New Zealand Car Rental


Emergency Contact Information

+1 (786) 975-2222


Offices Near Airport

5 Airpark Drive Mangere. Auckland Airport

3 Pukaki Road Christchurch Airport.

121 Glenda Dr, Frankton.

3 Rex Street, Miramar, Wellington 6022.

Important Information when Visiting New Zealand

  • In New Zealand you must drive on the left, which is why the steering wheel is on the right, the stick shift is on your left, and the roundabouts are done clockwise.
  • Keep in mind that travel times may take longer than what Google Maps indicated initially.
  • New Zealand has beautiful, rural landscapes but also winding and narrow roads. In these areas it is important to drive carefully and adapt your speed to the road conditions. Pay attention to warning signs and prepare yourself to encounter large vehicles, cyclists or animals on the road.
  • New Zealand is known for its natural beauty and abundant wildlife. Respect the environment while you drive and do not litter. In addition, in some areas, it is possible to encounter animals on the road such as sheep or birds. Reduce your speed and let the animals cross when necessary.
  • In New Zealand it is common to find narrow bridges where only one vehicle may pass at a time. All these are indicated ahead of time on the asphalt as a “one lane bridge” and there are signs to indicate who has the right of way.
  • 20 years is the minimum age to rent a vehicle. The renter must be also be the payment cardholder.
  • Make sure the rental vehicle adapts to your needs. If you are going to explore destinations of difficult access, dirt roads or very steep hills, we recommend renting an SUV. If you want to maintain a low gas cost, ideally you should rent a sedan.
  • Consider additional equipment that you might need during your adventure such as a car seat, Wi-Fi, GPS or others.
  • During the winter, roads will become snowy and frozen. So if you are traveling anywhere in the South Island and Central North Island you will need snow chains to explore mountain passes and everyday streets. Snow chains are a legal requirement in some areas.
  • Valid Driver’s License – You will need a driver’s license from your home country to drive in New Zealand, along with your passport. On some occasions you might need an international driving card.
  • Payment Method – A credit card will be required (with the name of the main driver) to pay the rental and security deposit. This deposit will be reimbursed when the car is returned, if the car is returned in the same condition in which it was received at the office. This can take several days or up to a week to process.
  • Proof of Coverage – The CDW is NOT mandatory if you pay with Visa Platinum or Mastercard but, you must provide written proof of your credit card’s coverage for the rental of a vehicle in New Zealand.
  • Glenorchy. Located on Lake Wakatipu and at the foothills of the Remarkables mountain range, Glenorchy is known for its impressive natural beauty. You can enjoy boat rides on the lake, hike through panoramic trails, and explore settings used in “The Lord of the Rings” films. In addition, the road that connects Queenstown with Glenorchy, known as Glenorchy-Queenstown Road, offers spectacular views along the way.
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Located in the center of the city, it is a beautiful and tranquil place to relax and enjoy nature. The garden has a great variety of plants, flowers, and green, well-maintained spaces. You can take a trip through the trails, have a picnic, or simply admire the beauty of the gardens. In addition, the Botanic Gardens also house Hagley Park where you can enjoy a boat ride through Avon River.
  • Rangitoto Island. This volcanic island is found in the Hauraki Gulf and it is a popular destination for hiking and exploring nature. You can take a ferry from the center of Auckland and in approximately 25 minutes be at Rangitoto. Once there, you can climb to the top of the volcano and enjoy panoramic views of Auckland and its surroundings. Also, you can explore the trails that wind through the volcanic landscape and discover flora and fauna that are unique to the island.
  • New Zealand has a great variety of beautiful and exciting places to explore, so make sure to investigate and discover more options that will adapt to your carventure while you are in the country.