Beta 2S (more space)The perfect upgrade from a standard car
The Beta 2S Spaceship is the perfect upgrade from a car rental! A newer, more refined vehicle with lower mileage, more space, an extra long bed option up to 2.37m long if needed, and reduced branding. The Beta 2S comes with a custom designed camping kit providing you with the ultimate combination of a great car to drive and a comfortable and versatile camping set up all in one compact, easy to drive, fuel efficient car.
Well suited for people who wish to be more discrete and are looking for an upgrade from a small rental car. With a Beta 2S Spaceship you can stay in different forms of accommodation most nights like you would with an ordinary car rental, but you also have the added bonus of the flexibility to have the odd night camping in a more isolated Department of Conservation ‘DOC’ campsite to get a taste of the real camping experience while in New Zealand, or pull over for a sleep, or to make a cup of tea.
While bigger campervans struggle to park and access remote areas or in some cases are not allowed, a Beta 2S camping car gives you all the benefits of a car for easy parking, great maneuverability and handling on gravel roads with the added bonus of being able to camp out comfortably in camping grounds.
The Beta 2S Spaceship Kit includes; A large double bed (1.90m L x 1.4m W) which can be used inside on cooler nights and extended out the back into a rear awning for 30% more space and ventilation on warmer nights – a extra bed extension can be added for free to extend the bed to 2.37m, a dual burner cooker, fridge/freezer, water tank, self-charging battery system, cooking equipment, quality bedding and double mattress, kettle, large lockable storage area, radio, and CD player with screen and iPod connector.
All these features combined with great service, support, no hidden costs, unlimited km's, 24-hour roadside service and access to our unique New Zealand-wide Space Mates network for local advice and deals make a holiday in a Spaceship a very efficient, comfortable and cost effective option for campervan hire in New Zealand.
Advantages of a road trip in a Spaceship
✓ We do hire to drivers of 18 years of age
✓ Bedding & linen, cutlery & crockery are included
✓ Easy to drive, just like a normal car
✓ Free NZ Frenzy guidebooks (500 pages in total)
✓ Free after-hours pick-up & drop-off
When you book with us you get a FREE copy of the NZ Frenzy Guidebooks (worth $40). You'll be getting both the North Island and the South Island edition of this guidebook. They provide detailed information about the lesser known beautiful parts of New Zealand. Go explore New Zealand like a local.
Beta 2S Vehicle Features
Sleeping Option 1 - Keep the boot down and extend the bed internally
- Ideal in colder weather
- Comfortable full-size double bed with the back door closed
- Smart design means you don't need to rearrange the interior to access your luggage
The Beta 2S Spaceship comfortably sleep 2 adults in a large comfortable bed. All linen and bedding is included with your hire. To set up: Pull out each bed leg from the main bed frame and place the bed board and mattress on top. This will take you less than 10 seconds to set up and dismantle.
Sleeping Option 2 - Extend the bed out the back for 30% more space and ventilation
Cooking: kitchen at the back (2-burner gas cooker)
The two burners are provided with an easy to set up extension or camp table. You can also rest the cookers on a picnic table or other external surface. A complete cooking kit is provided with a 20-litre water container.
Special battery system
Spaceships are set up with two batteries, one runs the CD player, fridge and internal lights, and the other battery starts the engine. This means you can operate the fridge and listen to music while the engine is not running as it uses the 2nd battery, but the Spaceship will always start on the 1st battery, and then self-charge the 2nd battery as you drive.
This saves you money and gives you more freedom as it means you do not have to pay for a powered site to charge your vehicle like you would in an ordinary Australian camper van rental.
Seat-belted seating for 2 enabling 40% more space in the back
Large secure storage area
The main rear storage is accessed from the back and can securely store two large soft backpacks. We have improved the rear awning by including a large zip down area so you can access the rear storage compartment with the awning still on. The internal storage area is where the cookers, cutlery, and cooking equipment are stored and offers space for dry food storage. You don't have to rearrange the interior for day and night time use.
Like a good car to drive
The Beta 2S Spaceship is a true pleasure to drive. It is compact enough to park in cities and in narrow laneways but is also comfortable enough to cruise long distances. The new features of the Beta over the Rocket includes Airbags, more spacious driver's area, better storage, four cup holders, new and even spacier console design, dual slide doors, more power and better fuel economy, side awning, smart battery system and fridge. In keeping with all Spaceships, they are fun, safe and easy to drive.