Yes, as long as you have a full car licence you can hire any of our minivans and minibuses
No, all our Minivans and Minibuses hires comes with unlimited kms (Reasonable usage applies - allowance of 700kms per day. Kilometres will be charged at the specified rate thereafter)
A Super Saver Minivan is slightly older age (1999 - 2007) and model
Unfortunately, our 10/11 seater minivans don't have luggage compartment, although small bags can be placed under the seats
Unfortunately, our 12 seater minibus without luggage space can only accommodate small bags placed under the seats
The number of luggage it can accommodate will vary according to its size but generally, it can accommodate 6 large bags and 10 small bags (under the seats)
We would suggest you take our luggage shuttle trailer
The credit card used to secure and pay for the booking needs to be on the name of the main hirer or additional drivers listed on the rental agreement. In any other cases, the booking will be cancelled/declined
Do you charge a bond for your vehicles?
We do not charge a bond provided the hire is secured or paid for by credit card and one of the following insurance covers is bought: Silver, Gold & Platinum. If you decide to buy the Bronze insurance cover or are unable to supply a credit card, a bond of $250 will be required at the start of your hire. This bond can be paid by cash, Eftpos or debit card.
If you wish to look at our insurance table please click here
We require a 50% deposit on all bookings between 01 May to 30 September. This is paid at the time of booking to secure your reservation. If you would prefer to pay in full for your hire at the time of booking please advise our Reservations Team by phone or email. From 01 October to 30 April full payment is required on all bookings in peak season.
Some classes of vehicles including tail-lift trucks and minibuses require 100% deposit at the time of booking to secure your reservation
For the comfort of all our customers, we encourage no smoking in our vehicles. A minimum cleaning fee of $100 will be charged.
Yes. You are responsible to pay for all petrol or diesel used in the vehicle during the period. You are also required to refuel the vehicle immediately prior to return. It is useful to maintain receipts to avoid refuelling charges.
When you come to collect your vehicle you will need a valid, full Driver’s Licence and a Credit Card for payment (credit card holder must be present)
Yes, however, this will depend on availability. We cannot guarantee any extension but will do our best to accommodate your request.
Do not drive our vehicles off road or onto any New Zealand beaches. A minimum penalty of $2,000 may apply.
You can return your vehicle/trailer earlier than the stated end date/time on your contract, however, we will not process a refund for the unused days/hours.
Peak Season - No Refunds (1st October to 30th April)
If your booking has been confirmed and has been paid in full - we do not provide refunds for any cancelled bookings or early returns.
Off Peak Season (1st May to 30th September)
For bookings that have been confirmed and a deposit or full payment has been charged, cancellation fees apply as follows:
If cancelled up to 14 days prior to pick up - No Fee
If cancelled up to 7 days prior to pick up - 25% of Total Rental
If cancelled 6 to 1 day prior to pick up - 50% of Total Rental
If cancelled on the day of pick up or no show* - 100% of Total Rental
If a vehicle or trailer is returned early - No refund applies
*’No Show’ is assumed when we do not receive notice of cancellation prior to the start of rental
If you are in the unfortunate event of an accident with your rental vehicle and a third party we will ask that you do not admit liability in any circumstance. If you are unsure always obtain a police report that will help our insurance company to gauge who was at fault. We also ask you complete an Accident Form which can be found in the vehicles glove box. This will prompt you to ask the correct questions and to gather the relevant information we need to make a claim on your behalf. All accidents must be reported to a Hireace representative the day it happens. You will also have to complete an insurance form with a representative at one of our branches. We do not guarantee to replace the vehicle if you are liable for the accident.
All of our vehicles are covered by the Automobile Association (AA) 24-hour roadside assistance service for any vehicle-related breakdowns. In the event that you need roadside assistance, please call the AA free phone number 0800 734 543.. Please give them your vehicle registration plate number and provide directions to help them locate you.
If the AA is unable to assist you, please contact us on 0800 00 11 22.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: For non-mechanical (driver error) callouts, you will need to pay the applicable fee directly to the AA prior to their attendance.
We are closed on Christmas Day and Easter Sunday. Anzac day open from 1pm
Unfortunately, we don't rent vehicles on a Restricted Licence
Yes, you can select it during the booking process or request over the phone - By NZ road rules, children must be secure in an approved child restraint (click here for more info)