We understand that planning a road trip in New Zealand can lead to heaps of questions. Therefore we like to make things easy for you. All questions from fellow travellers can be found below. And the answers of course.
Your questions about campervan hire in New Zealand answered
You probably have dozens of questions since you came up with the plan to go for a road trip in New Zealand. Where to go and what to do & see are probably on the list of questions about travelling in New Zealand. Why is campervan hire such a great way to explore New Zealand? Flexibility is what it all starts with. The freedom to go your own way and create your own, personal itinerary to see what you want to see in New Zealand.
Responsible freedom camping in New Zealand
New Zealand is probably the best country in the world for a camping road trip. Freedom camping or responsible camping in amazing and remote places in New Zealand is a great way to spend the night close to amazing New Zealand scenery without breaking the bank. There are thousands of campsites throughout New Zealand. These range from basic campsites that are free ($0) or $8 per night to more scenic campsites or campsites with more facilities. These campsites are often run by organisations like the Department of Conservation (DOC) or regional councils. It is a great way for all kinds of camping vehicles to freedom camp in a responsible way.
And there are, of course, a lot of holiday parks or more commercial campgrounds in New Zealand. Holiday parks are more like campings in popular European holiday destinations, a well-groomed and organised area to camp surrounded by facilities like TV rooms, kitchen, washroom, hot showers and more.
Campervan hire in New Zealand made easy
At Spaceships, it is our goal to make the campervan hire experience and your road trip as easy as possible. Our campervans come with sleeping and cooking gear included so you don't need to bring anything yourself. Just your luggage and a sense of adventure is all you need to kick off your road trip.
When you decide to go for a #spaceshipsroadtrip instead of a "normal road trip", you will become part of our Space Traveller community. A community of travellers that know New Zealand like the back of their hand. We provide you with unique information in the form of a free camoing app and the famous NZ Frenzy guidebooks. All free and all included with your Spaceships booking.
Also, Spaceships are well-maintained campervans that are easy to drive, Actually, they drive like a good car and sleep as comfy as a campervan.
Digital and online is making your road trip even easier
Even before contactless processes became fashionable, Spaceships was pioneering a fully digital and paperless pick-up and drop-off process. Our advanced online systems are giving you - the customer - all the power to create and manage your booking whenever it suits you. No need to wait for offices to open before things get done or questions get answered. It can all be done online.
Online is the way to get the best deal
You can easily compare all our campervans and check prices and availability via our easy to use booking engine. Simply select your preferred pick-up and drop-off location and your travel dates to get the ball rolling. As Spaceships Rentals has two depots in New Zealand, in Auckland and Christchurch, it is easy to pick up your campervan in the South Island and drop it off in the North Island or the other way around. Especially because we don't charge an extra fee for one-way trips. It is all included in our low prices. The price you see is the price you'll pay. There are no hidden fees.
You can manage your booking yourself
To make life even easier, we have created an Online Check-in Portal to manage your booking online. Once your booking is confirmed - which is instant if you book your campervan online - the check-in system will be open for you. Via the Online Check-in System, you can add or remove optional accessories, change the insurance level, change your details and lots more.
Once all questions about campervan hire or camping in New Zealand are answered, the fun can begin. It is then time to prepare for your road trip and to create an amazing itinerary. And we can help with that as well. Our road trip & travel blog is packed with useful tips and suggested itineraries. It is a great way to get some extra travel inspiration and tips for things to do and see in New Zealand.
Go for a #SpaceshipsRoadTrip
Our website and especially this FAQ page packed with questions and answers is your starting point to a great road trip. We are always ready to help and answer your questions. Spaceships is in the business of turning travel & road trip dreams into reality. Don't just go for any road trip, go for a #SpaceshipsRoadTrip.