Nelson Car Rental

Discover Car Hire in Nelson

There's nothing like car rental in Nelson with DriveAway. Don't miss out on this incredible city with so many things to see and do. By hiring a car you will discover the convenience of being able to experience all that Nelson has to offer at your own pace. DriveAway offers hire car collection at Nelson Airport which is approximately 15 minutes drive from the city centre. Hiring a car in Nelson is the most convenient form of transport, not only to get around the city of Nelson but travellers can start their own scenic drives to many other destinations on the South Island of New Zealand including Christchurch, Queenstown or even Dunedin. See here for more New Zealand Driving Tips.

In Nelson, if you are between the ages of 21-25 you'll be able to hire a car with no fuss. However, drivers in this age range should expect that they may likely be subject to an additional daily charge commonly called "young driver surcharge." Depending on your car hire supplier, additional fees will vary and in some cases, may not even apply.

Most countries allow drivers to drive simply utilising their domestic license. However, some car hire providers may not require an international driver's permit (IDP), DriveAway recommends an IDP for all travellers. When driving without an IDP, there's a risk that local police officers may issue you a ticket - if you happen to be stopped.

It is only about a 5-minute drive from Nelson Airport to Nelson CBD.

Experience Nelson

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Nelson is located in the North-West of the South Island of New Zealand. With so many idyllic coastal spots to visit, car rental with DriveAway is the perfect way to get around and to see some of the amazing scenic highlights. Nelson is known to be New Zealand's beer crafting capital, so while there be sure to try the delicious cuisine, local wines and award-winning beer. Take time out to discover the city of Nelson and its many museums and art galleries, national parks and lakes. This stunning town is also famed for its creative character, energy, and pristine beaches.

Nelson offers many sights to see and activities to do such as kayaking or sailing through the Abel Tasman National park, taking a swim in the Nelson Lakes National Park or drinking and eating your way through the finest wineries in the country. The World of Wearable Art & Classic Cars Museum is a museum devoted to wearable art and classic cars - a unique and interesting mix of exhibits.

Booking your car hire in Nelson with DriveAway is simple. To get started on the road to freedom, simply enter your pick-up and drop-off locations with dates in the booking engine above. For more information about car hire in New Zealand, or if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us online or call 0800 885 590.

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Nelson to Wellington* 210 5.5
Nelson to Christchurch 415 5.5
Nelson to Rotorua* 660 11.5
Nelson to Dunedin 780 9.5
Nelson to Queenstown 810 10.5

*Includes travel time between North and South Islands via ferry.

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