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The ultimate road trip

Car hire in New Zealand for couples

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The best way to discover New Zealand like a local is by car. It gives you the flexibility to drive the best scenic routes, visit national parks, alpine lakes and all at your own relaxed pace.

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A compact SUV is affordable, comfortable to drive and has maximal fuel efficiency. The perfect size for two. Our rental cars have extra ground clearance. Easy to get in and out. Better views.

Our rental cars are less than 6 months old, are well equipped and are well suited to New Zealand’s roads. We offer full insurance with no gravel road restrictions. And, we know all about the best scenic routes, driving times and distances.

Take it easy. Stop for a swim in a river or lake. Or take a scenic walk to stretch your legs. We encourage a relaxed travel pace, a chance to get to know the ‘real’ New Zealand. Be entertained by spectacular landscapes. You don’t need to travel large distances to see dramatic changes.

Our hire cars include insurance with $0 excess as standard. Please note: there are other insurance limitations to consider.

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