Car Hire in New Zealand
Experience driving at its best in New Zealand, on quiet, well-maintained roads with spectacular scenery changing around every corner.
Our Prices Include:
Unlimited kilometres, 24 hour roadside assistance, goods & service tax, insurance (excluding excess) and third party liability.
Not Included in the Prices:
Airport and ferry fees and after hour collection fees, road tolls, parking charges, accident excess reduction, fuel and optional extras such as baby seats and booster seats, extra driver fees and one way fees where applicable. All extras are subject to government taxes and are payable locally.
The car types shown are subject to availability and Avis reserve the right to substituted with a similar model if necessary.
Terms & Conditions
Drivers must be a minimum of 21 years of age and have held a valid driving licence for at least one year. There is a $5 + GST per day additional driver fee (max $25+GST) payable locally. The spouse of the lead driver is excluded from this charge.
When taking delivery of your car, you will be asked to sign Avis’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, extra driver fees and optional services (minimum $100). All major credit cards accepted. Cash deposits will not be accepted.
Restrictions & 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. There is a fee of up to $45+GST for every airport/ferry pick up payable locally. One way rentals under 7 days in one island incur a fee of up to $250+GST. One way hire travelling North to South under 14 days incur a fee of up to $250+GST payable locally. Hires of any duration travelling from Queenstown to Christchurch or Wellington to Auckland do not incur a fee. There is no one way fee when picking up and returning to Airport or Downtown branch within the same city – this applies to Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown only. Car types shown are subject to availability and models may vary. Cars may be taken on board the Interisland Ferry.
Vehicles may not be driven on the following roads; Skippers Road near Queenstown, Ninety Mile Beach Northland and any unsealed roads.
An excess of $3,500 + GST applies to all accidents (Group P, F, V & W – $4,250) plus Goods and Service Tax. This can be reduced to $550 by purchase of accident excess reduction locally at NZ$29 per day (Group P, F, V & W – $31) incl GST. Alternatively, the excess can be reduced to nil and may be prepaid in the UK at £18 per day (Group P, F, V & W – £22)
Cost of tyre replacement is not covered.
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