Auckland Car Hire
Most of the major car rentals are located in the terminal building of Auckland Airport. For hiring a car in Aucklandâs CBD, you will find many rental companies are situated on Beach Road. We've included a selection of rental companies below. You can also check our car rental guide section for full information.
New Zealand is well set up to explore by road. Once you go beyond the cities, youâll enjoy the quiet open roads that come from a country thatâs bigger than the UK but has a population just under 4.5 million. The roads are generally of a very high standard with all main routes well signposted.
Owning a current driverâs license from your own country or an international driving permit, entitles you legally drive in New Zealand for up to 12 months. Youâll need to carry a translated copy of your driving license or permit if it isnât in English - visit NZ Transport Agency.
If you have your own vehicle, you should check to see if there are any reciprocal rights with your own countryâs motoring organisation and New Zealandâs Automobile Association â you may qualify for their cover! Alternatively, you can join as an overseas visitor.
Check on the NZ Transport Agency website for the latest nationwide information on New Zealandâs road network. For the latest travel news on South Island roads, call free 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49).