The following car hire suppliers are available in Wanaka New Zealand: Dollar, Thrifty, Thrifty New Zealand, Europcar, Keddy by Europcar, Alamo, Enterprise, National, FireFly, Hertz, JUCY, GO Rentals.
All of our rentals in Wanaka New Zealand include a full to full fuel policy. You'll collect the car with a full tank and be asked to leave a small deposit for fuel when you collect the car. The deposit is refunded when you return the car with a full tank.
Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.
Car rentals in Wanaka New Zealand are usually fully insured with an excess amount. You can either purchase Essential cover for the excess or choose Premium cover to reduce the excess amount to zero. We clearly explain all of the insurance details every step of the way.
To collect your car the lead driver should present a Valid driver's license, Passport or National Identity Card, Credit or debit card in the lead driver's name, Home and local (hotel, villa etc) address and a Booking confirmation email. Any other requirements at collection will be clearly explained in your booking confirmation email.
Along with being easy to use, friendly and of course, stress free, we also offer two additional levels of insurance when you book a vehicle with us.
Essential Cover comes with fire, weather, theft, damage caused to the vehicle, flushing the engine after misfuelling, key cover and more.
Essential cover will appear as an option in the car hire insurance section. For some geographical/partner car rental combinations the cover isn't always available.
Essential cover doesn't cover things like cleaning fees, mechanical repairs, third party injury, loss of theft/damage to content in the car and other things. For more info see the terms and conditions on the extras page
If you're planning to fly into New Zealand, the nearest international airport to Wanaka is Queenstown Airport, which is 52 kilometres away (in a straight line - driving distance may vary) from Wanaka. A single terminal international airport on New Zealand's South Island, Queenstown International Airport provides quick and easy access to southern New Zealand and the centre of South Island. If you're visiting Queenstown during the summer season and feel like getting away from the car for some exercise before your drive to Wanaka, Queenstown has a range of bicycle tracks, all offering picturesque scenery. We compare deals for affordable car hire in Queenstown, so you can be confident you've booked a fantastic deal before you arrive. When you arrive to pick up the car, most of the car hire companies collection desks are inside the main terminal building.
You also have the choice of flying into Dunedin Airport which is approximately 153 kilometres away from Wanaka. Near the South Eastern most point of New Zealand's South Island, Dunedin International Airport provides access to the south and central areas of New Zealand's South Island. The airport is a quick and easy thirty minute drive from the town of Dunedin , where you'll find beautiful beaches, natural wonders and traditional British architecture from the 19th and early 20th century. It's easy to collect your car hire in Dunedin Airport and then drive onward to Wanaka. When you land at the airport, most of the car rental providers are within the airport terminal building.
144 kilometres further away than Dunedin Airport is Christchurh Airport. Christchurch International Airport, on the west coast of New Zealand's south Island, is New Zealand's 2nd busiest airport. If you'd like to spend some time in Christchurch, you could visit the International Antarctic Centre where you can discover some insights into the world's most remote continent and its wildlife. On landing at the airport it's quick and convenient to pick up car rental in Christchurch airport before continuing your drive over to Wanaka. All of the main the car rental providers are located at the international arrivals area.
The cars on our website include a full to full fuel policy. To avoid any additional fees for refuelling always remember to fill up the tank before you return the car.
We appreciate how daunting and frightening picking a hire car excess cover product can be. The additional fees that make up the price of hiring a car can be very confusing, these include:
Many hire car websites hide the insurance excess and security deposit costs in the small print. Customers are then shocked when the amount is taken from the debit card account or the amount is held on their credit card. We think this is unfair and can really obstruct your holiday plans which is why we work differently at Stress Free Car Rental.
On our website you'll find three options for car hire excess cover, premium, essential and basic and we help you find the hire car that suits you, your family and your trip. You're able to review the details of these on the extras page of our website when making a booking.
We strive to be the best car hire website around so that you know when you book through us you're getting the best value, service and price.
When searching on our website for your rental, information you'll need:
Booking a holiday, let alone renting a car, can be a stressful, costly, ordeal which is why our clever car hire matching technology will find you your perfect hire car at your dream price.
All of the deals on our website include all charges including everything that you're required to pay when you pick up the car, including (but not limited to) local taxes, extras and senior driver fees.
Once your booking has been made, managing it couldn't be more straightforward, you'll receive a booking reference which can be used, along with your email address, to check your booking including prices and payments.
To begin your stress free booking process, head to our homepage and type in the required details then in just seconds we'll bring up some brilliant deals based on your information.
Before driving away take some time to familiarise yourself with the car and its controls. This is very important if you're used to driving a manual gearbox on the opposite side of the road.
It can be intimidating the first time you hire a car in a foreign country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself acclimatised to the differences. Enjoy your trip
If you'd like to leave the vehicle at a different location to the one you collected it from, any additional one way charges will be already included in the price listed on the site.
you should have some spare change ready in the vehicle to pay for toll roads. Many tolls accept cards but it's always safer to have some change as a backup
if you're planning to take the car across the border to another country, be careful to check the terms and conditions for additional fees and to let the car rental company know. If you fail to do so there's the possibility that the cars insurance will be void if you're involved in a situation where the car is damaged or stolen
if you normally drive on the opposite side be cautious with roundabouts. You should navigate road circles with an clockwise direction, giving way to cars already on the roundabout to your right.
We'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before you collect the vehicle
All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.