Here are a few tips that you can follow to get a hold of a really cheap rental car deal:
The cost of the rental deals varies from supplier to supplier & location to location. A lot of factors determine the price, like the car size, the time of the year, the age of the driver, etc.
Usually the price of a rental car in NZ falls in the range – NZ $20 to 45 per day
The legal driving age in NZ is 16 years, but most of the car hire companies active in NZ put forth 21 years as the minimum age to rent a car in the country. However, the minimum age limit could be anywhere between 18-25 depending on the supplier and the car type you are renting. It is a common practice among the suppliers to quote different age requirements for different car sizes, for instance, in majority of cases 21 years is the least age restriction for economy and similar vehicles while for vans and luxury rental deals, least age limit are 25 or 27. The suppliers may charge an extra fee from the underage drivers.
All the car rental companies that work with us in New Zealand have great customer reviews.
They offer a reliable and quality car hire service at reasonable prices. We work with international brands like Sixt, Thrifty, Budget Rent-A-Car and Europcar. If you would like to rent a car from a local company, we also have tie-ups with Go rentals and Snap rentals.
Many of the rental agencies allow one way car rental trips from North Island to the South Island and vice versa. Almost all of them permit the rental cars to be taken onto ferries; however, the cost of the ferry travel may or may not be included in the deal’s price.
Renting a one-way is simple. All you have to do is use the ‘Different drop-off location?’ option on the search form to select the return point of your choice.
Consider the type of trip, the number of people, the luggage, the space needed for equipment (if any) etc while deciding the car you want to book. Best for group travelers, the van and minivan rentals offered by our suppliers cover 7, 8, 9, 12 and 15 passenger vehicles like Grand Caravan. SUVs are great for a group of 5-7 people going on longer trips. Luxury & convertibles are prefered by people planning coastal drives.
January to March
NZ bustles with activities and to-see things all over the year, as it experiences great weather conditions throughout the year. However, the time period from January to March is considered the best time to visit the country. Here are a few points that might help you plan well:
To rent a car in New Zealand, you need a valid driver’s license. Other than that suppliers usually ask for a payment card, mostly a credit card, and a proof of identity. The complete list of the document that the rental company expects you to bring along is provided by the supplier on the rental voucher.
The minimum car hire period is 1 day or 24 hours and the maximum period could be 1 month or 11 months depending on the suppliers you are renting from. Monthly and long-term rentals are quite popular with people on inter-island itineraries; weekend and one day rentals are preferred by the students and business people respectively.
Queenstown, Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch are the most popular rental points in New Zealand. Though the quality of rental services is good all over the country, their airport locations remain the most popular of all.
Have a look at the list of the locations on our Rental location page. You can also find a rental car location by contacting us through email or phone. Our experts are available 24/7 to help you out!