providing affordable  long term vehicle hire

Long Term Car Hire

Quality Vehicles With Excellent Service

We provide affordable long term car rentals with quality, clean and well-maintained vehicles from four centres around New Zealand. We offer top customer service, including vehicle airport and hotel pickups and drops offs and we go the extra mile to ensure you have an efficient and quality car hire experience.

Long Term Car Hire knows the motor industry and cars. Our vehicles are chosen specifically for their quality and reliability, and we maintain them to the highest standard.

Our car hires are from 2 weeks to 12 months and have tailor-made packages available to suit your needs. We also provide roadside assistance should anything go wrong on your journey.

We recommend booking well ahead in peak travel times. Discounted rates are available to those who pay in advance. Conditions apply.

Our Range

Entry level hatch back


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Medium range sedan


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7-seater station wagon


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Reliable, Affordable Long-Term Car Rentals

Our expertise and industry knowledge drive us to be highly selective in our vehicle choices and diligent in maintenance. We offer reliable, affordable cars that precisely meet our customers’ needs, supported by exceptional service.

Long Term Car Hire

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we collect or have the vehicle delivered to us after hours?

Yes, our personalised service includes collection and delivery when you need. We also can drop the vehicle at the airport for your arrival or collect it from your accommodation when you are finished with it.

What if the car breaks down?

It is very rare for our well-maintained vehicles to break down but yes, we provide roadside assistance should this happen, and will replace your vehicle if needed. We have roadside assistance on standby in all regions.

Does my hire include vehicle insurance?

Yes, your vehicle rental includes insurance and an excess payment depending on the size and type of vehicle. We also offer an excess free option. Please inquire about this. 

What is long-term rental and the benefits thereof?

A long-term car rental refers to renting a vehicle for an extended period to take advantage of the flexibility and cost-effectiveness on offer. Renting long term can be a flexible alternative to buying a cheap, potentially unreliable car for your time here in NZ.

We take care of insurance, a warrant, registration, and maintenance costs to give you the peace of mind you especially if you have a limited budget or are new to the country.

What are your minimum rental periods?

Our minimum rental periods are 2 weeks and during the festive seasons it is 6 weeks (1 DECEMBER TO 31 MARCH)

But we are open to discuss individual packages at all times.

Is insurance included in the rental costs?

Insurance is included in the rental cost. Insurance claim excess is follows:

  • $1,000 for 25 years and older
  • $1,400 for any driver over 25 who has held their NZ Driver Licence for less than 2 years
  • $1,500 for 21–24-year-olds
  • $2 000 for those under 21

You have an option where you could have a zero excess ,this could be discussed with management.

What documents do I need to rent a vehicle?

A valid driver's license - either an NZ Driver Licence or an approved International Driver Licence, and a credit or debit card for payment.

Limited and unlimited mileage options

Various options here and included is 1500km per month but unlimited options can be discussed with management.

If you are going to over travel, we will be charging $1.10 per extra running km,so it is advisable to discuss the options around mileage before your rental starts.

Can I book and pay using credit card?

Yes. If you don’t have a credit card you can use a debit card also to hire a car with us. Please contact us and we’ll talk you through the arrangements.

Where can I find out about the rules for driving in New Zealand?

See these rules about driving-in-nz in several languages and this information for visiting drivers. We recommend reading the rules thoroughly and taking the online test to ensure you are confident before driving in Aotearoa.

Do I need a license to drive in New Zealand?

Yes - you will need either an NZ Driver Licence or an approved International Driver Licence.

Is a deposit required?

Yes,  a deposit in the amount of equal to one month's rental fees are payable.

Do we have a cancellation policy?

Cancellation fees works on a sliding scale and can be discussed in detail with management or are clearly stated on our info sheet.

You will need to give us one calendar months’ notice should you wish to cancel your agreement. You will still be liable to pay the full month's rental during the notice period, even if you return the car early.

Can we pick up at one place and return the vehicle to another place (interisland travel)?

We do not encourage inter-island travel as it is extremely expensive to relocate our vehicles and very time consuming with the limited space on the ferry.

Saying this it could be arranged, and you will be charged an additional $1250.00 on top of your rates quoted as a relocation fee.

Do we offer delivery and drop off or collection services?

We do offer delivery and collection services at most major airports, like Auckalnd, Tauranga, Hamilton, and Christchurch.

Please have a chat to discuss the various options and costs involved for these services.

Can we pick up from all major airports in NZ?

Delivery and collection could be arranged from all major airports like Auckalnd, Tauranga, Hamilton, and Christchurch.

Long Term Car Hire

Experienced Motor Industry Professional

Long Term Car Hire owner Trevor Roux has worked in the motor industry for decades including running a motor vehicle dealership and a large transport company. He knows quality vehicles and how to look after them, and loves providing top customer service to those who need to rent a car. “Because of my experience and knowledge in the motor industry I am very particular with the vehicles I buy and about keeping maintenance up to date.

Trevor says he loves helping people to have a good first experience of New Zealand whether they are moving here permanently, visiting or here to work or study temporarily. “We provide a reliable affordable car that will suit their needs, and we back this up with excellent support and service.”

Trevor says the most important focus to Long Term Car Rentals is ensuring an effortless and positive customer experience. “I want customers to feel they are getting good value and support from us.”

“We get fantastic feedback from our customers and that is the reward for us at the end of the day. People remember if you go the extra mile and that is what makes us so unique – we treat our customers as family and people.”


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