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Reasons why it is so easy to explore the outer space of New Zealand by Spaceships campervan

Say bye-bye to travel stress, you are in New Zealand now. The easiest and most fun way to explore New Zealand is by Spaceships campervan. It's not just about how easy it is to drive our campervans, it's also about the booking and pick-up process. We've done everything we can to make sure that every aspect of your trip is as easy as possible. 

1. Lowest Price Promise

Booking your Spaceships campervan online means that you've locked in the best deal available. You don't need to waste time shopping around or compare prices, you'll get the best price online. If you do come across a cheaper price for our vehicles with the same travel dates, we’ll match it (if all details are the same and it matches our Price Match rules).

2. Insurance / excess reduction options

All our campervans come with standard insurance with 3rd party cover. However, to travel with full peace of mind we recommend upgrading to Stress-Free Insurance which also means that your excess will be reduced to $0 (zero, nothing, no excess). That's the most comprehensive insurance option, which means you will pay $0 excess when something happens to the campervan.

3. Free after-hours pick-up and drop-off: 24 hours a day year-round

There's no need to rush to our depots in Auckland or Christchurch as we offer FREE after-hours pick-ups and drop-offs. You can plan your trip the way you want. Our friendly crew will make sure your campervan is waiting for you at a time that suits you: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Just make sure you let us know that you'll be arriving early or late by selecting the pick-up and drop-off time when booking online. If your travel plans change, no problem as you can update your booking free of charge before arrival (subject to availability). Have a look at all the details of our free after-hours service.

4. No hidden costs

The price you see is the price you'll pay. Check it out and see the low price for your travel dates. Spaceships come with all sleeping & cooking gear included, so no extra payments are needed to start your road trip. The price on the booking page is the price you will pay. And only a low deposit is needed to lock in that great Spaceships deal. The remaining balance can be paid later, up to 1 working day before your scheduled day of pick-up.

5. Heaps of free stuff included

You'll love the low rates for our awesome, customised campervans but you'll love all the freebies we through in even more.

  • Free guidebooks: North Island and South Island edition of the famous NZ Frenzy guidebooks.
  • Bedding & linen are included.
  • Your campervan comes with all cooking gear needed to whip up simple yet tasty meals. This includes gas cookers, pots, pans, plates, forks, knives, spoons, cups and more.
  • Unlimited kilometres, so you can create the longest road trip ever and see it all in New Zealand.
  • No one-way fees, so you can explore the North and the South Island of New Zealand.

6. A Spaceship will save you money

When choosing a campervan for your road trip in New Zealand and comparing campervan rental companies, don't just look at the daily rate. Make sure to look at the big picture - what is included? are there any extra costs or fees? - to make sure you are making the right comparison. You will see that Spaceships campervans are the best choice and will even save you money.

  • You can stay at unpowered free or budget campsites. You don't need to plug in your Spaceship.
  • Spaceships campervans have good fuel economy as they have modern petrol engines
  • Spaceships are classed as the smallest vehicle, classed as a car, on the ferry, so cheaper to cross Cook Strait.
  • Our rates are low and there are no nasty extra fees. 
  • The price you see is what you'll pay
  • No diesel road user charges
  • Unlimited kilometres.

7. A wide range of optional accessories for your campervan

Spaceships campervans are customised campervans that drive like a regular car but are equipped with the features of a campervan. Check out our range of vehicles and see for yourself. And to make your road trip even more relaxed, we have heaps of optional accessories for hire or purchase. Check out the list of optional accessories. That's another way how we eliminate travel stress.

8. Anyone can hire a Spaceships campervan: no age limit!

At Spaceships, we like to keep things as easy as possible. Age doesn't matter here. Anyone 18 years or older with a valid driving licence can hire and drive a Spaceships campervan. There are no extra fees for young drivers. And there is no age limit. Roadtripping is for everyone, no matter your age. The only thing that counts is having a valid driving licence. Everyone pays the same low price. We charge the same low rate whether you're between 18 and 21 or well over 21 years of age. It's that easy.

Our campervans drive like a regular car so even if you're not used to driving on the other side of the road it's still easy. That's why we always say: anyone can do a road trip in New Zealand with Spaceships. As long as you have a valid driving license. 

9. No travel stress at all

Hiring a Spaceships campervan is heaps of fun and a great way to see more of New Zealand. Whether travelling with your partner, friends or an infant. Life on the road in New Zealand is good and stress-free. And when travelling with an infant we have child seats available for hire.

With all the free stuff included and fantastic options available, there won't be any nasty surprises. Guidebooks, roadside assistance (24-hours), one-way option, extra drivers, it's all included. You can leave the travel stress at home and start your New Zealand road trip stress-free.

10. Manage your booking online

Want to speed up the check-in process? Forgot to add some of these super-handy optional accessories? Or pay the remainder of your balance? Then use our Online Check-In Portal to manage your booking system. It's easy, secure and saves heaps of time. You can add or remove accessories, update your details, upload your driving licence to our secure vault and lots more. It is all part of our contractless pick-up process.

11. We're here to help

If you do have questions about hiring one of our vehicles, driving in New Zealand or anything else that might cause travel stress, have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), see the Terms & Conditions or contact our friendly crew... Or have a chat by using live chat 24 hours a day. Start live chat by clicking on the icon at the bottom of the screen. Talk to you soon.

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How we make it a worry-free process

  • Additional driver(s) can be added for free.
  • One-way travel: drop off at another depot at no extra charge.
  • Unlimited mileage - You're on unlimited kilometres (mileage) so you can see more of New Zealand no matter how far you drive.
  • 24/7 Roadside Assistance: All Spaceships come with NZRA 24-hour roadside service.
  • Contactless pick-up & drop-off: 24/7.
  • Free to make changes! Updating a booking before pick-up is free, no matter how often you need to make changes (subject to availability)
  • Never lose your deposit! If you can't cancel for free anymore, we'll turn it into travel credit for you so it can be used up to 2 years later in New Zealand, Australia of the UK.
  • We check & clean your campervan thoroughly before it goes out onto the road!

The price you see is the price you'll pay

No hidden fees at all

Spaceships cares... See all the important things we care about

When we say that we care, we mean it: 100%. We care about a lot of things. Here are the most important things we care about. The things that are important for you and why you should go for a #spaceshipsroadtrip instead of just an ordinary road trip.

Quality & cleanliness

Making sure that your campervan is safe and clean is our highest priority. Our team of in-house mechanics make sure that each vehicle is serviced regularly (every 15,000 km) and that is passes all checks before it is ready to leave the depot. And we check & clean your campervan thoroughly before it goes out onto the road! The checklists are detailed and extensive, as you can see below.

  • Pre-hire check-list for all Spaceships (except the Dream Sleeper Mini)
  • Dream Sleeper Mini pre-hire checklist

Our sweet little country

Making sure that every traveller now and in the future is able to experience the beauty of New Zealand, is another key item in the things we care for. Being eco-conscious isn't just a promise or a hollow phrase. We stick to the Tiaki Promise and do everything we can to take of our country.

On behalf of every Space Traveller, we plant trees in our environmental project in Akaroa. This is another way to make sure the future of our country is safe. There are also some nice hiking trails and we would like to invite every traveller to check out the amazing scenery of Akaroa and our eco-project.

Read more about all this, see how we care for the environment and how we stick to the Tiaki Promise.

Your happiness and your experience in New Zealand

And last but definitely not least, we do everything we can to make sure that you have an amazing experience when roadtripping in New Zealand. All our systems are created to make your life easier, our friendly staff has many years of experience in customer service and making sure that your questions will be answered fast and accurate so you have nothing to worry about. All you have to do is plan your itinerary and New Zealand's scenery will do its magic.

We are here for you every step of the way... Before your trip, during your road trip and after dropping off the vehicle. You can always contact our friendly staff via chat, phone or email. It doesn't matter how small a question might seem, we are happy to answer it. Left something in the campervan after dropping off? Let us know!

It is all part of our promises to you. Check 'em out and see what you can expect from us.

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It'll be a great #spaceshipsroadtrip. Promised!

There's a lot of info on this page, but it is really simple. We promise you a great New Zealand road trip. It's part of our promises.

See our promises

We're looking forward to seeing you at one of our depots in New Zealand soon!

Advantages of hiring a campervan in New Zealand

Hiring a campervan to explore New Zealand has many advantages. It provides you with the flexibility to travel at your own pace and create your own itinerary. You can stop and explore anywhere you like, without having to worry about hotel reservations or public transport schedules.

A campervan also allows you to experience the natural beauty of New Zealand up close, as you can park up in some of the most stunning locations and wake up to breathtaking views. Having your own campervan means you can save money on accommodation and food, as you have the option to cook your own meals and sleep in your own bed. Finally, hiring a campervan is a great way to meet fellow travellers and create lifelong memories.