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Car Hire in New Zealand with Rhino Car Hire

Experience the majestic landscapes and thrilling adventures of New Zealand with Rhino Car Hire. Whether you're driving through the breathtaking vistas of the South Island, discovering the geothermal wonders of the North Island, or enjoying the vibrant city life of Auckland and Wellington, our reliable car hire service lets you explore New Zealand’s stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage at your own pace. With an easy booking process, a variety of vehicles to choose from, and competitive rates, Rhino Car Hire ensures that your New Zealand journey is both exciting and memorable. Start your adventure today and delve into the diverse experiences that New Zealand has to offer.

The Advantages of Choosing Rhinocarhire in New Zealand

  • Freedom to Roam: With a rental car, you have the freedom to chart your course and explore the hidden gems of New Zealand, from the North Island to the South Island.
  • Diverse Fleet: Rhinocarhire offers a diverse fleet of vehicles to suit your needs, whether you're planning a solo adventure, a family getaway, or a romantic road trip for two.
  • Transparent Pricing: Our pricing is competitive and comprehensive, covering essential costs like insurance, taxes, and fees. Say goodbye to unexpected charges.
  • 24/7 Customer Support: Our customer support team is available around the clock to assist you with any inquiries or assistance you may need during your New Zealand journey. Plus, enjoy the peace of mind knowing that comprehensive breakdown assistance is included with your rental.
  • Why Booking Early is Beneficial

    Enhance Your New Zealand Adventure by Booking Early Booking your car hire in advance in New Zealand is essential to securing the best rates and ensuring the availability of your preferred vehicle, especially during peak tourist seasons such as summer and winter holiday periods. Early booking allows for a more relaxed and well-planned travel itinerary, ensuring you don't miss out on any experiences.

    Contact and FAQs

    For more information or to book your car hire in New Zealand, please refer to our FAQ section or contact Rhino Car Hire directly:

  • Email: info@rhinocarhire.com
  • Phone: +44(0)345 508 9845
  • Social Media: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or X for the latest updates and travel tips.

Car Rental at New Zealand Airports

Touching down at Auckland, Wellington, or Christchurch airports? Rhinocarhire has your transportation needs covered. We offer convenient car rental services right at the airport terminals, ensuring a seamless transition from your flight to your rental vehicle.

Choose the Perfect Vehicle for Your Kiwi Adventure

City Exploration: Opt for a compact car, ideal for navigating city streets and finding parking with ease, perfect for exploring vibrant cities like Auckland or Wellington. 
Outdoor Expeditions: If your New Zealand adventure takes you to remote and rugged terrains, consider renting an SUV or a 4x4 for enhanced road handling and off-road capabilities.

Driving Tips in New Zealand

  • Drive on the Left: In New Zealand, driving is on the left-hand side of the road.
  • Road Conditions: Be prepared for diverse conditions; roads are well-maintained but can be narrow and winding, especially in rural areas.
  • Local Laws: Adhere to local driving laws and be aware of speed limits, typically 50 km/h in urban areas and up to 100 km/h on highways.

Explore the Best of New Zealand

New Zealand is a land of endless possibilities. Drive through the stunning landscapes of Fiordland National Park, explore the geothermal wonders of Rotorua, or embark on a coastal journey along the Great Ocean Road. With your rental car, New Zealand's treasures are within easy reach.

Rhinocarhire - Your Affordable Choice for Car Hire in New Zealand.

Book Now and Make Your Kiwi Adventure Unforgettable!
 

Generally speaking the minimum age to rent a car in New Zealand is 21, however there are some car hire companies that will rent a car to under 21 year olds. If you are between the ages of 21-25 and wishing to hire a car in New Zealand, please take into account that a young driver surcharge will sometimes be added. These can vary between car hire companies with more details shown in the table below:
Rental Agent
Min Age
Young driver surcharge ($NZD/day)
Ace
18
$0
Alamo
21
$40
Budget
21
$25
Dollar
21
$17.25
Enterprise
21
on request
Europcar
26
n/a
Ezi
21
on request
Firefly
20
$5.75
Go Rentals
21
on request
Green Motion
21
$25
Hertz
25
n/a
Letz
21
$15
Lucky
18
n/a
Mode
21
$5
Scotties
19
$15
Snap
18

n/a


Cheapest car hire in New Zealand

Nissan March

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 19.88 EUR/day
Nissan March

7 Days rental at 139.21 EUR from 21/07/2024

  0 |
  Manual |
  No

Nissan March

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 19.88 EUR/day
Nissan March

7 Days rental at 139.21 EUR from 21/07/2024

  0 |
  Manual |
  No

Toyota Aqua

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.41 EUR/day
Toyota Aqua

7 Days rental at 149.90 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Aqua

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.41 EUR/day
Toyota Aqua

7 Days rental at 149.90 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Aqua Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.87 EUR/day
Toyota Aqua Hybrid

7 Days rental at 153.09 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mazda Demio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 19.52 EUR/day
Mazda Demio

7 Days rental at 136.65 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mazda Demio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 19.52 EUR/day
Mazda Demio

7 Days rental at 136.65 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Vitz

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 19.58 EUR/day
Toyota Vitz

7 Days rental at 137.09 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Camry

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 30.17 EUR/day
Toyota Camry

7 Days rental at 211.22 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Camry

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 30.55 EUR/day
Toyota Camry

7 Days rental at 213.85 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Camry

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 30.55 EUR/day
Toyota Camry

7 Days rental at 213.85 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Subaru Impreza

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 25.77 EUR/day
Subaru Impreza

7 Days rental at 180.39 EUR from 21/07/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Subaru Impreza

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 25.77 EUR/day
Subaru Impreza

7 Days rental at 180.39 EUR from 21/07/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla (2016 - 2018)

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 26.55 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla (2016 - 2018)

7 Days rental at 185.85 EUR from 21/07/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model 3

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 71.36 EUR/day
Tesla Model 3

7 Days rental at 499.58 EUR from 21/07/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model Y

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 81.38 EUR/day
Tesla Model Y

7 Days rental at 569.68 EUR from 21/07/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model 3

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 75.59 EUR/day
Tesla Model 3

7 Days rental at 529.14 EUR from 21/07/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Aqua Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.87 EUR/day
Toyota Aqua Hybrid

7 Days rental at 153.09 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Aqua Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.87 EUR/day
Toyota Aqua Hybrid

7 Days rental at 153.09 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Aqua Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 23.11 EUR/day
Toyota Aqua Hybrid

7 Days rental at 161.83 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in New Zealand

  • Understand Insurance Options: Make sure you are clear on what your insurance covers and consider additional coverage for peace of mind.
  • Inspect the Vehicle: Check the car for any existing damage and ensure it's noted on the rental agreement.
  • Plan Your Route: New Zealand's diverse landscapes can mean longer driving times than expected, so plan your route in advance.
  • Be Weather Wise: Weather can change quickly, especially in mountainous areas, so be prepared for varying conditions.
  • Explore Natural Wonders: Utilize your rental car to explore New Zealand's stunning landscapes and attractions, including national parks, beaches, and Maori cultural sites. Plan your routes to discover the best of New Zealand's natural beauty and cultural heritage.

  • There are toll roads in New Zealand, you can pay by card, but it's wise to carry some cash with you
  • December to February are the busiest times to visit as is summer-time in New Zealand
  • It's best to book car hire at least 6 weeks in advance to ensure the widest choice and best price
 

Popular car hire destinations in New Zealand

  • Auckland: The largest city, known for its two harbors, vibrant cultural scene, and the iconic Sky Tower.
  • Wellington: The capital city, famous for its creative spirit, coffee culture, and the Te Papa museum.
  • Queenstown: Renowned for adventure sports, stunning scenery, and as a gateway to exploring the Southern Alps.

Laws and rules of the road when driving in New Zealand

  •  

    L

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    100kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    100-110kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    NZD  2.79/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    NZD

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    17.5

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in New Zealand

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Hertz
20
9.6/10
104
€ 50.65
€ 55.61
€ 58.25
 Enterprise
7
9.4/10
42
€ 33.94
€ 34.02
€ 36.41
 Alamo
6
9.3/10
84
€ 33.86
€ 33.94
€ 36.32
 Sixt
5
9.3/10
66
€ 34.10
€ 88.95
 Ezi
13
8.9/10
407
€ 34.95
€ 34.63
€ 43.76
 Ace rental cars
6
8.9/10
174
€ 24.46
€ 43.77
 Avis
27
8.9/10
207
€ 41.48
€ 42.51
 Budget
30
8.8/10
1,221
€ 28.00
€ 30.79
€ 45.84
 Europcar
14
8.5/10
834
€ 32.78
€ 31.12
€ 39.06
 Scotties
5
8.4/10
58
€ 24.45
 Mode rentals
9
8.4/10
137
€ 24.45
€ 26.55
€ 53.56
 Snap rentals
5
7.9/10
73
€ 23.35
€ 31.08
€ 52.90
 Auto-union
2
7.6/10
102
€ 19.88
€ 21.41
€ 32.10
€ 27.73
 Drive nz
3
7.4/10
73
€ 28.29
€ 31.08

Car rental agent statistics in New Zealand

  • Highest Rated Agent Icon
    9.6/10
    Highest rated agent:
    SIXT
  • Lowest Rated Agent Icon
    7.4/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    DRIVE NZ
  • Total Number of Reviews Icon
    3,582
    Total number of reviews in
    New Zealand
  • Most Locations Icon
    24
    Most Locations in New Zealand:
    BUDGET
  • Average Wait Time Icon
    23
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • Total Rental Companies Icon
    34
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in New Zealand

ItemPercent
January€ 86
February€ 76
March€ 76
April€ 76
May€ 62
June€ 65
July€ 71
August€ 74
September€ 71
October€ 70
November€ 71
December€ 83
ItemPercent
January€ 72
February€ 61
March€ 64
April€ 66
May€ 49
June€ 52
July€ 60
August€ 61
September€ 55
October€ 55
November€ 55
December€ 66
ItemPercent
January€ 116
February€ 106
March€ 104
April€ 101
May€ 81
June€ 88
July€ 93
August€ 96
September€ 91
October€ 91
November€ 94
December€ 105
ItemPercent
January€ 98
February€ 86
March€ 83
April€ 84
May€ 67
June€ 68
July€ 79
August€ 84
September€ 78
October€ 77
November€ 79
December€ 94
ItemPercent
January
February
March
April€ 74
May€ 74
June€ 62
July€ 71
August
September
October
November
December
ItemPercent
January€ 47
February€ 44
March€ 38
April€ 45
May€ 42
June€ 24
July€ 26
August€ 27
September€ 27
October€ 28
November€ 32
December€ 46
ItemPercent
January€ 122
February€ 106
March€ 101
April€ 108
May€ 86
June€ 92
July€ 100
August€ 105
September€ 93
October€ 92
November€ 96
December€ 109
ItemPercent
January€ 100
February€ 84
March€ 86
April€ 91
May€ 75
June€ 81
July€ 85
August€ 92
September€ 84
October€ 83
November€ 78
December€ 93

Select category to see average car hire prices in New Zealand

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in New Zealand

DieselUnleaded
Jul , 2023

€ 1.04

€ 1.54

Aug , 2023

€ 1.15

€ 1.66

Sep , 2023

€ 1.29

€ 1.75

Oct , 2023

€ 1.37

€ 1.80

Nov , 2023

€ 1.29

€ 1.68

Dec , 2023

€ 1.21

€ 1.52

Jan , 2024

€ 1.18

€ 1.57

Feb , 2024

€ 1.21

€ 1.65

Mar , 2024

€ 1.24

€ 1.70

Apr , 2024

€ 1.24

€ 1.69

May , 2024

€ 1.35

€ 1.70

Jun , 2024

€ 1.17

€ 1.64

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun , 2024 1.17 1.64
May , 2024 1.35 1.70
Apr , 2024 1.24 1.69
Mar , 2024 1.24 1.70
Feb , 2024 1.21 1.65
Jan , 2024 1.18 1.57
Dec , 2023 1.21 1.52
Nov , 2023 1.29 1.68
Oct , 2023 1.37 1.80
Sep , 2023 1.29 1.75
Aug , 2023 1.15 1.66
Jul , 2023 1.04 1.54

Car rental price statistics in New Zealand

  • Average Price Icon
    € 136.64
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • Highest Daily Price Icon
    € 332.09
    Highest daily price:
    Kia Carnival
  • Total Vehicles Icon
    1,236
    Total cars available
     
  • Most Popular Car Model Icon
    129
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla
  • Locations with Most Cars Icon
    162
    Location with most cars:
    Auckland Airport - International Terminal
  • Cheapest Daily Price Icon
    € 19.5 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    AUTO-UNION - Auckland (AKL)
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Booking Process for Rhino Car Hire in New Zealand

  1. Online Reservation: Select your preferred vehicle type and rental period through our website.
  2. Get a Quote: Add any optional extras such as additional drivers or insurance coverage.
  3. Confirm Your Booking: Provide your details, make the payment, and receive instant booking confirmation.
  4. Pick-Up: Collect your vehicle at designated Rhino Car Hire locations across New Zealand, including major airports.
  5. Enjoy Your Trip: Explore New Zealand’s incredible landscapes and attractions.
  6. Return the Vehicle: Drop off the car at the specified location, adhering to the rental terms.

 

"Rhino Car Hire in New Zealand – Your Key to the Ultimate Kiwi Adventure"

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Auckland
€14.4
 
 
Mini 3 4 2 from €24.0 /day
Compact 5 5 3 from €15.8 /day
Economy 5 4 2 from €14.4/day
Christchurch
€14.4
 
 
Mini 3 4 2 from €19.9 /day
Compact 5 5 3 from €17.0 /day
Economy 5 4 2 from €14.4/day
Queenstown Airport
€14.4
 
 
Economy 5 4 2 from €14.4 /day
Compact 5 5 3 from €19.0 /day
Standard 4 5 4 from €18.2/day
Wellington
€47.3
 
 
Economy 5 5 2 from €47.3 /day
Standard 5 5 4 from €65.5 /day
Compact 5 5 3 from €54.5/day