New Zealand Hire Car Terms & Conditions

Driver’s Licence

All hire car drivers must have a current full licence and be aged 20-years and over. A current overseas licence is acceptable if written in English, otherwise we require a current International licence.

Hire Duration

24 hours from time of pick-up. Additional time is charged at 25% of the daily rate per hour of extended car hire.

Tax

Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 15% is included in all fixed daily hire car rates, so you won’t be charged extra for this.

Insurance

Comprehensive insurance is provided free of charge with your hire car. A deductible excess applies as follows: Cars and Station Wagons

  • Insurance excess for all drivers over 20 years: NZ$1500
  • Collision Damage Waiver NZ$12 per day for NZ$0 excess
  • Collision Damage Waiver NZ$15 per day for NZ$0 excess (hires 2 to 4 days)
  • Collision Damage Waiver NZ$20 per day for NZ$0 excess (1 day hires)

People Movers (MPVs), 4WD and 4WD Station Wagons

  • Insurance excess for all drivers over 20 years: NZ$2000
  • Collision Damage Waiver NZ$15 per day for NZ$0 excess
  • Collision Damage Waiver NZ$20 per day for NZ$0 excess (hires less than 4 days)

Vans, 10 Seater Minibuses and Utes

  • Insurance excess for all drivers over 20 years: NZ$2000
  • Collision Damage Reduction NZ$15 per day for excess reduced to NZ$500

12 Seater Minibuses

  • All 12 seater minibus hires require a credit card for our security bond
  • Insurance excess for all drivers over 20 years: NZ$2500
  • Collision Damage Reduction NZ$20 per day for excess reduced to NZ$1000

Bookings

We require a deposit of NZ$100.00 (or full rental amount if less than NZ$100.00) when we confirm a reservation (NZ$200.00 for 12-seat minibuses). This deposit is non-refundable in the event of cancellation but is transferable to another rental within 12 months (if we are advised at least 48-hours before rental is due to commence).

Payment and Security Bond

Payment is to be made at the commencement of the hire by either cash, EFTPOS or debit/credit card. A NZ$500.00 bond is required for all hires and is refundable on completion of the hire. This may be either a cash deposit or signed credit card voucher (Visa debit cards are accepted and can be used for our bond payment of NZ$500.00). All 12-seat minibus hires require a credit card for our security bond.

Airport/Hotel Transfers

Auckland Airport:

Our airport depot is available for vehicle pick ups from 7.00am and for flights scheduled to arrive by 5.30pm, 7-days. After hours service available on request. Free pick-up and drop-off from airport motels/hotels is also available.

Vehicle return to City depot: NZ$40.00.

Auckland City:

Our downtown depot is open 8.00am – 5.00pm, 7-days. Free motel/hotel pick-up and drop-off within the central city area. After hours drop off facility is available on request.

Vehicle return to Auckland Airport: NZ$40.00.

Palmerston North:

Pick-up and drop-off is either direct from our agent depot in central Palmerston North or you can choose our airport pick up and drop off shuttle service ($19.00 each way for your whole group).

Christchurch:

Airport pick-up is available for NZ$10.00; drop-off no charge (shuttle service less than 5 minutes, 8.00am – 5.00pm). Free pick-up and drop-off from airport motels/hotels is also available.

After hours service available 24/7 – vehicle collection or return using our partner, Airpark Canterbury (shuttle to/from terminals all hours, NZ$30.00).

Dunedin:

Our agent is open 7.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 8.00am – 5.00pm Saturday and Sunday. Motel/hotel pick-up and drop-off service within the central city area NZ$10.00.

Vehicle collection at the airport NZ$19.00; airport drop off NZ$19.00.

Early Returns

Refunds are not usually granted for early returns and are only provided in exceptional circumstances and at the sole discretion of USAVE Management. We require 48-hours notice for any refund claim to be considered.

Enjoy a cheap New Zealand hire car in Christchurch, Dunedin, Auckland and Palmerston North with USAVE.