Take these Notes on Hiring a Car When Traveling to New Zealand

new_zealand2New Zealand is a world class destination where all types of travelers will enjoy its beautiful surroundings as well as its culture and traditions. If you’re planning to visit New Zealand and would love to drive around, be sure to include the following travel notes on New Zealand car hire to assure that your New Zealand holiday is hassle-free and uninterrupted.

New Zealand car hire companies

Luckily, you won’t have a hard time finding a car hire in New Zealand. There are various companies that rent vehicles for various types of New Zealand travelers. International companies like Hertz, Budget, Avis, Advantage and Thrifty are well-represented in every town and cities. There are also local companies that rent good vehicles for tourists like Ace, Rent-a-Dent, Go Birdz and Nationwide however, they’re not available in some locations.

Types of vehicles

New Zealand car hire offer vehicle rental services to serve all types of travelers. If you come as a backpacker, you can find good rental companies that offer decent cars and campervans that suit small budget. If you’re traveling in style, there are many rent-a-car services that offer luxury vehicles such as Mercedes or BMW and high profile SUV’s. There are also available 4wd vehicles that are recommended when going to ski fields. However, if you’ll be driving around Auckland, it’s better to get a sedan from a car hire in Auckland as this type of vehicle suits Auckland urbanized surroundings. For groups and family, there are also available mini buses and recreational vehicles from rental companies like Iconic that also offers custom-manufactured motorhomes. Most of these New Zealand manufactured motorhomes are smaller than those available in the US and are built on light truck chassis so that they’re easier to handle and suits New Zealand roads. If you’re traveling with a group like sports team, school class or organization, there are also 7-8 seaters people mover vehicles as well as 10-13 seaters vehicles. For whatever purposes, there are vehicles you can rent on short or long term basis.


Almost all International credits are accepted by New Zealand car hire except American Express. Rates are dependent on age, locations and types of vehicles. It’s important that you have insurance although Collision Damage and Theft Protection are included in all rental rates. Make sure your insurance covers for glass as New Zealand’s roads are with plenty of loose stones. Your insurance is your protection, as many New Zealand drivers don’t have insurance.

If you’re dreaming of traveling to New Zealand and driving around would complete such dream, go ahead; have a wonderful time and drive around either on a sporty or flashy rented car.

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