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Compare Rates to Find a Reliable Car Rental in New Zealand

Vehicles travelling on the road at Mt. Cook, New Zealand

Our New Zealand travel tips and depot matrix are great resources for planning your car rental trip around the "land of the long white cloud". It is easy to find location-specific car hire deals from the brands you trust.

Why Book a Car Hire With VroomVroomVroom?

Are you looking for cheap car rentals in New Zealand? We at VroomVroomVroom have teamed up with five leading New Zealand car hire companies, such as Avis, Thrifty, Hertz, Europcar and Budget, along with their depot locations at over 30 locations across New Zealand that can be seen below. We are experts in rental cars and our booking system does all the hard work for you. Simply click on any New Zealand location below and use our new online comparison XML booking engine. All these can save you hours because there's no need to search each car rental NZ supplier separately.

VroomVroomVroom combines all suppliers into one easy-to-use search engine. Contact us for assistance and we will be delighted to help and answer all of your car rental queries. Our friendly customer care experts are ready to serve you so feel free to call, email or chat with us. You may also leave us a message on Facebook and Twitter.

Frequently Asked Questions on Car Rental in New Zealand

How do I get the best deal on a rental car in New Zealand?

Our price comparison tool​ lets you easily compare rates of rental cars and find the lowest price. Make sure to book ahead of time especially when planning to book on a holiday to secure the best rates since prices increase when there’s a demand in rental cars.

How can I find car rentals near me in New Zealand?

If you are staying in a hotel, you can just input its name in our search form​​​ to see a list of car rental depots near you. There is also an option to view the depot map to find the most convenient pickup and drop-off locations.

What do I need to rent a car in New Zealand?

You need to present​​ a valid driver’s licence and credit card​ to be able to rent a car in New Zealand. If your licence is not printed in English, you also need to present an International Driving Permit (IDP).

What type of licence do I need to rent a car in New Zealand?

Most car rental companies in New Zealand require renters to present a valid driver’s licence​ held for at least one year. Suspended, revoked, expired, cancelled or surrendered driver’s licence are not accepted.

Do I need a credit card when renting a car in New Zealand?

You don’t need a credit card​​ when booking a rental car through us, but you would need it when you collect your rental car​. The car hire company will ask for your credit card so that they can freeze a specific amount of money on your card on the off chance that there are any additional charges incurred while the rental car is in your possession.

How do I add an additional driver to my rental car booking in New Zealand?

Additional drivers​ can be added to your rental car booking at the time of pick up. They need to present their full licence at the time of collection to be eligible to drive the rental car.

How old do you have to be to rent a car in New Zealand?

Generally, the minimum age​​ to rent a car in New Zealand is 25 but most rental companies accept drivers as young as 21 years old. There are a few that accept 18-year-old drivers such as Hertz but are limited to the type of vehicle that they can rent.

Is it more expensive to rent a car from the airport in New Zealand?

There are additional fees when renting a car from the airport​ since it is a premium location and this is included in the rental cost thus making it more expensive most of the time compared to off-airport locations.

Do I need rental car insurance in New Zealand?

When you rent a car in New Zealand, insurance is already included. However, you still have an option to lower your financial liability by purchasing travel insurance or excess reduction products​.

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    Date: 29 May 2020
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