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Explore New Zealand with a Hertz rental car

Hertz is one of the most internationally recognised brands in the world, with multiple depots in 147 pick up points across the globe and more than 40 New Zealand car rental locations. The selection of Hertz rental vehicles is extensive, with options to suit every trip and budget. Check back often for fantastic deals and the latest car rental offers from Hertz NZ.

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2 Days Free
2 Free Days on 10+ Days Rental
Budget New Zealand
Auckland, Blenheim, Christchurch, Dunedin, Gisborne, Greymouth + 15 more
02 May 2023 - 30 November 2023
Minimum hire period: 10 days

The Hertz fleet: Find the right vehicle for you

The Hertz Car Rental New Zealand fleet is one of the largest in the country, with vehicles across eight fantastic categories.

Green, Prestige and NZ Adrenaline

  • Choose from hybrid and electric models for a future-forward travel experience from the Green Collection. The Hyundai Ioniq and Toyota Rav4 Hybrid are popular options.

  • The Prestige Hybrid Lexus ES300h is a guaranteed model for the Prestige category.

  • The Hertz Adrenaline Collection focuses on high-performance sports cars, selected for their incredible design and powerful performance.

Family, Car/Sedan

  • Families and large groups can opt for the Kia Carnival or similar, with lots of seating and space for luggage.

  • The Car/Sedan Collection features your classic compact and full-size sedan rental cars. When you rent a compact or economy car, you can expect anything from a Suzuki Swift, Mazda 6, Toyota Corolla, or a similar vehicle.


  • Hertz SUV and Van rentals are the perfect options to take you long distances across New Zealand with plenty of space. Drivers can book a variety of options, including a 7-passenger Toyota Highlander, or a mid-size SUV like the Nissan X-Trail, or a passenger van like the Toyota HiAce.

Commercial Van/Truck and Other Model Reserve-able

  • Choose from a variety of sturdy truck and van options for any purpose. You can expect a Ford Ranger pickup truck for up to 5 passengers, a Renault Master van or similar vehicles. 

  • The Toyota Kluger Hybrid has room for 8 and heaps of storage space.

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So easy to pick up a Hertz rental car

There are 43 rental car pick up locations across the North and South Islands of New Zealand, making it easy for you to get where you’re going on your own terms. You can now go to Queenstown, Christchurch, Auckland, Dunedin without any hassle. Please note that one-way rentals are available for maximum flexibility at most car rental destinations, subject to availability and associated fees. Discover every corner of New Zealand with Hertz Corporation.

If you want to sign up for Hertz Gold, feel free to create an account at Hertz.com using your username (unique ID) or member number. The username is an optional field that can be used instead of your member number after the enrollment process. You may also check discount codes and featured promotions you can take advantage of especially if you are a Qantas frequent flyer. Please note that Hertz is committed to your privacy. For more information, you may refer to their Privacy Policy changed on December 2019.

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Rental car Hertz NZ: Frequently asked questions

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What is Hertz owned by?

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Hertz NZ.

Why are car rentals high?

Hertz New Zealand car rental rates vary according to supply and demand. When demand exceeds supply due to world events and supply chain issues, rates may increase.

Are one-way rentals available?

Availability of one-way rentals from Hertz is based on the location's restrictions and the vehicle type being taken one way. You may also check with this company if travelling inter island is permitted. This may incur an additional charge.

How old do I have to be to rent a vehicle?

Age requirements vary according to vehicle types as listed below. In all cases, renters must have held their full licence for at least 12 months.

  • The minimum rental age is 18 years* for the B2, D, G, F2, F and I.
  • The minimum rental age is 21 years for the H, J, J2, K, U4, V and V1.
  • The minimum rental age is 25 years for the M, M5, V5, and X.

Is there a minimum rental period?

The car hire rates are based on 24/hr intervals, so the minimum rental period is one day. Book a vehicle from one of the top New Zealand car rental partners - Hertz.

Can I extend my rental?

Hertz is committed to give you the best so you can just call the customer support line to request a rental extension. This must be done before your booking expires.

Can anyone aside from myself drive the Hertz car rental?

Anyone can become an additional driver provided they meet the age requirements of the rental and can present a current full driver’s licence. There is an extra charge of $5.50 for additional drivers in New Zealand.

What driving license do I need?

You must present a valid driver’s licence appropriate for the vehicle you intend to drive. If your driver’s licence is in any language other than English, it must be accompanied by an English translation or an International Drivers Permit. This must also be produced before renting a vehicle. The above also applies to all named additional drivers.