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Absolutely recommended to anyone wanting to take the stress out of booking a camper van! Ben made the process for me so smooth and he genuinely cared for what my trip entailed and catered right to it! Blown away with his kindness and couldn’t be more happy with the price and deal we go for our van!

10/10 service! So helpful and friendly! Looking forward to heading on the trip already 😊

Chiara Ocampo
30 May 2024

Jenna & Ryan are very professionals and helpful. Wish them the best

This shout out is for James! He took all of our worries,stress and anxiety about our up coming snow road trip and chucked them out the window. In under 30 minutes he had us booked with a better deal,upgraded vehicle and many laughs. Just for his service alone we will be back for every holiday! Thanks heaps James we look forward to our holiday because of you, now I can drive to Sydney today with a clear mind and no worries of having to sleep on my bike in the middle of the snow ⛄️ I have to mention his concern for safety was top notch with not wanting myself or my partner to have a bed fall on our heads again 😂

Lucy Sudworth
29 May 2024

Jenna and Ryan were very helpful from the beginning to the end of the booking process. They shared all the details needed for our trip and in good time. Once our trip had been confirmed Ryan supported us through the phone call explaining next steps, payment and the process. We are very happy with the service we received! Thank you again and we look forward to our trip!

Rachel Boyd
29 May 2024

Ben made our camper van booking experience a breeze, very professional and easy process, would be happy to recommend to anyone!

Chloe Brough
29 May 2024

Mikey was very efficient and easy to deal with, we booked a camper and the whole process took around 1 hour from him getting us prices, speaking to different dealerships and us paying our deposit. He was happy to answer any questions we had and shared lots of information regarding routes, campsites and the day to day travel in a camper. We would definitely recommend!

ross leondiou
29 May 2024

They were super helpful in finding me a motor home at the last minute—-received great assistance from James

Cathy A
28 May 2024

Ben from Ratpack Travel was absolutely amazing in helping find the perfect van & best deal for our dream WA holiday. Best customer service ever! They know their products inside out & I would use them again & again!

Blake Seers
27 May 2024

George was awesome to deal with! Really knowledgeable and very helpful. Highly recommend!

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

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey? Hiring a campervan in Queenstown, NZ – the adventure capital of the South Island – is ideal for those wishing explore its beautiful surroundings. Experience total freedom while creating your own unique experiences as you make lasting memories along this exhilarating road trip!

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Why Book with us?
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Why hire your campervan with RatPack?

So, what makes RatPack any better than your average campervan hire in Queenstown?

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 Queenstown 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.

Feeling nervous about campervan hire in Queenstown?

It’s normal to feel nervous about your first campervan hire in Queenstown… Trust us, we know how you feel. Travelling with a camper across a great whopper of a country is a daunting thought.

And that’s ok. But rest assured, we’ve got you covered with a guaranteed, around-the-clock personal service.

We’re here to help on WhatsApp if you have any questions or concerns over any part of your trip. Whether you need advice or support, we’re here for you.

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Explore the Best Campervan Hire New Zealand Options for Your Dream Road Trip

  • Discover the perfect campervan rental in Queenstown to explore NZ’s South Island!
  • Get ready for an amazing journey with essential tips and must-see destinations.
  • Enjoy unforgettable activities & attractions year round, from freedom camping to thrilling adventures!
  • Discover the perfect campervan rental in Queenstown to explore NZ’s South Island!
  • Get ready for an amazing journey with essential tips and must-see destinations.
  • Enjoy unforgettable activities & attractions year round, from freedom camping to thrilling adventures!

New Zealand Locations for Camper Collection:

  • Auckland
  • Christchurch
  • Queenstown

Campervan rental Queenstown 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.

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.

Hi-Top Campervan in Christchurch New Zealand.

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 how long you expect to be on the road.

Motorhome in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Essential Tips for Campervan Hire in Queenstown

You will most likely pick up your campervan from Queenstown Airport in Frankton. This is an incredibly beautiful location with the Alps and Southern Lakes all within easy reach. This will certainly be the trip of a lifetime.

queenstown view on a sunny afternoon.

Image Source: https://www.queenstownnz.co.nz/

As you get set to journey in your rented campervan around New Zealand’s Adventure Capital, it is important that you take note of a few essential tips. From preparing yourself for Queenstown 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 this fantastic destination!

Driving in Queenstown: What You Need to Know

Exploring Queenstown in a campervan will be epic, but it’s important to have your wits about you when driving on the roads. 

Main highways are best for first time campers while more experienced travellers may opt for rougher itineraries with sportier vehicles and tire chains. Many roads around the area are winding and narrow. Look out for roundabouts too! 

Also pay attention to speed limits which max out at 90km/h outside of urban areas or 50 km/h within them.

When parking your rental campervan, find designated camping sites instead of private land as this helps preserve the environment – plus you’ll save yourself any possible legal hassles!

Motorhome-exclusive spaces might also be available in some locations so do check ahead if necessary before starting your journey through Queenstown without a care in the world.

Campervan Rental Checklist

When hiring a campervan in Queenstown, it’s essential to familiarise yourself with the vehicle before you hit the road. Inspecting its features and controls allows for an easier driving experience which can help make your trip more enjoyable. 

Before dropping off, remember to empty all wastewater or toilets and fill up any remaining fuel tanks or gas bottles so that there are no unexpected costs when returning home.

 Following these simple steps on your checklist enables one to have a safe journey while making treasured memories from their unforgettable road trip!

Top Campervan Rental Companies in New Zealand

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 New Zealand 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
  • Britz Campervans
  • Maui Motorhomes
  • Real Value
  • Jucy

Planning Your Route: Must-See Destinations from Queenstown

young traveller in a campervan in queenstown

Once you have the campervan rental all sorted, there is so much to explore in and around Queenstown. There are incredible sights that can be seen along a scenic drive or for those who want even more adventure, extended routes beyond Queenstown with stunning landscapes waiting at every turn!

The Road to Adventure: Southern Loops and Scenic Drives

Embark on an exploration of the southern regions with pictures perfect drives around Queenstown and its nearby sights. 

One of the favourite journeys amongst the very well travelled RatPack crew will take you through the Southern Scenic Route. Expect to see vast landscapes, undiscovered beaches, and a tonne of wildlife! 

We recommend opening up the doors of your camper and simply taking in the view! 

You must visit

Using Campermate App is the most convenient when going on road trips – it aids you create your own itineraries coupled with prime destinations facts plus campgrounds & freedom camping sites without any hassles whatsoever enabling optimum utilisation of New Zealand’s South Island icons!

Download here on Google play and here on the apple store!

Extended Itineraries: Exploring Beyond Queenstown

Exploring beyond Queenstown will give you the chance to experience more breathtaking landscapes across New Zealand. 

For a more rugged adventure why not journey down the West Coast with its wild coastlines, imposing forests and historically-rich surroundings – this part of NZ is home to Fiordland National Park which is both an UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as one of our nation’s beloved national parks that includes Milford Sound, another incredible natural wonder here! 

No matter if you choose to follow set itineraries or create your own route from scratch. Seize every opportunity for exploration when embarking on any road trip away from Queenstown. No matter what camper you choose you will have the perfect base on wheels. 

So gather what you need, jump into your campervan and let yourself be led by whatever exciting destinations lie ahead!

camper on a bridge in new zealand

Where to Stay: Queenstown Holiday Park and Beyond

Expect stunning views like this….

night time views in New Zealand.

As you get ready to set off on your road trip, it’s important to plan the best places for accommodations along the way. Queenstown Holidays. Park provides a great option with its comfort and convenience, alternatively there are also some fantastic freedom camping choices that allow for rest and relaxation after an adventurous day of exploring.

Freedom Camping in Queenstown:

Exploring the stunning natural scenery of Queenstown, New Zealand by campervan is an exciting experience made possible through freedom camping!

Although this allows campers to stay in certain places without a permit or cost, it’s important that you know the laws governing these activities so your trip remains trouble-free!

Freedom camping within city limits as well as residential areas are strictly prohibited. We don’t recommend chancing it as a couple of the RatPack team have been fined before!

Motorhomes which have passed self-contained tests with NZMCA (New Zealand Motor Caravan Association) can be used at holiday parks and DOC campsites approved for recreational use. The RatPack team can help you understand more about this if you have questions!

Here are three of the RatPack team’s favourite freedom camping spots:

  1. Rum Curries Hut – allows free camping for a maximum of two nights in a single calendar month. Have a peek inside the historical hut, but note that you can’t sleep inside!
  2. Kawarau Bridge Car Park – This is where everyone loves to bungy jump. You can camp here in a certified self-contained vehicle! Here are the official freedom camping rules from the DOC
  3. Twenty Five Mile Stream – Maximum of four nights. PS there are no toilets here.

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Making Memories: Activities and Attractions in Queenstown

Queenstown 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 all the experiences. Just say yes… to everything. You will find you experience SO much more.

backpacker travelling around queenstown with a backpack and the view.

Queenstown’s Year-Round Appeal

Queenstown is renowned for its ever-changing attractions and activities available throughout the year. During summer, people can explore nature with options such as Fernhill Loop, Frankton Track and Arrowtown to Gibbston Bike Trail while enjoying the stunning Queenstown Gardens scenery. 

As winter approaches, so does a new vibe. Transforming Queenstown into an enchanting winter wonderland. This provides snow sports lovers with various opportunities – from participating in the Rail Jam at Winter Festival to skiing/snowboarding down slopes or opting for jet boating rides that offer thrill seekers unforgettable experiences! 

Queenstown is a great place to travel no matter what time of year.

Navigating Campervan Rentals: Your Questions Answered

Navigating the world of campervan rentals in Queenstown can be daunting, but there’s no need to worry. We have been booking campers in Queenstown 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 21 years or older when renting their campervan in Queenstown as this is the only criteria for being able to rent it here. 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!

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Campervan hire Queenstown: Frequently asked questions

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

Can you sleep in a campervan in New Zealand?

If you’re planning a road trip to New Zealand, then sleeping in the back of your campervan can be an enjoyable and secure way to do it. For everyone’s safety remember not to have any open flames such as portable BBQs running while asleep or leaving the engine on.

What’s the minimum age requirement for renting a campervan in Queenstown?

To rent a campervan in Queenstown, you must be of legal age (21 years or above). So prepare yourself for an awesome road trip!

What are some top campervan rental companies in Queenstown?

For a great campervan rental experience in New Zealand, consider Apollo, Britz, Maui Real Value and Jucy Rentals. These firms are top-notch providers of quality vans don’t forget to book with us at RatPack travel for the best deals. This is what we do best!

What are the costs associated with renting a campervan in Queenstown?

For an unforgettable holiday, explore Queenstown in a campervan for as little as $100 to $300 per day. Unrestricted travel + life-long memories. RatPack travel will always find the best rates for you no matter what time of year.

How can I save money on campervan rentals in Queenstown?

To economise on campervan hires in Queenstown, be aware of any additional charges and book with RatPack to get the best price. They will personally compare rental deals so that you can save money when hiring a campervan.


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