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Car Hire

New Zealand is ideal for self-drive holidays. Here you will find quiet, well maintained roads that lead you through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. New Zealanders drive on the left so UK drivers can feel at home. Avis has 39 branches throughout New Zealand including at all major commercial airports.

Car Hire

Prices include
Unlimited Kilometres, All Inclusive Cover (includes excess reduction which reduces excess to NZ$287.50, and Airport/ Wharf Fee.), Goods & Service Tax (GST), Additional Drivers, Motor Vehicle Insurance.

Rental Period
A minimum 3 day rental period applies for car groups A,C,D,E & P. A minimum 5 day rental period applies to group W. Daily rates are based on 24 hour periods. Hires which are one way and less than 7 days, a one way fee of NZ$50+GST will apply and is payable directly to Avis.

Multi Island Hires
Avis vehicles cannot be picked up in one island and left in another. When travelling between islands, changeover vehicles are supplied in Wellington in the North Island, or Picton in the South Island. To ensure that the next vehicle is available at the ferry terminal Avis needs to be advised of the expected cross over date at the time of booking.

At the time of vehicle collection, clients are required to present a credit card issued in their name. A preauthorisation will be taken as security and for any additional products and services. The preauthorisation balance will vary, with a minimum of NZ$100 and any further amount calculated on estimated payable direct charges.

Driving restrictions
Please ask for details of driving restrictions that apply for New Zealand.

Driver requirements and information
All drivers must be 21 years old or over and hold a current non-probationary drivers license for their home country. There is no maximum age for hiring a car in New Zealand. Additional drivers must be registered on the rental agreement. There is no extra charge for additional drivers.

GPS Units, Child safety seats, Child booster seats and bike racks are available at additional cost per item to hire. Please request at the time of booking.

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2. Ring to speak to one of our destination experts

3. We will create a tailor-made holiday just for you

4. Travel with confidence


All our travel specialists have travelled extensively throughout our regions.

To speak to someone with first hand knowledge please call 01423 565111