Shopping around for the best car rental deal & visiting one car rental website after another to compare prices can be frustrating. 

There’s a much better way! Compare all the best deals from lots of different New Zealand car hire firms right here with a single click.

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Omega Rental Cars
Thrifty Car Rental NZ
Budget Car Rental NZ
Hertz NZ
Jucy Rentals
Ezi Car Rentals
Go Rentals
Avis NZ
Ace Rental Cars
Europcar NZ
Drive NZ
Snap Rentals

We find you the cheapest deals from all these rental car operators and more...

Why Book Your Hire Car Here?

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No booking fees

No credit card fees*

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Famous brands & local fleets

Free cancellation on most cars

Free amendments on most cars

24/7 customer service

​* Some rental car suppliers may charge a credit card fee for amounts payable on arrival.

Save Money For Stuff That Matters!

Save money on your New Zealand car rental by booking with Discount Car Rental. The super low rental rates we offer means you’ll have more money available to spend on the things that you came to NZ for.

Let’s face it – the primary reason you’re coming to New Zealand is not to hire a rental car! A rental car is simply a way to get from point A to point B in safety and comfort. Nothing more. So why pay any more than you need to?

Hiring a car from us at the super low rental rates we offer means you’ll have much more money left in your pocket for the stuff that really matters – enjoying the magnificent scenery and experiencing the fantastic activities that make NZ such a special place.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to questions we frequently get asked about car hire in NZ. If you have any others please ask us.

Q: What is GST?

All goods and services purchased in New Zealand are subject to 15% Goods and Services tax. This tax is included in our low car rental rates. You do not need to add this to the prices you see listed here. What you see is what you pay. No hidden extra costs!

Q: What sort of driving license is required in New Zealand?

You can legally drive in New Zealand for up to 12 months if you have either a current driver’s license from your home country, or an International Driving Permit.

All drivers, including overseas visitors, must carry their license or permit when driving. You will only be able to drive the same types of vehicles you are licensed to drive in your home country.​

Make sure your overseas driver’s license is current. If your license is not in English, you should bring an English translation with you or obtain an International Driving Permit. Contact your local automobile club for further details about obtaining a translation or an International Driving Permit.​

Q: What are New Zealand’s Road Rules?

You can get more details here, but here’s a brief over-view:

  • In New Zealand, all vehicles drive on the left-hand side of the road.
  • When the traffic light is red, you must stop.
  • Speed limits are strictly enforced by police using radar, speed cameras and un-marked patrol cars. Fines for speeding can be expensive.
  • The speed limit on the open road is 100km/h (approx 60mph).
  • In built up areas the speed limit is 50km/h (approx 30 mph).
  • Drivers and passengers must wear seat belts at all times

Testimonials from car hire clients

Client Testimonials

Great value - thanks! Definitely will recommend you to my friends.  
Jack Webber (Australia)

Great for backpackers like us on a tight budget. Got to do more of the amazing things NZ offers with the money we saved. Awesome!  
Sue White (UK)

Was the best deal we could find and we looked hard. Very happy. 
Matt Boser (USA)

Excellent value, We got what you promised. No hidden costs like the rip off we had in Cairns!  
Mike Smith (UK)

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