121CarHire.com New Zealand is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always reserve your hire car through us at a competitive rate.
New Zealand is best explored by rental car. 121CarHire.com has over 47 pick-up locations in New Zealand. This means there is always a pick-up location close to your destination.
Despite its remote location, the myriad draws of New Zealand attract countless visitors every year. Magnificent scenery and natural attractions, activity venues and the charming towns of the nation's North and South islands are most easily reached with a self-drive hire vehicle. For a list of available vehicles you can compare car hire online.
For 99 per cent of international travellers, airports in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland are the gateways to New Zealand. There are limited train routes on both islands as well as long distance bus services that link major towns. In general, public transport services in New Zealand are sporadic, and also do not reach the more remote locations. Car hire in New Zealand is a much better choice for exploring.
With their own transport in New Zealand, visitors are not restricted to the cities and choice tourism draws including Cape Foulwind, Fiordland National Park and Rotorua are within range. Rental vehicles are available at all the major tourism hubs and airports in New Zealand. Global companies including Hertz and Budget provide service.
New Zealand has an extensive road network which covers most destinations on the islands. A small proportion of the roads are motorways. The majority of the roads are well maintained, but some of the more out-of-the-way places can only be reached via unpaved tracks, which require drivers to be careful. Roll-on roll-off car ferries link the two main islands across the Cook Strait.
The selection of tourism attractions in New Zealand is immense. With car rental in New Zealand some recommended road trips are from Rotorua, famed for its hot springs, and up the Bay of Plenty shoreline to Auckland. The bay features some great beaches. On South Island, Picton and onwards to the west coast gives access to the Franz Josef Glacier, Westport and Cape Foulwind.
New Zealand has a temperate climate with temperatures ranging from lows of around 5°C from June to August, the southern winter, and highs of 25°C in January. Temperatures vary considerably depending on whether visitors are spending time on the North or South islands. Rainfall is liable at any time, but is rarely heavy. Beaches and water-based activities are best in the summer months from December to March, but for sightseeing or other activities any time is a good time to visit.
The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).