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Car Rental in New Zealand

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Christchurch Airport Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Vitz or similar
Toyota Vitz
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Snap Rentals
$10.46 per day
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Auckland Airport Car Rental
Economy
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
$10.55 per day
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Auckland Airport Car Rental
Compact
Nissan Tiida Latio Sedan or similar
Nissan Tiida Latio Sedan
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
$10.55 per day
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Auckland Airport Car Rental
Compact Elite
Hyundai i30 or similar
Hyundai i30
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
$10.55 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Auckland Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar
Toyota Corolla Sedan
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
$10.55 / per day
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Christchurch Airport Car Rental
Economy
Mazda Demio or similar
Mazda Demio
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
$10.62 / per day
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Christchurch Airport Car Rental
Economy
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
$10.62 / per day
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Christchurch Airport Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Vitz or similar
Toyota Vitz
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
$10.62 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:15 on 2021-11-30. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
NZD
Country code
64
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
30 - 60 km/h
19 - 37 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.3

Why rent a car in New Zealand?

New Zealand is a great place to explore by car. Not only both North Island and South Island are full of cozy cities and stunning natural landmarks, but the highways themselves are an adventure as they offer some of the most picturesque driving routes in the whole world. 

If you want to know more about renting a car in New Zealand, don't miss our complete guide.

New Zealand Car Rental

Top ways to enter New Zealand

  • Auckland Airport: The busiest in New Zealand, Auckland Airport serves its largest city. A port of entry for a very large number of foreign visitors, the airport has flights to and from such faraway destinations as China, Qatar, Chile, and the United States.
  • Christchurch Airport: Serving the city of the same name, this is the main airport on the South Island. In addition to domestic connections, the airport also has flights to and from Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, Dubai, Los Angeles, and other destinations.
  • Queenstown Airport: Serving the popular adventure sports destination, Queenstown Airport handles close to five million passengers annually and provides connections with domestic destinations, as well as the largest cities in Australia.
  • Wellington Airport: Serving the national capital near the southern tip of the North Island, Wellington Airport has flights by more than 10 airlines, connecting the city with Australia, Fiji, and many local destinations.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Auckland. By far the largest city in the country, Auckland is also New Zealand’s main arts and entertainment hub. In addition to a lively cultural and nightlife scene, the city’s landmarks include the Auckland Art Gallery, Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium, and the Stardome Observatory which shares its location with archaeological Māori sites.
  • Queenstown. Sometimes called the adrenaline capital of the world, Queenstown is the best place from which to dive right into the great Kiwi outdoors. Situated between the eastern coast of Lake Wakatipu and some truly spectacular mountains, it offers some of the best snowboarding, bungy jumping, and paragliding in the world.
  • Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Situated around New Zealand’s highest peak and the rest of the Southern Alps, this spectacular national park has some of the most scenic drives in the country, as well as a vast network of hiking trails for everyone from beginners to seasoned hikers and climbers. Both Queenstown and Christchurch are about a four-hour drive away.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in New Zealand is the Nissan Tiida 2009, followed by the Toyota RAV4 and the Fiat Punto.

Driver license requirements

  • New Zealand recognizes valid foreign driver’s licenses from around the world if they are printed in a Latin alphabet and if you’re visiting on a trip that’s shorter than 12 months. If you’re residing in New Zealand permanently, you need to obtain a local driver’s license.
  • If your driver’s license is printed in another alphabet (Cyrillic, Arabic, etc.), you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP).
  • Similarly, if your driver’s license doesn’t show your photograph, you might be required to have an IDP.
  • Even if you have an IDP, you need to also carry your original driver’s license as you might be asked to show both.
  • You must carry your driver’s license, not a copy, with you at all times. 
  • You need to have had your driver’s license for at least two years.
  • Some rental car providers charge a young driver fee for drivers between the ages of 22 and 25 and a senior driver fee for drivers over the age of 65.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car provider and car category, so make sure to check the rental conditions before booking.

Most popular types of rental car

Many visitors of New Zealand choose compact and economy rental cars, but fullsize is also very popular, especially among travelers who like to go higher in the mountains and away from the main road network.

Top driving routes

  • The Coromandel Peninsula. A large and distinct region of the North Island, the Coromandel Peninsula is a fun place to explore, especially with your own ride. In addition to a beautiful coastline and many cozy beach towns, the area is also known for its thermal springs, the Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve, and Coromandel Forest Park. The drive from Auckland takes only about two hours.
  • Christchurch. Continuing to recover from the 2011 earthquake, Christchurch (or Ōtautahi) is one of the nicest and most atmospheric places in New Zealand. The city is known for its well-preserved architecture and many notable buildings, cultural institutions like the Air Force Museum, and many gardens and public green spaces. A gateway to the South Pole, Christchurch is also home to the impressive International Arctic Center where visitors are made to feel like they are a part of a polar expedition.
  • Southland. Vast, very sparsely populated, and dramatically beautiful, the southern part of New Zealand is the right place for an off-the-beaten-path road trip. The region is notable for its glaciers, fjords, and highland lakes; the southernmost city in Oceania, Invercargill; and distinct culture and cuisine that’s centered around oysters. Southland is also great for seeing Aurora Australis, or Southern Lights (the best season is the coldest time of the year, roughly from April to September). Invercargill is only a two-hour trip south of Queenstown and a tad farther from Dunedin.

Car Rental Prices

  • Station wagons - from $17 per day
  • Large cars - from $58 per day
  • Medium cars - from $47 per day
  • Vans - from $47 per day
  • Small cars - from $20 per day
  • SUVs - from $59 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in New Zealand:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting New Zealand is the cheapest in July when renting a car is about 31% cheaper than the yearly average and about 44% cheaper than visiting in February when it’s the height of summer in the southern hemisphere.

Top 15 Most Popular Cities in New Zealand

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in New Zealand?

The cost of renting a car in New Zealand depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in New Zealand
$57.56
January
$50.35
February
$52.54
March
$42.22
April
$33.85
May
$29.89
June
$26.88
July
$28.19
August
$50.57
September
$51.49
October
$64.26
November
$66.18
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in New Zealand is July — prices start from $26.88 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 42% cheaper than the yearly average and 59% cheaper than renting a car in the month of December (when prices start at $66.18 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in New Zealand?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in October — an average of 9 days. The shortest are in April — an average of 6 days.
Average Rental Length in New Zealand
8
January
7
February
7
March
6
April
7
May
8
June
8
July
8
August
8
September
9
October
9
November
7
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in New Zealand?

Discover Cars users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in New Zealand. The most popular month is February, while the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Rental in New Zealand by Monthly Searches
52%
January
323%
February
286%
March
April
May
June
July
August
51%
September
71%
October
235%
November
182%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Snap Rentals Toyota Vitz 5 2 Small cars
Snap Rentals Toyota Aqua 5 1 Medium cars
Bargain Rental Cars Mazda Demio 4 2 Medium cars
Ezu Car Rental Suzuki Swift 4 1 Small cars
Ezu Car Rental Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
yesaway Toyota RAV4 5 3 SUVs
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Ezu Car Rental Toyota Alphard 5 4 Vans
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota RAV4 5 2 SUVs
Ezu Car Rental Toyota RAV4 5 2 SUVs

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. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
November 24, 2021
Best car hire experience
New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
November 23, 2021
Great time in Christchurch
New Zealand
Mercedes Sprinter
November 19, 2021
Highly recommend yesaway for a group trip using their Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Cheap on diesel, great head room, easy to drive, huge luggage area, spacious and comfortable for a large group or family of upto 12
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
November 15, 2021
Perfect service & rental, would definitely rent again or tell friends to rent through yesaway. Best value for money and such friendly helpful staff 10/10 from us. Oh and car had charger & all the stuff we needed for roadies.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
November 14, 2021
Travel through the South Island with beautiful scenery
New Zealand
Honda Stepwgn
November 13, 2021
Onekaka golf links awesome for golfers
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
November 6, 2021
Queenstown beautiful place to see and experience.
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
October 18, 2021
Milford sound and Mount Cook National park were amazing.
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
September 25, 2021
Drove around Queenstown, parking can be confusing but the scenery in and around Queenstown definitely validates having a rental to allow free roaming. Make the effort to visit Arrowtown, Cardrona and Wanaka.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris Hatch
August 30, 2021
Good value for money and check the small print.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
August 25, 2021
New Zealand
Toyota Highlander
August 16, 2021
Queenstown and Wanaka are our main attractions as we specifically travel to Wanaka to go skiing up on Treble Cone
New Zealand
Nissan Tiida
August 15, 2021
so much to do in a small place and many places you can go without having to travel to far
New Zealand
Nissan Bluebird Sedan
August 13, 2021
We had a great time.highlight was the tranzalpine.
New Zealand
Nissan Tiida
August 10, 2021
We asked the car rental driver who gave us excellent advice as they where local 😉✨✨✨✨✨
New Zealand
Nissan X-Trail 4x4
August 8, 2021
Great cars great service
Australia
Mazda Demio
August 5, 2021
Visited Christchurch, Hanmer Springs, Akaroa - all were beautifully picturesque
New Zealand
Toyota Alphard 2004-2007
July 28, 2021
Try to book accomodation closer to the central city, parking can be a challenge. Taxis are plentiful and allow you to try some of the great cocktails or mulled wines in town. Don’t bother taking rentals up to sky fields use the bus from town, its cheap and drops you right at the door (and again allows one to dable in the abundant supply of mulled wine!)
New Zealand
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
July 26, 2021
New Zealand
Nissan Bluebird Sedan
July 22, 2021
I visited family and there is nothing better
New Zealand
Nissan Qashqai
July 18, 2021
Whangarei - Anna Vu - great service, friendly, welcoming staff. Whangarei - Jimmy Jacks Restaurant - delicious filling kai. Value for money! Hokianga - Omapere - The Heads Hotel - wonderful customer service. Nice room. Bit pricey but no other space to stay!
New Zealand
Nissan Tiida
July 18, 2021
Nelsons surrounding areas are some of the most beautiful in NZ. Great beaches and we visited in Winter so it wasn't busy
New Zealand
Kia Cerato
July 14, 2021
Highly suggest to try fit vehicle hired to the destination which the customer are trying to go to :)
New Zealand
Nissan Wingroad 2009
July 11, 2021
Had a wonderful roadie and met slot of lovely people
Australia
Toyota Rav4
July 7, 2021
Looking forward to rent a car on the 28 Oct to 13 of Nov please
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
July 6, 2021
Really loved the top of the South Island and will be back to spend more time as soon as we can
Norfolk Island
Mazda Demio
June 30, 2021
Highly recommend visiting Maeraitai beach in Auckland and Te Papa and Botanical Gardens in Wellington
Australia
Toyota Vitz
June 29, 2021
Hamilton sky city casino Mount Mauganui beach
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
June 29, 2021
Great team and great value for money
Australia
Mazda Demio
June 24, 2021
Only visited a few places but Whanganui has a lift up to Durie Hill which I never knew existed. That was a must do. Fab view from up top of viewing building and could see both Mountains.
New Zealand
Honda CR-V
June 19, 2021
Queenstown is amazing! Loved the onsen hot pools and every place we visited. We just wished there was enough snow but oh well we still enjoyed ourselves. Thank you
New Zealand
Toyota Rav4
June 17, 2021
The car was such a good drive. Was nice to be able to move around anywhere anytime. Queenstown is absolutely gorgeous you would definitely need a car when you travel there.
Australia
Nissan Bluebird Sedan
June 15, 2021
Helpful service big happy smiles will be telling family and friends
New Zealand
Toyota Estima
June 14, 2021
The car I had was good value
Australia
Kia Rio
June 13, 2021
The price and reliability of the car was fantastic and the location of their office made it very easy getting out of Auckland
New Zealand
Toyota Highlander
June 12, 2021
Lake Tekapo is a beautiful place to stay
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
June 5, 2021
Butterfly creek was fabulous. Parking in the cbd is quite expensive.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
June 2, 2021
Westport and Nelson some of the beautiful places one can see
Australia
Toyota Alphard
May 27, 2021
I needed a 7 seater for family to travel to and from Waimate - passengers were comfortable and were able to rest well on the trip - the drive was straightforward, scenic and beautiful
New Zealand
Nissan Tiida
May 24, 2021
If you need a car seat 💺 make sure you check the expiry date as It is illegal to use a car safety seat if it is not compliant
New Zealand
Toyota Previa
May 17, 2021
Travelled from christchurch to blenhiem and done sight seeing the whole way there and back.
New Zealand
Toyota Previa
May 11, 2021
good price, guys were really relaxed at pick up and drop off
New Zealand
Toyota Vitz
May 6, 2021
well located, close to airport, shuttle can easily be arranged even after hours, close to main motorways to head south or north of Auckland
New Zealand
Skoda Kodiaq (5/7 seater)
May 3, 2021
Akaroa a must to visit and stay overnight. Plus lots of other adventures to look up/Quake city
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
April 30, 2021
In Auckland for family reasons only.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
April 28, 2021
We drove around Rotorua, Tuapo, Tauranga & Auckland. Great places to visit
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
April 26, 2021
All went smoothly. A slight confusion on our part about where to meet shuttle, but easily sorted with a phone call. Its at the door fartherest away from luggage carousel and rental car desks. 😉
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua
April 26, 2021
Just ask clear questions and be firm on what you want. It might take longer than you expected to collect or return a vehicle so be prepared. Most agents are really helpful. So talk to them and ask suggestions.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris 2013
April 25, 2021
Christchurch is an amazing city, Strawberry Fare is a great place to eat, also the Carlton does the best steak
New Zealand
Toyota Previa
April 23, 2021
Queenstown is a beautiful place to visit please do your research before embarking on any adventure, I highly recommend book me for cruising as they offer good discount.
New Zealand
Nissan Tiida
April 13, 2021
Great value for money. Recieved the car in amazing condition. When returning the car, there was no fuss at all. All in all, an amazing experience. Highly recommend.
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
April 12, 2021
thanks. all good
New Zealand
Mercedes Sprinter
April 12, 2021
Would highly recommend yesaway car rentals to family and friends going to Queenstown, reasonable prices and a car suitable for what we need it for. Matt Sheppard.
New Zealand
Kia Cerato
April 11, 2021
Visited Aarowtown and Lake Wanaka.
New Zealand
Toyota Previa
April 10, 2021
Good value for money
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
April 9, 2021
Great being so close to airport and very happy with the helpful staff and great economical car
New Zealand
Honda Accord
April 8, 2021
If taking children, definitely take them to the Antartic centre, which is located near the airport.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
April 4, 2021
Queenstown has so many places of interest. Best to go to Information services for help.
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
April 3, 2021
Highly recommended 👍
New Zealand
Toyota Passo
March 28, 2021
Friendly and efficient service with pick up and drop of at the airport, all we needed for our trip
New Zealand
Toyota Avensis STW
March 28, 2021
I travelled with my daughter from Wellington to Auckland in one day. Otaki was the Outlet stop. Taihape the lovely rest/ lunch stop, gumboot town. Tokoroa was the top up for fuel / toilet - an easy stop still on SH1. Straight through to Auckland.
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
March 27, 2021
Awesome customer servjce
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
March 26, 2021
Loved :Invercargill and Central Otago scenery - Transport World in Invercargill is a must - not so enamoured of Queenstown - lovely scenery but otherwise a jammed up Auckland
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
March 26, 2021
I would love to use snap rental again on my next trip but think the lady at the Queenstown needs more training on customer services.
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
March 25, 2021
The best car hire experience ever.
New Zealand
Nissan Qashqai
March 22, 2021
Definitely value for money nice car very economical and tidy fitted our needs
New Zealand
Toyota Camry 2008
March 1, 2021
Great time in Fjordland Otago Southland and Dunedin and Christchurch.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
February 25, 2021
Whitianga, Whangarei both lovely places
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
February 19, 2021
Only a brief visit to Christchurch mostly just visiting family
New Zealand
Hyundai i20
February 1, 2021
Good cheap option if you don’t mind the time to pick up/drop off car due to remote location of office, off airport.
New Zealand
Kia Rio
January 28, 2021
Very friendly people,service was great
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla 5d
January 23, 2021
We pre booked activities in all directions from our destination. It made us explore a large area and do all sorts of activities while doing so. The car held up beautifully!
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
January 16, 2021
Nice place, nice staff
New Zealand
Toyota Vitz
January 15, 2021
Going to Akaroa wonderful. We went the low coast road, which is a tortuous road. If you don't like lots of bends, the upper touts route is apparently better. Not nearly so windy and good views.
New Zealand
Toyota Hiace
January 14, 2021
Great service and very easy to deal with
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
January 13, 2021
Great service from picking us up and dropping us.off at the airport. Car we had was very economical, highly recommended it.
New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
January 13, 2021
Did 1500kms in 9days,Christchurch over to Queenstown across to Dunedin and back to Christchurch had an amazing holiday.
New Zealand
Toyota Vitz
January 4, 2021
Lots of cars and confusing motorways
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
January 4, 2021
Drove to Mount Cook. Didn’t spend any time in Christchurch
New Zealand
Hyundai iMax
December 23, 2020
Port hills is beautiful, check it out. Some of the driving in Christchurch is different from auckland so be safe. Other than that, have fun!
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
December 22, 2020
A paradise to visit. Most beautiful place I have ever visited.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
December 17, 2020
Queenstown was quiet so such an easy place to get around. Must visit nearby Arrowtown too - beautiful quaint town.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla Sedan
December 14, 2020
Take extra money to Queenstown!
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
December 10, 2020
Loving the transformation of Christchurch. Such a beautiful city. Enjoy our time here
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
December 10, 2020
Very lovely service and great condition of the rental I will be using this place in the future
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
November 29, 2020
Great destination
New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
November 25, 2020
Garden city great place to start trip further south
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
November 17, 2020
all good , we have already recommended Snap rentals to friends and we will use you again
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
November 13, 2020
Renting a car in Queenstown is highly recommended especially if you want to venture further and not just Queenstown alone. There are many beautiful places that were not service by public transport and relying on taxi or shuttle can be more expensive than renting the car not to mention giving you flexibility and save time if you drive yourself.
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
November 5, 2020
Loved it
New Zealand
Hyundai iMax
October 26, 2020
Easy to navigate
New Zealand
Toyota Camry
October 26, 2020
We booked a Smaller car but were upgraded at no cost to the RAV which suited us and our luggage better.Dropping the car off on the third day we phoned in that our plane wasn’t leaving till 3 and although we were due to return at 11 am we were invited to keep it till 2 Pm at no cost.Staff were friendly and helpfull definitely will use them again.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla Sedan
October 26, 2020
Go in off season if not a skier. Nice place just a touch expensive but still really good fun.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla Sedan
October 19, 2020
Milford sounds and Wanaka
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
October 19, 2020
The whole Queenstown experience was awesome. Everyone should do this. Place is easier to navigate without GPS or Google maps
New Zealand
Toyota Prius
October 15, 2020
Christchurch has got to be the easiest city in New Zealand to drive in. Lots to do and plenty to see.
New Zealand
Toyota Vitz
October 9, 2020
Christchurch is a great place, I stayed in Sumner during my time there which was fantastic.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
September 20, 2020
Auckland is a horrible city, don't go there unless you absolutely have to.
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua
August 10, 2020
Great service & very cheap too...definitely looking forward next time
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua
August 7, 2020
Queentown is best explored by car so you can drive around the area and take your time.
New Zealand
Mazda 3
July 31, 2020
New Zealand is a beautiful country no matter where you go in New Zealand every experience is so unique. Suggestions
Hong Kong
Toyota Yaris
July 29, 2020
Queenstown is undoubtedly one of my favourite city to visit where is surrounded by mountains covered with snow in winter time, so it’s easy to see the magnificent scene. Even though the location of picking up the car is not the closest to the airport compared to other rental car companies, the snap rental offers free shuttle transfer to pick you up from the airport to their office. It is just 5 -10mins car ride. Nice service.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
July 22, 2020
Only as a base to get in and out of. Nothing personal but I need to be able to fly into the south island so I fly in and drive elsewhere.
New Zealand
Toyota Highlander
July 21, 2020
Great value for money
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
July 20, 2020
I visit Christchurch often and never get tired of admiring its beauty! Christchurch has something for everyone.
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
July 18, 2020
Great place to visit
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
July 7, 2020
Amazingly beautiful country. Can't really get a bad photo there. Lots to do and see.
Australia
Toyota RAV4
March 21, 2020
Great amazing place on the west coast
New Zealand
Toyota Commuter
March 18, 2020
Having your own vehicle makes it way easier to find awesome locations
United Kingdom
Toyota Vitz
March 10, 2020
only rented a car at christchurch airport. Cheaper companies like bargain rental cars are 5 mins from the airport terminal but just ring using the airport and the shuttle picks you up and drops you off
Australia
Mazda 3
March 3, 2020
Need more than a couple of weeks !!!!
Australia
Toyota Corolla
March 3, 2020
Trying to get a rental that is close to the airport. That provide a shuttle to get you to your destination. That are on time and efficient, makes a big difference. I had this experience with Discovery rentals. Thankyou.
United Kingdom
Nissan Tiida 2009
February 28, 2020
did not stay in Auckland. It was a fly fishing trip so i would recommend going to Tongariro for those who want to fly fish.
Japan
Mazda Demio
February 28, 2020
This time I use the car to travell to Rotorua and Themes. It's a really comfortable drive 2 - 3 hours. Though Auckland is now under costruction everywhere, I hope it's gonna have changed greatly by the time my next visit.
Australia
Nissan Tiida
February 23, 2020
Yes, good to rent a car from Christchurch to explore NZ. Great way to see the country. But be sceptical of BRC (bargain rental cars). We opted for GO rentals instead after seeing the poor state of the BRC vehicles and, while more expensive, it made for a much better overall trip.
United States of America (USA)
Mazda Demio
February 23, 2020
I was heading to Northland. Agent was able to provide directions to make the drive through Auckland manageable. Much better than a previous rental company. Once out of Auckland, I can relax and enjoy.
Australia
Nissan Wingroad 2009
February 23, 2020
It’s a pretty place but this trip I didn’t spend any time in Auckland.
New Zealand
Toyota Vitz
February 18, 2020
Great trip, the Civic Theatre was beautiful, the food was great and I loved the Manakau Mall.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
February 17, 2020
I was very I’m pressed with the professional customer service.
United Kingdom
Nissan Tiida
February 11, 2020
The car and service was excellent. The car was older but because they know their roads can become unsurfaced they are not looking for every tiny scratch which makes driving less stressful. Very good price. Only downside to company they don’t open in evenings. If they had I would definitely have booked with them in Auckland.
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
February 10, 2020
All good no problems, no hidden costs for me, the car was sound and the roads were easy
Australia
Mazda Demio
January 29, 2020
I visit Christchurch twice a year, as I have family living there. It is a clean, neat city, and easy to navigate. There are several attractions worth visiting - Botanic Gardens, Museum, Art Gallery, several excellent cafes, good central city shopping.
New Zealand
MG3 Hatchback
January 10, 2020
nice city , go rentals are the best car rental company
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
January 7, 2020
Auckland is a sprawling city, and unless you plan to stay in one location can be tricky to get around. Public transport is limited in a lot of areas. There’s plenty on offer for any lifestyle holiday, but if you’re visiting NZ I’d spend more time out of Auckland.
Australia
Toyota Estima 2001
November 26, 2019
traffic is so bad at peak hour, allow ample time for travelling to avoid rushing
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla 5d
November 16, 2019
Fabulous area to explore!
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4 4WD
November 11, 2019
put it on your bucket list.
United Kingdom
Toyota RAV4
November 10, 2019
Queenstown was the most beautiful place, everyone was so friendly. If your in New Zealand you really should visit
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
October 22, 2019
many activities available
Australia
Toyota Estima 2001
October 8, 2019
Didn’t stay in Auckland left straight away
New Zealand
Toyota Camry
September 29, 2019
Hi, we rented the car from christchurch. When first sat in car it was so comfortable & easy to adjust to the keyless start. Then used it first to drive around christchurch for 3days sightseeing & helping with my sisters wedding, it was so ecconomical that the fuel guage didn’t move off full for 2days. We drove the car for 6 hours to queenstown & all enjoyed the drive in such comfort. And used only $80. In fuel to get there & only $80. In fuel to het back to christchurch. I highly recomend hitch car rentals to everyone. Thankyou & keep up the good work hitch 👍🏻👏
Australia
Toyota Camry 2007
September 25, 2019
Good value for money, an older car that was in overall good condition other than some exterior scratches and chips which didn’t impact on the overall experience. Will definitely book again for our next trip home.
Australia
Fiat Punto
September 6, 2019
we did not stay in chrischurch
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Tiida 2009
September 3, 2019
Loved it!
Australia
Toyota Vitz
August 27, 2019
Great little city, but the roads are poor & have been for a long time .... spend some money Christchurch
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
August 6, 2019
We love NZ so are biased!!!!
New Zealand
Toyota Estima 2007
July 31, 2019
Take car chain just to be sure when driving up to Cardrona ski feild
United Kingdom
Toyota Vitz
July 17, 2019
We traveled South to Raglan, Kowhia and then Rotorua before driving back North to Warkworth. What we saw of NZ was breathtaking.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla 5d
June 24, 2019
Dont stress, take your time on the road and stop and enjoy the many views around New Zealand
Australia
Toyota Camry
May 11, 2019
Did 2,808 klms over 20 days and saw a lot of my homeland - North & mainly the South Island.
Australia
Toyota Corolla 5d
May 9, 2019
If you're just in the CBD you don't need a car.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota RAV4
April 24, 2019
New Zealand is a great driving experience. I think the vehicle you select is important.
Australia
Nissan Tiida
April 22, 2019
Only was in Tauranga.
New Zealand
Nissan Bluebird Sedan
April 7, 2019
Went to Akaroa very pretty place, Hammer Springs wonderful hot pools. Only in Christchurch one night
Australia
Nissan Tiida
April 5, 2019
All of South Island fantastic
United States of America (USA)
Mazda Demio
April 4, 2019
Loved visiting New Zealand again after two years from home and my car rental with Bargain Rental Cars was first class.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Prius Hybrid
April 4, 2019
Good central location for the south island of New Zealand
India
Toyota Corolla Sedan
April 4, 2019
NZ was lovely, would definetly recommending travelers renting a car and going on road trip.
United Kingdom
Nissan Teana
March 31, 2019
Driving tip. Keep up to speed. NZers do not tolerate tourists who cruise slower than road speed. I was stopped by police for going too slow. I was doing about 60mph which is the limit on a similar road in the UK. Also, NZers are reluctant to overtake, so move over to let them go when tailgating. I believe there is a phone number that drivers can call to report drivers going too slow, even though there are road signs saying 'stay safe, slow down' !! Driving in NZ is not like the UK on the open road - from a former driving instructor.
United Kingdom
Toyota Vitz
March 31, 2019
No comment
Netherlands
Toyota Vitz
March 29, 2019
Because the Northern Island can be quite hilly, it is wise to rent a car with some power. Our car didn't meet it.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Tiida
March 28, 2019
We spent 2 months traveling in New Zealand - about 30 days on each island, with 2 different rental cars from Christ Church and Auckland. 10,000 kms total travel. Amazing scenery most everywhere. Roads were not the best overall compared to home (USA)--narrow,and a lot of curves & a lot of loose gravel due to minimalist chip & seal method of surfacing. Be careful out there and don't be surprised if you incur windscreen damage and are charged for repair / replacement as we were on the North island.
Australia
Toyota Alphard
March 25, 2019
We loved Rotorua... great for mountain biking
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Camry
January 7, 2019
Hitch wasn't available right at the airport but made accommodations to pick up and drop off easily
Australia
Toyota Corolla STW
October 25, 2018
The. Ehicle fitted our expectations for drive to Coramandel.

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