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When visiting New Zealand you should take your time as there are many things to do and see. Whether you are on the north island, Te Ika-a-Maui, or on the south island Waipounamu, take your time to enjoy these beautiful 2 islands. offers cheap car hire at all airport and cities in New Zealand

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The land of Kiwi: New Zealand

A long standing joke in New Zealand goes something like this: half the population in New Zealand wants to be an All Blacks; the other half wants to marry one. All Blacks is of course the alias of this country’s heroic Rugby National team. Apart from Rugby, the other defining feature of this country is a tiny bird: the Kiwi. It is from this bird that the country gets the tag – Kiwi nation. Located in the South Western part of the Pacific nation, the largest city of this country is Auckland, whilst the capital is Wellington.

  New Zealand in figures
  • $ 122 Billion: the average GDP of this state as per official estimates of the year 2012-08-23, equated against the size of the population, it works out to about $ 27,000 in the hands of every individual. This makes new Zealand a middle income economy.
  • 4.43 Million: the total population of people as per official 2012 estimates.
  • 268, 021: the size of land in square kilometers that the territory of New Zealand sits upon
  • 1853: the year that this country was granted independence from Australia
  • 64: the international calling code of New Zealand
New Zealand Traditions

As any rugby lover would know, one of the things that attracts a global audience to the All Blacks Rugby team is the war cry at the outset of every game. The famous ‘Haka a Maori’ war cry is a way to inspire both fear and awe to rivals. As there are a number of tribes in New Zealand, it would be a grave injustice to highlight a few aspects of tradition and leave out others. One thing is for sure, this is a country with a rich cultural history; students of world culture will be at an advantage if they dig into this part of New Zealand. Take that leap of faith.

Things to do in New Zealand

When in Rome, so says an old cliché, do as the Romans do. When in New Zealand, there are a number of things that you can do to while away your time:

  • Cultural tourism: The Wellington Cultural Festival, a month long festival, is a must go for those who love culture.
  • Museums: New Zealand has a number of respectable museums with the foremost being Te Papa Tongarewa that details the history of this country. Apart from museums, and art centers one can elect to visit the zoos, and the beach.
Car Hire in New Zealand

If you want to explore New Zealand, you need a reliable mode of transport, and this is where the use of an automobile comes into the picture. The most ideal way to see New Zealand would be by car rental. There are a number of car hire firms in the state. These car hire firms comprise of global icons such as Budget, as well as local car rental firms. The charges vary from premier to affordable car hire rates offered by a number of cheap cars hire companies in New Zealand. When you visit New Zealand, your world will be greatly enriched. Make that trip.

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Car rental tips for New Zealand

Traffic rules in New Zealand

Generally the speed limits are: 50 km per hour in built up areas unless signs say otherwise; 100 km per hour on highways.
Do not try and overtake when you see a solid yellow line as this indicates that it is too dangerous to do so.

Toll roads in New Zealand

There are toll roads including the Northern Gateway Toll Road which was the one of the first electronically operated toll roads in the country. Toll roads are indicated well in advance and alternatives are clearly signposted.

Driver's licence

International Driving Permit is required. International Driving Permit must be accompanied by the original domestic licence of the driver.

Cross Island Rentals

Cross border travel is not permitted into any island on the ferry. Customers can take the car from island to island but they must give 72 hours advance notice to the rental location prior to crossing the border. The customer must leave the rental car on one side of the island, cross on the ferry, and then collect another rental car. Note: Only one booking is required, but it is mandatory to provide the date and time of ferry crossing so that the relevant branches can be notified to ensure that a vehicle is ready for clients when they arrive off the ferry. If the customer is traveling from Picton to Wellington then the customer will leave the vehicle at the rental station located at the ferry terminal, and pick up the replacement vehicle from the rental station at Wellington ferry terminal. If the customer is traveling from Wellington to Picton then the customer should return the vehicle to the rental station at Wellington ferry terminal and pick up the replacement from the rental station at Picton.

Where to go with my rental car

When renting a car, you are free to drive wherever you want as long as you keep to the local traffic rules which can be different that you are used to. Always keep to the maximum speed limit and be a responsible driver. Watch out if you want to cross the border into another country as there might be restrictions and/or extra fee's to be paid. If you want to take the car on a ferry, please always check with the local car rental agent if this is allowed as not all car rental companies allow it or extra fees might be applicable.

Terms and conditions works with many large and small car rental agencies, each car rental company has their own terms and conditions. We recommend you to always read and check carefully the detailed terms before you book you car rental. Our call center is 7 days available by phone or chat if you have any doubts regarding the terms, we are happy to assist you.

Travel restrictions in New Zealand for my car rental

You are not allowed to drive your rental car in prohibited areas, or driving on ice, unbridged rivers and streams, foreshores and other off-road terrains. Please ask the local car rental company for any possible restrictions.

No credit card fees and free cancellation for car rentals in New Zealand

FREE CANCELLATION of your booking up to 7 days after your reservations has been confirmed, if your rental starts in less than 7 days you can cancel for free up to 48 hours before the rental starts. does not charge any credit card fees or booking fees.

Car Rentals in New Zealand compares car rental prices for New Zealand). We work with many car rental companies so the quality of the cars is guaranteed. This way you will be sure to get a rental car that suits you the best and for a competitive price.

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Facts about car rental in New Zealand

  • Last month, the average car rental length in New Zealand was 5 days.
  • The average rental car length in New Zealand is 6 days.
  • The most booked rental car type currently in New Zealand is FULL-SIZE cars.
  • Last year, the most booked rental car type in New Zealand were COMPACT cars.
  • How much does it cost to rent a car in New Zealand? Last month, the average car rental price was 81 USD.
  • Last year, how much did it cost to rent a car in New Zealand? Last year, the average car rental price was 160 USD.
  • What is the current average daily price to rent a in New Zealand? Last month, the average rental price was 15 USD per day.
  • How much did it cost to rent a car in New Zealand over the past 12 months? Last Year, the average rental price was 29 USD per day.
  • The car rental companies available in New Zealand are: Alamo, National, Enterprise, Yesaway, Jucy.

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New Zealand Rental Car Reviews
See below last 5 customer reviews. Our customers rated New Zealand Car Rental with an average of 8.00 based on 3 ratings.

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Mr Carlos Alejandro

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April 27, 2018



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Mr Sukhwan

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July 03, 2018


Excellent To Use

It was very convenient and cheaper than i expected

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Mr Luis Ernesto

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January 30, 2018


All Right

All right