Urban Explorer

more than just a rental car

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Features of the Urban Explorer Car

  • Seats 2
  • Modern stereo + GPS included
  • USB ports (for charging): 4
  • Storage space for luggage
  • Ultra discreet: no stickers, no logos
  • Baby/child seat capability
  • Free table & chairs
  • Water tank (20 litres)
  • Fridge/freezer (41 litres)
  • 1x gas cooker
  • Cooking gear & camping tableware
  • Comfy mattress for relaxation area
  • Sleeping options (it's a car)
  • Free $50 fuel on 10+ day hires

4.65 out of 5 stars

"The bed was surprisingly very comfy and we slept very well all the time."

Marco , from Germany

Why travellers love going for a #spaceshipsroadtrip

  • One-way included
  • Additional drivers free of charge
  • Pay 10% now, remaining 90% later
  • Unlimited kilometres
  • New Zealand owned & operated
  • Same low price for young drivers
  • 24-hour roadside service
  • Drives like a car (automatic)
  • Basic insurance with 3rd party cover
  • Free guidebooks & travel app
  • Free after-hours & weekend service
  • Free to update booking before pick-up

4.65 out of 5 stars

"The spaceship worked perfectly and drove us for two months and more than 8500km trough New-Zealand! "

Bas, from Netherlands

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Technical specifications

Vehicle: Toyota Estima
Transmission: Automatic
Engine size: 2.4 litre (petrol)
Fuel tank capacity: 60 litres
Fuel economy: 8-9 litres / 100 km
Power steering: yes
Anti-lock braking (ABS): yes
Aircon & heating: yes
Stereo: CD/radio + GPS & bluetooth; 4-way sound
Rearview camera: yes
USB ports: yes, 4 in total
Cigarette lighter socket: yes
Sliding doors: 2
Luggage storage: 1.18m wide x 0.8m long x 0.32m height
Vehicle dimensions: 4.6m length x 1.6m width x 1.8m height
Baby/child seat: no, can't be fitted
Seats: 2
Sleeps: 0

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Advantages of a Spaceships campervan

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Free after hours service

Contactless pick-up 24/7 (free service)

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Flexible booking options included. Spaceships NZ cares!
  • It's free to change your booking before day of pick-up
  • You will never lose your deposit, even if you missed free cancellation
  • Travel credit can be used within 2 years in all Spaceships countries

Urban Explorer: more than just a rental car

A road trip is the most flexible and fun way to explore New Zealand. And a rental car is the most obvious choice when travelling in winter or when you are not a big fan of outdoor sleeping. The Spaceships Urban Explorer is the perfect solution for you. It is a rental car plus. Plus what? Plus heaps of free extras that the average car hire company in New Zealand doesn't provide or charges extra for. Not at Spaceships. We have always included heaps more for free than any other company.

Meet the Urban Explore: a hire car with heaps of extras

The Urban Explorer is a comfortable hire car that seats 2 people. A reliable Toyota Estima vehicle with a petrol engine and automatic transmission. Sounds like a normal rental car? Then check out the back of the vehicle, the other half of this vehicle is where the plus items can be found. This is what is included for free with the Urban Explorer car.

  • Big 41-litres fridge for keeping your drinks or snacks cool & fresh. This fridge is bigger than the ones found in most campervans in New Zealand.
  • A nice area to relax after a long hike. Use the cushions to turns it into a 2-metre long flat area for a lie-down or a quick nap in the afternoon. Or stack the cushions and use the metal frame as a table or something to rest your feet on. The front seats of the Urban Explore car can swivel 180 degrees, so you can create a comfy seating area. Enjoy some drinks and cheese before hitting the road again. You can even add a sleeping pack as a paid optional accessory to turn the Urban Explore car into a sleeping van.
  • Cooking gear included: everything that is needed to heat up soup, make coffee or tea, or create a quick warm meal is included: gas cooker, cups, plates, bowls, cutlery, and more.
  • Big storage area under the metal relaxation area frame. Perfect to keep your bags and other gear out of sight when going on a hike.
  • Secure, hidden lockbox for valuables or small electronics.

A smooth road trip by car

The Urban Explorer is based on the famous Estima model, a workhorse from car manufacturer Toyota. It comes with all the tech to make it an even easier & more comfortable road trip in New Zealand.

  • Power steering
  • Anti-lock braking or ABS
  • Airconditioning and heating
  • Modern stereo system with a big display and built-in GPS/SatNav system. No need to hire a regular car and pay extra for navigation. It's all included with the Spaceships Urban Explorer.

Explore New Zealand your way

By hiring the Urban Explorer from Spaceships you'll save money as often our prices are lower than a normal rental car. Also, you don't need to bring or buy things like a cool box and a picnic set to be able to enjoy drinks and tasty snacks or even quicks meals along the way. The vehicle drives like a normal car or MPV so it is easy to park it at your hotel or motel, even in a city environment.

The Urban Explore car doesn't have any branding or logos, which not many rental car companies in New Zealand do. You'll be travelling like a local in New Zealand. No one will see that you are driving a sophisticated rental car.