Covid-19 - yes it will end, so start planning your New Zealand self drive adventure now

During March 2020 the New Zealand Government introduced strict laws affecting travel to, from, and within New Zealand. And whilst it's not practical to travel here now, the good news is that these restrictions will not last forever.

So don't get caught in the rush. We encourage you to start planning now for your dream New Zealand holiday.

Our website has loads of great information to help you plan your New Zealand self drive holiday.

And of course if you have any questions, just ask us. Happy holiday planning

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Car Hire Christchurch

Car hire Christchurch - we can help

Car hire Christchurch - Important! Don't leave your car hire to the last minute. After a lengthy flight, you don't need the frustration of trying to find a good deal on your New Zealand rental car.

Amazing views from the Christchurch Gondola

Let our experts take the worry out of it for you, so that your car is booked and ready for you after you clear customs at Christchurch airport.

Our preferred supplier, DriveNow, have been helping people with their car rental needs since 1993, and in that time have supplied thousands of happy customers with their perfect vehicle.

You can read more about DriveNow by scrolling down.

Or, if you want to look for the best deal by comparing all of the leading rental companies, then just enter your details into the search box below (please be sure to change the "Pick-up" and "Drop-off" locations if necessary).

Rental Cars Christchurch - Get Best Rates!

Car Hire Christchurch With Market Leaders DriveNow.

About DriveNow

Through their relationship with the leading car rental companies, DriveNow are able to offer market leading rates, on a huge range of rental cars and camper vans.

And they don't just deal with New Zealand rentals. DriveNow also cover the North American, Australian, European and UK markets.

Their Pricing

When you see a price quoted, it's the drive-away price. There are no add-ons like taxes, duties or booking fees. The price you see is the price you pay.

Compare Prices

No need to look through multiple websites trying to compare prices. With DriveNow's online quotation system, you can instantly compare prices for all the leading suppliers. This lets you make an informed choice about your rental vehicle.

And when you have made your choice and booking, you will receive an online and email confirmation.

When do I pay?

For car rentals, payment is not usually necessary until you collect your car. And most suppliers don't even need your credit card details until pick up.

You pay in full when you collect your car.

With motorhomes and campervans it's a little different, and most suppliers need you to pay about 6 weeks before you collect the camper.

The Insurance Excess - what if I have an accident?

This is an important issue that many people don't consider.

If you have an accident, or if the vehicle is damaged, or stolen, then most suppliers will ask you to pay an "excess", which in some cases can exceed $2,500.

They allow you to reduce the excess if you pay an additional daily fee (currently about thirty dollars per day).

But, a cheaper option might be to check your travel insurance. Many travel insurance policies have provision to cover rental vehicle excess. That means that if you were asked to pay the excess by the car supplier, you would still need to pay it, but you may be able to claim all or part of it back from your travel insurance company. Please check your travel insurance policy carefully and if in any doubt, ask your insurer.

We can help you plan your perfect New Zealand holiday?

Not sure where to go, what to see or how much it will cost?

Perhaps you just don't know where to start planning?

Don't worry. We have some helpful tools to make your holiday planning smoother and less stressful.

Perhaps the best place to start is our easy to use New Zealand Travel Planner. It takes you through your New Zealand holiday planning process in a logical way, and is full of great tips and advice.

And our free itineraries are the ideal way to plan your holiday travel route. They cover both islands, and range from 7 to 21 days.

We hope our Car Hire Christchurch information has been helpful.

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