Rental Requirements

Minimum hire age is 21 years. All hirer’s must hold a current, full and unrestricted New Zealand driver’s licence which has been held for at least one year, OR a current international licence must accompany any driver’s licence presented in a language other than English. All drivers must be listed on rental agreement. Minimum 3 day hire applies to all vehicle types.


Rates are based on a 24 hour hire period and include standard insurance (excess applies), unlimited km and GST (New Zealand Government Goods & Service Tax of 15%).


Fuel is not included in our rates. Each vehicle is supplied with a full tank of fuel, which is refilled at the hirer’s expense on return. If the vehicle is not returned with a full tank, the hirer will be charged for the fuel required to refill the tank plus any applicable charges. Please ensure the correct fuel type is used when refuelling vehicles, in most cases this will be ‘premium’ fuel unless otherwise specified. Failure to use the correct fuel type when refuelling can result in damage to the vehicle.


An insurance excess of NZ$2,500 applies to all vehicles. This can be reduced to NZ$500 by paying an additional NZ$25 per day of hire*.

*minimum hire period applies

Late Charges

Late pick up or drop off charges may apply.

Pick up / Drop off

4WD Rentals operate depots in Christchurch, Methven and Queenstown. Airport pick up available on request or we can offer delivery to your hotel/motel or private accommodation within the Christchurch and Queenstown airport area, subject to prior arrangement. Contact us to make arrangements for your next hire now.


We accept Cash, Visa or Master Card credit cards only* (Diners Club, American Express or debit cards will not be accepted). A NZ$100 deposit is required on booking confirmation. The remainder is to be paid in full prior to commencement of hire. *Cash will not be accepted or held for insurance excess purposes, a valid credit card must be used. Credit card details are held on file for any traffic infringements or extra charges incurred during the period of hire.

Rental Agreement

Our full rental agreement and terms and conditions must be signed at the time of the hire and includes the New Zealand Land Transport Authority’s legal requirements.

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