Low Cost Car Hire in Wanaka with No Insurance Excess options

List of Wanaka nearby car rental locations

Popular vehicle types in Wanaka

Have any questions about Wanaka New Zealand?

Which car hire suppliers are available in Wanaka New Zealand?

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.

What's the best fuel policy for car rental in Wanaka New Zealand?

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.

Can I cancel my rental in Wanaka New Zealand if I change my mind?

Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.

Is the car hire fully insured?

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.

What do I need when I collect the car in Wanaka New Zealand?

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.

Stress Free Essential insurance options

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

Getting to Wanaka's Closest International Airports

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.

Prices for car rental at Wanaka

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Wanaka for a 35 year old lead driver

Thrifty New Zealand availability at Queenstown Airport

Nissan Qashqai

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Nissan Qashqai
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 2
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $253 NZD
Damage excess: $5038 NZD
Theft excess: $5038 NZD
More info
Thrifty New Zealand

$469.86 NZD

Mitsubishi Outlander AWD

5-seat IntermediateElite
or similar

Mitsubishi Outlander AWD
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 2
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $253 NZD
Damage excess: $5038 NZD
Theft excess: $5038 NZD
More info
Thrifty New Zealand

$509.15 NZD

Holden Trax

5-seat CompactElite
or similar

Holden Trax
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 2
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $253 NZD
Damage excess: $5038 NZD
Theft excess: $5038 NZD
More info
Thrifty New Zealand

$440.08 NZD

Hyundai Santa Fe AWD 5+2

7-seat Fullsize
or similar

Hyundai Santa Fe AWD 5+2
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 2
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $253 NZD
Damage excess: $5038 NZD
Theft excess: $5038 NZD
More info
Thrifty New Zealand

$508.15 NZD

Toyota Corolla Hatchback

5-seat Compact
or similar

Toyota Corolla Hatchback
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $253 NZD
Damage excess: $4030 NZD
Theft excess: $4030 NZD
More info
Thrifty New Zealand

$428.91 NZD

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Wanaka for a 35 year old lead driver

Europcar availability at QUEENSTOWN AIRPORT

SUZUKI SWIFT MANUAL

5-seat Economy
or similar

SUZUKI SWIFT MANUAL
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $202 NZD
Damage excess: $4533 NZD
Theft excess: $4533 NZD
More info
Europcar

$697.80 NZD

HOLDEN TRAX 2WD

5-seat Compact
or similar

HOLDEN TRAX 2WD
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $202 NZD
Damage excess: $4533 NZD
Theft excess: $4533 NZD
More info
Europcar

$806.25 NZD

SUZUKI SWIFT RS AUTO

5-seat Compact
or similar

SUZUKI SWIFT RS AUTO
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $202 NZD
Damage excess: $4533 NZD
Theft excess: $4533 NZD
More info
Europcar

$699.09 NZD

TOYOTA COROLLA

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

TOYOTA COROLLA
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $202 NZD
Damage excess: $4533 NZD
Theft excess: $4533 NZD
More info
Europcar

$732.88 NZD

HOLDEN EQUINOX AWD

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

HOLDEN EQUINOX AWD
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $202 NZD
Damage excess: $4533 NZD
Theft excess: $4533 NZD
More info
Europcar

$876.38 NZD

NISSAN QASHQAI

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

NISSAN QASHQAI
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $202 NZD
Damage excess: $4533 NZD
Theft excess: $4533 NZD
More info
Europcar

$826.64 NZD

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Wanaka for a 35 year old lead driver

Alamo availability at QUEENSTOWN AIRPORT

HYUNDAI I20

4-seat Economy
or similar

HYUNDAI I20
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $202 NZD
Damage excess: $4635 NZD
Theft excess: $4635 NZD
More info
Alamo

$374.94 NZD

HYUNDAI ACCENT

4-seat Compact
or similar

HYUNDAI ACCENT
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $202 NZD
Damage excess: $4635 NZD
Theft excess: $4635 NZD
More info
Alamo

$455.98 NZD

NISSAN PULSAR

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

NISSAN PULSAR
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $202 NZD
Damage excess: $4635 NZD
Theft excess: $4635 NZD
More info
Alamo

$376.86 NZD

KIA CERRATO

4-seat Standard
or similar

KIA CERRATO
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $202 NZD
Damage excess: $4635 NZD
Theft excess: $4635 NZD
More info
Alamo

$387.46 NZD

HOLDEN MALIBU

5-seat Fullsize
or similar

HOLDEN MALIBU
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $202 NZD
Damage excess: $4635 NZD
Theft excess: $4635 NZD
More info
Alamo

$452.24 NZD

HOLDEN COMMODORE

5-seat Fullsize
or similar

HOLDEN COMMODORE
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $202 NZD
Damage excess: $5793 NZD
Theft excess: $5793 NZD
More info
Alamo

$1505.78 NZD

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Wanaka for a 35 year old lead driver

Enterprise availability at QUEENSTOWN AIRPORT

KIA RIO

4-seat Economy
or similar

KIA RIO
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $202 NZD
Damage excess: $2897 NZD
Theft excess: $2897 NZD
More info
Enterprise

$375.01 NZD

HYUNDAI ACCENT

4-seat Compact
or similar

HYUNDAI ACCENT
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $202 NZD
Damage excess: $2897 NZD
Theft excess: $2897 NZD
More info
Enterprise

$456.04 NZD

NISSAN PULSAR

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

NISSAN PULSAR
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $202 NZD
Damage excess: $2897 NZD
Theft excess: $2897 NZD
More info
Enterprise

$376.93 NZD

KIA CERATO

5-seat Standard
or similar

KIA CERATO
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $202 NZD
Damage excess: $2897 NZD
Theft excess: $2897 NZD
More info
Enterprise

$387.49 NZD

TOYOTA CAMRY

5-seat Fullsize
or similar

TOYOTA CAMRY
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $202 NZD
Damage excess: $2897 NZD
Theft excess: $2897 NZD
More info
Enterprise

$452.31 NZD

HOLDEN COMMODORE

5-seat Fullsize
or similar

HOLDEN COMMODORE
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $202 NZD
Damage excess: $3475 NZD
Theft excess: $3475 NZD
More info
Enterprise

$1505.78 NZD

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Wanaka for a 35 year old lead driver

National availability at QUEENSTOWN AIRPORT

KIA RIO

4-seat Economy
or similar

KIA RIO
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $202 NZD
Damage excess: $2897 NZD
Theft excess: $2897 NZD
More info
National

$496.17 NZD

HYUNDAI ACCENT

4-seat Compact
or similar

HYUNDAI ACCENT
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $202 NZD
Damage excess: $2897 NZD
Theft excess: $2897 NZD
More info
National

$505.29 NZD

TOYOTA CAMRY

5-seat Fullsize
or similar

TOYOTA CAMRY
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $202 NZD
Damage excess: $2897 NZD
Theft excess: $2897 NZD
More info
National

$663.24 NZD

KIA CERATO

4-seat Standard
or similar

KIA CERATO
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $202 NZD
Damage excess: $2897 NZD
Theft excess: $2897 NZD
More info
National

$1505.78 NZD

NISSAN PULSAR

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

NISSAN PULSAR
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $202 NZD
Damage excess: $2897 NZD
Theft excess: $2897 NZD
More info
National

$552.69 NZD

HOLDEN COMMODORE

5-seat Fullsize
or similar

HOLDEN COMMODORE
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $202 NZD
Damage excess: $3475 NZD
Theft excess: $3475 NZD
More info
National

$1505.78 NZD

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Wanaka for a 35 year old lead driver

GO Rentals availability at Queenstown International Airport

Toyota Corolla Sedan

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Toyota Corolla Sedan
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $2519 NZD
Damage excess: $2519 NZD
Theft excess: $2519 NZD
More info
GO Rentals

$409.67 NZD

Toyota CHR

5-seat Compact
or similar

Toyota CHR
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $2519 NZD
Damage excess: $2519 NZD
Theft excess: $2519 NZD
More info
GO Rentals

$654.53 NZD

Toyota Rav4

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Toyota Rav4
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $2519 NZD
Damage excess: $2519 NZD
Theft excess: $2519 NZD
More info
GO Rentals

$635.69 NZD

Toyota Hiace

10-seat Fullsize
or similar

Toyota Hiace
Passengers: 10
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $3527 NZD
Damage excess: $3527 NZD
Theft excess: $3527 NZD
More info
GO Rentals

$1087.74 NZD

Hyundai Tucson

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Hyundai Tucson
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 3
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $2519 NZD
Damage excess: $2519 NZD
Theft excess: $2519 NZD
More info
GO Rentals

$598.02 NZD

Toyota Hiace

12-seat Special
or similar

Toyota Hiace
Passengers: 12
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: $3527 NZD
Damage excess: $3527 NZD
Theft excess: $3527 NZD
More info
GO Rentals

$1210.18 NZD

Petrol Stations near Wanaka

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.

Closest petrol stations

Allied Petroleum 24/7 Fuel
126 Main Road, Luggate
2 miles away
Gas Station
126 Main Road, Luggate
2 miles away
McKeown Wanaka CardFuel 24/7
73 Ballantyne Road, Wanaka
5 miles away
Allied Petroleum 24/7 Fuel
78 Ballantyne Road, Wanaka
5 miles away
Allied Petrol Station
Wanaka
5 miles away
Caltex - Wanaka
19 Ardmore Street, Wanaka
6 miles away

Car Parks in Wanaka

Closest Car Parks

Red Bridge Campground
Hawea Flat
2 miles away
New World Central Car Park
20 Dungarvon Street, Wanaka
6 miles away
Lakefront Car Park
100 Ardmore Street, Wanaka
6 miles away
Sticky Forest Carpark
1 Platinum Ridge, Wanaka
6 miles away
Roys Peak Track Parking
Glendhu Bay
9 miles away
Minaret Burn Track Carpark
Unnamed Road, Cattle Flat
14 miles away

Larger Vehicle Hire Options in Wanaka

Minibuses

Minibuses
We make it really easy to find all of the best deals for minibus hire in Wanaka wherever available, including a broad range of seat configurations from 6 - 15 seater minibuses.

10 Seaters

10 Seaters
If you're transporting 10 passengers, we include all of the best offers for 10 seater hire in Wanaka. Including options with free additional drivers, low deposits and no insurance excess.

15 Seaters

15 Seaters
All of our 15 seater rentals in Wanaka come with free cancellation and a price match guarantee, so if your plans change unexpectedly you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up to 48 hours before you collect the vehicle.

13 Seaters

13 Seaters
If you plan to share the driving on your trip, we compare all of the 13 seater rental deals that include a free additional driver in Wanaka.

Car rental Brands you can trust in Wanaka New Zealand

QUEENSTOWN AP, NZ

Address
QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND
QUEENSTOWN
9300

QUEENSTOWN AP, NZ

Address
QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND
QUEENSTOWN
9300

Queenstown Airport

Address
Sir Henry Wigley Drive
Queenstown
9300

Location
On Airport

Opening hours
Monday: 08:00:00 to 16:30:00
Tuesday: 08:00:00 to 16:30:00
Wednesday: 08:00:00 to 16:30:00
Thursday: 08:00:00 to 16:30:00
Friday: 08:00:00 to 16:30:00
Saturday: 08:00:00 to 16:30:00
Sunday: 08:00:00 to 16:30:00

QUEENSTOWN AIRPORT

Address
TERMINAL BUILDING
QUEENSTOWN
9349

Location
On Airport

QUEENSTOWN AIRPORT

Address
TERMINAL BUILDING
QUEENSTOWN
9349

Location
On Airport

QUEENSTOWN AIRPORT

Address
SIR HENRY WIGLEY DRIVE
QUEENSTOWN
9349

Location
On Airport

QUEENSTOWN AIRPORT

Address
SIR HENRY WIGLEY DRIVE
QUEENSTOWN
9349

Location
On Airport

QUEENSTOWN AIRPORT

Address
SIR HENRY WIGLEY DRIVE
QUEENSTOWN
9349

Location
On Airport

QUEENSTOWN AIRPORT

Address
AIRPORT AVENUE
QUEENSTOWN
9371

QUEENSTOWN AIRPORT

Address
AIRPORT AVENUE
QUEENSTOWN
9371

QUEENSTOWN DOWNTOWN

Address
1-7 EARS ST,ST PETERS CLOSE
QUEENSTOWN
9371

Queenstown Airport

Address
Sir Henry Wrigley Driv
Queenstown
9300

Location
Shuttle Bus

Queenstown International Airport

Address
20 Lucas Place
Frankton
Queenstown
9300

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours
Monday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00
Tuesday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00
Wednesday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00
Thursday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00
Friday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00
Saturday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00
Sunday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00

Hiring a Car in Wanaka with Unlimited Mileage

Hiring a Car in Wanaka with A Fair Mileage Policy

We offer both limited and unlimited mileage rental.

Limited mileage rentals in Wanaka are often a cheaper option than unlimited. For limited mileage rentals, the mileage limit will always be clearly displayed. If you decide to book a rental including limited mileage, you'll be liable to pay an additional fee if you go above the daily allowance. The mileage allowance for the whole rental duration is calculated as (the number of hire days X the daily mileage allowance). You do not have to remain within the daily limit on every day, as long as the total miles used during the rental doesn't exceed the number of days X the daily limit.

If you decide to book a limited mileage rental, we recommend checking the charges for excess mileage. You'll find these in our term and conditions. You can also use the search filters on our website to find car hire including unlimited mileage which can save you money if you're planning a longer journey

How to Hire a Car in Wanaka with zero Insurance Excess Held on Your Credit Card

The hire car will be covered for theft and accidents included in the rental price you'll see the website. This type of cover is known as Collision Damage Waiver (CDW).

All of our hire cars in Wanaka include collision damage waiver in the price displayed, there is usually an insurance excess, which is held on your credit card when you pick up the car. The excess is the total amount you'd be liable to pay if the vehicle is stolen, written off or severely damaged. However, the excess on hire cars can be very high. It's often between £1,000 to £2,200. If the car is returned damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you will be required to pay up to the total amount of the excess.

When you arrive to collect the hire car, the excess is held on your card as something called a 'pre-auth' transaction. Pre Auth means that the money is not taken from your credit card as a normal payment, it's held as a pending payment until you drop off the car. You don't normally have to pay currency charges on credit cards for pre authorised transactions, so provided the rental car is returned in the same condition as when you collected it, the amount is fully refunded to your card without anything further to pay.

If you're paying by debit card, the insurance excess amount will be taken from your account and refunded when the vehicle is dropped off. If you intend to use debit card on collection, as the excess can be high, we recommend to either buy Premium Cover on our website or to pay for top up cover at the collection desk.

If you'd like to hire a car in Wanaka with a £0 or reduced insurance excess review our Premium Cover options.

How to Rent a Car in Wanaka with zero Excess

How to Hire a Car in Wanaka with One Way Fees included

Car Hire in Wanaka with One Way Fees included

Most of the vehicle rental providers we include in Wanaka allow you to pick up your vehicle in Wanaka and drop off the car at a different location. If you have selected a different drop off location for your rental, the prices displayed on our website include all additional charges for this. You will also see a breakdown of the additional charges on the payment page.

Car Hire in Wanaka with a Low Security Deposit

When you collect the car, you'll be asked to leave a deposit on a credit card or debit card. Deposits can vary significantly subject to the make and model of the vehicle and the excess . Car hire Security deposits in Wanaka can vary between £100 and £2,000.

We compare all of the car hire options with a low security deposit and in some instances no deposit at all except for fuel. When you reserve a rental in Wanaka with Premium Cover included, you can reduce the deposit to cover only fuel (usually less than £100), which is fully refunded when the vehicle is returned with a full tank.

How to Rent a Car in Wanaka with No Security Deposit

How to Hire a Car in Wanaka with Cross Border Fees Included

How to Rent a Car in Wanaka including Cross Border Fees

If you plan to collect your car hire in Wanaka and take it across the border into a different country, we strongly recommend to check the terms and conditions. Most car hire providers insist that you let them know on collection; and usually charge additional fees to top up the insurance. If you do not let them know, it's possible that your rental will not be insured if you take the rental into a different country.

You'll find the details of cross border policies by clicking Rental terms and viewing the Cross Border Rules section.

If you're struggling to find the cross border terms and conditions for your car hire get in touch with our car rental advisors and they'll be happy to help.

How to hire a car without a credit card

You can pay for your car hire on our website using any credit or debit card, including Visa, Mastercard or American Express. We also compare car hire deals at 1000s of locations that accept a debit card on collection. You can quickly and easily find these by using the filters on the search results page or taking a look at our Premium Cover options on the extras page.

How to hire a car without a credit card

Car rental excess, security deposits and insurance

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:

  • The cost of hiring the vehicle
  • Any extras (e.g. child car seats & sat nav)
  • Insurance costs

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.

Map of Wanaka nearby car rental locations

Map of Wanaka car rental locations

The car rental booking process

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:

  1. Car hire & pickup location
  2. Pick-up & drop-off date
  3. Pick-up time and drop-off time
  4. The age of the driver

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.

Driving tips for your car rental in New Zealand Wanaka

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.

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