Prior to setting off take some time to familiarise yourself with the car and its controls. This is especially important if you normally drive a manual gearbox on the opposite side of the road.
If you'd like to take the car across a border into another country, be sure to check the terms and conditions for any cross border fees and to let the car hire provider know. If you fail to do so there's a possibility that your insurance will be invalidated if you are involved in an accident or the car is stolen
It might seem intimidating the first time you rent a car in a foreign country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself used to the differences. Enjoy your trip
If you are given a traffic violation fine when driving in New Zealand Wellington the vehicle hire company will deduct this amount from the credit card you have on record. If this is the case you will be informed via email once this has been processed
Be extra careful when driving beyond the main towns in New Zealand to look out for wild animals in the road.
It's worth have some spare change available in the vehicle to pay for tolls. Many tolls accept credit cards but it's better to have some change just in case
When driving abroad lots of countries have extremely strict regulations relating to alcohol consumption when driving. To be safe, we advise you not to drink any alcoholic drinks at all when driving your vehicle
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.
The following car hire suppliers are available in Wellington New Zealand: FireFly, Hertz, Alamo, Europcar, Enterprise, Keddy by Europcar, National, Thrifty New Zealand, GO Rentals, Thrifty, JUCY.
We work hard to ensure that our prices on our website for your car rental include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car in New Zealand
The cheapest price for a week in Wellington New Zealand for November is GBP174.13 with car hire company GO Rentals. We track prices from all of the leading brands. Order your search results by price to find the best price
An example average cost for 5 days in Wellington for November is GBP456.18 for a lead driver aged 35
You can use a American Express, Visa or a Mastercard credit card or a debit card provided by a bank or credit card company when hiring a car on our website.
We've made it incredibly easy on our website to identify which car hire partners do accept debit card. Simply use the filters on the second page to compare which car rental brands will accept your preferred card type on collection.
Would you like us to take payment using something other than credit card or debit card? Please contact us to let us know. We're open to ideas regarding how to improve our service to make arranging your car rental a Stress Free experience.
You can book using a huge number of currencies including Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD) and Australian Dollars (AUD).
It's important to consider when deciding if you want to use a debit card at the collection desk, car hire companies sometimes hold an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the credit card hold can be a large amount of money and if you choose to pay with a debit card this might be debited from your bank and not returned until weeks after completion of your rental contract.
Very often, car rentals that come with the Premium Cover option will enable you to use a debit card when you pick up the car with no extra charges. You're able to view if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the car hire excess and insurance options on the extras page of the booking process.
Most of the Wellington New Zealand car hire brands we include accept a debit card when you pick up the rental; sometimes these do have special terms and conditions related with them. Always be sure to check the terms and conditions if you want to use a debit card at the desk when collecting the car.
It is useful to know the different payment options for your car rental in Wellington New Zealand, as often payments for add ons (like Sat Nav and child seats) might have to be settled in the local currency (either in cash or by credit card) when you pick up the car.
If you've included Essential or Basic Cover for your car rental, it usually means that you will need to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the car. You'll usually be given the opportunity to pay for a top up policy by the rental company when you collect the car, which then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
Don't forget that often car hire companies that do allow debit card on collection are not as cheap as those that accept credit card only.
The cars on our website come with a full to full fuel policy. To avoid additional fees for refuelling always remember to top up the tank before you drop off the car.
If you're planning to enter New Zealand via an airport, the nearest international airport to Wellington is Wellington Airport, located 0.43 kilometres away (in a straight line - driving distance may vary) from Wellington. Near the southern most point of New Zealand's North Island, Wellington International Airport is New Zealand's third busiest airport. Wellington airport is conveniently positioned just a quick 15 min drive from central Wellington. We make it easy to compare car hire in Wellington, so it couldn't be easier to find a great deal on your rental, to collect at the airport before your trip to Wellington. The majority of the car hire providers are close to the domestic baggage claim area.
You could also consider the choice of flying into Auckland Airport located approximately 480 kilometres away from Wellington. New Zealand's main Airport, Auckland Airport is located on the north side of New Zealand's north island, a short 23 min drive from Auckland centre and around 1 hour 30 minutes from Hamilton. You're able to collect a rental car in Auckland Airport before you continue onward to Wellington when you arrive at the airport you'll find the majority of the main car hire companies located inside the terminal buildings.
You will have been provided with car rental location collection details with the confirmation email. Take some time to read through how to find the car rental collection location before you leave
Beside the exterior, we also recommend documenting all damage to the inside of the vehicle and informing the car hire provider before driving away
Be sure to double check the fuel type for the vehicle and inspect which side of the vehicle the fuel cap is on
Spending a little time to take photos and report any issues, whether internal or external, will help to prevent any problems with the vehicle rental company when you return the car
If you've bought Premium excess cover on the website or have your own policy, always make time to check the vehicle for pre existing damage. We advise taking photos on your phone of each section of the vehicle. If damage exists on the vehicle that is not mentioned in your hire contract you should report this to the car rental provider
All the rentals displayed on the website include a full to full fuel policy. You should double check that the fuel tank is full before you set off. If it is not you should inform the car rental company before driving away
If you've not already ,review the vehiclerental T&Cs. There may be extra charges for border crossing etc so ensure that you understand these.
We appreciate how frightening picking a hire car insurance product can be. The additional fees that are included in the price of hiring a car can be very confusing, these include:
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.