If you want to see everything Nelson has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from National. Don't waste your time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own car enables you to go to the locations you want to see the most, whenever you want. Make your next vacation to New Zealand more enjoyable with a National car rental.
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With everything to do and see in and around the region, you'll be wanting to explore more than just your hotel room during your trip. Whether you have to try that latest restaurant across town or see some of the local favorites, you'll need your own car to explore as much as you can during your trip. Wherever you drive to in , if you wish to get the most from your trip, having your own car is key.
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 SUVs to compact, allowing you to choose the best automobile for your next trip.
Frequently asked questions
How do I find the best prices on a Nelson National rental car?
We strive to get you the lowest price, whether you book. However, getting ahead of time can help you save even more. Be sure to go over the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.
Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my rental car in Nelson?
Make sure to bring your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
What's Nelson's minimum age to rent a car?
National's minimum age to rent a car in Nelson is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an added fee if you are under 25. Make sure to review National's policy to determine if there is an additional cost for you.
Is there a particular car I should get for my trip to Nelson?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Nelson. Economy or compact cars are easier to park and good for short commutes. If you are traveling with colleagues or family, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle will have enough room for all of you and be a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a dash of extravagance on their trip can choose a higher-end model like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Does New Zealand require car insurance?
You are required to have insurance before you rent a car from National in New Zealand. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check credit card issuer's policy before you decide. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my National car rental?
National does require a deposit when you book your rental. National will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your car for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit will vary greatly depending on the make and model of the vehicle.
Do I have to return my National rental with a full tank?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full to full policy. You should receive your automobile with full tank, and you should bring it back it filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring it back to National. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Nelson?
Nelson certainly has its charms, but you may want to hit the road again after you've checked off all the activities here.
Does National offer one-way rentals in Nelson?
National typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to return your vehicle at another location. However, there is typically an additional charge when you choose one-way.
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With so much to do and see in Nelson, having your own set of wheels lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to explore more of New Zealand, you can leave wherever you like, without trying to wave down a taxicab or sign up for a ride-share.
Before you head out of town, book your National Nelson rent-a-car and zip off to take in all the must-see sights at your leisure. Go through CarRentals.com and hit the highway in Nelson, New Zealand.