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The ultimate family road trip

Car hire in New Zealand for families

New Zealand is a country made to travel by car. It's full of the best scenic drives in the world. We can arrange rental cars to comfortably fit your family.

Our rental cars are well equipped and are well suited to New Zealand’s roads. We offer full insurance with no gravel road restrictions. And, we know all about the best scenic routes, driving times and distances.

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A medium SUV offers you extra space for your whole family. Travelling by car in New Zealand gives you complete freedom to see and do things when it suits you best. If you are travelling with younger children, you can travel to your next accommodation while they nap in the back seat.

We have many years of experience designing family holidays that take in the unique contrasts of New Zealand. Take your time, stop for lunch at a local cafe, run along a beach or visit a picturesque town. New Zealand isn’t a big country, so you won’t need to be driving for long periods at a time.

Our hire cars include insurance with $0 excess as standard. Please note: there are other insurance limitations to consider.

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"A great scenic drive can be found down in the deep south, a place called the Catlins. Make sure you don't miss Nugget Point and Curio Bay!"

Ben, Travel specialist

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