Top Quality Offers on Car Rentals in Chatham Island

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The car rental booking process

We aim to be the best car rental agency around so that you know when you rent with us you're getting the best value, service and price.

Hiring a car, can be a stressful, costly, experience which is why our clever matching technology will find you your dream hire car at your dream price.

When searching on our website for your rental, information you'll need includes:

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

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 the status of your booking including payments and prices.

All of the deals on our website include all charges including anything that you're required to pay when you collect the car, including (but not limited to) one way fees, additional drivers and senior driver fees.

To begin your stress free booking process, simply head to our homepage and input your locations and dates then in just a few seconds we'll bring up some of the best deals based on your details.

Hassle free Essential insurance options

Along with being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we offer two different levels of insurance when you hire a car with us.

Essential Cover comes with key cover, flushing the engine after misfuelling, damage caused to the vehicle, theft, weather and fire and more.

Essential cover doesn't cover things like loss of theft/damage to content in the car, third party injury mechanical repairs, cleaning fees. To view the detailed information see the T&Cs on the extras page of the website

Essential cover appears as an optional extra in the car hire insurance options. For some partner/geographical car rental combinations the cover isn't always offered.

Essential cover, offered at the same time as you make your car hire booking, is a car hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a selection of extra costs that standard insurance doesn't.

Top tips when picking up your car rental

You'll have been provided with car hire location collection instructions with the confirmation email. Take some time to read through how to get to the vehicle hire collection location before you begin your trip

You should inspect the wheels and locks for damage as well. These are easy to miss if you are in a hurry to begin your trip

If you've bought Essential excess cover on the website or you've a different policy, always take time to check the vehicle for damage. Also spend some time taking photographs with your phone of each section of the car. If damage exists on the vehicle that isn't highlighted in your hire contract you must inform the vehicle hire company

Spending a little time to take photos and report any damage, whether internal or external, will help to prevent any disagreements with the vehicle hire company when returning the car

Beside the exterior, you should also spend time documenting all damage to the inside of the car and informing the car rental provider prior to driving away

If you have not already ,check the vehiclerental terms. There could be additional charges for crossing borders etc so ensure that you understand these.

Car Hire from Chatham Island's Nearest International Airport

If you'd like to fly into New Zealand, the nearest international airport to Chatham Island is Christchurh Airport, located 894 kilometres away (as the crow flies) from Chatham Island. Christchurch Airport, located on the west coast of New Zealand's south Island, is New Zealand's 2nd busiest International airport. When you land at the airport you can pick up a rental car in Christchurch before you drive over to Chatham Island. Most of the car hire providers are within the arrivals area.

You could also consider the choice of flying into Dunedin Airport located approximately 1085 kilometres from Chatham Island. Located near the South Eastern most point of New Zealand's South Island, Dunedin International Airport offers access to the south and central areas of New Zealand's South Island. The airport is a convenient thirty minute drive from the centre of Dunedin . It's easy to pick-up a hire car in Dunedin and then drive onward to Chatham Island. On arrival at the airport, most of the car hire providers are located within the airport terminal building.

105 kilometres further away than Dunedin Airport is Queenstown Airport. A small single terminal international airport on New Zealand's South Island, Queenstown International Airport offers quick and easy access to the south of New Zealand. If you're visiting Queenstown in the winter season (June to October) and are looking for some winter sports, Queenstown is home to New Zealand's world class ski fields, so you'll have the opportunity to try some Snowboarding or Skiing when you're there. We compare deals for cheap car hire in Queenstown Airport, so you can be certain you've picked up a great deal before you arrive. When you arrive at the airport to pick up the car, most of the car rental companies collection desks are inside the main terminal.

Car rental insurance, excess and security deposits

We understand how frightening and daunting choosing a rental car insurance product can be. The additional fees that are included in the price of hiring a vehicle can be very confusing, these include:

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

Stress Free Car Rental offers three options for car hire excess cover, basic, essential and premium and we help you find the hire car that suits you and your trip. You can view the details of these on the extras page of the site when booking your rental.

Many hire car websites mask the insurance excess and security deposit prices in the terms and conditions. Customers are then surprised when the cash 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 plans which is why we won't do that at Stress Free Car Rental.

Find answers to common questions about car rental in Chatham Island New Zealand

What's the most economical fuel policy for car rental in Chatham Island New Zealand?

All of our rentals in Chatham Island New Zealand include a full to full fuel policy. You'll pick the car up with a full tank of fuel 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.

What do I need when I collect the car in Chatham Island 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.

Are there any hidden charges in your prices for car rental in New Zealand?

We work hard to ensure that the prices you see on our website for your car rental include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car in New Zealand

Is the car hire fully insured?

Car rentals in Chatham Island 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.

Can I cancel my rental in Chatham Island 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.

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Why Stress Free Car Rental is different

There's a huge amount of reasons why we're different from our competitors but to start, it's important to understand that Stress Free Car Rental exists because of our frustration with the process of hiring a car.

Stress Free Car Rental collects and compares millions of car rental prices at 1000s of car hire locations to find you great deals and make booking them on the website as easy, quick and Stress Free as it can be

The reason we decided to do things differently to other car rental websites is because we got frustrated with seeing people being hit with unexpected charges and thought we could provide a more transparent service.

Stress Free Car Rental do not work with just any car rental firms. We're selective to only work with car rental brands you can trust.

Pricing includes additional fees that other price comparison websites often don't display - this ensures that your experience is as straightforward as it can be.

Stress Free Car Rental won't be beaten on price. Our price match promise means that if you find the same hire vehicle at a lower price, we'll match it.

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Why choose during the Covid pandemic?

If your plans change we'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before collecting the vehicle

All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.


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