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Hiring a Campervan in Australia

Hiring a campervan in Australia

What better way to explore such an amazing country than at your own pace? A Spaceship offers you freedom, flexibility and convenience all in a vehicle which is like a good car to drive. Then there are the world class attractions, the golden sand beaches, amazing landscapes, first class campground facilities, and friendly locals. Travel Australia in a Spaceship and do what you want when you want!

How many people can you seat?

The majority of our fleet have belted seating for four people. A few have seating for three people. If you require a 4-seater please let us know when you book. In the rear of the 4-seater vehicles there is one lap belt and one 3-point belt.

Are one-way hires available free of charge?

Yes! It won't cost you any extra to pick-up and drop-off in different locations.

Is there a minimum hire period?

Yes, 5 days. Please note there may be greater minimum hire periods at peak times (this will vary based upon availability).

Where can I pick up and drop off my Spaceship?

You can pick-up and drop-off your Spaceship in Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne and Sydney.

In Sydney and Cairns you can pick-up & drop-off your Spaceship 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To arrange this please contact our team on 1300 132 469 (bookings must be at least 48 hours in advance).

How does the solar shower work?

It is a 20L bladder that you leave in the sun to heat up. You then secure it to a tree and have a nice hot shower anywhere.

What are the rules with camping in your Spaceship?

We encourage customers to use camping grounds and be environmentally aware, however you can free camp in some areas. You can also pay up from $10 - $40 to have a powered site to charge up your camera/phone/hairdryer and get more facilities.

Are there 4 wheel drive spaceships?

No

Are there any hidden costs once I pay for my hire?

Standard insurance, unlimited kms, 24 hour roadside assistance and one way hires are all included for FREE. There is an additional charge of 2.2% for Visa and MasterCard and 5% for Diners and Amex of the overall rental charge, which is payable on pick up of the vehicle.

What value adding do you offer?

- Discounts on activities around Australia
- Free iPod cords
- Unlimited Movie DVDs
- Space Stations
- Maps

Does Spaceship come with bedding and living gear?

Yes, a duvet, 2 pillows and sheets are provided free of charge. A pot and pan, chopping board, plates, knives, forks, cups, bowls, can opener + much more is also included for free.

Can I reduce my bond?

Yes you can, there are a couple of options depending on your age - see bond page for more info.

Can you do deals on hires over 35 days?

Yes we can - please email enquiries@spaceships.tv for a great deal.

Do you have to have the car running to play DVDs?

No, the auxiliary battery runs the DVD, this battery will run down after 4-5 hours of DVD watching. It then charges automatically when the engine is running.

What size is the engine?

2.4 litre petrol

What make of car is a Spaceship?

Toyota Estima

Is the Spaceship a petrol engine?

Yes it is, it can do around 450-500 km to a tank and costs about $65 to fill (cost varies depending on fuel prices)

Can I hire a Spaceship if i’m 18?

Yes, you can hire a Spaceship if you are 18 years old or over, as long as you have a full drivers license. Check out all the info about renting a campervan for under 21s.