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Picking up your Great Barrier Island New Zealand Car rental using a debit card .

You can pay with Visa, Mastercard or an American Express debit card or credit card issued by your bank or credit card company when hiring through us.

Usually, rentals that include our Premium Cover option enable you to use a debit card on collection with no additional charges. You're able to review if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the car hire excess and insurance options on the extras page of our website booking process.

Lots of the Great Barrier Island New Zealand car rental partners we compare prices for will accept a debit card when you collect the rental; some of these do have special terms and conditions related with them. Be sure that you understand the contract terms if you intend to use a debit card at the desk when collecting the car.

Would you prefer us to accept payments with a method other than debit card and credit card? Do contact us and let us know. We’re always open to ideas about how we can improve our service to make paying for your car rental a Stress Free experience.

Be careful when deciding if you should use a debit card on collection, car rental companies often hold an excess on the lead drivers credit card, this can be a considerable amount of money and if you choose to pay using debit card this might be debited from your bank account and not returned until weeks following completion of your rental contract.

If you've included Basic or Essential Cover with your car rental, this usually means that you’ll need a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the car. You’ll usually be given the opportunity to purchase a top up policy by the rental company on collection, which then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

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Compare trusted car hire brands in Great Barrier Island New Zealand

Auckland City

2-16 The Strand

Opening hours

Auckland City Depot

165 Beach Road
Auckland City

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



Opening hours



Opening hours

Auckland City

150 Khyber Pass Rd

Opening hours
Monday: 07:00:00 to 18:00:00
Tuesday: 07:00:00 to 18:00:00
Wednesday: 07:00:00 to 18:00:00
Thursday: 07:00:00 to 18:00:00
Friday: 07:00:00 to 18:00:00
Saturday: 07:00:00 to 17:00:00
Sunday: 07:00:00 to 17:00:00

Great Barrier Island New Zealand FAQs

Can I cancel my booking in Great Barrier 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.

Is the car rental fully insured?

Car rentals in Great Barrier 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.

Which car rental suppliers are available in Great Barrier Island New Zealand?

The following car hire suppliers are available in Great Barrier Island New Zealand: JUCY, GO Rentals, Europcar, Keddy by Europcar, Thrifty New Zealand.

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

We work diligently 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

Would you like to hire an SUV, a minibus, convertible or people carrier at Great Barrier Island New Zealand?

We compare prices on a wide range of car makes and models. Whether you’re looking for a small car to run around town, or perhaps a large SUV, a people carrier or a convertible for a road trip around Great Barrier Island | New Zealand, we’ve got you covered.

Enjoy the wind in your hair as you drive around Great Barrier Island New Zealand in your convertible hire car. We find low cost deals on convertibles of all different sizes from Fiat 500 Cabriolets to Mustangs.

Is your trip with more than 5 people? Our website compares a variety of people carriers available in Great Barrier Island New Zealand that can comfortably transport 7 or 8 passengers. For more than 8 people (or for 8 passengers plus a lot of bags) we recommend having a look at our selection of minibuses for hire.

If you don't see a car, people carrier or minibus that you want to hire, or if you have any queries regarding luggage space or seating config, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Looking to hire a car that's a bit special when you’re in Great Barrier Island New Zealand? The Prestige Car Hire category compares car hire deals for prestige car manufacturers such as Porsche, Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Range Rover.

Transporting a lot of luggage? Want to transport quite a lot of stuff with you but not enough to justify a van? Maybe one of our estate cars will fit your requirements. We list estate car prices from all of the brands you can trust in Great Barrier Island New Zealand.

Our Premium cover

Premium cover is the highest option for car hire insurance we offer.

Lots of our customers choose the Premium Cover option when hiring a vehicle because it usually lowers the security deposit for the excess to zero meaning that the customer has no large security deposit or car rental insurance excess risk. You can also often pay with debit cards with Premium Cover if using a credit card is a problem.

So that you're able to understand all of the options relating to which car rental insurance product is right for you, we work closely with our car rental partners to provide you the option to rent a car including a Premium cover product.

On our website it's possible to buy Premium Cover along with your car rental, so that you know the price of everything before you pay.

Selecting Premium Insurance is totally optional, you can also choose to purchase Premium Cover at the car hire desk, It can be cheaper to buy this up front on our website when you make your car rental booking.

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Car hire excess, security deposits and insurance

We appreciate how daunting and frightening choosing a rental car excess cover product can be. The extra charges that make up the price of hiring a vehicle are often 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, premium, essential and basic 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 our website when booking your rental.

A lot of car rental websites hide the expensive insurance excess and security deposit costs in the terms and conditions. Customers are then surprised when the amount is taken from the debit card account or the amount is held on their credit card. We think this is wrong and can really hinder your holiday plans which is why we won't do that at Stress Free Car Rental.

Car hire in Great Barrier Island New Zealand made simple are based in Manchester UK and we are on a mission to make hiring a car a Stress Free experience

Additional drivers are available to book in advance on the website on step two of our booking process. In most cases you will pay for additional drivers when you pick up your rental.

Vehicle types at each car rental location are variable. The car rental company will always provide you with a car in the same vehicle class but the exact type may vary from the one booked. If you would prefer a particular make, at most car rental locations we provide options to book guaranteed models . Use the filters on the site to find guaranteed model options.

You can use the filters on our website to find your ideal rental, including rentals with an automatic transmission, diesel fuel and low security deposit options.

We only offer car hire that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always better value compared to other car rental fuel policies.

Our advice of things to check before collecting your car hire

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

Taking some time to take photos and report any issues, whether internal or external, will help to prevent any disagreements with the car hire company when returning the vehicle

Ensure you check the fuel type for the vehicle and inspect which side of the vehicle the petrol cap is on

Before driving away ,review the vehiclerental terms and conditions. There could be additional fees for crossing borders etc so make sure you understand these.

Whether you have bought Premium excess cover on the website or you have a different policy, you should still take some time to inspect the car for damage. Also spend some time taking photographs on your phone of each panel of the vehicle. If damage exists on the car that is not mentioned in your hire contract you should report this to the car hire company

All of the rentals displayed on the website include a full to full fuel policy. Always ensure that the tank is full prior to setting off. If it isn't you must report this to the rental company before driving away

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

You should inspect alloy wheels and locks for damage as well. These are easy to miss when you are in a hurry to begin your journey

Driving advice for your car rental at New Zealand Great Barrier Island

Before driving away spend some time to familiarise yourself with the vehicle and its controls. This is very important if you're used to driving a manual transmission on the other side of the road.

If you receive a traffic violation fine when driving in New Zealand Great Barrier Island the vehicle hire company might take this amount from the credit card you've placed on record. If this happens you'll be notified by email when this has taken place

When driving in a different country lots of countries have extremely strict restrictions relating to drinking alcohol when driving. To avoid any issues, we suggest not to consume any alcohol at all when driving your car

If you intend to take the car across a border into a different country, be careful to check the conditions of rental for additional fees and to let the car rental company know. If you don't there is the possibility that the cars insurance will be void if you're involved in an accident or the car is stolen

Sometimes it's intimidating the first time you drive in a different country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself acclimatised to the differences. Have a great holiday

When driving on the opposite side than you're used to be cautious of roundabouts. Be sure to navigate road circles in a clockwise direction, giving priority to traffic currently on the traffic circle to the right.

Be careful when driving beyond the main towns in New Zealand to look out for wildlife in the road.

You should always drive in New Zealand Great Barrier Island is on the left side of the road

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