Nelson Car Hire & Rentals, wide range at competitive prices

Hello and welcome to New Zealand Rent A Car Nelson, we make it our priority to provide top quality, reliable car hire at competitive rates in the Nelson region. As part of the nationwide NZ Rent A Car network we are able to provide the personal service of independent owner-operators as well as the convenience of one way car hires to many destinations throughout New Zealand.

Nelson is one of the sunniest regions in New Zealand that has long hot summers and relatively mild winters. Well known for its eclectic mix of local arts and crafts, galleries, cafes and picture perfect beaches, Nelson is the postcard perfect Kiwi holiday destination and the ideal starting point for extended south island holidays.

While you’re in the area, come in and see our friendly staff, for some local knowledge and guidance. Whether its exploring the Abel Tasman National Park, camping in Motueka, taking in a wine trail in Kaiteriteri, mountain biking in Marahau or wandering the scenic beaches of Golden Bay, our staff will ensure that you are well and truly looked after.

Nelson Airport Car Rental

The NZ Rent A Car Nelson depot is located right outside the main terminal at Nelson Airport, perfect for those arriving by air, being centrally located provides a good starting point for travel throughout the Nelson-Tasman region and beyond. The Nelson team offer a truly personal service and will go the extra mile (literally!) to ensure that your stay in the Nelson Tasman region is a memorable one.

Car Rental Vehicles

As Nelson’s rental car specialists we have a wide selection of rental cars, SUV’s and even 4WD’s suitable for rental purposes. Our range of affordable rental cars includes compact economical hatchbacks for the budget conscious, mid-size sedans and station wagons perfect for families and 8 – 12 seater people movers, minivans and minibuses, the ideal solution for larger groups and sports teams. All rental cars come with the convenience of air conditioning – a must-have in the summer months and the choice of manual or automatic transmission in most cases.

If you are looking for something a little different, why not ask about one of our sports, convertible or luxury vehicles.
Booking essential and subject to availability and meeting minimum hire conditions.

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  • Sue was friendly, patient and thorough in explaining all the details to me. The other staff members were helpful and efficient too. The car was brand new and clean. It was a pleasant experience overall. 🙂

    Erilyn Dagan
    6 months ago

    Thanks, it was a pleasure hiring the car at Nelson airport. Everything was straightforward and having the car made it easy to explore the beautiful Tasman region. And great rates made it affordable.

    Gravity George
    7 months ago
  • Great company - everything super easy, fast and friendly, highly recommended!

    Lawrence May
    9 months ago

    Our experience with NZ RentaCar was excellent. Starting with the pleasant and helpful staff member who offered a great deal of advice regarding our destination plans for the day. The car a Toyota Hybrid was very clean and tidy. The instructions on leaving the car park and returning were explained well.

    Brian Farley
    9 months ago
  • Thank you Sue at Nelson Airport for the recommendation for Forsters for lunch - much appreciated.

    Chris Parker
    9 months ago

    NZ rent a car at Nelson airport has been the easiest to deal with for a long time for us. They always service with a smile, and they really go out of their way to accommodate the customer. Also they have tidy cars at good rates. Highly recommended!

    Maarten Hoogerland
    9 months ago
  • Great service friendly staff easy pick up and drop off recomend to everyone

    Neil Albany
    9 months ago

    Great company! Friendly face to greet me when I walked in and they were super helpful. I forgot a library book in the van we hired and NZ Rent a Car were very accommodating with helping to get it back to me! Thank you so much!

    Eden Edwardson
    10 months ago
  • Competitive rates. Efficient and friendly service. The vehicles (people movers and a sedan) did exactly what was required with no issues. Would definitely use NZ Rent A Car again. 🙂

    Simon Hanlon
    11 months ago

    The personal approach that Sue and Hamish have towards their customers made us feel very special. We were delighted with the vehicle, the pick up and drop off and everything in between. We needed a bike carrier that could carry three bikes; Sue and Hamish went out of their way to ensure we got exactly what was needed. I really cannot recommend the team highly enough and have already booked another vehicle through them for our return trip.

    Jacky McLaren
    11 months ago
  • Easy to deal with, I knew I was going to be tight for time on pick up and they went out of their way to make sure things ran smoothly to get out of the airport ASAP. Car was what you expect for cost. Overall great value.

    Josie O'Grady
    1 year ago

    Great friendly service. Car was excellent. Very easy pick up and drop off.Thank you !

    Angela Bullivant
    1 year ago
  • Staff were amazing!!! So helpful ! Made our trip so much more enjoyable ! Would highly recommend

    Toni Goncalves
    1 year ago

    super easy car pickup on site at airport, local and friendly NZ company. car in good condition, no issues with hire and hassle free key drop back! have used this company twice and will continue to use them, highly recommended!

    Nicola Koerner
    1 year ago
  • Convenient airport pickup and efficient, friendly staff. We chose an older model which was clean and reliable. Great value!

    Susan King
    1 year ago

    We were impressed with the staff at Rent A Car who were very helpful when we booked a car last minute. We were driving away in about 15 minutes from beginning the transaction.Car was great - clean and no issues whatsoever.

    Lucy Travaglia
    1 year ago
  • We hired a car to head to Golden Bay for a wedding. The price was excellent and the lady who helped us pick up our keys was friendly and organized. The vehicle felt reliable and did the job. I’d happily rent from NZ Rent a Car at the Nelson airport again.

    Clinton Lewis
    1 year ago

    My car was spotless, the service and assistance at the Reception was everything I needed to know, the price was definitely competitive. I will definitely use them again, can recommend to anyone hiring a car in NZ.

    Carol McKellar
    1 year ago
  • Staff was very courteous, helpful, and quick and I had a nice sports car to rent for a couple of days even with no reservation. Will definitely rent from them again!

    Jeremy DeVore
    1 year ago

    Good communication, great price.Definitely recommend.

    Ondřej Martínek
    1 year ago
  • Friendly helpful staff. Would highly recommend to others.

    Kylie Matthews
    1 year ago

    Excellent service from the office. Get little car. Clean and well appointed

    Richard Johnston
    1 year ago
  • Super easy, super cheap. Car in a really good nick. Great breaks, etc.

    Ari Senior
    1 year ago

    It was a lovely experience renting the car from 'Rent A Car Nelson'. It took less time than expected to get and also while returning the car and was delivered what was promised. We wish them good luck for their future.I certainly recommend them for others.

    Harneet Singh Sahni
    1 year ago
  • The 3 week rental was perfect for us with on terminal pick up, clean car, in good condition and no problems whatsoever during the rental.On top, it was the least expensive we found and good customer service.

    Paul Barrett
    1 year ago

    he arrangements went like clockwork with a welcoming attendant.

    Brent Diack
    1 year ago
  • Great service . Gr8 rates

    Jeff Duncan
    2 years ago

    Great service and car felt executive! Thanks New Zealand Rent A Car Nelson!

    Karla Youhanna
    2 years ago
  • Very convenient for pickup & drop off of rental being located right beside the airport terminal. Great friendly service at competitive prices

    Sue Fenemor
    2 years ago

    Really great experience renting. They offered easy after-hours pickup when other companies would not, and I enjoyed being able to spend less on a slightly older car rather than the only option being some brand new and more expensive. I'll use NZ Rent A Car again for sure!

    Alek Lisefski
    2 years ago
  • Great rental company, wide selection of vehicles, friendly staff and locally owned. Great prices.

    Hamish Pirie
    2 years ago

    Great service. Good clean reliable cars at prices well below the major companies. Recommended.

    Hugh Rennie
    2 years ago
  • Car was exactly what we wanted, at a price that was vastly more reasonable than the competition.

    Wade Miller
    2 years ago

    We had to rent a car last minute and Sue was so kind and helpful couldn’t have had a better experience! Great deal and super helpful staff!

    Hansen Cohen
    2 years ago
  • Friendly, easygoing people. A no stress, top value service. Fully recommend.

    Neil Pinnock
    2 years ago

    The car was Outstanding, easy and very friendly people. Highly recommend

    Matthew Elder
    2 years ago
  • Great service, nice little car and definitely the best price I could find!!! Thanks to Sue for being so helpful!!!

    Jen Tayler
    2 years ago

    Good cars and friendly, helpful staff.

    Brent Edwards
    2 years ago
  • Great service from a friendly local team. Would recommend. I had to change my booking and it was sorted smoothly.

    Sarah Boyd
    2 years ago

    I decided to try these guys rather than Herzt that I normally use ... it was a good experience. Car was clean and modern.Price was good and they have a booth bar the airport next to the big boys ... I’m glad I supported local !

    Chris Cranshaw
    2 years ago
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