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How can I pay for my rental car?
Payment for your rental car is mainly made by credit card. It is possible to pay by debit card, however at the rental counter you will need a credit card issued to the main driver in order to secure the deposit for your rental car.
Who is allowed to drive the rental car and what are the conditions?
A rental car can be driven by the main driver, that is the person registered in the booking. Additional drivers may be added to the reservation at extra fee. Please note that the main driver must present a valid credit card issued in their name. Furthermore, the main and additional drivers must be in possession of a valid driving license for at least 1 year (for further information, please refer to the rental conditions). Moreover, both, the main and additional drivers are required to present a valid identity card/passport and must be of the minimum age specified in the rental conditions.
Do I have to pick up and return the car at any time? What happens if I am late for pick-up?
We recommend that you pick up the car at the agreed time as the availability of the car cannot be guaranteed in case of delay. As a general rule, local suppliers keep vehicles available up to 30 or 60 minutes after the agreed time. If a delay is inevitable, please contact the rental agency (you will find their contact details on the voucher).
What documents are required to pick up the vehicle?
When picking up the vehicle, the main driver must present the following documents: the printed voucher, their identity card or passport; their driver's license and their valid credit card.
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Remote, mysterious, and breathtaking, New Zealand is a country that has enticed and inspired visitors from all over the world. The famous green mountains of "Lord of the Rings", stunning glaciers and unique extreme sports will make your trip to New Zealand worthwhile. Here we explain how to rent a car in New Zealand to make the most of your holiday, and really get to see what makes this island nation special. Cheap car rentals in New Zealand will get your vacation off on the right foot.

What can I see in New Zealand?

New Zealand is a great country for anyone who loves the outdoors. Grab a cheap car rental in New Zealand and head for Abel Tasman National Park. You can enjoy a day of kayaking, trekking and exploring the country's amazing wildlife – both on land and in the water.

On the west coast of the South Island, Fox Glacier attracts visitors who want to take a walk on the wild side. It's easy to get there with a rental car in New Zealand. You can head out for a hike on this glacier, which stretches for 13 km (over 8 miles) and enjoy the kind of views it's hard to find anywhere else on the planet.

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Tip

New Zealand is a Commonwealth country, which means that they drive on the left. Don't forget this when you pick up your car hire in New Zealand! Remember too that the distances on signs are in kilometers, not miles. In fact, if you ask a New Zealander for directions, they'll almost certainly tell you in kilometers – so brush up on your metric system before you start driving your New Zealand car hire.

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What extreme sports can you try in New Zealand?

New Zealand is famous as the home of extreme sports. In fact, bungee jumping was invented in the city of Queenstown. To get your adrenaline pumping, take your New Zealand car hire to this city, known as the adventure capital of the world.

As well as bungee jumping, you can try extreme swinging, catapults or a high-altitude zipline. Scared of heights? Try zorbing, another New Zealand special. You'll roll downhill inside a giant inflatable ball. Zorbing is practiced around the country, so it's easy to find a place and drive there in your New Zealand car rental.

What's the best way to get around New Zealand?

If you really want to explore the country, then look for low cost car hire in New Zealand. Transport in the cities is good but getting from place to place can be almost impossible without your own car rental in New Zealand.

The good news is that it's easy to organize transportation and find cheap car rentals in Auckland airport AKL waiting to for you to start your adventure!

Can I drive from North Island to South Island?

Yes! There are car ferries that cross the Cook Strait, the length of water that separates the two islands. Rental cars in New Zealand can take you on this journey, allowing you to see the entire nation. Many New Zealanders will tell you that no trip to the country is complete without visiting both islands, as they have a very different atmosphere.

The North Island has far more inhabitants: 3.5 million live here, with just 1 million on the South Island. Despite this, the South Island is much bigger. This is where you'll find mountains and glaciers, while the North Island has a warmer climate and better beaches. If you'd like to experience New Zealand's South Island, look for cheap car rentals in Christchurch airport CHC.

When should I book a rental car?

To find the cheapest car hire in New Zealand, we at HAPPYCAR recommend booking in advance. That's particularly true if you're looking for a specific vehicle for your car rentals in New Zealand. For example, you might want a 4x4 to really make the most of the spectacular scenery of New Zealand's South Island.

At HAPPYCAR, we can help you find the best car hire in New Zealand to suit your needs. We know that every customer is different, so whether you've got a large family to pack into an SUV or you're hitting the road solo, we'll help you find the right cheap car hire in New Zealand for you.

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