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New Zealand

Car Rental in New Zealand

Choose SIXT for premium, affordable car rental deals in New Zealand. See our branch menu below for more information about our prime location at Auckland International Airport. At SIXT we pride ourselves on our excellent fleet and reliable service, with our online booking process you can make your reservation quickly and securely in advance. Rent a car in New Zealand with SIXT and rest assured you will be traveling in a top car brand and an excellently maintained rental vehicle.

SIXT Services in New Zealand

With the SIXT fleet of new sedans, SUVs, and pickups, you’re sure to find the right vehicle for your travel needs. Even our premium sedans and SUVs won’t break the bank. If you’re traveling with children, be sure to add child safety seats to keep them safe. You’ll never get lost on your journey when you add GPS navigation and don’t forget to add an additional driver so you can share the driving duties. Whether you’re seeking a weekend rental or a long-term rental, when you rent a car in New Zealand with SIXT, you’ll always receive a first-class vehicle at a rate that fits your budget.  

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Good to know when you’re visiting New Zealand

Flexible rental options

If you are unsure of your travel plans, choose the Pay Later option when booking. You can then cancel your reservation free of charge if your plans change. 


There are 3 toll roads in New Zealand: One north of Auckland and two in Tauranga. You will pay per vehicle, and you can either set up an account beforehand or buy a Pay & Go toll with your credit card online before traveling.  

One-way car rental in New Zealand

One-way rentals between SIXT stations in the country are allowed, depending on the tariff. 

Accepted payment methods

We accept all major credit cards, as well as some debit cards.  

Car rental under 25 in New Zealand

 The minimum rental age for all SIXT rentals in New Zealand is 21. Renters under 25 must also pay a young driver surcharge. 

Documents you need to rent a car in New Zealand

You will need a valid driver’s license, plus a passport and international driving permit if you are a foreign driver. Renters from New Zealand also need their ID. 

Best places to visit in New Zealand

  • Wellington: Quirky. Creative. Cosmopolitan. New Zealand’s capital city is located on the southernmost tip of the North Island on Cook Strait. Visitors can hike in the hills, kayak on the Hutt River, and splash around at the coastal beaches. In town, you can meet up with friends over coffee at a local cafe before touring Te Papa and the Beehive (New Zealand’s national museum and government center). 
  • Queenstown: Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by mountains, the South Island city is known for its adventure sports, such as bungee jumping and jet boating. Visitors can take a tour at a local vineyard or pan for gold in the old mining town of Arrowtown nearby. Fans of the Lord of the Rings movies can explore the scenery and even some of the sets from the films. 
  • Kaikōura: People come to this South Island town to watch the seals, whales and birds that live in the waters at the town’s edge. You can even go swimming with the dolphins! The Peninsula Walkway offers excellent views of the water and wildlife. Drive your car rental in New Zealand into town where you can stop at the local shops and cafes, and sample the crayfish, a local favorite.   

Summer in New Zealand

Because it's in the southern hemisphere, July and August are the prime months to hit the ski slopes in New Zealand. The Remarkables, Coronet Peak and Cardrona are some of the most popular areas for skiing and snowboarding. This is a great time to observe New Zealand’s abundant wildlife such as the whales that migrate through the local waters. Milford Sound is a great birding area, and the views of the mountains surrounding the fiord are breathtaking. Foodies can sample the local wines on a vineyard tour in Waiheke Island or Queenstown. 


Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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