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Cheap Car Rental New Zealand - DriveNow have been providing great choice and value to customers for many years. They have a great range of rental cars, with the best available prices, so if you are looking for a rental car or camper van, this is the place.

Their huge range of vehicles, from a wide selection of rental companies, gives you maximum choice and value.

Their range includes vehicles from Budget, Avis, Thrifty, Apollo, Hertz, Europcar, and Maui, which can be collected and returned from all major centers on both the North Island and South Island.

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Driving In New Zealand

A New Zealand self-drive tour is a relaxing, value for money way to see the best of this stunning country. Scenic vistas, and relatively low traffic levels make driving in New Zealand a stress free and enjoyable experience.

Although driving distances viewed on a map may seem short, New Zealand's well maintained roads are often winding or hilly, meaning that travel times are sometimes longer than expected.

So, allow plenty of time for your journey. Take regular breaks, and give yourself time to stop off at the many vantage points.

For driving times and distances click the link below:

New Zealand Driving Times and Distances




Driver's Licence

You are able to legally drive in New Zealand for up to 12 months with either a current driver's licence from your home country, or with an International Driving Permit (IDP).

You must carry your licence or permit at all times when driving, and your licence will only enable you to drive the same types of vehicles you are licensed to drive in your home country.

You must be at least 21 years of age to rent a car in New Zealand.

Please ensure that your driver's licence is current, as expired licences will not be accepted by the car rental companies.

And if your licence is not written in English, you must bring an English translation with you, or obtain an International Driving Permit before you come to New Zealand.

Driving on New Zealand roads is on the left hand side.




Cheap car rental New Zealand - Handy Tip 1

Some rental car companies do not allow you to take your rental car or campervan from one island to the other, so it is sometimes necessary to make separate bookings for each island. If you are traveling from the North Island to the South Island, you will drop your car off in Wellington, and collect another car in Picton (South Island) when you disembark from the Inter Island ferry.

Please check with your rental company at the time of booking.

How can I find out more?

The "ferry" policy for each of the car rental companies can be found here.

But please confirm their current policy when you make your booking.

Inter Island Ferry - forward bookings recommended

Because of the demand, we strongly recommend that you pre-book your ferry tickets.

You can do this using the links below:

* Ferry from Wellington to Picton - book HERE

* Ferry from Picton to Wellington - book HERE




Cheap Car Rental New Zealand - Handy Tip 2

Insurance excess for your rental vehicle can be substantial, and often $3,000 to $4,000. This means that you have to pay this amount in the event of any damage to the vehicle. Rental companies will allow you to reduce this excess if you pay an additional daily charge, which may be $20-$30 extra per day. As an alternative to paying this additional daily fee, check the terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy. You may find that your travel insurance covers the excess. If in doubt ask your travel insurer.




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