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Car hire New Zealand

ERentals New Zealand is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always reserve your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

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The rates shown above are per day based on a rental period of at least 7 days. Additional costs and taxes for optional extras may apply. Please click here for an explanation of these charges.

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Location information for New Zealand

New Zealand is best explored by rental car. ERentals has over 47 pick-up locations in New Zealand. This means there is always a pick-up location close to your destination.

The dramatic landscape of New Zealand combined with the warmth of its people makes it an attractive holiday destination. Due to the geography of the islands and the multitude of sights to take in, cheap hire car in New Zealand is the best way to explore.

Sandwiched between two bays on the north island, Auckland enjoys not only an attractive location but a temperate climate. There is a diverse mix of cultures residing in Auckland, this diversity is reflected in its dining and shopping scene.

If you are exploring by car hire in New Zealand you will want to visit the capital city – Wellington. Snugly situated in the Wellington harbour, the city has a range of options for tourists. The Te Papa museum is a new development to showcase New Zealand as a whole. A drive along Oriental Bay at sunset is a must, or during the day it is a beautiful beach for enjoying the glorious sunshine.

After crossing the Cook Strait by car rental, the Marlborough Sounds are a spectacular sight. Further south, you will find the Glacier country which is made up of Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier communities. There are many activities to choose from including guided walks and scenic flights.

Queenstown is easily reached by hire car. It is a popular tourist spot and no wonder with its rugged mountains, crystal lakes and an exhaustive list of activities. It also has a lively nightlife with sophisticated wine bars, jazz nights and acclaimed DJ's adding to its appeal. Nearby, Lake Wakitipu and the Remarkables Range create a magical backdrop.

Practical information

  • Currency
    New Zealand dollar
  • Driving direction
    Left
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Māori
  • Popular car category
    intermediate
  • Popular rental companies
    Ezi-Rent Car Hire

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is ERentals the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by ERentals? at this location
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