New Zealand car rentals

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18 Aug — 25 Aug
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Cheap car rentals in New Zealand

EconomyC$ 23/day
CompactC$ 29/day
IntermediateC$ 35/day
StandardC$ 46/day
Full-sizeC$ 38/day
SUVC$ 49/day
MinivanC$ 54/day
Full-size SUVC$ 74/day
Passenger VanC$ 51/day
Pick-up truckC$ 237/day
Premium SUVC$ 94/day
Supplier choiceC$ 28/day
Compact SUVC$ 49/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 53/day
Standard SUVC$ 61/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car rental directory

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in New Zealand

    45 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in New Zealand

    43 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in New Zealand

    30 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in New Zealand

    30 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in New Zealand

    27 Locations

  • ezi

    EZI car rental locations in New Zealand

    22 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car rental locations in New Zealand

    18 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in New Zealand

    18 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in New Zealand

    15 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

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

C$ 40/day

Good deal

C$ 33/day

When to book a rental car in New Zealand

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

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.
  • For travelers planning on renting a car during their time in Tampa, it is as simple as hopping onto the SkyConnect train after your flight to Tampa International Airport lands. The SkyConnect train can be found in the main terminal building and connects the airport to the Rental Car Center and the Economy Parking Lot.
  • Travelers new to Florida should be extra careful when driving in the rain, especially during the later summer months. Storms can appear out of nowhere and can quickly flood the streets with water, making them dangerous for inexperienced drivers. The flooding will pass quickly, so just be sure to keep an eye on the weather.
  • Rush hour in Tampa lasts from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and picks back up again from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. During rush hour, Hillsborough Ave and many of the I-275 exits can become very backed up so it pays to time your trip accordingly. Much of the historic downtown is made up of smaller streets that can grind to a halt during rush hour as well.
  • One of the major advantages to renting a car in Tampa is the easy access to all of its wonderful nearby beaches and state parks. For instance, Clearwater Beach, Fort De Soto Park, and Caladesi Island State Park are all readily accessed by car, but are extremely laborious to reach via public transportation. Chances are, you will want to take advantage of the wonderful shopping opportunities in the greater Tampa area and a car is necessary for that as well.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in New Zealand for C$ 33 or less
  • Book your rental car in New Zealand at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in New Zealand are around 1% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in New Zealand are around -15% cheaper than other car types, on average

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.