The fastest and easiest way to book is on our website.
If you prefer, you can e-mail us your booking information at [email protected]
If you want to talk to someone, you can call us toll free on:
Ezi Car Rental has no hidden fees.
Our prices are in New Zealand dollars (NZD) and include Goods and Services Tax (GST) at 15%, unlimited kilometres and standard third party and public liability cover.
Please note that all reservation confirmations contain full vehicle pick up information.
We keep it easy for you. There is no cancellation fee.
If you wish to cancel your booking please let us know.
You can cancel your booking:
Ferry booking cancellations:
Your ferry tickets are fully refundable and changeable up to 24 hours before the crossing.
To change your sailing, simply contact us with your alternative available sailing. You can change to an equivalent priced sailing free of charge or pay additional costs to upgrade to a more expensive sailing.
Driving in New Zealand can be quite different to driving in your home country.
We work in association with the Safer Journeys programme to make our roads safer and we encourage you to take the time to read the useful information on the Drive Safe website.
The following accessories or extras are available and can either be pre-booked online or purchased at pick up :
Should you encounter any problems during your hire with us, please call us first on
0800 545 000 (free from a public telephone).
Ezi Car Rental can provide you with all the help and assistance you need if anything should go wrong while out on the road.
All our rates include: 24 hour First Assistance.
All mechanical breakdowns are covered by First Assistance. This includes engine faults, cooling systems, electrical faults and vehicle recovery.
Non-Mechanical/Driver at fault
All call outs diagnosed as a non-mechanical breakdown at the time of the initial call, will incur a call out fee.
This includes flat batteries (caused by accessories left on such as lights and doors not closed), wheels and tyres, lost keys, if you get locked out of your car or run out of fuel.
We will note any request for specific vehicle models or body styles and do our best to provide the vehicle you have requested.
We guarantee makes or models on certain type of vehicles (See Guaranteed Model under vehicle title).
You can hire a car with Ezi Car Rental if you are at least 20 years of age and you hold a current, valid New Zealand or international drivers licence.
There is no maximum age to hire with us. As long as you licence is valid!
Yes. Ezi Car Rental makes crossing the Cook Strait easy! You simply keep the same rental car for your whole hire. You save loads of precious holiday time not having to unpack, swap vehicles, carry your luggage across on the ferry and pick up a new car on the other side!
With Ezi Car Rental, you simply drive onto the Interislander ferry on one side and drive off once arriving at the other side! You can also include your fully flexible Interislander Ferry tickets with your Ezi Car Rental booking – check our incredible rates here.
When booking with Ezi Car Rental, you don’t have to pay anything up front.
Please give us a call or email us if you’d like to do so.
Please note that we do NOT accept Cash as a form of payment.
These cards must show the customer's name, signature and card number, with the applicable logo. Prepaid and Reloadable Debit cards and gift cards, as well as Travel cards are not accepted for securing your booking/security but can be used for payment.
A card transaction fee of 2.2% for MasterCard and Visa and 4% for American Express applies to the total rental charges including GST (but excluding any Airport and Wharf fees and the GST on these fees) where a credit or debit card is used for payment. A bond of $200 is required on all MasterCard and Visa debit card payments.
Ezi Car Rental branches Auckland City and Dunedin Airport are open every day except Christmas Day (25 December) and New Years Day (01 January).
Auckland Airport, Wellington Airport, Christchurch Airport and Queenstown Airport are open 365 days a year.
Ezi Car Rental includes 2 named drivers free-of-charge in the base rental car hire cost.
Additional drivers (from the 3rd driver and above) are an additional cost.
Extra drivers can be arranged on arrival.
If you are travelling during the peak travel season in New Zealand (Nov-Apr), we would recommend booking as far in advance as possible to ensure the best rates and choice of vehicles.
You can however book right up until the day of departure with Ezi Car Rental if it suits, then simply give one of our expert Reservations Team a call on 0800 545 000 and they will let you know what car categories we have available.
If you prefer to book online, we would recommend booking at least 3-7 days in advance of your planned pick up date during our Winter and Spring seasons, and as soon as possible for Summer bookings.
You can drive Ezi Car Rental cars on any road except:
These roads are not part of normal touring routes and you will not be insured if you drive on these roads, or drive on any beaches or take part in any off road driving at any time during your hire.
You can drive in New Zealand if (you need to meet all these requirements):
If you don’t meet all of these requirements, you must apply for a New Zealand driver licence to drive in New Zealand.
The law requires us to sight your licence when you collect your rental car. Restricted licences from either NZ or abroad cannot be accepted.
At Ezi Car Rental we take pride in offering the best value and as part of that proposition all of our new vehicle fleet are of the highest standard and come complete with all the technology modern vehicles contain. All of our new model fleet vehicles have USB and Bluetooth capabilities.
Refunds are not given for early returns.
Your travel insurance provider may cover you if you return your rental car early due to illness or unforeseen changes in your travel plans, so you would need to claim the amount for the unused days from them.
We have a fleet of almost 3,000 rental cars with mostly latest model vehicles.
Ezi Car Rental’s small and medium cars offer great value for money for travelers who are budget conscious, but still want a comfortable, late model vehicle with all the benefits. This includes 24 hour Roadside Assistance, unlimited kilometers, two drivers included in the base hire cost, and unrivaled depot locations.
You can be assured that all vehicles are meticulously maintained, groomed and of the highest quality.
Snow chains can be an absolute essential when traveling in New Zealand during the winter months. As a result of motor vehicles being caught without chains in sudden snowfalls over winter in the Queenstown Lakes District and Milford Sound, a bylaw has been introduced.
The bylaw states, "At the direction of an enforcement officer or authorised officer, the driver of any vehicle may be required to fit snow chains to such vehicle on any road, and no person shall drive, or direct or allow such vehicle to be driven without such snow chains fitted."
Please be aware of this bylaw if you are going to be travelling in these areas during the winter period.
Non-compliance will result in a $150 fine for Queenstown Lakes District and $750 for Milford Sound.
Snow chains can be added for as little as $10 a day, up to a maximum of $40 per hire.
This video from Cardrona Alpine Resort shows you how to fit them:
The manuals, which include installation details for the baby and booster seats are found below:
The Evenflo AMP Booster seat is recommended for children aged four years and above.
Weight: 13.6 - 49.8 kg
Height: 102-145 cm
Age: at least 4 years of age
Fit: Top of child's ears are at or below the top of the child restraint.
The Evenflo Tribute Baby Seat is both rear and forward facing and is recommended for infants up to toddlers weighing under 18kg.
Weight: 2.3 - 18 kg
Height: 48 - 94 cm
Fit: Top of child’s head is at least 2.5cm below the top of the child restraint seat back.
Weight: 10 - 18.0 kg
Height: 71–102 cm
Age: At least two years of age
Fit: The top of the child’s ears are at or below the top of child restraint seat back.
We shopped around for best deal, we wanted a rental vehicle for 17 days, to travel the South Island. Ezi came through cheapest. We had a 2019 model RAV4, excellent condition, it was comfortable for 3 travellers. Easy online booking service; Ezi offers value for money...Sheryl Edlin
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