Budget Car

Mazda Demio 1000/1300cc or similar 


  Up to 2007 Model

  Automatic or manual



  Fuel consumption l/100km

  45l tank capacity

  Fuel type unleaded 91


Pick-up/drop off locations

Auckland Airport, Auckland City, Blenheim Airport, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch City, Nelson Airport, Picton, Picton Ferry, Queenstown Airport, Queenstown City, Wellington Airport, Wellington City, Wellington Ferry

 Ferry option

If your tour includes a ferry crossing between the North and South Islands, you have the option to drop off the car at the car depot where you are embarking on the ferry, and pick up a new car when you arrive on the other island. This way you may save the additional cost of taking the car on the ferry (which is about $250).

Alternatively, if you're not bothered with unloading the car and carrying all your luggage again, you may opt to take the car with you on the crossing.

$34 NZD


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More car hire info


The estimated starting price for a Budget car starts at $34 NZD per day, based on a hire period of 3 weeks.

Car hire pricing will vary depending on the season. Early booking, as well as longer hire periods will lower the price.


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Option 1

All our vehicles our covered by insurance, however an excess applies of NZ$2000 ($2500 for 18-20 year olds and those on a Restricted/Australian red P1 licence).  We offer COLLISION DAMAGE WAIVER (CDW) Insurance to drivers over 20 years of age, which reduces this excess to NIL.  CDW may be added to your rental at a rate of NZD$15.00 per day for a minimum 4 day hire (NZD$18.00 for MPV, SUV, Family SUV, Premium SUV, 4WD Sport Stationwagon, Premium Elite & Premier).  Slightly higher daily rates for CDW apply for shorter hires and these will be shown on the rental options page as you progress through the online booking process.

Note: We do not hire specialty vehicles (MPV, SUV, Family SUV, Premium SUV, 4WD Sport Stationwagon, Premium Elite & Premier) to drivers under 21 or drivers on a Restricted/Australian red P1 licence.

Option 2

STANDARD INSURANCE excess is NZD$2000.00.  If an accident occurs while the car is on hire you are liable for NZD$2000.00 or the cost of repair, whichever is the lesser amount.  The excess applies to damage to the vehicle or damage caused by the vehicle.  This covers damage to both the rental car and third party vehicles or property up to the value of NZD$1,000,000.00.

A quick reference is attached here



Unlimited daily kms

Standard insurance with zero excess reduction option.

Auckland Airport concession fee

Unlimited daily kms


Not Included

Child and Booster seats (additional cost)

GPS (additional cost)

Mobile wi-fi (additional cost)

Snow chains (additional cost)




Terms and Conditions of the car hire can be read here.