Most of the major car rentals are located in the terminal building of Auckland Airport. For hiring a car in Auckland’s 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, you’ll enjoy the quiet open roads that come from a country that’s 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 driver’s license from your own country or an international driving permit, entitles you legally drive in New Zealand for up to 12 months. You’ll need to carry a translated copy of your driving license or permit if it isn’t 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 country’s motoring organisation and New Zealand’s Automobile Association – 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 Zealand’s road network. For the latest travel news on South Island roads, call free 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49).
A Selection Of Car Hire Companies