the M7 Westlink and the M4 Western Motorway – you’ll be buzzing through the city like a pro! And don’t forget the Lane Cove Tunnel and the Cross City Tunnel, taking you on an epic underground adventure. 

Now, here’s the nifty part: These roads are super high-tech with their electronic tolling systems, so all you have to do is swipe the toll amount from your linked account as you breeze through – easy peasy!

So, remember, keep those tolls in mind and make sure you’ve got the right payment method lined up before hitting the bustling Sydney streets. 

Campervan hire Sydney: Popular Drive Routes for Your Campervan Rental in Sydney

If you’re ready to uncover some of Sydney’s hidden gems, a private campervan hire is the way to go! And we’ve got you covered with the best route for an unforgettable drive: the Grand Pacific Drive. 

Prepare to be wowed by incredible scenery and sheer beauty as you head south from Sydney. This drive is an epic visual feast, and you won’t be able to resist stopping for some insta-worthy snaps along the way!

 https://www.australiantraveller.com/nsw/the-ultimate-grand-pacific-drive-highlights-trail/

But that’s not all! After picking up your campervan, get ready for the Legendary Pacific Coast Drive, taking you on the dreamiest journey north. The view from your camper will leave you amazed, that’s for sure. You’ll soak in the lush green hinterland, pass by banana plantations, cruise through stunning National Parks, and hit the sandy shores of surf beaches. This drive is without a doubt the best thing you could ever do when adventuring in Sydney. 

Check out our Ultimate 2 Week East Coast Itinerary for more places to visit on your campervan road trip!

Campervan hire 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 Sydney.

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 in Sydney is the best option for large groups/families regardless of how long you expect to be on the road.

Travel tips for Sydney

Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or a first-time adventurer, get ready to unlock some wicked travel tips to an unforgettable journey through the vibrant city of Sydney and its breathtaking sights.

How long do you need for a campervan adventure in Sydney?

Listen up ‘cause we’ve got the lowdown on the best time to do a campervan hire in Sydney! It’s all about how far you wanna go, so buckle up for some epic road trip options. 

If you’re up for hitting the top Sydney attractions, we would defo recommend sticking around for three days, especially if you are a first-time visitor. But hey, we know you’re not just stopping at the city sights, right?

Here’s the deal: you don’t need to conquer everything at once! Take it easy, and just enjoy the epic vibes that Sydney has to offer. Many Sydney adventurers tend to opt for a northern or southerly route, soaking in the beauty of coastal towns and wild wilderness along the way. 

Feeling the call of the south? You can zip down to Eden and back in about a week. But if the north is calling your name, we would defo recommend two weeks for the return trip – it’s all about finding the perfect balance of adventure relaxation. We know you’ll have a buzzing time either way, that’s for sure!

But guess what? There’s no rush! You could totally spend more (or less) time out there – it’s totally up to you! Customise your journey to match your budget, timeframe, interests, and travel style. No stress, no worries, just you and the open road, making unforgettable memories like a true Aussie Roadie. That’s the RatPack promise!

What is the best time of year to hire a campervan in Sydney?

Let’s talk about seasons! If you wanna experience the perfect weather for your epic campervan getaway, Autumn (March to May) and Spring (September to November) are where it’s at. Picture balmy days with highs and lows of 22°C / 14°C – that’s a bit of us. 

And even better? Travelling during these shoulder seasons means you’ll get to enjoy the beauty of Sydney with smaller crowds and better rental deals. Win-win!

However, if you’re all about the summer vibes, go for it – there is a reason why it is the most popular time to visit! But just a heads up, if you plan on venturing inland, you will need to brace yourself for some scorching heat. Just be prepared to share the campsites with loads of other folks, and rental rates might be a bit steep.

Campervan hire: Frequently asked questions

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

How long do you need for a campervan adventure in Sydney?

Listen up ‘cause we’ve got the lowdown on the best time to do a campervan hire in Sydney! It’s all about how far you wanna go, so buckle up for some epic road trip options. 

If you’re up for hitting the top Sydney attractions, we would defo recommend sticking around for three days, especially if you are a first-time visitor. But hey, we know you’re not just stopping at the city sights, right?

Here’s the deal: you don’t need to conquer everything at once! Take it easy, and just enjoy the epic vibes that Sydney has to offer. Many Sydney adventurers tend to opt for a northern or southerly route, soaking in the beauty of coastal towns and wild wilderness along the way. 

Feeling the call of the south? You can zip down to Eden and back in about a week. But if the north is calling your name, we would defo recommend two weeks for the return trip – it’s all about finding the perfect balance of adventure relaxation. We know you’ll have a buzzing time either way, that’s for sure!

But guess what? There’s no rush! You could totally spend more (or less) time out there – it’s totally up to you! Customise your journey to match your budget, timeframe, interests, and travel style. No stress, no worries, just you and the open road, making unforgettable memories like a true Aussie Roadie. That’s the RatPack promise!

What is the best time of year to hire a campervan in Sydney?

Let’s talk about seasons! If you wanna experience the perfect weather for your epic campervan getaway, Autumn (March to May) and Spring (September to November) are where it’s at. Picture balmy days with highs and lows of 22°C / 14°C – that’s a bit of us. 

And even better? Travelling during these shoulder seasons means you’ll get to enjoy the beauty of Sydney with smaller crowds and better rental deals. Win-win!

However, if you’re all about the summer vibes, go for it – there is a reason why it is the most popular time to visit! But just a heads up, if you plan on venturing inland, you will need to brace yourself for some scorching heat. Just be prepared to share the campsites with loads of other folks, and rental rates might be a bit steep.

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

You don’t need an Australian driver’s licence to hire a campervan in Sydney, 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 Sydney?

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.

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