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    9.1 Very Good

    Total: CNY 4,080

    USD 703.22

    Los Angeles International Airport ( 0.8 mi )

    San Francisco Downtown ( 0.8 mi )

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    or similar


    9.1 Very Good

    Total: CNY 4,080

    USD 703.22

    Los Angeles International Airport ( 0.8 mi )

    San Francisco Downtown ( 0.8 mi )

Car Rental in New Zealand

The Complete New Zealand Driving and Rental Guide

With a territory as large as the United Kingdom but with only a population of 4.5 million inhabitants, New Zealand has always been a popular travel destination thanks to its beautiful and diverse natural sceneries. Here is a driving and rental guide we prepare especially for you aiming at helping you have a smooth road trip.

  • Speed Limit and Traffic Signs
  • Seatbelt and Child Safety
  • Parking, Fuel and Toll
  • Traffic Violation
  • Driving Licence and Age Requirements

Speed Limit and Traffic Signs

In New Zealand, driving is on the left with overtaking on the right. New Zealand has the same system of signs and road code as you would find in the United Kingdom. During winter, especially in the mountains or on South Island, driving can be tricky. Therefore snow chains are highly recommended when renting a car at this season.

Speed Limit

There are speed limits of 100 km/h on highways and 50 km/h in urban areas unless signs say otherwise.

Traffic Signs

There are three major types of signs in New Zealand: compulsory, warning and information signs. Here are some of the regulatory signs that you may often see in New Zealand.

New Zealand Traffic Sign StopStop
New Zealand Traffic Sign Give WayGive Way
New Zealand Traffic Sign No U turnNo U-turn
New Zealand Traffic Sign 30 km/h Speed Limit30 km/h Speed Limit
New Zealand Traffic Sign No StoppingNo Stopping

Warning signs are diamond-shaped with yellow or green background.

New Zealand Traffic Sign 60 km/h Speed Limit Ahead60 km/h Speed Limit Ahead
New Zealand Traffic Sign Merging Traffic from RightMerging Traffic from Right 
New Zealand Traffic Sign Road BumpRoad Bump
New Zealand Traffic Sign Watch for Large Animals (Cattle)Watch for Large Animals (Cattle)
New Zealand Traffic Sign Railway CrossbuckRailway Crossbuck

Information signs are in rectangular shape with a white background.

New Zealand Traffic Sign Left Turn at Any Time With CareLeft Turn at Any Time With Care
New Zealand Traffic Sign Cyclists Cross Here With Care (to the Left)Cyclists Cross Here With Care (to the Left)

Further information on signs for driving in New Zealand can be found in this booklet.

*Please be aware that the instructions above are subject to change. EasyRentCars.com will do its best to keep them updated.

Seatbelt and Child Safety

Seatbelt Laws

The driver is responsible for ensuring all passengers under 15 years wear seat belts. Passengers aged 15 and over are responsible for putting seat belts on themselves.

Booster Seat Laws

All children under 7 must use an approved child restraint appropriate for their age and size. 

You must correctly secure children aged between 7 and 8 in an approved child restraint if one is available in the vehicle. If not, in any child restraint or safety belt that is available. 

For children aged between 8 and 14, a safety belt must be used. If not available, they must travel in the back seat. 

*Please be aware that the instructions above are subject to change. EasyRentCars.com will do its best to keep them updated.

Parking, Fuel and Toll


· Forbidden Parking 

You cannot park your car in the following spots: 

- Along the broken yellow lines along the side of the curb, since it means that parking is not permitted

- Near a corner, curve, hill, traffic island or intersection, if it will stop other people from seeing along the road 

- On, or closer than 5 metres to a fire hydrant, unless somebody who can move the vehicle stays with it 

- In front of or closer than 1 metre to a vehicle entrance 

- On or closer than 6 metres to an intersection, unless there are parking spaces or a notice telling you that you can park there 

· Parking Signs 

Parking signs in New Zealand are marked with numbers indicating how long you can park the car and an arrow to indicate directions. Some are specified with the date of the week as well.

 New Zealand Parking With Specified Time And Arrow New Zealand Parking With Specified Time And Dates And Arrow

· Paid Parking 

All machines accept New Zealand coins, and some of them have been introduced with credit cards and TXT-a-Park payment methods. Currently, you still need to go for Pay-and-Display parking. However, all machines will be upgraded by March 2018 to include Pay By Plate technology, which allows you to enter your vehicle’s registration plate number directly on the machine and pay for it by credit card, debit card, coins or TXT-a-Park. Note that there is a 50-cent fee for credit card or TXT-a-Park transaction.

New Zealand Paid Parking Metre(Image from Stuff.co.nz)

Fuel Prices

The average gasoline price in New Zealand in November 2017 is $2.22 per litre, while it is of $1.47 for diesel.


There are three toll roads in New Zealand: the Northern Gateway Toll Road north in Auckland, the Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road and the Takitimu Drive Toll Road in Tauranga.

New Zealand Toll Road(Image from nzta.govt.nz)

How much you should pay depends on your car type. You can pay the tolls by debit or credit cards, POLi, and cash. 

Debit or credit card 

You can use your Visa or Mastercard to buy or pay a Pay & Go toll.


If you have Internet banking with ANZ, ASB, BNZ, Kiwibank, TSB Bank, Westpac or Bank Direct, then you can buy or pay a Pay & Go toll (external link) using Payment Online (POLi). 

Note: POLi is not available for business internet banking customers. 


If you prefer to pay with cash (or by debit/credit card) you can pay your tolls at selected service stations (a transaction fee of $1.20 per transaction will apply). 

Be aware that as a car renter, not paying for the toll fee will result in the car hire company paying it for you and collecting the toll fee along with an add-on of management fee (note that it can sometimes be costly) from your credit card.

*Please be aware that the instructions above are subject to change. EasyRentCars.com will do its best to keep them updated.

Traffic Violation

DUI Laws

If you are 20 or over, you must not drive if you have consumed more than the legal alcohol limit, which is 250 micrograms per litre of breath or 50 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood (0.05%). There is a zero tolerance for alcohol if you are under 20.

Traffic Fines

In New Zealand, exceeding the speed limit results in an infringement fine range from $30 to $630. The amount of the infringement fine will depend on the difference between the actual and legal speed limit. 

As for parking, an infringement notice can be issued if a vehicle is parked illegally on public land, or in breach of what a parking sign says. In some circumstances, the vehicle can also be towed away if it is obstructing traffic. 

Normally, there will be a website or hotline number on the front or back of the ticket as well as the reason for the violation fine and the relevant voucher number. Please be aware that you can log onto the website or call the hotline and follow the guidelines to pay the ticket. 

Failure to pay tickets will result in the car hire company paying them on the renter’s behalf, and debit the renter credit card for the fine amount plus an administration fee. Please note that you can always contact EasyRentCars’ 24/7 customer service team for help if you have questions concerning this matter. 

*Please be aware that the instructions above are subject to change. EasyRentCars.com will do its best to keep them updated.

Driving Licence and Age Requirements

At the time of rental in New Zealand, all drivers must present a full and valid driving licence from the renters country of residence and the licence should be held for at least 1 or 2 years ( policies may vary depending on car hire companies). An International Driving Permit is highly recommended for international drivers. If your domestic driving licence is not printed in English (Arabic, Japanese, Cyrillic etc), an International Driving Permit (IDP/IDL) or an official translation in English is required when you drive in New Zealand.

Minimum age in New Zealand is 21 years (age may vary depending on car category) and the maximum is 80 years of age. If you're 21-25, you are likely to have to pay a young driver fee. If you're 65 or older, you may have to pay a senior driver fee.

*Please be aware that the instructions above are subject to change. EasyRentCars.com will do its best to keep them updated.

Car Rental Reviews in New Zealand

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2018.04.19 Destination: Wellington

10.0Superb Ser ice and an all round good experience



2018.04.18 Destination: Auckland

10.0Easy way for tourist to rent a car in NZ

easy to do the transaction


2018.04.15 Destination: Auckland

10.0Working efficiency

Quick and efficient pick up and drop off vehicle. Clear briefing given during pick up and drop off.


2018.04.03 Destination: Auckland

8.4A hidden gem of a care hire company

Firstly, the cost for 3 days hire was fantastic. Car was clean, staff were friendly and chatty. I have already recommended you to a number of my friends.


2018.04.04 Destination: Auckland

10.0All very smooth and efficient

Without a doubt, I will be using them again. They made everything easy, friendly and very helpful. The cost was the lowest online.

Ryan A

2018.04.01 Destination: Auckland

10.0The one to go with if you need a car in NZ

Wonderfully helpful and at a great price. No problems with the car whatsoever.


2018.03.22 Destination: Auckland

8.8Great staff at Mint rental

The staff were very helpful


2018.03.20 Destination: Wellington


Fast handling and friendly staff


2018.03.13 Destination: Christchurch

8.6Mini Cooper S round New Zealand

Great little car to drive although sceptical at first for 2 people touring with quite a lot of luggage. Adequately powered, not too thirsty on fuel.


2018.03.13 Destination: Dunedin

10.0Original rental had an issue. A phone call got a new vehicle ready by tbe time I returned to depot.

Excellent customer service


2018.03.09 Destination: Auckland

10.0A memorable experience. Thanks!

The vehicle new, clean and had very low milage on the tachometer.


2018.03.11 Destination: Christchurch

8.4Expected experience

Take a road trip in South Island and you can plan to travel 300km a day easily while enjoying your journey and still leaving time to enjoy the daily destination . ALovely destination.


2018.02.23 Destination: Auckland


well first off all I was very unsure that this was legit as the deal was too good to be true BUT I was quite surprised and the service once we found the place in the right van was awesome and the vehicle exact to what I ordered


2018.02.23 Destination: Auckland

8.4Difficult to find the location

Comfortable car


2018.02.23 Destination: Wellington


Car was great, clean and very modern


2018.02.25 Destination: Auckland

9.2Excellent Value for Money

Small economical vehicle which is what I was looking for the purpose of my trip.


2018.02.19 Destination: Nelson

10.0Very efficient service. Polite and professional staff.

We were given a free upgrade. Very friendly staff with excellent communication skills.


2018.02.16 Destination: Auckland

10.0One of my best car rental experiences

We were upgraded to an SUV


2018.02.20 Destination: Auckland


Easy pickup and drop off with transport to off airport location. Good valur car.


2018.02.12 Destination: Gisborne

10.0Excellent vehicle for a roadtrip

The vehicle was almost brand new (only about 2,000 km driven) and had heaps of in-built comforts for the lowest category of car: camera for reversing, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, USB charger, estimated mileage report etc. It was easy to drive. The AVIS staff was very friendly. Since I hired the car for more than 4 days in New Zealand, I didn't have to pay a one-way fee because it was waived.


2018.02.09 Destination: Auckland

10.0All whent well

got up graded with car ,just made the whole week a much more enjoyable week


2018.02.09 Destination: Auckland

10.0A great find, cheap but great cars

We loved the car we got. It was great quality, nice and clean and a good size for us. We thought we'd get a real budget car with the price as it was quite cheap however the car was much better than most other rental companies. We got a very new car seat too. The staff made everything quick and easy and were so prompt on getting us to and from the airport to their location near by.


2018.01.31 Destination: Nelson

8.8It was awesome



2018.01.29 Destination: Dunedin


Time in queenstown.great traveling around


2018.01.30 Destination: Rotorua

10.0Great service

The staff was lovely. The car was clean, tidy and a good price for 5 days.


2018.01.26 Destination: Queenstown


Vehicle ordered not immediately available so upgraded to a 4x4. No complaints.


2018.01.22 Destination: Auckland

10.0Great service



2018.01.22 Destination: Auckland

8.2Great car

The car...excellent value


2018.01.22 Destination: Christchurch

9.0A great company and car

Everything was easy and the staff were all very helpful and kind


2018.01.19 Destination: Auckland

9.8Happy with the service

Good vehicle in good condition for a very reasonable cost


2018.01.19 Destination: Nelson

10.0half a day to buy some boysenberries :)

Nice, easy rental. New vehicle, friendly staff. Good price.


2018.01.20 Destination: Christchurch

9.6Awesome service and car in perfect condition

The car we received was the model we had booked. The car was in perfect condition, being one of the latest models and with low mileage.


2018.01.22 Destination: Auckland


Great car, excellent value for money


2018.01.23 Destination: Wellington

10.0Just what I wanted

Hired a Suzuki Swift from Auckland and drove down to Wellington. Loved it so much I didn't want to give it back! Staff were fantastic, 10/10 recommend.


2018.01.23 Destination: Christchurch

9.4Great car at a great price

Very efficient service


2018.01.16 Destination: Auckland

9.6Best Rental company

Best price for car rentals. New Zealand has the highest car rental price than all countries I visit.


2018.01.12 Destination: Auckland

9.2Good value; peppy car

Pick up and drop off was efficient. Car was small (as requested) and efficient (giving the extra spurt when needed).


2018.01.15 Destination: Auckland

8.4NZ Christmas trip

Great car and very good price


2018.01.12 Destination: Auckland

10.0Tight timelines and reasonable kms

Comfortable , economical car with good luggage space and easy access pick up and drop off address. Happy , approachable staff considering 8pm on new years eve.


2018.01.12 Destination: Auckland

9.6Hokianga hikoi

Value for money, great to drive, economical.


2018.01.12 Destination: Auckland

8.2Simple easy and affordable

The staff was friendly and the vehicle was clean


2018.01.08 Destination: Auckland

9.8All good

Problems arose that were out of anyone's control. Fixed problem as prompt a manner they could to get us on our way.


2018.01.08 Destination: Dunedin

10.0Great service in Dunedin

Great service!


2018.01.08 Destination: Wellington

10.0Great value / great service - highly recommend

The staff were very friendly & knowledgeable. No hard sell of additional products. Easy collection point next to terminal building.


2018.01.08 Destination: Christchurch

10.0Great service and quick

It was great to be picked up from the hotel when we arrived and also taken to the airport at the end of our holiday. This took away a lot of stress away from us trying to find the airport. Staff were also friendly.


2018.01.09 Destination: Auckland

8.2Great value for money so can’t complain that the engine of the vehicle was pretty slow on any sizeable Hill

Travelled to tongariro and coromandel and northland no real complaints except slow on hills Neat looking car superb in the city


2018.01.05 Destination: Auckland

9.8Great Car and Service -Valuae for money.

Efficient pick up from airport to office. Car late model in great condition. Easy, quick, real value for money.


2018.01.08 Destination: Auckland


We rented the car for three weeks for about 450 euro and felt it was very good value. The car was very new with low mileage.


2018.01.01 Destination: Auckland

9.6100 % satisfaction!

The car is easy to drive, easy to park, petrol consumption is low, rental fees are reasonable. An Excellent mode of transportation for travel.


2018.01.01 Destination: Christchurch

9.6Lady in the office could be a little more welcoming. Didn't even acknowledge our presence on arrival. Must've been having a bad day.

The shuttle drivers were quick and efficient. Friendly as well. Car was so nice and tidy and great value for money.


2018.01.01 Destination: Auckland


It all went really thanks


2018.01.01 Destination: Auckland

9.6Hitch Rentals

I liked how straight forward the whole process was, how obliging the staff were and the bang for buck.


2018.01.01 Destination: Auckland

10.0Sterling service

The staff who handled our pick up and drop off is very friendly and efficient! We got a bigger van than requested. Extremely grateful for that as we had extra 2 bags which may not fit in a smaller van. When we reached the branch, the vehicle was ready for us. Very efficient service!


2018.01.10 Destination: Auckland

8.6Will use again

I was very happy with the car, the service and the staff. I would recommend this company and I will use them agai n in a few months.

G.Siew Mooi

2017.12.29 Destination: Wellington

8.2Good value

The car runs ok and quite economical.


2018.01.01 Destination: Auckland

9.4awesome service

Thanks Rav for awesome & friendly service.


2017.12.29 Destination: Christchurch

9.6Excellent vehicle & service

Great new vehicle


2017.12.26 Destination: Auckland

8.8Long line but prob demonstrated the value for money



2017.12.27 Destination: Auckland

10.0Awesome experience



2017.12.22 Destination: Nelson

9.8Thoughtful caring staff

Outstanding friendly service. Staff went way beyond their call for duty. Stretched their services to such a great extent to accommodate our demands. Free upgrade of vehicle, free extended after hours return, offered us friendly personal advice and travel tips. Overlooked a small scratch without charging us extra. Highly recommend.


2017.12.25 Destination: Queenstown

9.8Easiest and fastest service

How simple it was!


2017.12.26 Destination: Christchurch

9.6A good place to pick up a car without the hassle

Taking the scenic route from Dunedin to Queenstown to Christchurch is made even more pleasant with a comfortable, clean and reliable car for the whole family plus luggage.


2017.12.15 Destination: Christchurch

9.4Excellent service & nice vehicle



2017.12.11 Destination: Christchurch

10.0Happy as great people to deal with.

Pick up from airport and dropped off cheers.


2017.12.11 Destination: Auckland

9.4So Easy

Great non nonsense hire...no pushyness to get add-ons. No deposit. Easy easy.


2017.11.27 Destination: Christchurch

10.0we would hire again

For my wife and myself, an elderly couple the Vizz is an excellent choice for new Zealand roads. It has sufficient power, easy to drive, easy to park. runs excellently. Company feedback was excellent.

J.van Liere

2017.11.29 Destination: Christchurch

9.4Excellent car, very helpful staff

Easyness by which staff assisted in changing reserved car (from smaller into bigger as had too much luggage at very reasonable price


2017.11.20 Destination: Auckland

8.2Fine folks

Maria is a true island professional. From her smile to her manner to knowing what needs to be done without making a problem of it. Her relaxed style makes time with your company pleasant. She listened to what I said and I did not need to repeat. The pricing for my car was all inclusive. Major appreciation for this. It is the first time I have had such a relaxed experience with a car company. Most you never know what you have or do not have and everything is a bit of a hassle or a concern or a "wondering what they are going to do". Thank you.


2017.11.21 Destination: Christchurch

9.6e tino pai

It was my first time in Christchurch and loved it but it was sad to drive through the city and there was hardly anyone around. The city is still recovering from the devastation of the earthquake and i got teary when i saw the church still in rubble


2017.11.10 Destination: Wellington

10.0Awesome, affordable and exactly what we ordered

The cost of the car. Really liked the fact that we didn't have to pay for a relocation fee which usually is more than the cost of the rental.


2017.11.14 Destination: Auckland

9.4Very impressed with service and vehicle was very happy with the vehicle we got.

I loved the car, excellent service, recommend to everybody


2017.11.10 Destination: Wellington


Free upgrade


2017.11.10 Destination: Auckland

9.8Short NZ Trip/Tour

Friendly and chatty staff - nice relaxed and efficient atmosphere. Reassuringly clean office and vehicles.


2017.11.06 Destination: Dunedin

8.4Flying trip to Dunedin

Quick, once I found the place.


2017.11.02 Destination: Christchurch


Good service, thanks.


2017.10.27 Destination: Christchurch

8.2Great experience

Seamless and easy service


2017.10.29 Destination: Dunedin

10.0Highly Recommend

Good, efficient service.

Mary-Jane Duffy

2017.10.29 Destination: Wellington

9.8Ace rentals are awesome

The people are friendly and helpful. I didn't get the promised photos of the car damages but as long as they weren't bothered, then I wasn't. But if there had been a problem with damage, this would have been a problem too. The car was very efficient on petrol. But the best thing was the staff. I left my house keys at the rental desk and the lovely woman from Ace drove to the airport to drop them off to me! Many thanks for that.

K Faulkner

2017.10.13 Destination: Auckland

10.0Amazing service and car

The service was impeccable and the car I got was amazing! Nearly new and great condition


2017.09.20 Destination: Christchurch

10.0Reliable car rental which i would come back and rent again. No frills, very smooth process to pick up and drop off

The car is new and good condition

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1 Search

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Input the required information of the lead driver and add optional equipment such as Child Seats, Infant Seats and GPS if needed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1.What is an insurance excess?

The excess is the amount you'll only be liable for in case of damage(under Collision Damage Waiver) or theft(under Theft Protection) of the vehicle.
Information about the excess will be clearly stated in the price inclusion when you reserve a car on EasyRentCars.

Q2. How can I add an addtional driver?

You are advised to make a request upon your arrival at the rental counter. Additional charge per day will incur unless '1 Additional Driver Included' is stipulated on the rental.
Please note that the same licence and age requirement applys to the additonal driver. The addtional driver is supposed to present the required licence document along with the main driver at pickup.

Q3.What if I want to pick up or drop off my rental car out of office hours?

EasyRentCars will show you the car offers available at your chosen time on the search results.
However, pick-up or drop-off out of general opening hours may subject to an extra fee unless self-service pick-up or drop-off is available.
After you reserve a car on EasyRentCars, we will inform you of specific policy of the car hire company by email.

Q4. Can I take the hired car to another country or cross border?

If you want to pick up your car in one country and drop it in another, your search results will show you cars you can do that with.
If you're planning to cross any borders during your trip, bear in mind:
1. You may have to pay more.
There are often extra fees, taxes or additional cover you'll pay at the car hire counter.
2.It may not be allowed.
Depending on where you're hiring, you may not be able to take your car to another country.
Please email us if you want to take your hire car into a different country during your trip, and we'll talk you through your options.

Q5. Can I pick up my car at one location and return it at different location?

Yes. You can pick up the vehicle in one place and drop it off in another. An ‘one-way fee’ will incur. Whether it is inclued in the rental price or what additional cost may arise will be clearly stated at the time of booking on EasyRentCars.
Please inform the car hire company of your drop-off location when you pick up the vehicle or contact them directly during your trip. You will find a phone number on the rental agreement you signed at pickup.

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