Car Hire in New Zealand • Freedom Destinations
Car Hire in New Zealand From £61 per day

New Zealand Car Hire

Travel between towns and cities, through mountain country and across open plains as you explore New Zealand on an incredible road trip. With FREEDOM, 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 your personal Travel Consultant will take care of the rest!

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New Zealand Grand Tour

Auckland | Rotorua | Taupo | Napier | Wellington | Franz Josef | Queenstown | Te Anau | Dunedin

Self Drive Holiday 14 days from £1649

New Zealand Car Hire Options

Choose your ride! Small, medium and large hire cars for your New Zealand self drive holiday.

Group C - Compact car - New Zealand


Group C – Toyota Corolla Hatch/Sedan or similar

Car Hire from £61 per day
Group G - Compact SUV - New Zealand

Group G

Group Group G – Mitsubishi ASX or similar

Car Hire from £68 per day
Avis Group P hire car

Group P – Intermediate SUV

Group P – Nissan XTrail or similar

Car Hire from £79 per day
Group F - Full Size SUV - New Zealand

Group F – Full Size SUV

Group F – Hyundai Santa Fe or similar

Car Hire from £90 per day
Avis Group W hire car

Group W – AWD

Group W – Toyota Prado or similar

Car Hire from £98 per day
Avis Group V hire car

Group V – People Carrier

Group V – Hyundai IMax or similar

Car Hire from £98 per day

More Driving Options

Discover New Zealand on one of our pre-planned self drives, 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 holiday – at a price you can afford.

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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.

Car Types:
The car types shown are subject to availability and Avis reserve the right to substituted with a similar model if necessary.

Terms & Conditions

Driver Qualifications:
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.

The Rental:
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.

Damage Excess:
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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