Age Restrictions for New Zealand Hire Cars
It is very easy to arrange hire cars in New Zealand, simply choose from one of the major hire car companies online. You can get a quote for the type of hire car you want to drive and for the dates you want to be in New Zealand for within seconds.
Are there Restrictions on Drivers' Ages for New Zealand Hire Cars?
- Policies on drivers' ages may vary between car hire companies, so always check the small print on the hire arrangement before you book your car.
- However, generally speaking, in order to drive basic model hire cars in New Zealand you must be over 21 years old. This may vary depending on the category of car you decide to hire.
- Drivers under the ages of 25 years old may incur a young drivers' surcharge.
- It may also be required that you have held your driving licence for a minimum of one year.
- Do not forget that all drivers who may share the driving of your hire car need to have their drivers' licences and appropriate permits with them.
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