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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Christchurch Airport
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand
$13.44 / per day
Downtown
Compact
Mazda Demio or similar
Mazda Demio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Rental Cars
$14.65 / per day
Christchurch Airport
Economy Elite
Toyota Aqua or similar
Toyota Aqua
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
$18.71 / per day
Christchurch Airport
Mini
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Rentalcars247
$20.80 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Christchurch Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla (2016-2018) or similar
Toyota Corolla (2016-2018)
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Mode Car Rentals
$22.72 / per day
Christchurch Airport
Standard
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Snap
$27.63 / per day
Christchurch Airport
Full-size SUV
Mitsubishi Outlander or similar
Mitsubishi Outlander
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Cross Country Rentals
$37.14 / per day
Christchurch Airport
Premium Van
Toyota Alphard or similar
Toyota Alphard
  • 8
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ezu Car Rental
$43.43 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:13 on 2024-04-16. 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
$25 per day
Average car rental length
9 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
9.3 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.59 per liter or $6.04 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.41 per liter or $5.35 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.71 per liter or $6.46 / 1 gallon

Why rent a car in Christchurch?

Christchurch is the largest city on the South Island of New Zealand. While the city is a great travel destination in itself, most will come for the natural scenery all across the South Island. Christchurch can serve as a great base from which to make day trips to the surrounding area. However, most travelers planning to spend a week or more will find Christchurch to be the perfect starting and ending point for a road trip around the island. Get inspired by this sample 14-day road trip itinerary for the South Island.  

Christchurch

One-Way Car Rentals in Christchurch

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

  • From Christchurch to Auckland - 95 offers from $17.74 per day
  • From Christchurch to Queenstown - 36 offers from $23.39 per day
  • From Christchurch to Picton - 10 offers from $86.04 per day
  • From Christchurch to Nelson - 10 offers from $86.04 per day
  • From Christchurch to Dunedin - 10 offers from $86.04 per day

Top ways to enter Christchurch

Most travelers will arrive via the Christchurch International Airport from one of the many international and domestic destinations it hosts flights from. New Zealand’s major rental car providers have desks located in the International Arrivals hall. Smaller providers have locations around the city and offer airport shuttle services. The pick-up point for the shuttle services can be found outside of the Regional Lounge. 

Some travelers will arrive by train at the Christchurch Railway Station. The two trains that arrive and depart from the station are the TranzAlpine from Greymouth and the Coastal Pacific from Picton, which may be useful for those arriving by ferry from Wellington. The TranzAlpine is often taken by tourists due to the scenery it transits through, including sections that are not reachable by road. The station has limited facilities. While no rental car providers are located at the station, they can be found in the nearby city center and may be able to arrange delivery of your car at the station. 

City facts

Christchurch enjoys mild weather year-round; temperatures are rarely hot in the summer and rarely significantly cold in the winter. Of course, since Christchurch is located in the Southern Hemisphere, Summer lasts from November to March and winter from June to September. The city sees moderate precipitation throughout the year. The climate of other areas on the South Island may differ. In general, the further north a location is, the warmer it is. The western side of the island sees significantly more rainfall than the east side due to the mountains that divide the island in half. As is the case everywhere, the weather at high altitudes in the mountains can be unpredictable, so be sure to be prepared before setting out for hikes. 

Christchurch was inhabited by the Maori long before Europeans arrived. Christchurch is the oldest official city in New Zealand, having received its Royal Charter in 1856. Historically, the area's economy relied primarily on agriculture. The city experienced multiple earthquakes between 2010 and 2012 damaging many of the city’s buildings and killing 185 people. It has since persevered and rebuilt itself. 

Christchurch is one of five cities that are gateways to the Antarctic. All sorts of research expeditions depart from its airport. Not far from the passenger terminals, the International Antarctic Center is the only specialized Antarctic exhibition in the world and therefore a great educational opportunity for visitors. 

Top destinations and activities

  • Cardboard Cathedral - The Christchurch Cathedral, the most renowned symbol of the city,  was severely damaged by the earthquakes of 2011. It has since been partially demolished, though a plan is in place to rebuild it over the next decade. As a temporary replacement, the Cardboard Cathedral was built and has since become a new symbol of the endurance of the city. It is supported by 90 cardboard tubes (thus the name). 
  • Summit Road - The Summit Road travels along the crest of hills that separate the city and Lyttelton Harbour.  The road offers great views of the city, harbour, bay, and mountains in the distance. Unfortunately, part of the road is currently closed due fallen rocks from the 2011 earthquake. However, other parts are open and it is possible to walk or cycle on the closed section. Nearby Sumner Road is another great drive and was recently reopened.  
  • Festivals - Christchurch has many festivals throughout the year. The largest is the Summertimes programme that is filled with free events all summer long, including musical, art, and cultural events. Other festivals include, the World Buskers Festival, the Christchurch Garden Festival, Kidsfest and Carnival Week.  
  • Punting on the Avon - You might be wondering what punting is. Punts are flat-bottomed boats propelled by a person standing at the back and using a long pull to push off of the river bed. Therefore, punting means being on a boat on a river (a shallow one). In Christchurch, you can ride along the Avon River in either shared or private boats driven by a punter in traditional Edwardian attire. 
  • Christchurch Gondola - Gondolas, or cable cars, take travelers to the top of the Port Hills. An exhibit about the history of the region awaits riders at the summit in addition to the amazing views of the city and harbour. The Gondola is open year-round, weather permitting. 
  • Christchurch Art Gallery - This art gallery hosts one of the largest collections of art in New Zealand. The collections contain a wide range of genres and time periods. There are also free guided tours available twice a day. The Gallery conveniently has an underground parking garage that costs $1 per half hour. 
  • Museums. Christchurch is well known for the stunning nature that surrounds it, but the city is also home to a decent variety of interesting museums. The most famous of them, the Canterbury Museum, is quite vast in its scope and offers exhibits about everything from Maōri culture to European settlement of the area and natural history. The museum is also home to what’s been called one of the largest Antarctic-themed exhibitions in the world, a theme that can also be explored in the International Arctic Center. Other interesting museums of Christchurch include the Air Force Museum of New Zealand and the Toy Collector.

Traffic and parking

Driving takes place 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 in Christchurch, particularly given the spread out nature of the city 

It is 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 for either by a text-to-park system  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.  

The New Zealand Transport Agency has a map with current traffic conditions and road closures.

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

  • Sugarloaf Scenic Reserve. Only 20 minutes' drive away from Christchurch, this little scenic reserve offers fantastic views of Christchurch, Lyttleton Harbor, and Banks Peninsula. There are many great short walks in the area. It’s a perfect spot to escape the city and find yourself in nature in no time. 
  • Hanmer Springs - Taking less than two hours to drive to from Christchurch, Hanmer Springs is a small spa resort built around hot springs (surprise! They are name Hanmer Springs). A perfect day trip would be to lounge in the hot pools. Some are very sulphuric with a strong smell while others a filtered. The typical outdoor activities can be found in the surrounding area, including hiking, mountain biking, and skiing in winter.
  • Akaroa - South of Christchurch, and surprisingly further than it would seem on a map due to the winding mountain road leading to it, Akaroa is a small town on the Banks Peninsula. It has the distinction of being the only town founded by the French. Make the trip further down to Flea Bay for the Pohatu Marine Reserve. Swimming with dolphins is also popular in the area surrounding Akaroa.
  • Waipara - With a name that translates to Muddy Water, Waipara is a small town 60 kilometers north of Christchurch. The town and its surrounding area is known for its wine production. Having the highest summer temperatures and the least amount of rainfall of all the wine growing regions in the country, Waipara is considered to produce the finest Pinot Noir and Riesling grapes. Along with the vineyards and their associated tasting room, the town also has an impressive food scene. 
  • Weka Pass Railway - Transiting over the former Waiau Branch Railway between Waikari and Waipara, the Weka Pass Railway is not to be missed if you’re a railway fan. Owned by its members and operated by volunteers, the railway is a great throwback to the days when rail travel was more prevalent. Of particular note is the railways steam locomotive. Be sure to book your tickets online in advance to be sure you are able to get a seat.  
  • Kaikoura - Meaning “eat crayfish” in the Maori language, Kaikoura is unsurprisingly renowned for its seafood. Just 181km (112 miles) north of Christchurch, the city has the aura of a touristy beach town. In addition to watching the whales as they migrated depending on the season, visitors can also see dolphins, seals, and albatrosses. The city is surrounded by mountains, some going straight into the sea, making for enjoyable scenery for visitors. 

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

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 North Island which could be picked up in Wellington.

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

  • Wellington - It takes around 5 hours to drive from Christchurch to Picton, where a ferry can be taken 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. 
  • Fiordland - Located on the southwestern corner of the island, Fiordland is a large area full of, you guessed it, fjords. Most of the area is encompassed by the Fiordland National Park, the largest in New Zealand.  The most accessible part of the park is the section between Te Anau and Milford Sound, the latter of which is a great place to enjoy on a boat tour or cruise. 
  • Mount Aspiring National Park - Just north of Fiordland, Mount Aspiring National Park can not be missed by outdoor enthusiasts, especially mountaineers. The park sits on the southern end of the Southern Alps and has an extensive remote wilderness. It also has high mountains, the highest among them being Mount Aspiring at over 3,000 meters. Visitors might also recognize a portion of the park from the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy as Dan’s Paddock was the filming location for Isengard. The Rees-Dart Track brings walkers through that area. Lake Wanaka nearby is also worth adding to your route.
  • Mount Cook National Park - Home to the highest mountain in New Zealand, Mt Cook, this national park mostly consists of high alpine terrain. A town of the same name sits just outside of the park and serves as a center for tourist activities and a base camp for climbers. While no permits are needed to climb Mt. Cook, fees are required to overnight in the huts. Do not let the mountain’s height fool you, the routes to the summit are very technical, requiring both rock climbing and glacial climbing experience. If you do not have the proper skills, guides and lessons are available along with mountains that provide an easier introduction.
  • Glacier Country - Centered around Westland National Park, State Highway 6 brinds travelers through the heart of the area. Of the many glaciers, the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers are the most famous. The Franz Josef Glacier is perhaps the most accessible glacier in the world and thus sees a large of amount of tourists every year. The Fox Glacier is not as impressive but also less crowded. Guided tours are available, but it is also permitted to walk to the glaciers on your own. Ice axes and crampons are required to actually walk on the glaciers.  
  • Kahurangi National Park - New Zealand’s second largest national park, Kahurangi is located in the Northwest corner of the South Island. Parts of the park are wilderness while other parts have a network of trails on which hikers visit high plateaus, scenic rivers, and coastal forests. The park is the most tropical park in the country. 
  • Stewart Island - The southernmost island of New Zealand, Stewart Island is a nature lovers paradise. The island, while much smaller than the North and South Islands, has 700km of coastline. Ferries to the island depart from Bluff, near Invercargill. Since there are very few roads on the island anyway, one shouldn’t worry whether cars are allowed on the ferry or not.Outside of the town of Oban, where most of the small population live, the best way to get around is by walking on one of the numerous paths, particulary in the Rakiura National Park that makes up 80% of the island. 
  • Queenstown. One of the most visited places on the South Island, Queenstown itself is a town with a permanent population of just 15,000, but its appeal comes from the fact that it is located in the heart of the beautiful Otago region. A place for skiing, bungee jumping, rafting, climbing, and paragliding, it has been rightly called one of the adventure tourism capitals of the world. Located southwest of Christchurch, Queenstown is a six-hour drive away.

Car Rental Prices in Christchurch

  • Station wagons - from $30 per day
  • Large cars - from $14 per day
  • Medium cars - from $15 per day
  • Vans - from $34 per day
  • Premium cars - from $51 per day
  • Small cars - from $13 per day
  • SUVs - from $25 per day
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators.

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Fact checked by
Marta Kulesza
This article was reviewed and updated by Marta, who spent the last 17 years living as a digital nomad and traveling the World before settling in a small alpine village in Austria. When it comes down to designing road trips for hiking enthusiasts around the Southern Alps of New Zealand, the Canadian Rockies, the Italian Dolomites, or Norway, she considers herself an expert. When she's not sitting at her computer and editing photos from her last trip, you can find her skiing or hiking with her dog in the mountains.

Top 20 Cities near Christchurch

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Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Christchurch 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 Christchurch
$50.52
January
$59.54
February
$42.39
March
$39.13
April
$38.19
May
$36.96
June
$42.00
July
$37.08
August
$36.85
September
$34.72
October
$42.30
November
$67.86
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Christchurch is October (when prices average $34.72 per day). This is 21% cheaper than the yearly average and 49% cheaper than renting in December (when prices average $67.86).

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 Christchurch?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in January, the average renter keeps their car for 11 days, and in July, they keep their car for 7 days.
Average number of rental days in Christchurch
11
January
11
February
11
March
9
April
8
May
8
June
7
July
8
August
8
September
8
October
9
November
10
December

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

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Christchurch is December, and the least popular is June.
Monthly searches in Christchurch by pick-up date relative to the average
147%
January
146%
February
124%
March
77%
April
57%
May
55%
June
69%
July
71%
August
70%
September
79%
October
130%
November
174%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 3
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Ezu Car Rental, Discount Car Rentals New Zealand, Snap, Mode Car Rentals, Yes Rentals
Popular car categories SUVs, Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars
Lowest price $13 per day
Cheapest supplier Discount Car Rentals New Zealand

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota RAV4 5 2 SUVs
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Yaris 5 2 Small cars
EV Hire Toyota Aqua Hybrid 5 1 Medium cars
Ezu Car Rental Nissan Tiida 4 2 Small cars
Bargain Rental Cars Mazda Demio 4 2 Medium cars
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Rentalcars247 Mitsubishi ASX 5 2 SUVs
Ezi Car Rental Toyota Yaris Cross 5 2 Small cars
Ezu Car Rental Toyota Alphard 5 4 Vans
Rentalcars247 Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small cars

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.

New Zealand
Toyota Corolla (2017 - 2020)
April 7, 2024
Great South Island roads and spectacular scenery
Hong Kong
Toyota Yaris
April 6, 2024
The South Island of New Zealand is stunning. Lovely country and people.
New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
April 6, 2024
Attended the Sail GP
Australia
Honda CR-V
April 3, 2024
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New Zealand
Mitsubishi ASX
April 2, 2024
War Birds over Wanaka was fantastic
United States of America (USA)
Toyota RAV4
March 31, 2024
Toured south island NZ. Beautiful.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
March 29, 2024
Family vacationing
Australia
Nissan Tiida
March 26, 2024
Visited South Island of NZ
Australia
Toyota RAV4
March 25, 2024
Family Reunion at Wanaka over 10 days. Hook fishing, Highlanders go-carting, Toy and Car Museum, Puzzling World, Wanaka Cruise Hire, Lakeland Wanaka...Stokers Restaurant...the town, the gardens, the walk\cycle tracks, the gardens, the local hikes all fantastic and so accessible!
United States of America (USA)
Toyota RAV4
March 24, 2024
Having the car let us really explore, unbeatable
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
March 19, 2024
Great car for holiday
Australia
Suzuki Swift
March 18, 2024
it was a trip to catch up with family and friends as I used to live there
New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
March 17, 2024
Spent 1 week in Ashburton for the Flying NZ Nationals. Ashburton is a nice place, with lots of good placed to dine.
Japan
Toyota Yaris (2015 - 2017)
March 16, 2024
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Australia
Haval Jolion
March 12, 2024
Visited family
Australia
Toyota Yaris
March 10, 2024
To many to tell.
India
Toyota Camry
March 6, 2024
New Zealand is a beautiful country and Driving is the best way to enjoy it.
New Zealand
Mitsubishi Outlander
March 6, 2024
The Pink concert!!
Australia
Toyota Yaris
March 4, 2024
We travelled the southern scenic Highway which was spectacular
Canada
Toyota Yaris
March 2, 2024
Wonderful country to explore. Loved it.
Australia
Toyota RAV4
February 29, 2024
Went around South Island and did everything on the area. Beautiful place
South Africa
Nissan Bluebird Sedan
February 21, 2024
Nelson and Abel Tasman and Marlborough Sounds are beautiful
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
February 18, 2024
We attended the NZ Masters Athletics Championships. Well run and all went smoothly.
Australia
Mitsubishi Outlander
February 16, 2024
Lots Catlands
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Camry
February 16, 2024
Saturday farmer's markets in Christchurch - we went to 3 and they were fun.
United Kingdom
Mazda Demio
February 12, 2024
Great trip to stunning Banks Peninsula. Area only accessible by hire car!
Australia
Toyota Yaris Cross
February 10, 2024
Fantastic scenery on drive around south Island. Great food and accommodation in all towns that our travel agent had booked for us.
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Canada
Toyota Corolla
February 5, 2024
Were there visiting family and this time we didn’t do as much travelling as in previous trips
Sweden
Nissan Bluebird Sedan
February 3, 2024
Nice car. We had a situation when the road became wet. Tyres are no brand, cheao and dangorous when wet. Overall the car was great
Australia
Mitsubishi Outlander
January 28, 2024
Full of natural beauties in short distance. Lots of activities for family.
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United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris Cross
January 28, 2024
We toured all of South NZ, even as far as Stewart Island. The hybrid small car was able to make the trip economical; yet it could respond quickly to accelerate safely to corner well and pass when needed.
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United States of America (USA)
Mitsubishi Outlander
January 25, 2024
Loved the beautiful sights in New Zealand. Great hikes and friendly people.
Australia
Toyota Yaris Cross
January 23, 2024
Travelled Christchurch and back to Christchurch via Kaikōura, Blenheim, Picton, Nelson, parts of Able Tasman national Park, Reefton and Hanmer Springs. Great scenery, good walks and a couple of games of golf.
Australia
Mitsubishi Outlander
January 20, 2024
We toured a great deal of South Island NZ covering 2800 kms. An amazing trip and would like to do it again.
Canada
Mazda Demio
January 17, 2024
Too many great experiences to detail. The south island is an amazing place to visit. many fond memories. Thank you.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
January 17, 2024
Walked the Kaikoura Coastal track
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
January 15, 2024
Family visit
New Zealand
Mitsubishi Outlander
January 14, 2024
Helicopter over Fox Glacier was amazing.
Australia
Toyota RAV4
January 14, 2024
A great time spent in the south island, driving to so many small towns and enjoying the scenery
Australia
Toyota RAV4
January 14, 2024
Fantastic visit to the Nelson area in NZ.
Australia
Toyota RAV4
January 10, 2024
Road trip from Christchurch to amaros through the range was great. The vehicle performed well and views from the look outs were spectacular
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
January 7, 2024
Travelled to Christchurch for a family wedding which was wonderful
Australia
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
January 6, 2024
Was a scenic holiday and drive was very good
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla (2015 - 2017)
January 6, 2024
Absolutely loved nature and food. I am not into sports.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
January 3, 2024
We travelled 9 days from Christchurch to Queentown, via Tekapo, Puraki, Wanaka lakes. One the way back we travelled to Dunedin, Timaru, stopped at Moeraki Boulders, Oamaru, and Castle Hill. Such an amazing scenery and wonderful experience.
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Australia
Toyota Corolla
December 30, 2023
Wanaka scenery amazing, as was all of NZ
Netherlands
MG 3
December 30, 2023
drove from christchurch to picton the whole route is gorgeous, dropped the car at the ferry quay, 10 mtr from the ferrie. picked a new car up at the quay in wellington and started the trip to Auckland by route highway 1 staying in plateau lodge in National Park, near volcanoes and geysers.
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Singapore
Toyota Fortuner 4X4 *Model Guaranteed*
December 26, 2023
Beautiful sceneries
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Singapore
Toyota Alphard 2008-2014
December 24, 2023
Although the cleanliness and upkeep of the car is bad, the overall drive experience in NZ is amazing. The scenery and weather is below words. Overall a great country and amazing nature.
Spain
Suzuki Swift
December 20, 2023
My highlights were: Fjordland national park, Mt Aspiring National park, golden bay. I did lots of hiking and nature activities. I stayed on campsites with the Suzuki swift and a tent
India
Mitsubishi ASX
December 13, 2023
We traversed through the length and breadth of New Zealand covering over 4200 kms over both North and South islands covering all major cities as well as off beat places.
United Kingdom
Mitsubishi ASX
December 12, 2023
Dolphin watching in Akora & whale and dolphin, watching in Kaikoura. Fantastic!
Australia
Skoda Kamiq
December 12, 2023
Loved the trip
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
December 11, 2023
Lovely time with family
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
December 11, 2023
Sports event. Great time, bit cold and wet on the Sunday :)
Canada
Toyota Yaris
December 11, 2023
Hiking mainly
Australia
Toyota Yaris
December 9, 2023
it was just a business trip to industrial places
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
December 8, 2023
I took the car on a road trip from christchurch to west coast to wanaka and lake tekapo. stopped for sightseeing. car was excellent throughout even on slopes.
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Australia
Toyota Alphard
December 8, 2023
South Island New Zealand postcard scenery the whole way around..
United States of America (USA)
Toyota RAV4
December 4, 2023
We drove from Christchurch to Arthur’s pass and back, then down to lake Tekapo, to mt cook, wanaka, and on to Queenstown.
Australia
Mitsubishi ASX
December 1, 2023
easy to pick up, I thought I had to take the shuttle bus, but it was right next to rental.
Kenya
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
November 28, 2023
Hokitika, Wanaka, Lake Tekapo - all brilliant with outstanding scenery. Epic drive.
Australia
Mitsubishi Outlander
November 28, 2023
Hiking in Wanaka is amazing! We loved driving the mountain roads searching for new trails.
Australia
Toyota Aqua
November 26, 2023
There are some great things to do and see. I just wanted to chill out and relax. I have trouble walking long distances. Had a good time Akaroa was brilliant.The boat trip and seeing the little dolphins awesome.
Australia
Toyota Vitz
November 24, 2023
Had an awesome time driving the South Island, Hokitika was a highlight, the gorge is stunning. There is so much more to see than Queenstown. The roads are fantastic just make sure you have a car capable of enjoying them.
Australia
Toyota Camry
November 21, 2023
Catching up with friends and love ones is always great in NZ's South Island.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota RAV4
November 21, 2023
We drove to Mt Cook National Park and the beauty of the scenery and our experiences along the way were outstanding.
Australia
Toyota Previa
November 21, 2023
Christchurch cup week was all we expected it to be. Very good buzz around the city and the racing was top notch
New Zealand
Toyota Camry
November 19, 2023
Gondola was a nice relaxing beautiful thing to do after an amazing weekend.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
November 15, 2023
drove down the entire west coast and east coast, absolutely breathtaking sceanary.
New Zealand
Toyota Vitz
November 14, 2023
Great tri around Kaikoura. Also the hybrid car was very economical to run
New Zealand
Mitsubishi ASX
November 14, 2023
Beautiful place
Singapore
Toyota Corolla
October 31, 2023
Unforgettable time driving around nz South Island. The scenery all around is stunning. Self drive is the best way to get close to all the hidden gems (Eg mirror lake) and close encounters with wildlife (Eg kea) . The drive on crown range road and the way to Milford Sound deserves special mention.
New Zealand
Mazda CX-5
October 25, 2023
Lots of fun activities done. Botanical gardens, the Oasis at the palms shopping centre was so much fun. Did some shopping, good food eating at riverside markets. Timezone. International Antarctic Centre, Westfield Riccarton. We also jumped on the Tram.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
October 24, 2023
Loved it all
Australia
Toyota RAV4 (2017 - 2020)
October 19, 2023
Kia kora was awesome, Milford sound was amazing, Spieght’s brewery in Dunedin was great, riding a bike from arrowtown to AJ Hacket bungy was great,
New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
October 19, 2023
Hanmer has so many great options for relaxing, exercise and cafes.
Australia
Toyota Yaris (2015 - 2017)
September 27, 2023
Great walks and accommodation around Lake Tekapo and Mt Cook. Queenstown is a great place to visit with lots to do for people who like the outdoors. Don't miss the SteamPunk Museum!
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla (2017 - 2020)
September 3, 2023
Gorillas at Orana, snowstorm at Antarctic, whale, orca and dolphins from the air at Kaikoura, spectacular snow covered mountains, punting on the Avon.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
August 29, 2023
Saw West Coast and lots of family visits
New Zealand
Kia Niro
August 26, 2023
Qreentown and Lake takapo Beautiful snowflakes fallen Salmon farm very good. FRESHWATER SALMON Hot tub AT THE TWLZLE TOWN
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4 (2014 - 2016)
August 17, 2023
Skiing at Mount Hutt, Opuke thermal pools
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New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
August 10, 2023
it was a good funeral !!
Australia
Toyota Alphard
August 9, 2023
return drove from Christchurch to Wanaka, it was beautiful scenary both ways. We stayed in Wanaka for a week and went skiing.
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
August 8, 2023
Other than the initial car trouble, we had a great trip and travelled to the beautiful Kaikōura coast and then to Hanmer and the snow up mt lyford before returning back to Christchurch
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4 (2014 - 2016)
July 25, 2023
We went to Hanmer Springs and had a hot soak in the hot pools and met family around Christchurch
Australia
Toyota Vitz
July 24, 2023
Important to note that these are not luxury cars, quite ild but well maintained this is reflective in good cost savings in comparison to other xompanies
Australia
Toyota RAV4
July 17, 2023
We went snowboarding in Mt Hutt for 6 days and travelled to Lake Takepo for one day, every night we would drive 25mintues to the nearest pubs for dinner, it was a beautiful stay in Mount Somers. And the car was great for the countryside roads and for off-road.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
July 15, 2023
This small hatchback was perfect for travelling around the South Island of New Zealand.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
July 10, 2023
Entirely with family and friends. Having worked in New Zealand in the 70s. I love the people, experiences and everything about this beautiful Country.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
July 6, 2023
Christchurch Dunedin Queenstown Wānaka Tekapo Twizel Christchurch is a great road trip with lots of beautiful places to stop
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Singapore
Toyota Highlander
June 28, 2023
Drove to Queenstown annd back fr Christchurch , needless to say NZ road and scenery just second to none !
Australia
Toyota RAV4
June 18, 2023
Lake tekapo views, Raksiaa gorge, night sky at Tekapo, hooker valley trek, Wanaka puzzling world, Wanaka lake, jet boating at Queenstown
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla Hatch
June 5, 2023
Much more beautiful than Auckland. People are more friendly yet the driving is the same.
Australia
Toyota RAV4
June 5, 2023
The two museums in Invercargill are amazing, don't miss them if you are there.
Australia
Toyota Vitz
May 29, 2023
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Singapore
Toyota Highlander
May 26, 2023
Best Awesome trip all over Christchurch Queenstown Hokitika Wanamaker Mount Cook Franz Joseph etc etc all meals restaurants are great including the wonderful coffee
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
May 24, 2023
Honestly, Car was first positive Start of trip. Whole trip was amazing. Nature, weather, activities, restaurant etc.
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Australia
Toyota Corolla
May 20, 2023
Our 2 week trip from Christchurch to Queenstown via the West Coast was amazing. Absolutely recommend a road trip in the region.
Australia
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
May 19, 2023
Family
Singapore
Toyota Estima
May 19, 2023
This is the 3rd time over the past 25yrs I made road trip in NZ. Beautiful sceneries and sumptuous food.
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
May 18, 2023
Visiting family
Australia
Toyota Yaris
May 18, 2023
We had a lovely holiday. Nrw Zealand is a beautiful spot.
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New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
May 16, 2023
Beautiful weather, lovely staff everywhere we went
Canada
Mazda Demio
May 8, 2023
We traveled down the east coast, up to Te Anau, where we took a tour to Milford Sound, then to Queenstown where we had a blast at IFLY. We stayed at Wanaka, then over the mountains to Haast. We went up the west coast to Nelson and spent 6 amazing days at Tahunanui Beach. We went to Kaikoura then stayed overnight in Christchurch before flying to Auckland. We continued to Northland where we will spend the next 2 weeks.
China
Toyota RAV4
May 8, 2023
The mountain and lakes are awesome!
New Zealand
Toyota Camry
May 5, 2023
Just here on a quick 1 day hire to run some errands for my house, rental. Everything as seamless & worked well. Christchurch is a lovely place town is newly refurbished and vibrant it's great to see.
Singapore
Mitsubishi ASX
May 1, 2023
South island 15 days drive, amazing and will be back for more
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla STW
April 22, 2023
Enjoyed getting to know Christchurch and surrounding areas, went to Akaroa, Black Cat cruise and saw Hector's dolphins, amazing ! Willowbank and Hanmer Springs were great as well.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
April 10, 2023
Coastal drive on the West Coast of the South Island
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Singapore
Toyota Corolla Hatch
April 6, 2023
I made a 5-day round trip from Christchurch through Lake Tekapo, Mount Cook, Queenstown, Franz Joseph Glaciers, and finally back to Christchurch. Great driving experience and spectacular view!
United Kingdom
Suzuki Swift
April 3, 2023
Good
Switzerland
Toyota Corolla
April 1, 2023
Important note when planning to use the inter islander ferries: book early and flexible, ev. consider double bookings in addition (free cancellations at higher prices available) - especially during high season! Ferries might cancel sailings due to weather or long lasting technical break-downs without being able to offer alternative dates!
United Kingdom
Mazda Demio
March 30, 2023
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New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
March 28, 2023
Travel from Christchurch to Central Otago and back via West Coast.
United Kingdom
Mazda Demio
March 24, 2023
Ease of travel around scenic beauty spots, whether coast or mountain. Equally the car provided was ideal in towns
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
March 23, 2023
Visited the dark sky reserve in lake takepo stunning scenery
United Kingdom
Mitsubishi Outlander
March 22, 2023
Far too many to say as we were travelling for some three weeks but overall we had a wonderful time.
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
March 22, 2023
pancake rocks , Hokitika Gorge, Franz Josef. Every place is wonderful.
Malaysia
Honda CR-V
March 16, 2023
Beautiful nature, good food, great sports
United States of America (USA)
Honda CR-V
March 15, 2023
Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Sheffield Pies!, Castle Hill, Arthur's Pass, Punakaiki Pancake Rocks, Hokitika, Franz Joseph, Okarito Lagoon, Lake Matheson, Haast Beach, Wanaka, Te Anau - Glow Worm Caves & Milford Sound Cruise, Queenstown; sights and hikes along the way ... Such beautiful scenery, so many sheep, so few people, and so clean!
New Zealand
Mitsubishi Outlander
March 13, 2023
Spent four days based in Kaikoura. Easy, scenic drive with lots of stops on the way.
New Zealand
Toyota Estima
March 13, 2023
Wedding in Geraldine
Australia
Toyota Corolla Sedan
March 8, 2023
Beautiful Dunedin in sunshine, Helicopter over Milford Sound, stunning Hermitage Hotel & Mt Cook, amazing spar pools at the lovely town of Methven & spectacular Rakaia Gorge nearby.
United Kingdom
Kia Sportage
March 8, 2023
The trip was great and good food
Australia
Toyota RAV4
March 8, 2023
Fishing and catching up with old friends
South Korea
Toyota Camry
March 5, 2023
Pancake caves were amazing.
New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
March 1, 2023
I travelled to Methven. Stayed for two nights and met 50 other women at a retreat for Christians. Saw the beautiful Rakaia river. Went to Terrace Downs. Went to Smoke an amazing restaurant in Rolleston.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Previa
February 21, 2023
New Zealand's South Island is a great place to visit with great nature spots and ocean views. Also, their food was great regardless of where we ate.
Australia
Mitsubishi ASX
February 19, 2023
Beautiful drive from Christchurch to Queenstown - did an amazing heli hike at Mt Cook on the Tasman glacier
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris (2018 - 2020)
February 15, 2023
Business
New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
February 13, 2023
Spent with friends
Hong Kong
Toyota Previa
February 12, 2023
New Zealand is a wonderful country for driving tour.
New Zealand
Ford Everest
February 9, 2023
Dinner at 2 Fat Possums recommended
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
February 7, 2023
We visited family and watched a disc golf tournament that was on
New Zealand
Toyota Alphard
February 5, 2023
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New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
January 23, 2023
Haven't been to Christchurch for a few years, enjoyed driving around and visiting old places. Accommodation and dining was amazing, even managed to fit in the casino
Australia
Nissan X-Trail
January 20, 2023
Great scenery, friendly people, easy to get around and the roads, while a bit narrow in places, we’re in great condition for our travels
Australia
Toyota RAV4
January 18, 2023
We enjoyed sights, such as the Chch City, Akaroa, Sumner, hot pools in Hamner
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla STW
January 3, 2023
Nature spots and hiking trails
Singapore
Toyota RAV4
December 28, 2022
Nature is awesome for NZ. As a city boy. I have never withness such beautiful nature. I would like to thank the NZ people for keeping nature in such good shape. If the world were a bit more like NZ. I think we can end climate change.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
December 25, 2022
Did the standard tourist destinations on lower South Island.
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4 (2014 - 2016)
December 23, 2022
Ch Ch & district incl Lyeltton , Rangiora.
Australia
Toyota Alphard
December 22, 2022
Orana Wildlife Park is a great way to see animals in their natural habitats. The Antarctic Centre was a very educational experience as well
Australia
Toyota RAV4 (2014 - 2016)
December 15, 2022
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Australia
Toyota Vitz
December 11, 2022
Stunning scenery everywhere
Australia
Toyota Yaris 2013
December 9, 2022
touring around NZ
Australia
Kia Cerato
November 26, 2022
Queen Charlotte's Drive; Great Alpine road; Akaroa
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
November 19, 2022
Lake tekapo. Mt Cook. Wanaka toy & transport museum. South Island customer service is great!
New Zealand
Toyota Estima *Branded Vehicle*
November 7, 2022
Enjoyed the quad bike ride near Hamna Springs. A lot of great activities to do if you have time.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
November 3, 2022
We when all over the South Island it’s a Beautiful place
New Zealand
Toyota Alphard
October 31, 2022
Christchurch, Blenheim, Kaikoura, Nelson, Hanmer Springs
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
October 28, 2022
South Island is the best part of NZ
Australia
Suzuki Swift
October 26, 2022
I have thoroughly enjoyed every trip I have made to NZ (12-13 times). The fishing is outstanding, the food is great, the people are generally extremely friendly and genuinely interested in how your trip is going. The scenery is simply breathtaking, there is a photo opportunity around every corner. Places like Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, Mount Cook and Cromwell are just brilliant ! The Fishtail restaurant deserves a special mention their food and service is superb !
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United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Swift
October 18, 2022
NZ is great
Australia
Toyota Alphard First Edition 8 seats
October 17, 2022
Toured from Christchurch, to Dunedin, Te Anau, Milford Sound, Queenstown, Wanaka, Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo and back. all were lovely towns, great views, mountains, lakes, snow and plenty to do. A great trip for 5 adults and 2 kids under 3 in an 8-seater. Tight for room but doable.
Australia
Toyota Corolla STW
October 16, 2022
Took family over to see the places we have loved on previous trips. Invercargill, Te Anau, Milford Sound, glow worm cave, Kaikoura, lots more. Had a big snowfall from an un seasonal blast. Big deal for us from Queensland Australia.
New Zealand
Toyota Vitz
September 23, 2022
Good to hire with reasonable price and good customer service from Christchurch Request flexible day rent in advance for current flight cancellations situation. Otherwise they will ask for unexpected charges for extra day
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla Sedan
September 22, 2022
Went many places as planned was the great thing.
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
September 14, 2022
We drove up some pretty interesting gravel roads through fords and icy slippery areas. Was very impressed with the Toyota Rav. It was fuel efficient easy to drive. A great all round little car. Thank you
New Zealand
Toyota Alphard
August 25, 2022
Great value for money and driver waited for us after a decent delay with our flight
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
August 22, 2022
Spent it with my daughter and girlfriend for her birthday and went to see the snow as well. Wonderful experience. Went to the beach.
Australia
Toyota Alphard
August 21, 2022
Trip was amazing NZ is heaven on earth
New Zealand
Toyota Highlander
August 9, 2022
Spent the week skiing at Roundhill Ski Field and exploring Lake Tekapo and surrounds with family.
Australia
Suzuki Swift
August 9, 2022
Made the trip to NZ to see family after long lockdowns in Victoria. Having our own rental car made the experience so much better!
New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
August 7, 2022
Te Waipounamu, also known as the south island of Aotearoa-NZ, is absolutely stunning. Snow covered mountains and lakes that take your breath away. Queenstown and Arrowtown are beautiful with something for everyone whether travelling as a family, a couples romantic getaway or with a group of friends.
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua
August 3, 2022
Visited Christchurch first time in 17 years and Hanmer for the first time. Boy Christchurch is a nice city! Loved Willowbank nature reserve, the Antarctic centre and riverside markets as a place for food and people watching. Hanmer was small and friendly and less backward than I expected.
New Zealand
Kia Rio
June 12, 2022
It was a wonderful experience just to short.
New Zealand
Nissan Bluebird Sedan
May 29, 2022
A good time to travel in NZ - not too many tourists out and about and most facilities are available.
New Zealand
Toyota Alphard
May 3, 2022
Thanks EZU. God bless 🙏
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
April 15, 2022
Great service and speedy pick up and drop off
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris