New Zealand car rentals

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Cheap car hire in New Zealand

Economy$11/day
Compact$11/day
Intermediate$16/day
Standard$16/day
Full-size$18/day
SUV$21/day
People mover$45/day
Full-size SUV$35/day
Premium$53/day
Passenger van$23/day
Convertible$100/day
Pick-up truck$21/day
Premium SUV$45/day
Intermediate estate car$15/day
Supplier choice$23/day
Intermediate SUV$25/day
Supplier choice saloon$32/day
Compact SUV$33/day
Standard SUV$37/day
Luxury SUV$42/day
Compact estate car$52/day
Standard estate car$54/day
Premium coupe$57/day
Supplier choice van$95/day
Commercial$111/day
Supplier choice SUV$154/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car hire directory

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in New Zealand

    44 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in New Zealand

    36 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in New Zealand

    35 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in New Zealand

    31 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in New Zealand

    27 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in New Zealand

    22 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car hire locations in New Zealand

    19 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in New Zealand

    18 Locations

  • acerentalcars

    Ace Rental Cars car hire locations in New Zealand

    15 Locations

  • ezi

    EZI car hire locations in New Zealand

    12 Locations

  • apex

    Apex car hire locations in New Zealand

    11 Locations

  • bargaincar

    Bargain Car Rentals car hire locations in New Zealand

    11 Locations

Top tips for hiring a car in New Zealand

  • Renting a car in New Zealand gives you several advantages over relying on public transportation. While buses go throughout much of the country, and the major cities are connected by trains and airports, going off the beaten track to experience New Zealand’s famous natural attractions—like the areas around Waipoua Forest and Milford Sound—requires your own vehicle.
  • Most of New Zealand is connected by roads that are paved and well-maintained; however, there are several gravel roads and off-road paths that travelers tend to take when exploring the outdoors. A car will be an acceptable rental option if you’re sticking to the cities, but for vast, rural areas and mountain passes, a four-by-four will be required, preferably with tire chains, which you can often add on to your reservation through companies like GO Rentals and JUCY.
  • According to the child restraint laws in New Zealand, your child must be secured in a car seat up until the age of seven. From seven to eight years old, they must be secured in a car seat if the vehicle has one already. From ages eight to 14, children must wear a seat belt if the vehicle is equipped with one; if not, the children must sit in the back of the vehicle.
  • A popular way to get around New Zealand is to rent a campervan, which are offered by most major rental companies in New Zealand, including Jucy and GO Rentals. A campervan not only often has four-by-four capabilities for off-roading, but they also allow visitors to camp out in nature and save money on accommodations during their time in New Zealand.

FAQs about hiring a car in New Zealand

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.