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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Auckland Airport
Mini
Nissan Note or similar
Nissan Note
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
North Car Rental
$6.55 / per day
Auckland Airport
Economy
Nissan March or similar
Nissan March
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ezu Car Rental
$7.07 / per day
Auckland Airport
Compact
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
$8.36 / per day
Auckland Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Aqua or similar
Toyota Aqua
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand
$8.63 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Auckland Airport
Standard Elite
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Snap
$15.85 / per day
Downtown
Full-size SUV
Mitsubishi Eclipse or similar
Mitsubishi Eclipse
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ezi Car Rental
$27.68 / per day
Downtown
Intermediate Elite
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Rental Cars
$34.88 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 13:42 on 2024-06-11. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English, Samoan
Currency
NZD
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+64
Average car rental price
$16 per day
Average car rental length
10 days
Speed limit within town
30 - 50 km/h or 19 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h or 50 - 62 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.2 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.81 per liter or $6.86 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.55 per liter or $5.85 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$2.01 per liter or $7.60 / 1 gallon

Why rent a car in Auckland?

Auckland is a massive, sprawling city that is modeled after Los Angeles in many ways and its dependency on cars as the primary mode of transportation. Many sights lie outside of the center of the city. Additionally, most tourists visit Auckland and New Zealand for its nature. By far the best way to experience the mountains, volcanoes, and stunning coastline is to have a rental car. 

Auckland

One-Way Car Rentals in Auckland

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Auckland and drop off in another city include:

  • From Auckland to Christchurch - 74 offers from $28.50 per day
  • From Auckland to Wellington - 49 offers from $40.88 per day
  • From Auckland to Queenstown - 59 offers from $34.85 per day
  • From Auckland to New Plymouth - 19 offers from $188.68 per day
  • From Auckland to Palmerston North - 16 offers from $36.30 per day

Top ways to enter Auckland

Most visitors from abroad will enter New Zealand through the international terminal Auckland Airport. The airport also has a domestic terminal. The largest rental car providers have desks in the terminal. The desks are located on the ground level next to the arrivals area in the international terminal and on the ground floor of the parking building across from the domestic terminal. 

The Northern Explorer train starts in Wellington and ends at Strand Station near the Central Business District in Auckland. The train passes through every type of natural environment in the country, including coastal areas, mountains, and farmland. Strand Station is located near all of the downtown offices of rental companies. 

Auckland is a popular city for embarking and disembarking of cruise ships that travel around New Zealand, Australia, and Polynesia. Ships dock in the harbor at Queens Wharf. While rental offices are not available at the port, they can be found nearby in the area of the Central Business District. 

New Zealand’s north island has a well-connected road network, allowing travelers the option of exploring the country via its motorways. Those landing in Wellington can expect an 8 hour drive via the main State Highway 1. The North Island is also connected to the South via a convenient ferry network over the Cook Strait. The Interislander ferry operates several times a day, taking passengers and vehicles between Picton and Wellington. 

City facts

Aukland is New Zealand’s largest city, almost a third of New Zealand’s population inhabit it. The city has the largest population of Polynesians in the world.  It also has significant populations of Asians and other Pacific Islanders, which particularly became the case after the removal of immigration restrictions based on race. 

First settled by Maori tribes hundreds of years ago, Auckland saw the first European settlers after 1800. From 1842 to 1865, Aukland was the capital of what was then the Colony of New Zealand. Even before it became the capital, it was understood that Wellington would serve the function better given its proximity to the South Island. During the early 20th century, the city would develop based on trams and rail lines. However, it would later follow the expansion and development of Los Angeles with its reliance on cars. Today, Auckland is a massive, sprawling city with many suburbs.  

Auckland experiences an oceanic climate. This means that there is not a truly bad time of the year to visit, though for swimming summer is better. During summer, highs are usually around 23°C (73°F) and the water temperature of the sea is around 21°C (70°F). During winter the average high is around 14°C (57°C). Summers generally see high humidity and though it tends to rain often in winter, travelers can expect not to see any snow. The city occasionally experiences smog on winter days. Auckland also has the lowest risk of earthquakes in the country, having experienced its last significant one in 1840.

Top destinations and activities

  • Auckland Museum - More formally known as the Auckland War Memorial Museum, the museum is the most important museum in the country. Visitors shouldn’t be fooled by its formal name, it is not just a war museum. It seeks to tell the story of New Zealand and its people. Visitors can find collections concerning the history of the Māori people, New Zealand in World War One, and the natural history of the country. 
  • Auckland Art Gallery - The premier art museum in the country, the art gallery hosts both national and international pieces. The museum consists of two buildings, one old and one modern. The modern building is worth visiting in its own right for its architectural design. Entrance to the gallery is free for residents of New Zealand. Other art galleries, hosting modern art, can also be found in the city. 
  • Sky Tower - The iconic tower in the center of the city, the Sky Tower offers visitors the chance to enjoy panoramic views of the city and its surroundings from two different heights, the main observation level at 186 meters and the Sky Deck at 220 meters. A 360-degree rotating restaurant and cafe are also located in the tower. The adrenaline loving can bungee jump off the tower (don’t a control cable makes sure you don’t crash into the tower) or walk on the around the top of the tower. 
  • Volcanoes - Auckland sits on the Auckland Volcanic Field and as such more than 50 volcanoes are located in and around the city (don’t worry, though, none are expected to erupt).  The cones of some of the volcanoes make for both good hikes and great views from the top. Mount Eden and One Tree Hill are examples of these, both providing amazing views of the city. 
  • Beaches - Auckland is one of the few cities in the world having harbors on two seas or oceans. This gives the cities an almost endless coastline. While more pristine beaches lie outside of the city, in it one can find beaches that aren’t to scoff at too. The Mission Bay and Davenport beaches offer views of the city and the bay in addition to nice sand. Further to the north, Takapuna Beach is a prime location for families. See the day trip section below for those beaches lying outside the city. 
  • Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life- Sea Life is another popular destination for families. The aquarium has habitats for penguins, sharks, turtles and more. Visitors move along conveyor belts under the curved sea exhibitions. It also offers opportunities to experience a penguin colony close-up and to snorkel in a cage with sharks and sting-rays. 
  • Eden Park - New Zealand’s largest sports stadium hosts cricket and rugby matches. The stadium is the home ground of the Auckland Blues rugby union team. New Zealand’s infamous All Blacks also play at the grounds regularly. In summer the Auckland Aces play cricket in the stadium. 
  • Auckland Botanic Gardens. This being New Zealand, Auckland is surrounded by many stunning wilderness areas (more on them below). However, there are also opportunities to enjoy nature without leaving the city limits, not least in the Auckland Botanic Gardens. Located in the southern suburb of Manurewa just a short drive away from the city center, the 64 hectare (160 acres) gardens display the fascinating flora of New Zealand and from around the world.

Traffic and parking

Driving is on the left-hand side of the road in New Zealand. It doesn’t seem like it would ever be forgotten, but there have been many cases of tourists driving on the wrong side of the road. 

As with any large city, traffic congestion is a problem, particularly given the spread out nature of the city (being modeled on Los Angeles). On the Harbor Bridge of the Northern Motorway center lanes are reversed depending on which direction the congestion is greater. 

While driving is permitted on two of Auckland’s beaches, it's not permitted with your rental vehicle. It is also prohibited in most cases to travel on unsealed roads, offroad, and above the snow line. 

The city center has multiple parking zones. Parking in metered spots is unlimited when it comes to time, though it is more expensive for longer stays. Parking can be paid either by a phone app or with the car’s license plate number at a machine. The parking meter machines accept coins and credit cars. The city center also has various car parks, some managed by the city. Some hotels in the Central Business District may charge for parking, others, particularly outside of the center do not.  

Toll roads

All of the toll roads in New Zealand are in the northern part of the North Island. They all serve as short bypasses of congested areas. The tolls are therefore quite low. The toll roads use a license plate capturing system with no physical booths. Payment can be made either by having a setup account, by paying online before or within five days of using a toll road, or with cash in some BP and Caltex petrol stations (though a small fee will be added). 

Many rental companies offer some system, with a fee, to pass on toll payments to you without you having to do anything. Of course, it may be better just to pay the toll yourself and save on paying that fee. The toll roads can all be avoided quite easily by avoiding the bypass roads and transiting through the towns (in addition to being able to see more). 

Ideas for day trips

  • Rangitoto Island - Travelers can take a 20-minute ferry ride to reach Rangitoto Island, a nature reserve in the Gulf. The island is a volcano that has only been out of the sea for six hundred years. A trail leads from the ferry port to the summit with about an hour needed for the ascent. There is also a causeway leading to the older island of Motutapu. Vehicles are not allowed on the island and there is no overnight accommodation. Be sure to make it to the last ferry before its departure time. 
  • Waiheke Island -  A 35-minute ferry ride from Auckland in the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke is a popular destination for foreign visitors and local residents, alike. The island has many sandy beaches that are relatively uncrowded. It is also known for its wineries, many of which can be visited for tastings. While there is a vehicle ferry, your supplier is unlikely to allow you to take your rental vehicle onboard. If you would like to drive around the island, rental cars are available near the port in Matiatia.
  • Hobbiton- The movie set used for the Hobbit village in all Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit film series can be found near Matamata, just a two-hour drive south of Auckland.  The set is open for visitors, but only via guided tours. The set is immaculately kept up and tours of it include the possibility for eating or drinking in the Green Inn. Given their popularity, advance booking of tours is highly suggested.
  • Caves and Caverns - Centered around city of Hamilton and the Waikato region is an area with many caves and caverns that can be visited. Of particular note are the Waitomo Caves known for its glowworms. Guided tours through three levels are available. The nearby Ruakuri Cave has waterfalls and special formations of limestones. 
  • More Beaches -  Though the beaches in the city itself can be quite nice, an abundance of pristine, uncrowded beaches are located near Auckland. These range from white-sand beaches with calm waters to rocky outcrops with world-class surfing conditions.  For example, Pakiri Beach, only 14km from the city, is as good of a beach as can be found anywhere. Additionally, Piha Beach, the most famous surf beach in the country, is only 40km west of the city. 
  • The Coromandel Peninsula. One of the most popular trips from the capital, Coromandel is to the west of Auckland and in good weather, can actually be seen on the other side of the Hauraki Gulf. The area is famous for its coves, coastline, scenic towns, and surfing, but it also offers some of the best hiking on the North Island, not least in the Coromandel Forest Park. The trip from Auckland to Thames, the biggest settlement on the peninsula, takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Most popular cars

The most popular class of rental car in New Zealand is the compact, of which the Nissan Tiida is an example. Given the proclivity for road trips that New Zealand gives travelers, full-size cars are the next most popular. The Toyota RAV4 SUV is the most popular full-size rental. Finally, the economy car, perfect for a couple’s road trip, is also popular. The Fiat Punto is a good example of this class of car. 

Further destinations

New Zealand is one of the world’s best road-trip destinations. With amazing natural beauty and unique cultural experiences, discovering the surrounding regions of the North and South island are best done by car.

For more about traveling around New Zealand with a rental car, check out our complete guide.

  • Wellington - It takes around 8 hours to drive from Auckland to the country's capital, though only the time-constrained should even think of making the drive straight and miss the many sites and experience in between. With a picturesque harbor, history, fine dining, and a craft beer tradition, Wellington is not to be missed when traveling to New Zealand. The city also serves as the departing point of ferries to the South Island of the country with its incredible nature and mountains. 
  • Tongariro National Park -  This national park includes not just the volcano from whence it takes its name, but also two others, Mt. Ngauruhoe and Mt. Ruapehu. These volcanoes are of great significance to the local Maori people. As such, they were granted to the Crown to form a nature reserve in order to prevent them from being sold to the Europeans. Though not the namesake nor the highest one, Mt. Ngauruhoe is in some respects the most infamous of the three having served as the location for some of the shots in the Lord of the Rings trilogy standing in for Mt. Doom. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing pass between Mounts Tongariro and Ngauruhoe with the option to continue to the summit of either. 
  • Whanganui National Park - The park takes its name from the Whanganui River which it is centered upon. It is located about halfway between Auckland and Wellington in the center of the North Island. The park is both rich in history and nature. From family-friendly activities to extreme adventure, the park has something to offer any traveler. The highlight is certainly the Whanganui Journey, paddling down the Whanganui River. 
  • Egmont National Park - Centered upon Mount Egmont, or Mount Taranaki in Maori, a 2,518 meter dormant volcano, the national park also includes the surrounding forest. This forest is a lush rainforest due to the massive amounts of rain the area receives. From short walks to the Around the Mountain Circuit, there are lots of hiking trails for all fitness levels. 
  • Bay of Islands - A pleasant three-hour drive north of Auckland brings visitors to the Bay of Islands. In total, there are 144 islands. In the bay lies what is perhaps the most Instagram-worthy place, the ‘Hole in the Rock’ on Piercy Island. Visitors can take a boat tour to get to the island and on the way, weather permitting sail through the hole made by the sea. 
  • Rotorua - On the shores of the lake of the same name, Rotorua is a major tourist destination. Visitors flock to the town from both within the country and abroad because of the surrounding area’s geothermal activity. This included seeing geysers, dipping in bubbling pools of mud, and thermal hot springs. 17 nearby lakes also provide numerous activities such as fishing, swimming, and boating. 
  • South Island. New Zealand’s South Island is easily accessible thanks to the regular interisland ferry operating between Wellington and Picton. Explore adventure hubs like Wanaka and Queenstown, or explore the amazing natural beauty of Fjordland National Park.

 

While it may be possible in summer, depending on your rental supplier, to take your rental vehicle on a ferry between the North and South Islands, it would be more budget-friendly to book another rental car for the South Island which could be picked up in Picton.

Car Rental Prices in Auckland

  • Station wagons - from $16 per day
  • Large cars - from $9 per day
  • Medium cars - from $7 per day
  • Vans - from $19 per day
  • Premium cars - from $45 per day
  • Small cars - from $7 per day
  • SUVs - from $19 per day
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators.

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Olly Gaspar
This article was reviewed and updated by Olly Gaspar, a professional adventure travel photographer and writer. He has spent the past five years documenting his full-time travels around the world on his blog We Seek Travel.

Top 20 Cities near Auckland

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Map of Car Rental Locations

What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Auckland?

Car rental prices in Auckland vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Auckland
$50.89
January
$59.15
February
$48.70
March
$29.33
April
$23.11
May
$31.77
June
$36.05
July
$29.03
August
$30.07
September
$34.74
October
$47.04
November
$67.09
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Auckland is May (when prices average $23.11 per day). This is 43% cheaper than the yearly average and 66% cheaper than renting in December (when prices average $67.09).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the usual rental length in Auckland?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in January, the average renter keeps their car for 12 days, and in June, they keep their car for 8 days.
Average number of rental days in Auckland
12
January
11
February
10
March
9
April
9
May
8
June
9
July
9
August
10
September
10
October
10
November
10
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Auckland?

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Auckland is December, and the least popular is May.
Monthly searches in Auckland by pick-up date relative to the average
161%
January
154%
February
125%
March
52%
April
44%
May
53%
June
63%
July
54%
August
67%
September
97%
October
144%
November
186%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 13
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Discount Car Rentals New Zealand, Autounion, Bargain Rental Cars, Mode Car Rentals, Rentalcars247
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Large cars
Lowest price $7 per day
Cheapest supplier North Car Rental

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Bargain Rental Cars Mazda Demio 4 2 Medium cars
Autounion Mazda Demio 5 2 Small cars
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Yaris 5 2 Small cars
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
EV Hire Toyota Aqua Hybrid 5 1 Medium cars
Autounion Nissan March 5 1 Small cars
Ezi Car Rental Toyota Yaris Cross 5 2 Small cars
Mode Car Rentals Toyota Corolla (2016-2018) 5 2 Large cars
Autounion Toyota Aqua Hybrid 5 2 Medium cars
Rentalcars247 Mitsubishi ASX 5 2 SUVs

FAQ

How old will my rental car in Auckland be?
As a broker, we do not always have information about the age of rental cars. In New Zealand, rental cars are generally 5-10 years old, though it depends on the rental company. As usual, cheaper rental cars are likely to be older than more expensive ones.
Can I take a rental car from Auckland to the South Island?
Yes, it is possible to take some rental cars on ferries, though many companies do not allow it. Most of those that do not allow it have locations on both sides of the Cook Straight allowing you to leave one car on one side and pick up another on the other. Please check the rental conditions prior to booking. Customers will need advance permission from the rental company to take a car on a ferry. Customers will probably be charged an extra fee for ferry travel and may need to purchase extra insurance as well.
What is the longest period for which I can rent a car in Auckland?
The maximum rental period for each car rental company can be different. generally, car rental companies provide car rentals for a maximum period of 28 days.

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Taiwan
Toyota Yaris (2016-2018)
May 27, 2024
Walking, glowworm watching
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Australia
Nissan Wingroad STW
May 24, 2024
Birth of our baby
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua
May 21, 2024
Mount eden, waitomo, Hamilton
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua
May 21, 2024
Sky tower, casino, one tree hill
United States of America (USA)
Nissan March
May 20, 2024
We went to Auckland, Hamilton, and Rotorua, visiting the Waitomo Caves, Hamilton Gardens, and Hobbiton.
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua
May 18, 2024
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Australia
Toyota Vitz
May 9, 2024
Catching up with family
Australia
Toyota Camry
April 29, 2024
Catching up with family
Australia
Toyota Yaris (2015 - 2017)
April 24, 2024
Sampled the unbelievable beauty of the South Island. Incredible
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United States of America (USA)
Mazda Demio
April 13, 2024
I was spending time with my 98 year old mum, so had to have a car, even for short trips! It was fine. Spent a week together at Algies Bay, north of Auckland.
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Australia
Toyota Aqua
April 12, 2024
didn't do much driving around , visiting family at wedding
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris
April 6, 2024
simply beautiful! aotearoa is amazing and such a friendly vibe — love love love
United States of America (USA)
Mazda Demio
March 31, 2024
New Zealand is under construction. If I had $1 for every orange road cone I passed and $20 for every guy holding a STOP sign I'd be very rich man
United States of America (USA)
Toyota RAV4
March 30, 2024
Māori experience, All Blacks experience, the Luge, shopping, dining, canyoning
United States of America (USA)
Ford Ranger
March 30, 2024
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United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla STW
March 29, 2024
Travelling around the North Island of New Zealand catching up with friends and family.
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Australia
Toyota Vitz
March 26, 2024
The car went like a dream and very good on petrol
Australia
Toyota Corolla
March 26, 2024
Visiting family
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris (2016-2018)
March 26, 2024
Thanks to the car I have been able to descover a good deal of New Zeraland which I found to be an amaiszing country.
Portugal
Toyota Yaris
March 23, 2024
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New Zealand
Mazda Demio
March 19, 2024
Waitangi is beautiful
Australia
Toyota Prius Hybrid
March 19, 2024
Paihia was fabulous with Hole in the Rock a must experience on fast catamaran. Restaurants in Paihia all very good with a lot of choices. Orewa is another good place to visit with excellent choice of eateries along
Canada
Toyota Corolla STW
March 18, 2024
Camping is easier if you rent a self contain vehicle, if not, good luck....
Malaysia
Toyota Corolla
March 18, 2024
If driving is easy and free to travel around NZ
Australia
Toyota Camry
March 17, 2024
Food and stay in the viaduct was fantastic
Australia
Mitsubishi ASX
March 13, 2024
Sixth trip to NZ but first time travelling around Coromandel and Hawkes Bay region. Unfortunately we struck bad traffic on our return to the airport and came across soo many road works on this trip!
Canada
Mazda Demio
March 12, 2024
Northlands, Bay of Islands, beaches were beautiful. Gorgeous road trip!
United States of America (USA)
Mazda Demio
March 11, 2024
Great experiences all around the north island!
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
March 10, 2024
Rotorua was a natural paradise.
Australia
Nissan March
March 10, 2024
New Zealand is a very beautiful country. Travelling by car we were able to set our own route and take our time. Stop when and where we wanted. We loved ever part of the North island over our 3 week journey.
Australia
Mazda Demio
March 10, 2024
It's my home and I came home for a funeral. The roads north were difficult to negotiate with all the road closures ...thank God for Google maps .
Switzerland
Toyota Yaris
March 8, 2024
We made north and south island. Newseeland is rally beautyful.
New Zealand
Toyota Prius
March 8, 2024
Travelled between Auckland and Mt Maunganui state highway 90% double highway, excellent
Australia
Toyota Camry
March 7, 2024
We travelled to Hamilton, Hamilton gardens is something you wouldn’t want to miss seeing. We glamped at cherry manor house in Hamilton, unbelievable experience. South Auckland we ate at Ming’s bakery in clendon, best pies ever. Cheap easy dinner we went to Toby’s in otahuhu , fresh fish and chips for $8.
Australia
Mazda Demio
March 6, 2024
Definitely made our trip to New Zealand much better, very glad we chose a car to visit different airbnbs in lieu of renting a camper van
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
March 2, 2024
We enjoyed visiting New Zealand! Kia Ora
United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Swift
March 1, 2024
Great customer service!
New Zealand
Toyota Vitz
March 1, 2024
University study
Australia
Toyota Camry
February 29, 2024
Viewing the stupendous scenery
Japan
Suzuki Swift
February 25, 2024
My trip was mostly for my work, but having such reliable and even high-spec vehicle made my trip very easy and stress free. Thank you for the experience!
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Australia
Toyota Yaris Cross
February 24, 2024
Travelled around 1000 km from Auckland down the East Coast across to Rotorua and Hamilton and back up to Auckland. The car drive really well was cheap on fuel and very comfortable.
Australia
Nissan Wingroad STW
February 23, 2024
Bay of islands was amazing and magical
Israel
Toyota Hiace
February 19, 2024
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United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
February 14, 2024
North Island trip from Auckland to Rotorua. Spent 3 days there before heading Waitomo stopping along the way to hike along Lake Whakamaru.
Australia
Toyota Yaris Cross
February 13, 2024
NZ was an amazing place with lots to see and do. Thermal areas, Skyline Rotorua, Hobbiton, Weta workshop, Desert Road, Jet boat, skydive.... Go home for a rest now.
Latvia
Kia Niro
February 10, 2024
Piha and Coromandel beaches, Tongariro Alpine Crossing, lake Taupo! I had an amazing trip in the North island.
Australia
Suzuki Swift
February 4, 2024
I was able to do a lot in a short space of time; - Birkenhead hikes and restaurants - Piha beach - Haku falls and Tapo lake - City sights - Matakana market and Omaha beach
Australia
Toyota Corolla
February 4, 2024
Visited family and then the coromandel peninsula
Australia
Toyota Corolla
February 3, 2024
Whangarei was a friendly place, but we were mainly there to see friends and family.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris (2018 - 2020)
February 3, 2024
Road trip exploring New Zealand a beautiful country
Australia
Suzuki Swift
January 26, 2024
Catching up with friends and whanau. The whole trip was amazing. Paihia, Kihikihi, New Plymouth and the lights at Pukekura Park
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
January 23, 2024
Mount manganui was an amazing place to stay.
Australia
Kia Stonic
January 22, 2024
Had a fantastic trip. Spent our time on the East Coast visiting family. Kids had fun in Rotorua on Luge and swing, and surfing and swimming at the beach. Weather was great.
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua
January 21, 2024
Mount Maunganui is stunning. Good to have dual carriageway for the first half of the journey.
France
Toyota Vitz
January 19, 2024
discovery of the north island
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
January 15, 2024
New Zealand is a must visit place if you you like to be one with nature
Australia
Toyota Corolla
January 14, 2024
Amazing scenery, nature, forests and people. Good road conditions
Philippines
Toyota Corolla
January 13, 2024
We loved our first visit to New Zealand and having a rental car enhanced our trip enabling us to enjoy the great scenery.
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris (2018 - 2020)
January 9, 2024
Stunning
Canada
Toyota Yaris Cross
January 8, 2024
everything great excluding plane tickets and petrol prices
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
January 6, 2024
Family xmas. Touring North Island. Pies. Flat whites
Australia
Mitsubishi Eclipse
January 5, 2024
I travelled from Auckland to Taupo over to Palmerston North down to Wellington back to Rotorua over to Mount Maunganui. I had Christmas on a farm and New Years at Mount Maunganui.
Australia
Suzuki Swift
January 4, 2024
Devonport, St Heliers, Mt Eden, Parnell, One Tree Hill, Titirangi, Cornwallis, onehunga Mall,
Singapore
Mitsubishi ASX
January 4, 2024
Beautiful scenic drive, friendly people and wonderful restaurants
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Australia
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
December 31, 2023
Beautiful landscape, fantastic geothermal spa experience
Singapore
Toyota Prius
December 30, 2023
Tongariro Alpine crossing is a must do
Singapore
Toyota RAV4
December 27, 2023
Amazing Hobitton
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Canada
Toyota Yaris Cross
December 25, 2023
Car handled well on challenging roads.
Australia
Mazda Demio
December 20, 2023
Roads very good had a great holiday catching up with friends and family beaches and camping
Australia
Toyota Yaris
December 19, 2023
Time with family
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua
December 19, 2023
Auckland concert
Singapore
Toyota RAV4
December 19, 2023
Good activities and nature views. Wonderful hikes and mountains.
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Australia
Toyota Vitz
December 14, 2023
Golf and sightseeing
Singapore
Toyota Yaris Cross
December 9, 2023
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United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
December 8, 2023
Bay of islands boat excursions bike riding at bike park Waitangi, rotor is hot tubs, hot water beach, cooks beach location.
Canada
Suzuki Swift
December 6, 2023
Hiking in National Parks.
Australia
Ford Ranger
December 5, 2023
Over all 💯 % perfect trip
Australia
Toyota Hiace
December 5, 2023
Drove to different parts of Northern New Zealand. Enjoyed visiting different cafes in small towns, HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Australia
Mitsubishi Pajero
December 5, 2023
Did all the main attractions. Great weather.
Australia
Toyota Vitz
December 4, 2023
Apart from roadworks car was very economical Stayed in Rotorua at Okawa Bay Resort excellent peaceful great facilities did most of the tourist attractions. Bit of hunting and trout fishing enjoyed the fruits/ meats/ fish of our hard work,grand children loved it so did us Grandparents and parents Weather was good cool evenings Looking forward to next year same time
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Australia
Toyota RAV4
December 3, 2023
We were only in Auckland for a few days. Mission bay was a nice spot for lunch and we spent most of our time around Papakura which has lots of “natures” things to do. Beautiful country! Red Earth was the spot for a great couples dinner.
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Australia
Mazda Demio
December 3, 2023
We were mainly there to visit family but there are so many wonderful things to experience and such beautiful scenery.
Hong Kong
Nissan Leaf
December 1, 2023
Hamilton Gardens ade great
New Zealand
Mitsubishi ASX
November 30, 2023
Visiting family and friends
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris (2018 - 2020)
November 29, 2023
We researched trips through some of North and South Islands most picturesque places. Roads generally very good with excellent signage. Some road damage from recent storms, but repairs ongoing ahead of summer. DOC information leaflets and maps made planning easy. DOC Information centres excellent with comprehensive information and helpful and knowledgeable staff
New Zealand
Toyota Vitz
November 28, 2023
Russel was quaint. Great car ferry. Loved Kerikeri. Sunrise at the lighthouse. Kauri drive. Fab air b and Bs. Beaches were a non event because of the rain but that didn't spoil our trip.
Switzerland
Kia Niro
November 28, 2023
Timber trail bike ride
Australia
Toyota Yaris
November 23, 2023
Visiting family members
Australia
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
November 21, 2023
Rained hard
Australia
Toyota Corolla
November 20, 2023
I did some amazing hiking trials and spent an amazing time at NZ.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
November 19, 2023
We drove Auckland to Napier and the little car we rented got us there with ease and comfort and it was great on fuel
Australia
Mazda Demio
November 19, 2023
Luv N.Z., but got covid on the plane so stuffed the whole trip.
Australia
Toyota Yaris
November 19, 2023
I Had an amazing drive to where I was going no issues at all. Very economical on gas easy to find latches, really straight forward which was helpful for my journey. Would recommend to rent through here. I'll be definitely going back Customer Service was great. Picking up & returning the vehicle. So Fast & Easy Thank you discovery Cars.
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
November 18, 2023
Travelled around northland and had a great time
Australia
Nissan Tiida
November 18, 2023
My trip was so good. First time hiring a car and just travelling around in Auckland and Whangarei Independence to go where I wanted was great because minimum public transport to many smaller towns.
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Italy
Mazda Demio
November 17, 2023
New Zealand is an Anagni country, nothing else to say!
Australia
Toyota Prius
November 17, 2023
Great sight seeing tour with all the good bits. NZ has great scenery not to be missed
New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
November 16, 2023
Hamilton Gardens is a 10/10 place to visit. Enjoyed Matakana where to can find Morris and James pottery. Joshi Indian Restaurant in Mount Eden was AMAZING. Owners were lovely and food 10/10.
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Australia
Toyota Corolla STW
November 12, 2023
Great car and economical the drip off was good
Australia
Suzuki Swift
November 1, 2023
Good frive
Puerto Rico
Mazda Demio
November 1, 2023
My trip was great, i saw the nature and places of interest that i really liked. The only bad thing about auckland was autounion.
Malaysia
Toyota Aqua
October 29, 2023
Nature
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
October 28, 2023
We did a lot of the scenic drives and hiking trails. Amazed by the Alps!
Australia
Toyota Yaris
October 26, 2023
Fabulous holiday! Definitely need a car for NZ
Australia
Toyota RAV4 (2017 - 2020)
October 25, 2023
We travelled the whole of NZ top to bottom for 6 weeks…..it was awe inspiring! The places, the scenery, the people we all amazing…we loved every minute of it!
Australia
Ford Ranger
October 25, 2023
Went to school reunion
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
October 24, 2023
Loved the Avondale Markets and spending time in Devonport with family.
Australia
Mazda Demio
October 20, 2023
Out rental car was reliable and overall great value
Ireland
Toyota RAV4 (2014 - 2016)
October 16, 2023
Good car
Australia
Toyota Corolla
October 12, 2023
Seeing all the family and visiting all our old food place's.
Australia
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
September 26, 2023
Forgotten Wirld Highway in New Zealand was amazing and the Hybrid Rental car handled it amazingly
Australia
Toyota Yaris
September 21, 2023
Waiheke Island. PARADISE!!! A must do for anyone visiting the North Island. Had 3 days there and could have spent longer!! 🙏🙏❤️❤️
Italy
Toyota Vitz
September 12, 2023
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Australia
Toyota RAV4 (2018 - 2020)
September 7, 2023
Loved Taupo and the fishing was wonderful.
Taiwan
Nissan March
August 28, 2023
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Australia
Toyota RAV4
August 21, 2023
The whole of New Zealand was just beautiful
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
August 18, 2023
We went from Auckland to Rotorua and the car was very comfortable
France
Toyota Corolla (2013-2016)
August 14, 2023
Nothing other than visiting my parents who are now 83 years old.
Australia
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
August 8, 2023
New Zealand, absolutely amazing it’s people are the most friendliest in the world
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
August 5, 2023
Seeing family
Australia
Nissan March
August 5, 2023
I was visiting family in Tauranga they were very impressed with the rental, I would totally recommend auto union My Petrol cost from Auckland to Tauranga return, $60.00 ,orsum. And it was last minute booking and you get free shuttle back to airport. The car pickup is in Mangere , you can cab there for $50.00 (10 min)or have the car delivered to the airport after hours 9 to 5 pm not sure on the fee.Still cheaper then airport rentals,, happy travels…
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Australia
Toyota Yaris
July 30, 2023
Used the hire car to drive north of Auckland to visit Matakana, the Sculptureum and Goat Island. Next day drove west to Piha Beach and lunch at Soljans Winery. Final day drove around Auckland including Mt Wellington and Ponsonby.
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
July 30, 2023
Coromandel was a beautiful place, we went on the driving creek railway which was interesting and had great views. Hobbiton was fun. The glass bottom boat in Whitianga was a highlight also. Tokaanu Thermal Pools was a great spot too.
Malaysia
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
July 26, 2023
New Zealand is awesome if you are into breathtaking views of landscapes and mountains. But the road especially along rural roads are bad and not very well maintained.
New Zealand
Mitsubishi Outlander
July 19, 2023
Rugby league tournament and visit family
United Kingdom
Toyota Vitz
July 7, 2023
Visited Huka falls, craters of the moon in Taupō and many areas around Auckland
China
Toyota Corolla
July 5, 2023
We drove in the North Island of New Zealand, from Auckland to Wellington and returned to Auckland. We passed a few cities in the North Island of New Zealand. The trip was amazing.
Australia
Suzuki Swift
June 20, 2023
We had a bit of bad weather but we managed to visit some amazing places and went on a caving tour in Waitomo.
Netherlands
Toyota Yaris (2018 - 2020)
June 9, 2023
We drove 4000 km in New Zealand!
Malaysia
Toyota Yaris 2013
June 7, 2023
The car was initially good enough for long distance, so my journey was smooth as i plan
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
May 21, 2023
meetings and hospital appointment which all went very smoothly
Australia
Toyota Corolla STW
May 20, 2023
New Zealand: Main areas visited, apart from Auckland, were Coromandel Peninsula and Tutukaka coast, which were beautiful and great for scenery. From Matapouri, we recommend the short walk down from the road to Whale Bay. In Coromandel, we recommend the Pepper Tree bar and restaurant for fish 'n chips and mussels. Thames town has a kind of "old hippie" feel about it, which we liked- lots of op shops with records and other memorabilia. Watch out for speed cameras and police cars on the roads north of Auckland! Don't drive fast!
Australia
Toyota Yaris
May 11, 2023
Reuniting with family and friends
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris
May 9, 2023
Family
Australia
Toyota Yaris
May 9, 2023
Tongariro Northern Circuit and Alpine Crossing walls are iconic. Green lip mussels with Thai broth and crusty bread is a real treat. New Zealand craft beer is plentiful and most enjoyable.
Spain
Toyota Corolla STW
May 4, 2023
New Zealand is a fantastic destination to travel and be in contact with nature. The landscape and services are magnificent and the people friendly
New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
May 1, 2023
Bad weather
Ireland
Toyota Corolla
May 1, 2023
All of NZ
Hong Kong
Toyota RAV4 (2017 - 2020)
April 26, 2023
Nature spots
Australia
Toyota Camry
April 15, 2023
travelled from Auckland to Bay of Islands. would recommend this trip
New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
April 13, 2023
I WAS UP THERE FOR A WEDDING AND I MANAGED TO CATCH UP WITH VARIOUS PEOPLE BECAUSE I HAD A CAR AND WAS ABLE TO GET AROUND.
Australia
Toyota RAV4 (2017 - 2020)
April 13, 2023
Nature spots
Australia
Toyota Corolla
April 13, 2023
Driving in NZ is scenic, the roads are not crowded and drivers are civilized. Also compared with Australia, the distances are short! I absolutely recommend a driving holiday in NZ.
New Zealand
Toyota Vitz
April 11, 2023
We had a great time in the Coromandel
United Kingdom
Nissan March
April 10, 2023
New Zealand a fabulous country
New Zealand
Toyota Vitz
April 5, 2023
I made an important trip to visit my aging father and another friend. Having a hybrid rental car gave me all the flexibility I needed to travel around without worrying about petrol costs.
South Korea
Toyota Yaris
April 5, 2023
I went to coromandel There were a lot of activities and things to see there
New Zealand
Nissan Tiida
April 3, 2023
Great concert & north Auckland was fantastic.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
April 1, 2023
Went to a friend’s retirement in whangarei from Auckland
Canada
Toyota Yaris
April 1, 2023
I drove 2000km on winding New Zealand roads in a week and it never let me down.
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Australia
Toyota Corolla
April 1, 2023
The Bay of Islands and Rotorua were great.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
March 31, 2023
Stunning weather and scenery
Australia
Toyota Corolla Hatch
March 31, 2023
Visiting family & touring around we were very lucky that they upgraded our car
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
March 30, 2023
Trip was great. Car was rubbish. Would never use this company again. They need to check their partners more carefully.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris
March 27, 2023
NECEE was wonderful helping us get the rental when first arriving when we were a bit early she got us on the road. The dropping off was not the same, only one rep was there and it took too much time as well as lack of communication from the rep.
New Zealand
Nissan Tiida
March 26, 2023
Attending a funeral!
Australia
Toyota Corolla
March 26, 2023
Aquis (corolla) was a convenient size for parking and for narrow roads.
South Korea
Suzuki Swift
March 23, 2023
Thermal geological place was great.
Australia
Toyota Corolla (2013-2016)
March 22, 2023
New Zealand is wonderful to visit for various reasons, travelling by personal car is the way to do it.
Australia
Kia Cerato
March 22, 2023
Visiting family and grandchildren
Australia
Suzuki Swift
March 21, 2023
It a was not a holiday, but visiting people and some business.
Australia
Kia Carnival
March 20, 2023
So no more New Zealand is amazing
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
March 20, 2023
Easy to park in and out
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
March 19, 2023
Having a car is the best way to see a country.
Indonesia
Toyota Alphard First Edition 7 seats
March 18, 2023
Papamoa and rotorua were great. Both nature and attractions.
Australia
Toyota Fielder
March 18, 2023
Saw many aspects of nz that were very interesting. Cheek and change restaurant in Opera was of high standard quality
Australia
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
March 16, 2023
Great trip and adventure with friends
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua
March 15, 2023
We just visited friends
Australia
Nissan March
March 13, 2023
Love NZ
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla STW
March 13, 2023
The road conditions were terrible in NZ and the full coverage still was not enough to prevent us from having to pay out of pocket for repairs due to normal driving conditions
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
March 11, 2023
Lunch and cocktails at the viaduct. Harry Styles concert was amazing.
Canada
Hyundai i30
March 9, 2023
The list is too long but we had some great experiences trekking, visiting museums, mud baths in Rotorua, Hobbiton movie set and m