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Beta - original & award-winning


The Beta campervan is the cheapest option in the Spaceships fleet. It is a budget campervan that offers better features and has more included for free than other campervans in New Zealand. Up to 4 people can be seated in the Beta (belted seating for 4), so perfect for friends that want to share the cost of travel. Two people can sleep inside the Beta campervan: sleep fully inside or extend the bed partially outwards for more space and ventilation.


Seats up to 4 people

Sleeps up to 2 people

Automatic transmission

Smart battery system

2 USB sockets

Integrated fridge


Runs on petrol


Baby/child seat can be fitted


Cooking gear


Sleeping gear


Vehicle Toyota Estima  

Engine size 2.4 litre (petrol)  

Fuel tank 60 litres  

Fuel consumption 9-10 litres / 100 km  

Anti-lock braking (ABS) yes  

Power steering yes  

Aircon & heating yes  

Stereo Radio + 4-way speakers + AUX cable  

Rearview camera no  

Cigarette lighter socket yes  

Sliding doors 2  

Mosquito nets optional  

Double bed 1.4m wide x 1.9m long  

Bed extension up to 2.3m long (optional)  

Lockable storage 1.04m length x 0.54m width x 0.33m (h)  

Rear awning yes (included)  

Awning sunshade 1.5m x 1.5m (optional)  

Vehicle dimensions 4.6m (L) x 1.6m (W) x 1.8m (H)  

Interior height 1.2m  

Baby/child seat option 1x ISOFIX  

Check out these photos of the Beta - original & award-winning

driving licence

Provisional licence accepted! 
As long as you are at least 18 years of age and drive within the terms of your licence.

Clock 24 7 pick up campervan

Pick up 24/7. After-hours is a free service. Your can pick up your campervan 24/7 year-round.
Book online & select 'after-hours'.

no fee

No fee for young drivers. Anyone 18 years or older with a valid driving licence can hire & drive a Spaceships campervan.

Video tour of the Beta campervan

Before you start your road trip in New Zealand it’s good to get to know your Spaceships Beta campervan a bit better. The Beta campervan has features that differ from the other campervans in our fleet. Instead of reading a boring manual, we have created this instructional video. It’ll show you all the features of our Beta campervan

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How to use your Spaceships Beta campervan

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Budget campervan that offers more than others in New Zealand

The cheapest campervan in the Spaceships range is called the Beta. Although its category name is budget campervan, the features and the vehicle are anything but budget. The price is low, and the features are as you would expect from Spaceships: all cooking and sleeping gear is included so you just need to bring yourself and your luggage and buy some food and drinks.

Oh, and maybe a travel mate or two or three. The Beta standard campervan has belted seating for up to four people, so you travel with mates and share the costs of travel. If you’re travelling as a group of 3 or 4, you might want to bring a tent as two people can sleep inside the Beta campervan.

Features of the Beta budget campervan

As the Beta standard or budget campervan does have a backseat, up to 4 people can sit in the standard campervan. Travelling together is more fun, right? The backseat is a swivelling backseat that can be turned sideways so you sit back and relax while enjoying the view, after a long day of hiking. A cosy seating area with an amazing view.

The Beta standard campervan has two sliding doors, making it super easy to get into the vehicle. Or to get to the storage area which is located under the bed area. Easy as.

And you don’t need to bring any sleeping bags or sheets as the Beta comes fully equipped with all sleeping gear: sheets, duvet and pillows. The same goes for the cooking gear, everything you need to create yummy campervan-cooked meals is included: gas cooker, pans, utensils, plates, cups and cutlery. You just need to add some ingredients, which can be bought from a supermarket close to our depots.

What makes the Beta a budget campervan?

The Beta campervan is the first campervan you see when comparing all Spaceships campervan sin New Zealand. It is the most basic model, a standard model. Its price is the lowest of all Spaceships campervans in the New Zealand fleet. Therefore we call the Beta campervan the budget campervan option. It is the cheapest campervan you can find in the Spaceships fleet.

But don't be fooled by words like budget or cheap. Its price may be low, its features are just as complete as any other Spaceship. And of course, it is well-maintained and cared for by our team of mechanics. The only thing that is budget is the price of the Beta campervan. When you book this campervan online you'll know you are getting the best deal, actually, we guarantee it. Travelling in the budget campervan in New Zealand won't break the bank.

The budget campervan with more included

The Beta campervan comes with more items included for free. Of course, the sleeping and cooking gear but also a rear awning. The rear awning is the perfect solution for those warm New Zealand summer or Indian summer nights (December to March). The bed will be partially extended outwards and the rear awning covers it. It’s like sleeping in a tent, but you’re lying on your comfy campervan mattress.

The free Spaceships camping app and the free NZ Frenzy guidebooks will take you to beautiful remote places in New Zealand. Getting off the beaten path is a piece of cake with the Beta, our budget campervan option.

How to fit a baby or child seat in the Beta budget campervan

The Beta standard campervan is the only Spaceships campervan that has the option to add a baby or child seat (ISOFIX). One child or baby seat can be fixed onto the backseat of the Beta campervan. Bring your own child seat or hire one from us.

Why this budget campervan makes it an easy road trip

Just like other Spaceships, you can book the Beta campervan one-way without any extra fees. At Spaceships, we don’t believe in adding fees or hiding costs. It’s all included in one low price, the total price you see is the price you’ll pay.

Get a quote online and you can lock in that deal on the Beta campervan for several days. Think about it and book it in online when you’re ready. Although, nowadays with free cancellation, there’s no need to think about it. Just book that great, low price straight away, you can update or even cancel your booking if your plans change.

Book the Beta campervan without worries

From start to finish, roadtripping in the Beta standard campervan will be worry-free. Our Promises will guarantee you a great #spaceshipsroadtrip. You can change your travel dates free of charge before the day of pick-up (subject to availability). The Beta is – like all Spaceships campervans – well-maintained and in excellent shape. This standard campervan is ready for your road trip. Are you ready to become a Space Traveller?