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What comes to mind when considering a self-drive holiday? Fun, flexibility, freedom, and the chance to discover things at your own pace! Renting a car on your holiday means you'll have the chance to escape the well-worn tourist trail, see the things you want to see and stop at the places you prefer. Don’t forget you’ll be creating your own unique holiday experiences and memories as you go!
With over 30 years of experience helping keen travellers navigate the world, DriveAway is here to make your self-drive experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible. You can search, compare and save on car rental from over 24,000 locations throughout 130 countries and our price match policy means you receive only the best prices around.
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The world is your oyster, with the freedom and flexibility that a self-drive holiday brings. From the sparkling coastline of California's Pacific Coast Highway to the vast, arid landscapes of Australia's Outback and everything in between. Click on a destination below to help you plan your adventure on the road.
We have road-tested routes in top destinations around the world to recommend the best places, where the roads are exciting and there's breathtaking scenery to match. View driving tips, important rules and regulations, supplier depot details, airport car hire and more. We make it easier to organise your holiday from beginning to end!
There are over 24,000 locations throughout 130 countries you can choose to collect your car from. Depots are located at airports, train stations, ferry ports and downtown/city locations.
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We have strong partnerships with worldwide suppliers at unparalled prices. In addition to competitive prices our customer service is second to none. This means that we provide an ideal rental car experience. Take a look at some of the reputable suppliers we partner with below.
When you collect your hire car in one location and return to a different location this is called a one way rental. It also includes collecting and returning at different locations in the same city, the same country and even between countries. A one way rental is a great alternative to flying or taking the train - however fees and restrictions can apply. This is because the car has to be returned to the location you collected it from.
When you rent a car, all our rates include basic insurance - Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Third Party Liability and Theft Protection (TP). In the event the rental vehicle is stolen or accidentally damaged an excess will apply. An excess is the maximum amount that the renter is liable for in an accident. Some suppliers offer reduced excess rates, zero excess rates or options to reduce the excess locally. Alternatively for less than $12NZD per day, you can select DriveAway Hire Car Excess Insurance and you are covered for up to $5,000NZD, which you can claim upon your return to New Zealand.
To rent and collect your rental car you will need to present a credit card and full valid driver’s license in the name of the main driver. When travelling to a foreign country, you may require more than your regular New Zealand driving license. A International Driving Permit is proof that you hold a valid driver’s license in your home country, at the date of issue. It’s required in over 50 countries around the world, in addition to your home license and is easily obtained through your local Automobile Association.