Driving your New Zealand car rental
ATTENTION ALL INTERNATIONAL DRIVERS:
We have a few helpful tips that will really help you get around New Zealand in your car rental so that you don't find yourself with any 'unforeseen expenses'.
- On open roads and highways the travelling speed is 100 km/h unless otherwise stated. Driving through cities and residential areas the speed limit is 50 km/h. Just be sure to keep an eye out for road signs.
- In New Zealand we drive on the left-hand side of the road. Be sure to remember that when you are driving through our beautiful country in your rental car.
You can use one way rentals and travel the full length of the country or if you prefer, you can drive down one coast and back up the other and leave from the same airport you arrived at. Our car rental depot matrix can help you plan your journey.
Crossing between the North and South Islands
If you choose to travel driving a car hire, you can leave your rental car at the ferry terminal and have another hire car waiting for you on the other side. You can not take your rental car on the ferry with you or you will incur a fine, for more information on inter island car rental click here. Your luggage are taken care of when you check in so you can relax and enjoy your travel and the sceneries.
North Island car hire
Heading south most visitors will stop in at Rotorua when driving the North Island in their rental car. Not only is it a geothermal region rich in maori culture and history but it is also jam packed with action and adventure attractions that draw in swarms of travellers. The North Island has so much to discover and offer so be sure to check out our location guides as you plan your trip to the land of the long white cloud.
South Island car rental
The main cities in the South Island are Christchurch and Dunedin. Most visitors flying south will arrive at Christchurch International Airport, our southern gateway to adventure and spend a few days in Christchurch before heading off on their South Island tour. Car hire is available from all major cities and there is even the options of one way rental so you could even start your trip in the South Island and drive north or vice versa.
Queenstown and the surrounding district are stunningly beautiful with pristine alpine rivers and lakes and in the winter - ski fields. It's about a five hour drive from Christchurch to Queenstown via the main direct route. From Queenstown you can drive on to Te Anau and Milford Sound. You will thank us later for the amazingly easy and hassle freecar rental experience you will get from VroomVroomVroom as you travel the South Island.
A Picture is worth a thousand words in the car hire industry!
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- The occasional panorama
- A great sun set