Comparison of the best Car Rental Offers in Whangarei

Why should you book with us?

We don't call ourselves Stress Free Car Rental for nothing! Our mission is to make the car hire process as easy as we can.

We don't hide any fees, we are transparent from the get-go.

Booking your car hire couldn't be simpler, there are filtering options and everything possible has been explained with key information detailed in each section.

As soon as you complete your booking on the website you will receive a rental confirmation email with all of your rental information included. The email will include directions to the car hire pick up location and opening hours. If the rental includes car hire insurance, all of the documentation will be attached to the email

When you book a hire vehicle with Stress Free Car Rental you'll always know how much you're paying in advance - no scary fees, no hidden costs.

Collecting at an airport but not sure what your flight number is? It's ok! - you can complete your booking now and add the flight number to your rental later on. Adding your flight number will help the car rental provider to wait for you if the flight is late. We recommend that you check the terms and conditions to understand what you need to do if your flight is delayed or cancelled.

Free Cancellation! You can cancel your car rental and get a refund until 48 hours before collecting your car.

Just get in touch and we'll do the rest - it really is that, well, stress free!

You'd like to pay by debit card? Need an extra driver? Not a problem. You'll find all of the options on the website including great deals for add ons such as additional drivers and GPS. We also offer options to pay with a debit card at most locations. Use the filters on our search results page to quickly and easily find these options

Our Premium cover

Premium cover is the highest level of car hire insurance we provide.

Lots of our customers decide to choose the Premium Cover option when renting a vehicle because it usually reduces the excess to zero meaning that you have no large security deposit or car rental insurance excess risk. Customers can also often collect the car using debit cards with Premium Cover if using a credit card is a problem.

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

On our website it's possible to buy Premium Cover alongside your car rental, so that you understand the total cost of everything before completing your booking.

Selecting Premium Insurance is completely optional, you can also opt to purchase Premium Cover at the car hire desk, it's often cheaper to buy this in advance on our website when you make your car rental booking.

Compare trusted car hire brands in Whangarei New Zealand

Whangarei Airport

Handforth Street

On Airport

Opening hours
Monday: 09:00:00 to 20:00:00
Tuesday: 09:00:00 to 20:00:00
Wednesday: 09:00:00 to 20:00:00
Thursday: 09:00:00 to 20:00:00
Friday: 09:00:00 to 20:00:00
Saturday: 09:00:00 to 12:00:00
Saturday: 15:00:00 to 17:00:00
Sunday: 09:00:00 to 12:00:00
Sunday: 15:00:00 to 17:00:00

Kerikeri Airport

218 Wiroa Road

On Airport

Opening hours
Monday: 09:00:00 to 18:00:00
Tuesday: 09:00:00 to 18:00:00
Wednesday: 09:00:00 to 18:00:00
Thursday: 09:00:00 to 18:00:00
Friday: 09:00:00 to 18:00:00

FAQs about car rental in Whangarei New Zealand

Which car rental suppliers are available in Whangarei New Zealand?

The following car hire brands are available in Whangarei New Zealand: Thrifty New Zealand.

For my car hire in New Zealand, how can I reduce the insurance excess?

Insurance excess amounts vary for each car rental supplier in Whangarei New Zealand. You can easily find the lowest security deposit options using our search filters

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

We work diligently 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

Can I cancel my booking in Whangarei 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.

Picking up your Whangarei New Zealand Car rental with a debit card and other payment card options.

Pay with Visa, Mastercard or an American Express credit card or a debit card issued by your bank or credit card company when booking your rental on our website.

It can be useful to understand the different payment and currency options for your car rental in Whangarei New Zealand, as often payments for extras (like Sat Nav and child seats) might need to be paid in the local currency (either in cash or by credit card) on vehicle collection.

Would you like us to accept payments using something other than debit card and credit card? Please contact us and let us know. We’re always open to ideas regarding how we can improve our service and make paying for your car rental as Stress Free as it can be.

If you choose Basic or Essential Cover for your car rental, this usually means that you’ll need to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the car. You’ll usually be given the option to purchase a top up policy by the rental partner when you collect the car, which then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

Stress Free Car Rental accepts a huge range of currencies including British Pounds (GBP),US Dollars (USD) and South African Rand (ZAR).

Lots of the Whangarei New Zealand car rental companies we compare prices for will accept a debit card when you collect the rental; but some of these do have special conditions associated with them. Always be sure to check the terms and conditions if you plan to use a debit card at the desk when collecting the car.

Quite often, car rentals that include our Premium Cover option will enable you to use a debit card on collection with no additional charges. You can review if a debit card is accepted, along with the different car rental excess and insurance options on the second step of the booking process.

One important thing to consider when deciding if you should use a debit card on collection, car rental companies often hold an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, this can be a significant amount of money and if you decide to pay with a debit card this might be debited from your bank and not returned until a couple of weeks after completion of your rental contract.

We’ve made it really easy on the website to identify which car hire companies do accept a debit card. Simply use the filters on the search results page to compare which car rental companies will accept your card type on collection.

Would you like to hire an SUV, a people carrier, minivan or convertible at Whangarei New Zealand?

We compare deals on a huge selection 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 Whangarei | New Zealand, we’ve got you covered.

We offer a wide range of small cars, from Ford Kas to Fiat 500s, perfect to navigating narrow city streets but keep in mind you’ll be restricted on luggage space so be sure to pack light. .

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

Transporting a lot of luggage? Need to transport quite a lot of stuff on your trip but not enough to justify a van? Maybe one of our estate cars will fit your requirements. We include estate car prices from all of the brands you can trust in Whangarei New Zealand.

When you're travelling with 2 large suitcases, we recommend looking at something in our Large Car category. These cars have plenty of room for 4 or 5 passengers and several bags.

Is your trip with more than 5 people? We offers a variety of people carriers available in Whangarei New Zealand that can comfortably transport 7 or 8 passengers. For more than 8 people (or for 8 passengers plus lots of luggage) we recommend taking a look at our range of minibuses for hire.

Feel the wind in your hair as you drive around Whangarei New Zealand in your convertible rental car. We find low cost deals on convertibles of all different sizes from Fiat 500 Cabriolets to Mustangs.

Looking to hire a car that's a bit special whilst you’re in Whangarei New Zealand? Our Prestige Car Hire category compares deals for premier car manufacturers such as Porsche, Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Range Rover.

From smaller SUVs such as the Rav4 or Jeep Renegade to larger SUVs like the Nissan Rogue and Ford Expedition , we include a huge selection for you to compare on our website before you book your rental in Whangarei New Zealand.

What are we all about?

We work hard to ensure that car hire on holiday is easy!

Compare the cheapest car rental prices in Whangarei New Zealand from brands you can trust, including National, Hertz and Keddy.

Confused by insurance excess? We are here to guide you through the whole process. We endeavour to provide absolute clearness regarding security deposits and all of the other charges involved.

We offer a variety of family cars to twelve-seater MPVs along with convertibles and hatchbacks.

Our vehicles have cover for third party claims, damage and theft.

Hire your car today with no credit card fees or hidden payments.

We spend hours examining detailed T&Cs so that you don't have to. All key points of the hire contract are clearly displayed on every page of our website

To be included on the website, all vehicles have to include a fair full to full fuel policy and total clarity about insurance and security deposit amounts.

If plans change you can change or cancel your rental agreement free of charge for up to 48 hours before you collect.

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Car hire excess, security deposits and insurance

We get how daunting and frightening choosing a rental car insurance product can be. The extra fees that make up 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're able to view the details of these on the extras page of our website when booking your rental.

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

Some of our favourite car hire places near Whangarei

Some of our favourite car hire places in Whangarei

Driving advice for your car hire at New Zealand Whangarei

Before driving away spend some time to get used to the vehicle and its controls. This is especially important if you normally drive a manual transmission on the opposite side of the road.

You should always drive in New Zealand Whangarei is on the left side of the road

If you intend to drive across a border to a different country, be careful to check the T&Cs for cross border fees and to let the car hire provider know. If you don't there's 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 at first to rent a car in a different country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself acclimatised to the differences. Have a great holiday

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

When driving on the opposite side than you're used to be extra careful at roundabouts. Always navigate traffic circles in a clockwise direction, giving way to traffic already on the roundabout to the right.

When driving in a different country lots of countries have very strict restrictions regarding consuming alcohol when driving. To be safe, we advise you not to consume any alcohol at all when driving your car

If you receive a traffic violation fine when driving in New Zealand Whangarei the car hire provider might take this amount from the credit card you've placed on file. If this happens you will be informed by email once this has taken place

it can be a good idea to have some spare change ready in the car to pay for toll roads. most toll roads will accept credit cards but it's better to have some change as a backup

If you're planning to leave the vehicle in a alternative location to the one you picked it up from, all extra one way fees are included in the price listed on our website.

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