Save money! Why pay more than you
need to for a New Zealand rental car?

Our rates include:

  • Unlimited kilometres
  • Insurance
  • Free airport pickup and drop off in AKL
  • AA 24 hour roadside breakdown service
  • Free maps
  • GST tax (15%)
  • No hidden costs

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Compare our incredibly cheap car rental rates with other NZ car rental firms. Our rates in low season start from just NZ$19 a day. 

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. 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.

Book with confidence! We are one of the largest independent New Zealand car rental companies. Our fleet of rental cars includes over 1,000 vehicles. Apart from rental cars, we offer minibus rentals and 4×4 hire vehicles at some of the lowest rates you’ll find. 

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* $19 per day rate applies during low season and minimum hire duration terms apply. Based on return round trip and may not be available from all locations

Frequently Asked Car Rental Questions

Information about one way car rental in New Zealand and answers to other questions we frequently get asked about car hire in NZ. If you have any others please ask us.

Do you provide one way car rental?

Yes you can book one way car rental. However the rates shown here apply to round trips beginning in Auckland (pick up Auckland – drop off Auckland). If you require one way car rental, or a pick up in Christchurch or Wellington, please use the Quick Quote and we’ll confirm a rate.

Do you have a depot at Auckland Airport?

We have two Auckland depots – our central Auckland car rental depot and our Auckland Airport car rental depot.

We provide FREE scheduled courtesy coach transfers to and from Auckland Airport during office hours.

What is GST which we see it written next to prices?

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!

You car rental rates are way below what we’ve been quoted by other rental car firms. So what sort of car will we get?

We are owned by one of the largest independent car importers in New Zealand. The cars we import are predominantly Toyota and Nissan. With this large quality fleet and by keeping overheads low we are able to provide New Zealand car hire at highly competitive prices.

Do you rental cars have air conditioning and power steering?

Yes, most of them do.

Are the rental cars auto or manual?

Our fleet of over 1,000 cars has both manual and auto vehicles available. Let us know your preference when you make your booking.

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.

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.
  • There is no left turn rule as in North America.
  • 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.

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