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Where is South Island?

There's something to be said for traveling like a free spirit. But there's also something comforting about knowing what direction you're taking. Before you turn the engine over in your rental car and glide down those highways and byways, it's worth knowing a little about South Island. Make yourself familiar with New Zealand, because that's where you'll need to go to get your adventure on the road.

How can I get a cheap car rental in South Island?

We've rounded up all the tricks of the trade to help you keep more money in your wallet:

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  • Arrange an email Price Drop Alert for your next exciting vacation destination. You never know what terrific deals will hightail it into your inbox;
  • Before you hop behind the wheel, check out both airport and non-airport pickup and drop-off office locations to make sure you're getting your hands on the best deal in town;
  • If you're not bothered about which day of the week you pick up the keys to your car and your schedule is flexible, play around with days and dates to find the best rates;
  • To avoid paying late fees or for a whole extra day, try to keep your pickup and drop-off times as similar as possible;
  • If you're looking to save a few dollars, pay in advance and bag some of the best rates around;
  • Finally, secure your favorite set of wheels as soon as you can to score a mountain of savings!

What is the most popular rental car category in South Island?

It's always fun to take a break from the city, and if you do, you'll be handsomely rewarded. With glaciers, lakes, and mountains to discover, South Island is ripe for exciting adventures. A larger vehicle like a four-wheel drive or an SUV will give you and the gang more space and comfort for those scenic drives.

Should I get a luxury rental car in South Island?

There's plenty of choice when it comes to rental cars in South Island. From SUVs with space to spare to easy-to-park compacts, you'll find it all here. Deciding on your perfect match depends on how much you want to spend and what you intend to do. There are some road trips that are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas other adventures don't need anything more than enough space for your luggage and buddies. The choice is yours.

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