Here you can compare rental cars and hiring of vehicles from several companies in cities in New Zealand. Look for and find the best prices on car rental. Search for and book directly in cities such as, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Manukau, Waitakere, North Shore, Hamilton, Dunedin, Tauranga, Lower Hutt, Palmerston North. We list prices from companies that are safe and quality assured so that there will not be any problems when you want to pick up your car.
We can offer car rental where every cost is included, no hidden fees and free cancellations or amendments up to 24-48 hours before you are supposed to pick up the car. An easy and safe booking of rental cars online. Autoprio.com can offer rental cars in the most cities, train stations and communities as well as airports in New Zealand.
Facts about New Zealand
New Zealand is a country with approximately 4,252,000 inhabitants and is located in Oceania. The capital is Wellington which has 381,900 inhabitants. Total surface/area 268,680 km² / 103,738 mi². It is the 3th largest country on Oceania when it comes to inhabitants and the 3th largest regarding the surface. Other names for this country is Dominion of New Zealand. It consists of seventeen regions/states/counties and the largest are Canterbury, Wellington, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Manawatu-Wanganui, Otago, Hawke’s Bay, Northland, Taranaki, Southland, Gisborne, Nelson, Marlborough, Tasman, West Coast and Chatham Islands. New Zealand is the 127th largest country in the world when it comes to inhabitants and the 76th largest regarding its surface area. English, Maori are languages used in the country. .nz is the most common domain ending for websites in this country. Auckland (c. 417900 pop), Wellington (c. 381900 pop), Christchurch (c. 363900 pop), Manukau (c. 362000 pop), Waitakere (c. 208100 pop) are the five largest cities. Suggestions on places, attractions, museums that could be worth a visit during your trip to New Zealand. Weather and maps of the country, cities etc. To make a call, you use the country code +64. The five highest mountains are Aoraki / Mount Cook (3754 m / 12,316 ft), Mount Tasman (3498 m / 11,476 ft), Mount Dampier (3440 m / 11,286 ft), Mount Aspiring (3033 m / 9,951 ft) and Mount Earnslaw (2819 m / 9,249 ft). Dollar (NZD) is the official currency for shopping and payments.
New Zealand tourist attractions & activities
Butterfly Creek and Founders Park are theme parks, water parks or amusement parks located in New Zealand. Do you want to do something fun with the whole family? Zoos, aquarium, tropicarium, terrarium, tropical house and animal parks located in New Zealand are Kiwi House, Hamilton Zoo, Whangarata Zoo Park, Auckland Zoo and Marshalls Animal Park. Looking at exotic animals? Thinking of going on a wine trip to New Zealand? Vineyards and wine producers in New Zealand are for example Passage Rock Vineyard, Invivo Wines and Matua Valley Wines.
Cheap car rental with unlimited mileage in New Zealand
There are many different models and sizes of cars to choose from. Fleet list in New Zealand: Compact elite, Mini cars (Mini), Luxury elite, Estate, Fullsize elite, 7 seater minivan (7 seat minivan), Mini elite, Small-medium truck-lorry (Small-medium truck), 9 seater minivan / Minibus (9 seat minivan), Premium cars (Premium), Compact cars (Compact), Standard cars (Standard), Special cars (Special), Hybrid cars, Medium SUV, Economy elite, Intermediate, Economy cars (Economy), Fullsize cars (Fullsize), Luxury cars (Luxury), Electric cars, Exotic cars (Exotic), Small SUV, Cargo van, Moped, Intermediate elite, Large truck-lorry (Large truck), SUV / Jeep (SUV), 5 seater minivan (5 seat minivan), Convertible, Minivan. Big cities and popular destinations have more car types to choose from. If you want to rent a luxury car then search at the major airports and the most popular destinations in the major regions such as Canterbury, Wellington, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Manawatu-Wanganui, Otago, Hawke’s Bay, Northland, Taranaki, Southland, Gisborne, Nelson, Marlborough, Tasman, West Coast and Chatham Islands etc. It can also be harder to find and book special cars during peak season, if you do not search well in advance, before you need your rental car.
Cars you can rent in New Zealand are e.g. Economy cars: e.g. Nissan Tiida (2010-2015 Model), Super Saver Car Economy 1999-2005 Model, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Micra, Super Saver Car Older Economy Model, Economy elite, etc. Estate: e.g. Volkswagen Passat Estate, Ford Focus Estate, Subaru Legacy Estate, etc. Intermediate: e.g. Nissan Sunny (1999-2004 Model), Nissan Tiida, Hyundai i30, Holden Captiva, Toyota Corolla, etc. Fullsize cars: e.g. Toyota Camry Hybrid, Tesla Model S, Holden Calais, Exotic cars, etc. Compact cars: e.g. Jeep Compass, Super Saver Car Compact 1999-2005 Model, Hyundai i20, Super Saver Car Older Compact Model, Luxury cars, Special cars, etc. Mini cars: e.g. Kia Picanto, Ford Ka, etc. Cargo van: e.g. Mitsubishi Triton, Toyota Previa Camper car (Standard 4 Berth), Toyota Previa Camper Car (Premium 2 Berth), Toyota Previa Camper Car (Standard 2 Berth), etc. 9 seater minivan / Minibus: e.g. Toyota Minibus, Ford Transit, Medium SUV, 5 seater minivan, Electric cars, Luxury elite, Moped, Small SUV, etc. Minivan: e.g. Toyota Commuter, Toyota Estima, Ford Transit, Toyota Hiace, Toyota Minibus, etc. Premium cars: e.g. Toyota GT-86, Nissan Maxima, Large truck-lorry, Mini elite, Fullsize elite, Small-medium truck-lorry, Intermediate elite, etc. SUV / Jeep: e.g. Mitsubishi Outlander, Toyota Prado, Kia Sportage, Daihatsu Terios, Nissan Patrol, etc. Standard cars: e.g. Volkswagen Passat 2004 to 2017, Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Prius, etc. 7 seater minivan: e.g. Volkswagen Sharan, Volkswagen Touran, Toyota Previa, Compact elite, etc. Convertible: e.g. Audi A5 Convertible, Mazda MX5, Mercedes E Class Convertible, Hybrid cars, etc. However, in smaller cities and on islands like North Island, South Island, Waiheke Island, Great Barrier Island, Stewart Island Raikura, Yule Island, Wiroa Island, White Island, White Island, Whatitirinui Island, Whangarara, Whangara Island, Whanganui Island, Whakaterepapanui, West Island, Wekarua Island, Weka Island, Weka Island, Weeks Island, Pohowaitai Island, Makaro, Wakaroa, Waimate Island, Waewaetorea, Victory Island, Urupukapuka, Unahi, Ulva Island, Tuhawaiki Island, Tuamotu Island and Tree Island etc, the range is smaller.
Parking regulations and traffic regulations
Driving a rental car in New Zealand is not that difficult, but as in most countries there are parking and traffic regulations you must abide by. It is better to learn the most important parking and traffic regulations before your trip to avoid fines and make your trip safe. If you are planning to rent a car in the larger cities such as Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Manukau, Waitakere, North Shore, Hamilton, Dunedin, Tauranga, Lower Hutt, Palmerston North, you had better plan ahead! You might have trouble finding parking and there is often traffic, especially during rush hour.
What to consider when looking for a rental car in New Zealand?
If you already have decided to rent a car in New Zealand before you leave and want to part as little as possible, you ought to book a car before you leave. First of all, you should try booking your car online. It is often the cheapest, easiest way to look for and compare, and it saves you time. If your car is supposed to be collected at an airport such as Auckland International Airport, Wellington Rongotai International Airport, Christchurch International Airport, Hamilton Rukuhia International Airport, Dunedin Momona Airport, Tauranga Airport, Palmerston North Airport and Rotorua Regional Airport, you should book before you leave. One search shows many options. Letz, Ezirent, Jucy, East Coast Rentals, Europcar, Mode Rentals, Lucky, National, Scotties, Ezi Car Rental, Drive Nz, Avis, Ace, Sixt, Abell, Thrifty, GO Rentals, Hitch, Snap Rentals, Enterprise, Budget, Dollar, Alamo, Aerodrive, Hertz, Firefly, Redspot, InterRent are the companies that autoprio.com compares in New Zealand.
Destinations in New Zealand
Compare car rental in regions such as: Car Rental Canterbury, Cheap Car Rental Wellington, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Manawatu-Wanganui, Otago, Hawke's Bay, Northland, Taranaki, Southland, Gisborne, Nelson, Marlborough and Tasman. Car rental in towns such as: Compare Car Rental Auckland, Rent a Car Wellington, Christchurch, Manukau, Waitakere, North Shore, Hamilton, Dunedin, Tauranga, Lower Hutt, Palmerston North, Rotorua, Hastings, Nelson, Napier City, Mangere, Porirua, Whangarei, New Plymouth and Invercargill. It is possible to rent a car for one way, this is called a one way rental. You collect the car in one place and return it somewhere else, e.g. another city or country in New Zealand. Car rental in airports such as: Rent a Car Auckland Airport, Rental Cars Wellington Airport, Christchurch Airport, Hamilton Airport, Dunedin Airport, Tauranga Airport, Palmerston North Airport, Rotorua Airport, Nelson Airport, Hawkes Bay Airport, Whangarei Airport, New Plymouth Airport, Invercargill Airport, Whanganui Airport, Gisborne Airport, Richard Pearse Airport, Woodbourne Airport, Taupo Airport, Whakatane Airport and Queenstown Airport.
Frequently asked questions about car rental & renting a car in New Zealand
How old do you have to be to rent a car in New Zealand?
Most car rental agents have a minimum age limit of 21 years for rentals. However, requirements may vary depending on the car rental agent and destination country. Please note that there may be additional charges if the main driver is under 25 or over 75 years old to cover the extra insurance cost. Any additional fee will be mentioned at the time of booking under summary of charges before you confirm the reservation.
Where can I purchase car rental insurance in New Zealand?
We recommend purchasing the damage refund insurance at the time of booking. Our insurance partners offer a complete damage refund insurance package which is up to 50% cheaper than what you would pay at the rental supplier’s desk. The insurance cost and conditions will be displayed at the time of booking.
Which additional charges could apply?
Please note that each car rental agent in New Zealand has its own policy on additional charges which will be clearly stated in the rental conditions at the time of booking. Generally, additional charges may be applied for: out-of-hours pick-up/drop-off, border crossing, one-way rentals, young drivers or senior drivers and winter tyres. Any additional charges will need to be paid directly at the rental desk in the local currency.
Which optional extras are available in New Zealand?
The availability of optional extras depends on the car rental agent and even if they are booked online they are not guaranteed. The following extras can be booked online: Additional driver, Booster seat, Child toddler seat, Infant child seat, GPS – Satellite Navigational System, Ski Rack, Snow Chain Set, Snow Tyres, Wi-Fi Access, Luggage / Roof Rack. Please note that most of the optional extras are not included in the rental price and can be purchased at the time of booking or at the rental desk in New Zealand. The cost of the optional extras are displayed at time of booking in the Rental Conditions.
How much do you charge for excess in New Zealand?
The excess amount depends on the car rental agent and the rented vehicle and it will be refunded within 10-28 days after the rental if there has been no damage. Cartrawler offer damage refund insurance in association with our insurance partners, which will allow you to claim for reimbursement in the event that you have been charged for collision damage or theft. This damage refund insurance can be purchased at the time of booking.
Which costs are included in the rental price?
In the majority of cases the rental price includes collision damage waiver, third party liability protection, tax, airport fee, unlimited mileage and breakdown assistance. Please note that the costs included may vary depending on the car rental agent and destination. The car rental agent may also choose to ask you for a deposit or excess at the rental desk in New Zealand. Make sure to check the rental conditions at the time of booking.
How can I find car rentals near me in in New Zealand?
Do a search for the city, island or airport closest to you in New Zealand. A search for country or e.g. island in New Zealand lists the largest airports. Then take a look at our map of car rental companies to find the best rental cars near you.
Can I book without a credit card in New Zealand?
Yes. You can make a booking without a credit card. Note that, even if you choose to pay by debit card, you will have to provide a valid credit card in the driver’s name at the time of pick-up since the rental agent requires a credit card from which to take the rental deposit. Credit cards accepted for pick-up are MasterCard, Visa, and in some cases American Express.
What are the best rental car companies in New Zealand?
Based on ratings and reviews on autoprio.com, the best car rental companies in New Zealand are Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Budget and Sixt.
Are there extra charges for drop-off at a different location in New Zealand?
Yes, in most cases the car rental agent will charge an extra fee if you wish to return the vehicle at a different location. We will clearly state whether the one-way fee is included in the rental price or what additional cost may arise at the time of booking.
Which documents do I need to bring to the rental desk in New Zealand?
The rental voucher we will send you as part of the booking confirmation contains all documents required at the time of pick-up in New Zealand. In most cases, in order to release the reserved vehicle, you need to bring: Credit card in the name of the driver. Credit cards accepted for pick-up are MasterCard, Visa, and in some cases, American Express. Please consult your Booking Confirmation for list of accepted Credit Cards. Driving licence. Please note that only a full licence held for minimum of 1 year with no major endorsements will be accepted. Read more about requirements for driving licence. Booking voucher. This will be sent to you within 48 hours after booking and must be printed out. Any other forms of identification requested by the car rental agent in their terms and conditions. Details can be found on your rental voucher.
What are the most popular car rental locations in New Zealand?
Based on searches on autoprio.com, the most popular cities to rent a car in New Zealand are Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Manukau, Waitakere, North Shore, Hamilton, Dunedin, Tauranga, Lower Hutt, Palmerston North, Rotorua, Hastings, Nelson and Napier City.
What is the cheapest car rental company in New Zealand?
In the past 14 days, the cheapest rental cars were found on Autoprio.com at GO Rentals, Scotties, Drive Nz, Hitch, Snap Rentals, Ezi Car Rental, Letz and Lucky.
Car rental companies we compare in New Zealand
When you are looking for a rental car in New Zealand, autoprio.com compares, for example, these companies: Scotties, Ezirent, National, Budget, Ezi Car Rental, Firefly, Drive Nz, InterRent, Hitch, Avis, GO Rentals, Thrifty, Snap Rentals, Aerodrive, Dollar, Abell, Europcar, Jucy, Lucky, Hertz, Alamo, Sixt, Mode Rentals, Redspot, Enterprise, Ace, East Coast Rentals and Letz.