New Zealand Car Rental

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New Zealand is known as 'the land of the long white cloud' and has long been recognized for its magnificent natural beauty and breathtaking scenery. Consisting of two main islands - North and South, New Zealand is packed with some of the most amazing scenic drives in the world. The drives are best experienced from behind the wheel of your own rental car, as there's nothing like the freedom of being able to stop and admire the scenery at your own pace. Each island is packed with endless attractions and activities so take advantage of your New Zealand car hire with DriveAway Holidays and experience it all on your next self-drive holiday.

DriveAway Holidays makes car hire in New Zealand easy and affordable. You can collect your vehicle from over 100 depots located throughout all major airports, cities and regional areas in New Zealand. We work with the most reputable car hire suppliers in New Zealand to provide you with a wide variety of car hire selections such as hatches, sedans, wagons, minivans, 4WD, convertibles, manual and automatic vehicles at unbeatable prices. Safety comes first with DriveAway Holidays and child restraints are compulsory for children ages 7 years and under. More information on child restraints in New Zealand can be found through the New Zealand Transport Authority (NZTA) guide.

When driving in another country, it is important to be aware of their road rules and regulations. As these rules can differ between each country, we have put together a driving tips page containing plenty of information about driving in New Zealand. Click here to view it but please be aware that this information should be used as a guide only, if you have any further questions please visit the website of the local authorities.

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New Zealand offers both action-packed adventures and laid back experiences; including world-class skiing and snowboarding, bungee jumping, scenic flights, hiking and climbing, boat cruises on the fjords and swimming with dolphins, or experience the culture of in museums and galleries of each city. Self-drive holidays are the ideal way to get around New Zealand, giving you the freedom and independence to see the very best of this country at your own pace.

The incredible North Island consists of dramatic volcanic landscapes, active thermal areas, brilliant beaches, and world-class sailing regions. Whilst the South Island is home to the majestic snow-covered Southern Alps and the exquisite fjord lands scenery of the southern waterways, filled with sparkling glaciers, fathomless lakes, and ancient forests. Further driving information on New Zealand and travelling between the North and South Islands can be found on the New Zealand Driving Tips page.

Booking your car hire in New Zealand with DriveAway Holidays is easy. Simply enter your pick-up and drop-off locations and dates in the booking engine above to get started. We offer car hire in almost every city in New Zealand and our suppliers are located throughout New Zealand. For more information contact us online or call 0800 885 590.

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Christchurch to Dunedin 370 5
Christchurch to Nelson 415 5.5
Wellington to Rotorua 460 6
Christchurch to Queenstown 500 7
Wellington to Auckland 645 8

Top Locations in New Zealand

DriveAway Holidays are the self-drive specialists. Choose from one of our car rental locations in New Zealand below. If you can't see your desired location search our booking engine above for many more locations.