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Welcome to our travel information section on New Zealand. We offer a lot more than just a great campervan to explore New Zealand in.

We are a passionate little country with friendly people and a lot to offer from stunning golden sand beaches, staggering mountain ranges, deep fiords, active glaciers right beside the sea, volcanic zones, massive lakes and rivers, great surf, cycling, skiing and adventure activities. This is only the start of the amazing place we call home! We recommend you come on over and check it out for yourselves

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All your questions answered

Whatever you would like to know about roadtripping in New Zealand, you'll find all the info here. 

Do you have free New Zealand guidebooks?

Yes, we have. Each Spaceships campervan comes with the famous NZ Frenzy guidebooks by Scott Cook. Scott is the expert when it comes to seeing New Zealand like a local. He'll tell you where go and where not to go. Oh, and did we tell you that you'll get 2 guidebooks, one for the North Island and one for the South Island.

What's the best camping app for New Zealand?

That's an easy one. For us, the best travel & camping app is the Spaceships app (for Android & Apple). Duh. The app is free for all travellers. And it is updated all the time by you guys. Yes, you can add your tips and reviews as well. Cool aye. 

Where can I camp in New Zealand?

Well where to start? There are so many awesome places to camp in New Zealand. Check out the rules about freedom camping and where you can camp in New Zealand.

Is it easy to drive in New Zealand?

All it takes is getting used to driving on the left side of the road. And some preparation by reading our tips and free road code tests. The biggest advantage of driving a Spaceships campervan is the fact that our campervans drive like a good car. They're easy to drive.   

Make sure to also read the info about whether you can use your driving licence in New Zealand or whether an International version is required.   

Where to go in New Zealand? Any suggestions?

So many. We have so many suggestions. Therefore we created our list of suggested itineraries.

What are the seasons like in New Zealand?

Of course, there's a difference in temperature each season, but there are more differences. We've listed all seasonal info on this page, making it super easy for you to see when it's the 

More info needed?

Have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us. It's easy, use the chat function on the lower right-hand side of the page or see the contact page for email address and phone number.

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Spaceships Travel & Camping Apps

Downloading a travel app is a great way to prepare for your road trip in New Zealand. Plus, you'll have all info about free and cheap campgrounds and activities with you during your trip. But which of the camping apps should you download? Well, there's one app that's free, packed with the latest info, constantly updated and supported by your mates at Spaceships: the Spaceships travel & camping app for New Zealand and Australia.

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NZ Frenzy guidebooks for free

NZ Frenzy is the ultimate New Zealand guidebook if you want to explore New Zealand's remote and untouched places. It offers more off the beaten track tips than any other New Zealand guidebook. As a Spaceships campervan is the ultimate vehicle to explore New Zealand we're giving you *2 NZ Frenzy guidebooks for free* when you hire a Spaceship. You'll get a North Island and a South Island book. That's a saving of $40, money that you can keep to spend on fun stuff on your road trip.

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Camping in New Zealand

New Zealand is probably the best country in the world for a scenic road trip. As there are so many awesome places for camping in New Zealand, it is a traveller's paradise. It's safe; there are excellent facilities at the campgrounds and New Zealand Holiday Park holiday parks, no nasty animals to be wary of and of course you're surrounded by incredible scenery.

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Driving in New Zealand: free Road Code tests & info to prepare you

Our driving in New Zealand page provides you with a range of videos, PDFs, apps and links to provide the most up to date information about driving safely in New Zealand. Please take the time to read the below content particularly if it is your first time driving on the other side of the road and on hilly and windy roads. 

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What to expect from each season in New Zealand

Just like in your country, New Zealand has 4 seasons. The only difference is that each season is in different months then you're used to back home. And the weather is definitely different. As you may know, you can even have 4 seasons in one day in New Zealand. Check out this info and you'll see that each season has its advantages for your New Zealand road trip.

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How to secure the cheapest Cook Strait ferry rate

Posted on 15/08/2017 by Spaceships Crew

Cook Strait Ferry info

To answer the question which part of New Zealand is more beautiful (North or South Island) you’ll need to cross Cook Strait by ferry. It’s just a relatively short ferry ride from Wellington to Picton or the other way around. You’ll find all the info you need to make the Cook Strait ferry crossing even easier on this page.

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New Zealand campervan itineraries that will make you an Instagram superstar

They say nothing beats a road trip in New Zealand. And they're right. This little country is an awesome and easy place to drive around. The scenery you'll come across ranges from amazing to fantastic. Therefore, we've created a list of some of our favourite New Zealand campervan itineraries. Now you know exactly where to go in New Zealand.

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New Zealand Travel Guide

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 campervan

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