Car hire in New Zealand
Car rentals in New Zealand
New Zealand is located in the south-western Pacific Ocean and is formed of two main islands. Known for being the country portrayed as Middle Earth in the film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The lord of the Rings' New Zealand is a beautiful place to visit, with landscapes created by volcanoes and glaciers.
Since becoming a British colony in 1840 - the country having been populated by the Maoris sometime around 1250 - New Zealand has become a popular destination for explorers and fans of outdoor activities. Known for allowing you to experience all four seasons in day, you'll find ski-worthy slopes not far from stunning white sandy beaches.
To truly see this inspirational city, you need to hire a car and drive through it. This will allow you to see how the landscape changes throughout the country and ensure you see as much as you can during your stay.
What you need to know
Whether you're heading to the North Island or the South - or even exploring them both - you have numerous options when it comes to hiring a car in New Zealand. With four main cities and numerous other towns and locations to choose from, you'll be able to find the right company and vehicle to suit your needs.
To make your journey easier, you can even pick up from one location and drop off at another if you book through Holiday Autos' booking tool. This ensures that you can plan your journey around what you want to do and not based on where you need to take your car.
You'll also benefit from free cancellation, around the clock support and free amendments when booking through us, ensuring you get everything you need from your car hire.
Where to pick up your car
There are a lot of different options when it comes to collection points for your hire car, but it can be simplest to pick up from the airport that you're flying into. You can collect your car from Auckland Airport (AKL), Christchurch Airport (CHC), Wellington Airport (WLG) or Queenstown Airport (ZQN).
All of these airports have clearly marked car hire desks and offices either in the terminal or close by. This makes it simple to find the company you have booked with once you've collected your luggage so you can get on with your New Zealand adventure.
There are also some city centre pick up locations available, although you should check what your options are before booking to find the most convenient location to suit your needs.