Car Hire in New Zealand

from £34 per day

Car Hire New Zealand

Discover the freedom of the open road as you create your own New Zealand road trip. Travel between towns and cities, through mountain country and across open plains as you explore this amazing country. With New Zealand you’ll enjoy:

  • A great choice of air conditioned, modern vehicles
  • One way hire between most major cities
  • Unlimited kilometres
  • The security of a car hire brand you can trust

Choose the car below that’s right for you and ask your FREEDOM consultant to make all the arrangements for you.

Plan your holiday

New Zealand Car Hire Options

Our selection of cars for your Self Drive holiday, chosen for their comfort and value for money.
Get from A to B, in the car that suits your needs.

Group B - Economy

Holden Barina/Toyota Yaris or similar

Car hire from £34 per day

Group D - Compact

Toyota Corolla Hatchback or similar

Car hire from £38 per day
Group E Intermediate Car Hire

Group I - Intermediate

Kia Sportage or similar

Car hire from £44 per day

Group F - Full Size

Holden Commodore or similar

Car hire from £46 per day

Group J - AWD

Toyota RAV4 or similar

Car hire from £46 per day

Group K - People Carrier

KIA Carnival or similar

Car hire from £68 per day

More Driving Options

Discover New Zealand on one of our self drive routes with hotels pre-booked for you, or choose a motorhome and take your accommodation with you.

How Will You Discover New Zealand?

Choose from the options below or speak to one of our experts to combine a little of everything.

Free Planning Service

Tell us where you want to go and what you would like to do and we will create your perfect New Zealand holiday - at a price you can afford.

call us on 0333 234 3209 or
Start planning now

for a New Zealand holiday designed for YOU

Car Hire in New Zealand

Experience driving at its best on empty roads with spectacular changing scenery around every bend. New Zealand roads are well maintained and they even drive on the left!

Our Prices Include Unlimited kilometres, 24 hour roadside assistance, additional drivers, goods & service tax, insurance (excluding excess) and third party liability.

Not Included in the Prices Airport and ferry concession and after hour collection fees, accident excess reduction, fuel and optional extras such as baby seats and booster seats and one way fees where applicable. All extras are subject to government taxes and are payable locally.

Car Types shown are subject to availability and Hertz reserve the right to substituted with a similar model if necessary.

Satellite Navigation To help you find your way around, Hertz offers satellite navigation from $12.60 per day at most locations. Satellite navigation must be requested at the time of booking and paid for locally at the time of pick up.

Terms and Conditions

Driver Qualifications Drivers must be a minimum of 18 years of age (21 for groups F to K) and have held a valid driving licence for at least one year. Drivers under the age of 21 incur a surcharge of $37.39 per day.

The Rental When taking delivery of your car, you will be asked to sign Hertz’s own terms and conditions of hire making the rental subject to a direct contract between each driver and the car hire company. A credit card bond will be taken to cover additional costs such as fuel, damage excess and optional services. All major credit cards accepted.

Restrictions and One Way Rentals The minimum rental period is 3 days in each island, including 1 way rentals, with the vehicle being dropped at the ferry or airport and a new vehicle collected within 5 hours at the next island. There is a fee of up to $51.75 for every airport/ferry pick up. One way rentals under 3 days incur a fee of $210.00. Car types shown are subject to availability and models may vary. Ferry terminal collections after 18:00 incur a fee of $57.50.

Damage Excess An excess of $4,200 applies to all accidents (Group J & K – $5,500) plus Goods and Service Tax. This can be reduced to nil by purchase of accident excess reduction locally at NZ$36 per day (Group J & K – $41) incl GST. Alternatively, the excess can be reduced to nil and may be prepaid in the UK at £18 per day (Group J & K – £20) or £24 including airport collection fees (Group J & K – £26).

 

Coronavirus – Notice for Customers

We are currently contacting all customers whose holiday may be affected by the current travel restrictions in place due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

For the latest Government advice regarding travel to any particular country please visit the Gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Great Prices for 2020 & 2021

Whether you’re looking to get away this year or next, hotels are now offering some great prices and airlines incredible deals for both 2020 and 2021.

Cancellation Guarantee

So you can enjoy these low rates without risk, we have introduced a Price & Cancellation Guarantee. On all new bookings from 14th March 2020 we are offering:

Full Refund or Free Re-Booking - if you have to cancel your holiday or part of it due to UK government recommendation not to travel.

Free Change of Date or Destination - if foreign government action prevents access to their country or region.*

Freedom Expertise

At Freedom Destinations you have expert help at the end of the phone, so you can book with confidence knowing you have great support and full financial protection whatever happens.

Call us today on 0333 003 8043 or enquire online.

* Changes must be booked with same airline if flights have been paid. All changes subject to availability and seasonal surcharges and standard terms and conditions apply.