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Rental Cars

Most of the rental cars we arrange for you include full roadside assistance (breakdown cover). So if the car develops a problem help is just a phone call away. If your problem cannot be resolved at the roadside then contact us or the rental car company and a solution for a replacement vehicle will be organised as soon as practically possible.
Check with your agent today to see if you are covered.

We use only the most reliable car rental companies and have worked with them for many years. We know their fleets are well maintained and regularly serviced so you are safe behind the wheel.

Our tour packages include:

  • the rental costs for your car for the duration of your tour,
  • airport and ferry terminal fees where applicable,
  • additional driver fees (any number of additional drivers at no extra charge),
  • insurance & GST (New Zealand sales tax).

Tour costs quoted on our site automatically include full collision and damage waiver fees limiting your maximum liability. But we can arrange your tour with the level of insurance cover your prefer.

Note: you may be offered additional insurance to cover windscreens and tyre and other additional costs on collection of your vehicle.

All our tour itineraries are arranged so that you drop one rental car at either Picton or Wellington and collect a replacement car on arrival to the other side. This saves you money as taking a car on the ferry is expensive.

Dropping of you car and picking a new one up after your ferry trip is very easy. Your luggage will be checked on board the ferry in the same way you would for a plane flight.

Most of the rental car fleets operate petrol (gasoline) vehicles for small cars and saloons. The larger SUV/4WD's, people movers and vans usually run on diesel. The fuel type is clearly indicated on the vehicle or check with the gas station staff or call us of you need help.

Most of the vehicles in New Zealand rental car fleets have automatic gearboxes. Manual cars are available with some fleets but these tend to be the smaller cars only. If you have a specific request for a type of car then contact the team to get some advice.

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Looking for more help planning your New Zealand tour?

Our team of New Zealand specialists can help you with your questions. We can create a holiday to suit your interests, accommodation requirements, self drive or by coach & bus. Whatever you want we can arrange. Just get in touch with us today.