If you want to see everything Hawkes Bay has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from National. Don't spend time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have access to your own vehicle, you can go wherever you want to go, whenever you want. Make your next getaway to Canada even more enjoyable with a National car rental.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
With everything to do in and around the Hawkes Bay region, you'll want to explore more than just the block your hotel is on during your visit. Whether you have to try the bistro that has received rave reviews across town or see some of the local favorites, you'll need your own auto to take in as much as you can while on your vacation. No matter where you end up staying in Hawkes Bay, if you want to get the most out of your visit, having your auto is a must.
Founded by two dozen independent rental car agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the U.S. to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National provides everything luxury to economy, allowing you to choose the best vehicle for your getaway.
What you need to know about car rentals
How do I get a Hawkes Bay National car rental at a great price?
We try to get you the lowest price, no matter when you book. However, getting ahead of your visit can help keep spending low. Be sure to keep the car under one driver's name and read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my rental car in Hawkes Bay?
Make sure to carry with you your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
What's Hawkes Bay's minimum age to rent a car?
National's minimum age to rent a car in Hawkes Bay is 21. Take time to go over National's policy, as there may be additional fees if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category vehicles in particular.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Hawkes Bay?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Hawkes Bay. Compact or economy cars are good for short drives and are easier to park. If you are traveling with a bigger group, then a mid-size car or SUV is going to have enough room for all of you and offer a more comfortable ride on longer commutes. Those looking for a little luxury on their Hawkes Bay vacation can choose the premium category for a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.
Does Canada require car insurance?
You are required to have insurance before you rent a car in Canada. Many major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) typically cover your car rental. But many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Hawkes Bay. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my National car rental?
National requires a deposit when you book your rental. National will block the deposit on your credit once you book your rental for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit may vary greatly depending on the make and model of the rental.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to National?
We encourage a full to full policy. You should get your vehicle with full tank, and you should return it filled up. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a filling station before you return the car to National.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Hawkes Bay definitely has its charms, but you may want to hit the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Hawkes Bay.
Does Hawkes Bay National offer one-way car rentals?
National usually offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to return your vehicle at a different National. Don't forget there may be an additional charge when you choose one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Hawkes Bay, having your own car lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to explore more of Canada, you can leave wherever you like, without trying to hail a cab or sign up for a ride-share.
Before you head out of town, book your National Hawkes Bay rental car and zip off to take in all the must-do activities at your leisure. Go with CarRentals.com and hit the highway in Hawkes Bay, Canada.