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Things you may need to know when booking a hire car in Christchurch
Christchurch car hire is still available. However, you can only collect your rental car from the Christchurch Airport until further notice as they rebuild after the 2011 earthquakes. Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Europcar and Hertz have moved their fleet to the airport location. You can still compare and save on a Christchurch Airport hire car with VroomVroomVroom and make your way to the airport to collect your hire car.
Christchurch is still a gateway to the South Island of New Zealand and therefore it is still a great option to hire a car when you land at the Christchurch Airport and begin your driving experience.
Although there are no suppliers using city depots at present, we envisage that the suppliers will move back into the city in the future. For now, simply choose to collect a car from the airport.
New Zealand Road Tips
- You must keep on the left hand side of the road
- If visiting for a short time and planning on driving you must have either an international drivers license or a certified English translation of current license
- Urban Speed Limit is 50km per hour
- Seatbelts are a legal requirement for all passengers and may incur a fine if caught without one.
Baby & Child Seats
All children under the age of 5 must be properly restrained in an approved child safety seat. Rear Facing, Forward facing and booster seats are available to hire with your rental. To arrange this please contact VroomVroomVroom customer service and we will happily arrange this service for you. Please note that car seats are limited so it is best to book early with particular priority for the school holidays.
My Favorite Place Winner March 2010: The sheer anticipation of picking up the car in Christchurch - heading down to our chilly Southern destination.The first snowflakes as we hit Tekapo, icy roads on the Lindis Pass. So far from home in Noosa. The kids are squealing with excitement, Queenstown, ski time, winter fun... HERE WE COME!
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Check out our list of things to do in Christchurch.
We not only want to help you book a hire car, we also want to give you some ideas on how to have an awesome time in Christchurch.
Hanmer Springs: Heading north from Christchurch you may come across Hanmer Springs. At this location you will find a relaxing day spa and thermal pools and waterslides with an Alpine background. It is an attraction that the entire family will appreciate.
Wine Trails: Christchurch is fast becoming the wine capital of New Zealand and has been nominated to represent New Zealand in the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. Here are four trails that you will want to consider - The South Canterbury Food and Wine Trail, The North Canterbury Food And Wine Trail, The Selwyn Food and Wine Trail and The Mid Canterbury Food and Wine Trail. These four trails offer a mix of wine tasting experiences with good food and wonderful country scenery to enjoy.
Historic Sites: There are many heritage listed sites and buildings that are worth a visit such as Cathedral Square, Victoria Square and Christchurch Pier.
Fun Facts about Christchurch
Also known as the Garden city, Christchurch is host to two flower festivals a year. The Festival of Flowers which is held in February each year, followed by the Ellerslie International Flower Show which is held each March. With such a focus on the beautiful things in life, there is a multitude of nooks and crannies to park your hire car for a family picnic or even romantic date in this idyllic city.
Middle Earth is not the only place Christchurch is a gate way to. Christchurch is the land of adventurers and an Official Gateway to the Antarctic, being the stepping off point for many of the great expeditions. If the Antarctic peaks your interest, a car hire will come in handy in following the 'Antarctic Trail' drive which takes you to all the Historical Sites related to the Great Antarctic Explorers who set off from Christchurch.