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Car rental in New Zealand


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Europcar in New Zealand

With its modest size totaling 268 kilometres squared, renting a car in New Zealand is the best way to discover this amazing country. New Zealand varied terrain made of majestic mountains, green valleys, blue lakes and quiet small coastal cities too is divided between the North Island and South Island.

There are 22 Europcar stations located in convenient places across New Zealand, the most popular are airport stations in Auckland, Christchurch, and Queenstown, and picking up your rental car from here are great base points to start your adventure on the road. Europcar has both car and van rental options to complete your New Zealand experience whether you are looking for a city car, a four-wheeled drive to tackle rough terrains, or something a little bigger.

Europcar car rental specific offers and benefits in New Zealand

Discover Europcar’s international loyalty scheme Privilege program, with four tier levels: Privilege Club, Privilege Executive, Privilege Elite and Privilege Elite VIP. Each time you rent with us, the Privilege loyalty program will reward you points. Plus, get a free weekend’s car rental every time you move up a tier level.

You can use Europcar mobile site and App to make your next car booking, only 5 steps and you're on the road! Explore other Europcar's mobile solutions by downloading the Europcar App for iPhone, Android and iPad to enjoy the various functionalities: fast booking, locating the closest branch and managing any of your Europcar car reservations

Driving in New Zealand

With its diverse terrain, New Zealand’s roads can be narrow, steep and winding with lots of sharp corners.

Take care to plan your journeys, factoring in longer distances, rural areas and weather conditions that could affect driving. Always check the weather before you set off; particularly during winter when driving in the mountain areas can become more difficult with snow, ice and fog.

New Zealand’s rail road crossings are not all automatic, while most will flash lights when a train is approaching, some just include stop signs.

The maximum speed limit in New Zealand is 100km/h on roads (including motorways). This reduces to 50 km/h in urban areas and in school zones the maximum speed limit is 40 km/h.In New Zealand with Europcar

Car Fleet in New Zealand

New Zealand offers a diverse driving experience, and Europcar has a fleet to match. From economy rentals for two, such as the Ford Ranger, to high end models like the Mercedes E or Ford Mustang Fastback. Looking to rent a van? The Toyota Hiace or Peugeot Expert are popular choices.

What not to miss while driving in New Zealand

New Zealand has everything to keep adventure junkies happy, from incredible mountain ranges, electric blue lakes, rugged coastlines, to glaciers and waterfalls. Cities like Wellington or Auckland also boast lively ports and botanical gardens. Plus, the set of Hobbiton is surely a must see for fans of the Lord of the Rings films!

We are proud to be European leaders in car rental. To find out more about the Europcar car hire experience, be sure to visit our car rental page!

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Car and van hire at New Zealand is made easy with Europcar.

Friendly service, new cars and low prices are part of our every day offer. Whether you are hiring a car for business or pleasure, or you need a car or van, Europcar has the right hire car at New Zealand for you.

Europcar is looking forward to serving you at its car hire branch: New Zealand. Remember to always bring your driving license, valid credit card and additional proof of identity (such as a passport if you are hiring abroad).

Europcar’s Green Programme: At Europcar, we understand the environmental impact of car hire. That’s why we have wholeheartedly embraced a sustainable development programme and are proud to be the first car hire company at New Zealand with certified commitments.