New Zealand Car Rental

New Zealand Car Rental


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Europcar in New Zealand

New Zealand is divided in two islands- the North Island and South Island and few places on earth can compete with New Zealand’s stunning landscapes and varied terrain (mountains, lakes and coast). The relatively modest size of New-Zealand (roughly 29 times smaller than Australia) means that it’s the ideal country to discover by car.

Europcar has 22 rental outlets conveniently located across the 2 islands. Some of our popular stations include Auckland, Christchurch, and Queenstown airports - picking up your car rental from here are great base points to start your adventure on the road. Whether you’re looking for a city car, a four-wheeled drive to tackle rough terrains, or something a little bigger, Europcar has both car and van rental options to complete your New Zealand experience.

Europcar car rental specific offers and benefits in New Zealand

Rent with Europcar in New Zealand and you can take advantage of some of these services.

Make the most of New Zealand’s panoramic and winding roads with a luxury car from our Selection package. The Selection fleet is composed of an outstanding range of prestige cars from premium manufacturers. Enjoy the absolute style and the latest technology of the Mercedes-Benz SUV, the turbo charged Holden Commodore Redline or the newly introduced Ford Mustang EcoBoost™ Fastback and Convertible models.

Leave nothing to chance when you rent. Our extra cover packages give you additional peace of mind when you rent a car with Europcar. Should any accidents happen during your trip, with our comprehensive cover options, you will be fully protected.

Driving in New Zealand

New Zealand’s diverse terrain means roads are often narrow, steep and winding with lots of sharp corners.

Plan your journeys with care, taking into account longer distances, rural areas and weather conditions that could affect driving. Always check the weather before you set off, in particular during the winter season when driving becomes more difficult with snow and icy roads.

Be aware that New Zealand’s railroad crossings are not all automatic. Most will flash lights when a train is approaching, but some just include stop signs. When you see this, make sure to stop, check both directions, and only cross when you are sure it is safe.

The maximum speed limit on roads (including highways) is 100 km/h and 50 km/h in urban areas. In school zones the maximum speed limit is 40 km/h.

Explore Tongariro National Park

Experience some of the country’s most stunning landscapes at Tongariro National Park. This UNESCO cultural and natural World Heritage Site is the oldest national park in New Zealand and has active volcanoes. Discover it all when you pick up a car hire in New Zealand.

We are proud to be European leaders in car rental. To find out more about the Europcar car hire experience, be sure to visit our car rental page!

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Car and van hire at New Zealand is made easy with Europcar.

Friendly service, new cars and low prices are part of our every day offer. Whether you are hiring a car for business or pleasure, or you need a car or van, Europcar has the right hire car at New Zealand for you.

Europcar is looking forward to serving you at its car hire branch: New Zealand. Remember to always bring your driving license, valid credit card and additional proof of identity (such as a passport if you are hiring abroad).

Europcar’s Green Programme: At Europcar, we understand the environmental impact of car hire. That’s why we have wholeheartedly embraced a sustainable development programme and are proud to be the first car hire company at New Zealand with certified commitments.