@ratpack_travel
Hey, I'm Mike

Travel Guru

Age: 24

Where's home?

0161 Manny on the map!

Languages spoken:

English... learning another language is on my bucket list.

Time spent in Australia:

I have been in Oz since September 2022. I've LOVED every minute of it so far.

A little about me:

I was living in London with a burning itch to get away. I knew I couldn’t settle until I went and did my thing! Decided to jump on a flight to Aus and haven’t looked back. The novelty of hitting the beach after work never wears off. Life’s much better when you don’t have to get your vitamin D from a tablet every day loooool.

I love bounding around, socialising and meeting new people on a daily! Made the transition from an absolute novice surfer to a somewhat respectable novice surfer, and no longer walk around looking like Casper the Ghost.

Why is Aussie so special...

What's not to LOVE about living in the land down under...

Favourite spot in Australia/NZ:

Byron Bay Baby! Luckily for me, our office is based in this idyllic beach town full of the best people and best beaches!

Backpacker tips:

Carry as little luggage as possible... a light traveller is a happy traveller!

Funny travel story/or best moment in Australia:

Surfing and catching a wave much bigger than my ability, much to the disbelief of Reuben (a fellow RatPacker).

Type of traveller:

Chaotic - make it up as I go. Since being at RatPack though, I've learnt that being organised with some things (tours and campervans) can help save hundreds of $$$ with a wee bit of prep.

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    K’Gari (Fraser Island)

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    The Whitsundays, Airlie Beach

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    Great Barrier Reef

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Meet the Ratpackers

  • Sammy

    British

    Owner and Operator

    You can never EVER forget where your from – In my case Manchester, UK. But for now and for...

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  • Jules

    German

    Travel Guru

    Home is where my passport is… My roots lie in East Germany but I’ve spent most of my life on the...

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  • Tyla

    Aussie

    Travel Guru

    Originally born in Zimbabwe, I moved to The Land of Oz when I was super young...

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  • Mikey

    British

    Travel Guru

    I spent my time at home being king of the BBQ at Nandos flipping chicken before I decided that...

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  • Holly

    British

    Social Media & Marketing

    About 2 years ago now, I headed off to Australia on my gap yahhh (really not a fan of that term...

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  • Reuben

    British

    Travel Guru

    I first came to Oz on a 1-year working holiday and have settled here in Byron Bay... ...

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  • Mike

    British

    Travel Guru

    I'm Mike (not to be mistaken for Mikey), like Mikey though I'm also from Manchester in the UK......

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From our RatPackers

5.0

1,600+ Google & Facebook reviews

5.0

1,600+ Google & Facebook reviews

Wendy Penwill
12 July 2024

Jules was so helpful in helping us to sort out the right campervan for us. We couldn't have had a more friendly, professional service.

Josh Greenhalgh
12 July 2024

Highly recommend Ratpack. Anna was super friendly and helpful, and made the experience easy from start to finish. She sorted me a van which was ideal for my individual circumstances and we can’t wait for our trip. Thanks!

Seimon Jones
12 July 2024

We had the best experience booking with Ryan. We had a sudden change of plan and needed a campervan booked asap, Ryan walked us through the whole process, talking honestly about every option and cost. Highly recommend.

Vivian Phelan
12 July 2024

Cannot believe how polite and easy it was to deal with Ryan! Very helpful and he explained everything in detail to a T! Would deal with him anytime! Thanks ryan

natasha penwill
12 July 2024

Anna at ratpack was great! She was brilliant at answering all our questions and got us a great deal on our camper!

Janna McLean
12 July 2024

Thanks Anna, great efficiency and professional service. 👍🏻

Penny Kronk
12 July 2024

Absolutely brilliant customer service from both Ryan & Sammy. Their attention to detail, care and patience in getting the right vehicle booked was very much appreciated. Nothing was too much trouble and every question was given a thorough and considered response. I am so excited about the upcoming and long awaited trip with my kids. I am anticipating providing another 5 star review for the overall experience. Job well done RatPackTravel 👌

Tania Winston
11 July 2024

Excellent communication with Jules and easy booking with good choice and prices. Especially as we are booking over the Christmas period. Totally recommend using them. Thank you.

Bec Coleman
11 July 2024

Was initially a little wary of RatPack, due to the name, but with my dealings with George I am very happy with booking my camper for travel. I found a cheap quote and George went above and beyond to match as closely as possible a better all round deal. Very personable, and no hassles. I would recommend checking out RatPack if you want a stress free, value holiday in Oz, you might get lucky and have George help you out.

sam stewart
11 July 2024

Top quality customer service from James and the whole team, from helping us choose what van best suited us, to walking us through all the finer details, it really took the stress off the whole trip so can’t thank them enough! Would highly recommend to anyone who’s looking to do any sort of van rental trip across aus.

Toby Roberts
10 July 2024

James was very helpful and efficient in finding me some good quotes for our trip.

joel kemp
9 July 2024

Highly recommend for ease of use and great service. Anna was very helpful and put in the hard yards going the extra mile to ensure we were happy and got the rate that we were looking for.

working with Ryan through our booking process has been great, he has been attentive to our "silly requests" and ensured all boxes were ticked and saved us the stress of wondering if we have the right camper! Thanks Ryan! You nailed it! Looking forward to our trip!

Joel Matthews
8 July 2024

Great customer support from Ben! Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to book 👌

Paddy O'Brien
5 July 2024

Great to deal with! Ryan was very helpful in securing a campervan which suited our needs and budget.

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