New Zealand car rentals

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May 23 — May 30
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Search hundreds of rental car sites at once for car rental deals in New Zealand

Cheap car rentals in New Zealand

Economy$13/day
Compact$14/day
Intermediate$18/day
Standard$17/day
Full-size$37/day
SUV$24/day
Minivan$31/day
Full-size SUV$34/day
Passenger van$20/day
Pickup truck$48/day
Premium SUV$36/day
Supplier choice$15/day
Intermediate SUV$21/day
Compact SUV$24/day
Standard SUV$29/day
Supplier choice van$66/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car rental directory

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in New Zealand

    51 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in New Zealand

    48 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in New Zealand

    38 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in New Zealand

    34 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in New Zealand

    32 Locations

  • ezi

    EZI car rental locations in New Zealand

    27 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in New Zealand

    24 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car rental locations in New Zealand

    21 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in New Zealand

    18 Locations

  • acerentalcars

    Ace Rental Cars car rental locations in New Zealand

    14 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in New Zealand

    14 Locations

  • bargaincar

    Bargain Car Rentals car rental locations in New Zealand

    13 Locations

Top tips for renting 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 renting a car in New Zealand

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car rentals 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 rentals listed or dates of travel. Some car rental providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car rental providers' sites.