Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Nelson car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Nelson.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Nelson car rental.
Some car hire companies in Nelson which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar and Thrifty
On average a hire car in Nelson costs $49 per day.
The average price of fuel in Nelson is $9.23 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $111 and $148, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Nelson.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Intermediate car hire in Nelson costs $61 per day, on average.
A Compact car hire in Nelson costs $35 per day, on average.
A Standard car hire in Nelson costs $51 per day, on average.
In Nelson, cars are most frequently hired at Apex 4 Trent Drive, Tahunanui (5 km from city centre ).
On average hiring a car in Nelson costs $341 per week ($49 per day).
On average a car hire in Nelson costs $1,463 per month ($49 per day).
With wide roads and manageable traffic, intermediate models offer a comfortable ride without sacrificing practicality. Full-size cars navigate Nelson’s winding coastal roads well, providing steady traction and control around bends. 4WDs are competitively priced considering the additional storage space and power they deliver.
Unless indicated otherwise, the default limit in Nelson is 50 km/h. Highways, including Queen Elizabeth II Dr, are set at 100 km/h, while school zones are reduced to 40 km/h.
You can expect to pay roughly between NZ$ 2.30–2.40 (A$ 2.20–2.30) per litre in Nelson. Petrol stations are usually slightly cheaper than in Marlborough and along the West Coast, making it smart to fill up with a full tank before leaving town if heading off on a road trip.
The first hour of metered car parks in Nelson’s CBD is free, with restrictions in place from 08:00–17:00 on Monday to Friday and 09:00–13:00 on Saturdays. Buxton Square Car Park has 3h spaces for around A$ 4 and Hathaway Terrace Parking has free, unrestricted spaces.