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By comparing prices between all major car rental companies in New Zealand, we can provide the best offers. With our selected partners you will not only find great deals but also car hire companies that provide excellent customer service and quality cars. Find a wide range of deals for economy, compact and luxury cars in New Zealand. You can compare cheap prices in New Zealand in simple steps. No hidden fees and 24/7 customer support. Cars with Unlimited Mileage, Theft Protection, and CDW insurance included in the prices. 

What to keep in mind when renting a car in New Zealand

The minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old and with some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. Young driver surcharges may apply to many car rental companies for people under 25 years of age. This information is visible in the search engine with Orbit Car Hire. Accidents are something we do not control, therefore it is important to keep in mind what kind of coverage you have. At Orbit Car Hire, you can buy additional coverage so you can travel throughout New Zealand without worry. In New Zealand, you drive on the left side of the road. For the countries that drive on the right lane, this can be confusing but good to know before you begin the journey.

Find a cheap car hire deal in New Zealand

Book a cheap car in New Zealand and explore all of what the continent has to offer. A great way to find a car for a low price is to book in advance. At Orbit, we have made agreements with some of the best international and local brands in New Zealand for you to compare low prices for all seasons. By doing this you are not only able to find cheap prices but also quality service to make your experience unique. 

Looking for a rent a car for pleasure or business? With our search engine you can find low prices for all categories from economy to luxury, mini-vans to SUV's so you will be able to find the car that suits your trip. The search engine at the top you can enter the pick-up and drop-off locations in the country whether you are looking for a one-way trip or rent a car at an airport location. You will find low prices in the search engine with no hidden fees, filter your preferred transmission type. Book online and help you with our customer support team by phone, email, or Live Chat. 

Best ways to travel to New Zealand

The best way to travel to New Zealand is by plane. It is also possible to reach new Zealand by boat but in this case, you will spend a lot of the time before you will reach New Zealand. Many airlines fly from the US, Canada, Australia, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Or you can get connecting flights from these countries to New Zealand from anywhere in the world. There are also many different flights to New Zealand from several European destinations. 

Information about New Zealand

New Zealand or Kiwi Land is an island nation in the southwest Pacific Ocean. There are two major islands and many smaller ones that together form the country of New Zealand. Why Kiwi (people)? Kiwi is the internationally known nickname and national symbol of New Zealand. The name is derived from the kiwi, a flightless and nocturnal bird that is also native to New Zealand. Besides the kiwi, this is a country with stunning and diverse nature, it has the most unique biozone on earth. Green landscapes with rugged mountains, steep fjords, and raging rivers are some of the reasons why movies like Lord of the Rings were filmed there. With only four million inhabitants in a relatively large area, New Zealand's islands are sparsely populated. Make sure you have enough time to travel around New Zealand, as long stretches will take longer than you expect and in order not to miss anything, it is better to have some free time, which you will surely need. If you are traveling by car, get ready for enchanting landscapes as many roads will take you along the coast and through mountain ranges where you will be dazzled by the flora and fauna of the islands. Besides nature and the rural side of New Zealand, which is the most popular, the cities do not take a back seat. Auckland, for example, is a pleasant city with many museums, ancient volcanoes, and Sky Tower. Interesting architecture can be found in the capital Wellington and Napier as well as Christchurch for its English character. A great way to explore this country is by car hire. It is the perfect way to see and visit all the great things in New Zealand and interact with the locals. Car Rental in New Zealand also offers independence and flexibility, which is good to have in the country with so many hidden beauties. New Zealand's unique geography will ensure that you have a wonderful experience whenever you arrive. Most places can be visited at any time of year and the holiday will still be exceptional. However, in New Zealand, you will find different seasons so it is worth taking the time to match your hopes and desires with the best time and place to visit. Seasons there is the opposite of the Northern Hemisphere, so you're likely to be basking in the sunshine while your friends back home are complaining about the weather. The bonus of coming from the Northern Hemisphere is that seasons in new Zealand are the opposite of those in the US, UK, and Europe. If you've never experienced a summer Christmas, New Zealand is a great place to do so. 

Why hire a car in New Zealand? 

To rent a car means you are independent and free to explore all the beautiful and hidden places in New Zealand. You can hire a car at Wellington Airport; in Auckland, Dunedin, Nelson, or any other attractive place in New Zealand. With Orbit, you will be able to hire a car in New Zealand or anywhere in the world. With cheap prices, we make your trip even better. Book a vehicle for your next trip to our site. We offer great deals and transparent prices with no hidden extras. On our easy-to-use website, you can choose the right vehicle for your trip to New Zealand.

Orbit is offering your own personal guide for New Zealand

To have a great experience in a foreign country, you need guidance. Orbit is always one step ahead. With cheap cars and your personal guide, you'll be well equipped for your independent adventure. The guide is completely customized for your trip. You can create it for the dates you want to travel and it includes all the events, travel information, maps, weather, custom chapters, and much more. You don't have to spend your valuable time trying to figure out when and where you want to travel. With just a few clicks, you'll have everything together and ready for your trip.

Fun facts about New Zealand

  • You will find 43 million sheep in New Zealand, which means that there are 9 sheep per person.Queenstown Hill in New Zealand
  • New Zealand has more than 400 golf courses and it has more golf courses per capita than anywhere else in the world. 
  • New Zealand was the first country to give women the right to vote in 1893.
  • New Zealand is the 3rd closest country to Antarctica, after Argentina and Chile.
  • There are 50 volcanic cones in and around Auckland. 

One Way Rental in New Zealand

When finding offers through Orbit and its top brands, you can pick up the car at one location in New Zealand and return to another location. A one-way fee may apply, and they are included in Orbit Car Hire deals when searching for a one-way trip. Our car rental companies in New Zealand do not offer to return the car in another country, however, you can find domestic one-way rental options.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to rent a car in New Zealand?

credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so the credit card must have sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.

How old do I need to be to rent a car in New Zealand?

The minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old and with some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. Young driver surcharges may apply to many car rental companies for people under 25 years of age.

Do I need car insurance in New Zealand?

Insurances are very important when renting a car and can be different between countries. When renting a car in New Zealand with Orbit Car Hire the prices will include mandatory insurances in the country.

Do I need a credit card to rent a car in New Zealand?

In most cases, a credit card is required to be presented in the name of the main driver. A security deposit may be required when renting a car so it is important to have sufficient funds on the credit card. When searching for a car at Orbit you can see credit card requirements from all our suppliers.

Do I need an international driving license in New Zealand?

An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements.

How do I get the cheapest car in New Zealand?

You can find cheap car hire by comparing prices with all major car rentals at Orbit. A good idea can be to book in advance as the prices can increase closer to the travel period. 

What is the cheapest rental car in New Zealand?

You will find the mini car category or economy cars to be the cheapest car categories. Vehicles such as Toyota Yaris, Toyota Corolla, and Kai Cerato often provide the best prices. 

What is the best car rental company in New Zealand?

You may find excellent service provided by companies such as Enterprise Rent a Car, Alamo Rent a Car, National Rent a Car, Yesaway Rent a Car, Europcar Rent a Car and Keddy Rent a Car.

What types and makes of rental car deals can I find in New Zealand?

You will find car types such as mini, economy, compact, Full-Size, and luxury cars. Popular rental cars are Toyota Corolla, Toyota Rav4, Mitsubishi ASX, Toyota Camry.

Does my rental car have unlimited mileage when I book it for New Zealand?

Most car rentals in New Zealand offer unlimited mileage in their offers. 

Most popular cities in New Zealand

Most popular destinations in New Zealand

1. Car Rental in Auckland

2. Car Rental in Queenstown

3. Car Rental in Christchurch

4. Car Rental in Wellington

5. Car Rental in Dunedin

6. Car Rental in Nelson

7. Car Rental in Invercargill

8. Car Rental in Napier

9. Car Rental in Palmerston North

10. Car Rental in Rotorua

11. Car Rental in Blenheim

12. Car Rental in Tauranga

13. Car Rental in New Plymouth

14. Car Rental in Whangarei

1. Car Rental in Queenstown Airport

2. Car Rental in Auckland Airport

3. Car Rental in Christchurch Airport

4. Car Rental in Wellington Airport

5. Car Rental in Dunedin Airport

6. Car Rental in Nelson Airport

7. Car Rental in Invercargill Airport

8. Car Rental in Napier Airport

9. Car Rental in Rotorua Airport

10. Car Rental in Blenheim Airport

11. Car Rental in Tauranga Airport

 

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FAQ

What you need to know about renting a car

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How to make a booking with Orbit Car Hire?

You can easily book your vehicle with Orbit Car Hire. First, you have to choose the date and location of your rental in our booking form. In the next step, you can pick out the vehicle you want from the list provided. After filling out the personal information form there is a step where you choose the payment method and you simply fill in your credit card information. In the end, you can print out your voucher, which is needed at the time of pick-up.

What are the charges for security deposits?

Every car rental has its security deposit policy. You will find the information about the security deposit while booking the vehicle or on your voucher. 

What if I would like to change my booking?

If you need to change your booking you have made through Orbit Car Hire please contact our customer support team at customerservice@orbitcarhire.com or by phone at +354 823 0165. You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information please read the Terms of Use. 

How do I cancel my booking?

You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information please read the Conditions of Use. Our customer service team will address your requests in due time:

When do I pay for the rental car?

You pay a small deposit when making the booking as a guarantee. The remaining balance is paid when you pick up your rental vehicle. Please keep in mind that the payment at the counter is paid in local currency. 

What is included in the price?

Most of the reservations made by Orbit Car Hire include unlimited mileage, local tax, mandatory fees, and collision damage waiver. In steps 1 and 2 in the booking process or on your voucher, you can see all the details about your booking inclusions.

Are there any hidden fees?

There are no hidden charges! All mandatory surcharges and fees are presented in the 3rd step of the booking process and our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in case of:

  • Out of hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle out of office hours),
  • One way fee (when returning the vehicle at a different location),
  • The service charge for fuel (prepaid fuel policy),
  • Young/senior driver fee (this condition is set by the car hire company and is usually not about the regulation of the specific country),
  • Excess and deposit amount (before hiring you to need to make sure your credit card limit is high enough for the deposit amount to be blocked which usually equals the excess amount or higher).

We advise our clients to read the Terms and Conditions carefully before the rental to avoid any surprises. Our knowledgeable customer service agents will gladly help you with any questions via phone, email, or live chat during our opening hours.

What is a voucher and why do I need it?

A voucher is a document that confirms your booking, the price for your booking, and the payment of your booking. It is mandatory to have your voucher with you at the time of pick up. If you do not have the voucher with you at the time of pick up, the vehicle provider may refuse to release the vehicle to you or can change the price of the rental.

What is an airport or premium location fee?

Premium location/airport fee is a fee that covers the location service costs. This fee is usually included in the price but may still occur at some locations and is charged locally.

What is Premium Coverage and how does it work?

Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire which, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover that refunds you in case the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. For more information, you can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us.

How do I get the cheapest car hire?

Prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks in advance of your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. Find the best deal on car hire in Alicante!

How many countries does Orbit Car Hire compare?

We at Orbit Car Hire compare car hire prices in over 140 countries, including popular destinations within Europe such as Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, Croatia, Malta, France, Slovenia, Germany. 

What currency should I use to pay for the car?

You can pay the confirmation fee on Orbit's page in EUR, GBP, ISK and USD. When you pick up your car hire you will pay the remaining balance in the currency that is in the country of pick up. 

Can I rent a car from inside the terminal?

You can hire a car from inside the terminal. When you compare our offers, you can filter "In Terminal" to see all the offers we have that are inside the terminal. 

What is the cheapest car to rent?

The cheapest car to rent is the Fiat 500, Volkswagen Up and Fiat Panda. 

Can I add an additional driver to my booking?

You can always add an additional driver to your booking when you are finding your deal on Orbit Car Hire. If you have already made a booking, you can contact us to add the additional driver. You can also add an additional driver to your booking when you pick up the vehicle. 

What payment methods are accepted by Orbit Car Hire

You can pay with a debit card and credit card when making a booking with Orbit Car Hire. We accept Mastercard and Visa. 

Can I drop off my car at a different location?

Yes, you can. When you look for car hire deals on our webpage you can press "Yes" to "Different drop off location" and you will see all the best deals for a one-way car hire. 

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