Car Hire in New Zealand
Car hire in New Zealand
Create your own road movie in the land of the long white cloud.
From the dramatic snow-capped mountains to the plunging blue fjords, New Zealand is truly cinematic. So much so, it’s one of the world’s most popular film locations. Let Avis give you a starring role with our nationwide car rental service.Book now
Car hire North and SouthNorth Island: Hot mud, cool cities
Most visitors start in Auckland, towards the northern end of North Island. Built on a pockmarked volcanic landscape perforated by the sea, it’s the country’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. From here, head north to the Bay of Islands for exceptional fishing and sailing.
At the heart of North Island are the great Lake Taupo and the Tongariro National Park, where you can see three magnificent active volcanoes.
South Island: Warm welcomes, icy peaks
Take the ferry to Picton, at the head of South Island, and drive on to Nelson with its incredible coastal and mountain scenery. The nearby Abel Tasman National Park is famous for its coastal track.
The Southern Alps run the length of South Island and there’s beautiful driving on either side. Midway down the west coast are three must-see attractions: Punakaiki Rocks and the nearby Franz Josef and Fox glaciers. Queenstown is the extreme-sports capital and a popular stop en route to the stunning Milford Sound.