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Hey, I'm Mikey

Travel Guru

Age: 26

Where's home?

Manchester – But calling Byron Bay home for the time being Yewwww.

Languages spoken:

English

Time spent in Australia:

3 years!

A little about me:

I spent my time at home being king of the BBQ at Nandos flipping chicken before I decided that life was 100% not for me hahaha….

I then flew to Thailand worked as a Scuba Diver living the dream in Koh Tao before flying to Australia and starting to help backpackers just like me with traveling this BEAUT country and yeahhhh the rest is history!

Best moment in Australia:

My best moment in Australia has to be exploring Fraser Island it is unreal

But the funniest WILL ALWAYS be the time I attempted my 88 days farm work for the 1st time and got paid $60 (£32) for 12 hours work because I am not made to pick oranges…

Not going to lie it was a tough day and the farmer did not want me back…

Backpacking tips:

1 Key tip from me is 100% Travel before going to do your farm work ahahahahah.

Type of traveller:

Backpacker who loves a 12 bed dorm at heart but would not say no to a little Air BnB from time to time.

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    K’Gari (Fraser Island)

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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

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

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From our RatPackers

5.0

1,600+ Google & Facebook reviews

5.0

1,600+ Google & Facebook reviews

Brooke Arnott
15 June 2024

Such an awesome experience booking our motor home for our upcoming Xmas holiday to Tasmania. Ben was super helpful, friendly and also managed to secure us a fantastic price. Highly recommend the team at Ratpack for your next holiday adventure.

Gregg assistance in finding me & my sister a campervan for our holiday in New Zealand was amazing. He responded quickly to my requests and ensured that I know my options. Can't wait for our holiday! Thank you Gregg and the rest of the RatPack Travel family!

Weronika W.
12 June 2024

The best price, fast and professional service. I'm not going to look for campervan on my own anymore. It is so much easier with you guys, grazie!

Laura Ryan
12 June 2024

These guys are amazing! Honestly, they had so much patience with me as I had to chop and change dates and places and they were absolutely fantastic to deal with. Thanks so much to Tammy and all the guys! Cheers.

Hayley Sense
11 June 2024

Ben was absolutely amazing to deal with, making it a very seamless process! Very excited for our holiday!

Ryan made my booking experience quick and easy. I’m very happy with the booking process and excited for my adventure!

Fritz Rottmann
11 June 2024

Ben helped us a lot and organized everything really quickly. Can recommend!

Lauren Curry
10 June 2024

10/10 would recommend for helping book your trip. Jules really took the stress out of organising our 25 day trip around the east coast of Australia. She really went above and beyond helping us secure the most amazing campervan which completely suited our needs and had all our ‘wishlist’ items included (and bonus was within budget 🤩). Plus she was kind enough to share a map of places to see to help with our itinerary planning. Thanks again 🙏🏻 can’t wait for our trip.

doris steiner
7 June 2024

We had a great experience with Ben! Thank you!

James was extremely helpful in helping us organise our trip around New Zealand. Helped us to find the best price for renting a campervan. Extremely helpful! Would definitely recommend:)

We decided to hire a van quite late and thanks to Ryan we managed to secure one. Ryan was super helpful and patient, thank you so much.

James was very helpful and sorted us out quickly for what we wanted, given how soon we wanted to head off. Very efficient and patient.

Di Daw
4 June 2024

Cannot thank George enough for all his help booking a motorhome for our trip to New Zealand in October. Got an amazing deal for us & sent us tips on where to visit & stay along the way.

Zoe Joines
4 June 2024

Unreal customer service! Took all the stress away from organising a van myself, made the process so easy. Highly recommend!

Marnie Burg
3 June 2024

Ryan was extremely helpful and attentive, in getting us as good a deal as possible. Having someone else doing the chasing up for all our needs to make our trip problem free saves so much stress. I will leave a review once we have taken our trip too.

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