A customer must be at least 21 to be eligible to rent a car in New Zealand and must carry a full driver's licence for a minimum of one year. However, Hertz allows renters aged 18 to hire a car, where an underage surcharge will apply. Note that licences in a foreign language must have an approved translation to English with them. If the licence is not in English, then an International Driving Permit is also required.
Please note that the usual minimum age requirement to rent and drive a car hire in New Zealand is 25 years old. However, there are car rental agencies that allow drivers below 25 as long as they pay for the underage surcharge fee. Here are some of them:
Enterprise rents to Provisional Licence holders, which are over 21 and have held their Licence for a minimum of 1 year. However, please note that there is an additional Probationary Licence Fee of $23* per day which excludes GST.
*Note that all extra add-ons will attract additional percentage taxes and surcharges. All prices above are subject to change without prior notice.
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