New Zealand Travel Guide

Travel Information

New Zealand is a wonderland, which offers some of the world’s most incredible landscapes, activities, attractions and people. The North and South Island are very different but together incorporate a huge variety of amazing attractions in a compact and easy to travel country that is perfectly suited to travelling in a Spaceships campervan rental.

Under the Weather

A New Zealand surf film made by Damon Meade showing some of New Zealand's top surfers in a variety of great surf locations around New Zealand. 

Campsites NZ

Spaceships have teamed up with Rankers to offer you the most comprehensive online camping guide to New Zealand. This camping guide lists nearly all the campsites in New Zealand along with reviews and information of their facilities. 

How much is campervan insurance

Campervan insurance or as some people refer to it as bond reduction options vary considerably between different companies. It pays to read the fine print around what is actually included and excluded with each option available. We have tried to make our campervan insurance simple and apply for all ages 18 years and older.

A Rocket camper provides the most reliable cheap campervan rental in New Zealand. Rockets are reliable Toyota's that are known worldwide for quality and reliability.
We perform a comprehensive service every 15,00km to ensure safety and a quality experience when on the road in New Zealand. 

Campervan hire New Zealand compare

Spaceships have three great campervan hire options to compare for exploring New Zealand. The Rocket is the cheapest and most simple camper. Ideal for those people who are not that worried as much about the camper and would rather save some money here and spend more on activities. 

One way camper rentals

We offer great value one-way camper rentals. At certain times of the year you may only have to pay $1 per day!  

Campervan Hire Auckland

Auckland is the largest and one of the most vibrant cities in New Zealand and with a third of the population of New Zealand living here it’s also the busiest.

Campervan Hire Christchurch

Near the centre of the east coast in the South Island, surrounded by majestic snowy mountains lies one of New Zealand’s most beautiful cities, Christchurch.

Walks in New Zealand

Walking in New Zealand is the most popular activity or thing to do in New Zealand. There are a large number of absolutely beautiful New Zealand walks offering a huge variety of landscapes, ease of gradient and length of time required.

DOC Campgrounds in Auckland

Unfortunately, there are no DOC campsites in Auckland itself but there are several near by on various Islands in the Hauraki Golf. The closest DOC campsite to Auckland is Motuihe Island, then Home Bay on Motutapu Island and Motuora Island, which is north of Orewa about 30 minutes north of Auckland city.

DOC Campgrounds in Christchurch

Unfortunately, there are no DOC campsites in Christchurch or Banks Peninsula. DOC does however offer a range of vehicle accessible campsites around Christchurch in what is defined as North and South Canterbury.

Hobbit Movie

The up coming Hobbit Movie is sure to be an epic film directed and produced by Peter Jackson and based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy novel. According to an interview with PJ all of the iconic moments in the book will be included. With several actors from The Lord of the Rings this two-part series is sure to be an absolute cracker. The incredible scenery of New Zealand offers the ideal backdrop for these powerful Hobbit movies. Weta Digital will be creating the bulk of the special effects for the Hobbit Movies. The first Hobbit Movie is looking set to go live later this year.

Glamping camping NZ

Fancy a bit of treat, something a bit more glamorous? Check out our Beta 2S coming soon. It's a more discerning Vehicle with no branding. It's newer and has lower mileage and is designed with couples in mind. We have removed the back seat to create 40% more space and easy access from both sides of the Vehicle. This also enables more space for your gear, which is easier to access.

Budget campervan hire NZ

A Rocket provides a great budget campervan hire in New Zealand. Rockets are available for hire in both Christchurch and Auckland and have no one-way fees or hidden costs. 

Luxury campervans NZ

Looking for a luxury camper but want something more like a car to drive. The Beta 2S is the ideal camper for you. It drives like a good car, is easy to park, comfortable and provides great versatility when travelling. 


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