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Europcar in New Zealand


Few places on earth can compete with New Zealand’s stunning landscapes. Hire a car in New Zealand and explore at your own pace, from the rolling hills to bright blue lakes, towering mountains, rugged coastline, glaciers, waterfalls ...Read more and volcanic cones, its natural wonders are simply unparalleled. And, while outdoor adventure is a huge part of the lifestyle here, cities like Auckland and Wellington are vibrant locations filled with great shopping, eating, drinking and cultural attractions.


Europcar has 22 branches conveniently located across both North and South New Zealand islands. Some of our popular car rental stations include Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown airports - picking up from here are great base points to start your adventure on the road. Whatever brings you to this corner of the world, it is sure going to be a unique road-trip experience.


Europcar car hire specific offers and benefits in New Zealand


Hire a vehicule with Europcar in New Zealand and you can take advantage of some of these great deals.


Make the most of New Zealand’s panoramic and winding roads with a luxury car from our Selection package. Look the part in the newly introduced Ford Mustang EcoBoost™ or the sleek Mercedes-Benz GLE 250D SUV. Plus, whichever dream car you choose, renting with Selection means you will drive away with that exact car model.


Get your return journey for next to nothing, with our One Way for $1 offer. You can book a One-Way rental, pick up in the South Island in Queenstown or Christchurch and drop off in Auckland in the North Island, crossing the islands via ferry. Europcar will cover the cost of the vehicle to travel on the ferry and Customers pay for their individual fares.


To get the most out of your car hire in NZ during the ski season ski roof racks as well as snowchains are available at some Europcar locations in New Zealand upon reservation.


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, take into account rural or isolated areas and weather conditions that could affect your driving. Always check the weather before you set off; particularly during winter when driving becomes more difficult with snow, ice and fog.


Be aware that New Zealand’s rail road 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 motorways) is 100 km/h and 50 km/h in urban areas. In school zones the maximum speed limit is 40 km/h. Read less

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Whether you are after an economy car rental for two, like our popular Opel Corsa or Citroen C3, or a high-end model such as the Audi Q7 or Ford Mustang Fastback, there are lots of options. Renting a van? The pick-up Ford Ranger 4X4 or Mercedes Vito are reliable choices.

Visit the Capital

Pick up a cheap car hire in New Zealand and head towards the capital city. Both cosmopolitan and relaxed, Wellington offers visitors some of the finer things in life. It’s home to trendy bars, delicious restaurants, world-class sporting and exciting visitor attractions where you can learn all about the city's history and soak up its culture from the moment you arrive.

What not to miss while driving in New Zealand

Incredible mountain ranges, rugged coastlines, glaciers and waterfalls, there’s everything to keep adventure junkies happy. That said, cities like Wellington or Auckland, certainly entertain visitors with lively ports and botanical gardens. Plus, fans of the Lord of the Rings films should surely visit the set of Hobbiton!