Choosing the right rental car for your New Zealand tour is essential. Make sure that the vehicle has enough room for your luggage and the inevitable extra items you will accumulate as you travel. This overview is designed to help you decide on the best New Zealand rental car for your trip.
The rental car fleets we select from when organizing your vacation include modern vehicles (on average no older than 4 months) and are the latest models. Hire includes unlimited kilometers, fully inclusive insurance cover and 24 hour roadside assistance. Excess (deductible) varies between vehicles and companies.
The list below suggests the maximum number of passengers we recommend for each model type -- guidelines designed to ensure your comfort while traveling. Luggage capacity is based on regular sized cases so consider the amount of luggage you will have and how much more 'stuff' you are likely to collect as you travel.
Note: the specific vehicle models suggested here may vary from what you actually receive on pick up. Rental car companies regularly change and upgrade their fleets. When a vehicle is booked its is the category (e.g. intermediate auto) that is guaranteed to be supplied, not the specific model.
A popular style of touring is to take a preplanned self drive road trip. After a thorough consultation with you we expertly plan and create your self drive tour around New Zealand allows you the freedom to explore at leisure with the comfort and security of pre-booked activities and accommodations. Route suggestions, GPS and APP guidance plus local support mean you are in safe hands. See self drive ideas here
If you prefer to let someone else do the work then an escorted small group tour or a private guided tour might be for you. Our range of hand picked small group itineraries are ideal if you prefer to travel in the company of like minded people. These tours limit the number of participants which means different accommodation options, exclusive activities and of course a knowledgable guide ensures you get to see the best of New Zealand. See our small group tours here.
A private guided tour offers true flexibility and the security of a knowledgable local guiding you all the way. Well planned itineraries ensure you see exactly what you want to see but with your own driver-guide you can adapt to suit the day or your preference. 100% tailor-made to suit you a private tour is a great option when travelling as a small group. all our self drive itineraries can be replanned and priced using a private driver and guide. Just contact us to discuss your needs.
All North Island touring ideas - explore the diverse North Island with these itinerary suggestions. See here
All South Island touring ideas - Iconic scenery and landscapes await on this made for touring island. See here
All Nationwide touring ideas - see the best of New Zealand on these all encompassing touring itinerary ideas. See here