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Car Rental Invercargill Airport

Opening soon - 1st September 2024

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Airport Information

Our Invercargill location is conveniently located inside the airport terminal right next to the baggage claim area. Simply jump off your flight, hop into one of our reliable vehicles and start exploring New Zealand's stunning deep south. Whether a hybrid vehicle, 4WD or an SUV is right for your trip, we have the car for your unforgettable journey.

Affordable car rental

Looking for an affordable car hire at Invercargill Airport? GO Rentals is the perfect choice. Thanks to our competitive rates and hot deals, it's easy to find the right vehicle for the right price.

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GO Rentals Customer Quick Facts

  • Minimum Age: You must be 21 years old to cruise in a standard GO Rentals hire car and 25 to experience the Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y hire cars. Good news: we do not apply a young driver surcharge!
  • Maximum Age: There is no age limit to GO with us! As long as you have a valid licence, we welcome you with open arms.
  • New Zealand Licence Rule: Temporary, restricted and full driver's licences are permitted to rent some vehicles with GO. Photo identification is required if hiring a vehicle with a New Zealand temporary licence. Electric vehicles cannot be hired on a restricted licence.
  • Foreign Licence Rule: Valid, full driver's licences are accepted from overseas travellers but must be translated to English and NZTA approved. Foreign learner's and provisional licences are not valid for renting with GO.
  • Credit Card Requirement: A credit card is required for bookings with the Basic or Assured insurance options that require a bond deposit. A debit card is acceptable for the upgraded Peace of Mind or some Assured insurance options without a bond requirement.
  • Additional Drivers: Simply pop in to any of our branches and show us your driver's licence to add you onto a booking.
  • Family needs: You can hire baby capsules, child seats and booster seats for your little ones! Add them onto your booking quote and we will fit them ready for you to GO.
  • Documents for collection: You will need your valid driver licence and your debit or credit card in your name. Note that a credit card is required for bookings with the Basic or Assured insurance option that requires a bond deposit.

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A track record of satisfied customers in New Zealand

We're confident a GO Rentals vehicle is perfect for your Invercargill road trip. To prove it, here are a few reviews from our satisfied customers.

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Get your journey started as quickly as possible thanks to our speedy check-in. Manage your booking online or download our app to get through the check-in process and on the road faster.

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Explore Invercargill with GO Rentals

With limited transport options on the South Island, there's no better way to travel around Invercargill and beyond than a rental car. Enjoy the convenience of airport pick-up and get stuck into your trip as soon as possible. To help make your holiday as pleasurable as possible, here are a few of our favourite locations in and around Invercargill.

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Queens Park

One of the most popular destinations in the city, Queens Park brings a slice of natural paradise to central Invercargill. Check out its Chinese Garden, waterpark and aviary, all just an 8 minute (4.2 km) drive from our Invercargill Airport car rental branch.

Bill Richardson Transport World

Bill Richardson Transport World

Take a 10 minute (5.4 km) drive from Invercargill Airport and find yourself at one of the most unique and impressive museums in New Zealand. Bill Richardson Transport World is home to over 300 classic vehicles and a range of other unmissable vintage exhibits.

Two cyclists standing at a viewpoint in Bluff, New Zealand, next to a yellow signpost showing directions to various locations.


Travel just 25 minutes (28.2 km) from our Invercargill Airport branch to Bluff, New Zealand’s southernmost town. Soak up the beauty of the Southern Ocean at Stirling Point and its famous yellow signpost before checking out the Bluff Maritime Museum. While you're there, be sure to sample the city’s famous award-winning oysters.

The iconic Nugget Point lighthouse perched on a narrow promontory with rocky formations in the ocean below in the Catlins.

The Catlins

One of New Zealand's hidden gems, the heart of the Catlins Conservation Area is a 1 hour 15 minute (85 km) drive away. It's home to stunning scenic locations including Nugget Point, McLean Falls and Purakaunui Falls.

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Te Anau

Fancy a trip north? Te Anau, located less than 2 hours (156 km) from Invercargill, is known as the gateway to Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound. Once you've absorbed local attractions including Lake Te Anau and their famous glowworm caves, you'll have some of New Zealand's most incredible locations on your doorstep.

A paraglider soaring over Queenstown with a view of the lake and surrounding mountains.


If you're on a journey to explore the South Island, you'll no doubt have Queenstown on your bucket list. Known as the Adventure Capital of the World, this city is the perfect place to throw yourself into bungee jumping, skydiving and so much more. Then, calm your nerves watching the sunset on the beach of Lake Wakatipu.

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We booked a trip to Queenstown and used GO Rentals to travel to Invercargill. Obviously we had to make pitstops before heading down to Invercargill. GO Rentals definitely helped us with commuting from one place to another. My kids especially enjoyed the car as it had a sunroof and was able to distract from a long trip.

Greg holding a baby looking at a waterfall in New Zealand


I was travelling alone, so I named my little Toyota Mel after her number plate, MEL716. Mel was a great companion for my epic two-week road trip across the whole of the South Island. We covered almost 3,000km together and travelled through some spectacular New Zealand scenery. This is Mel at the southernmost point that we could get to together, Stirling Point in Bluff.

Lesley and partner holding a baby


Gloomy and windy weather did not stop us from capturing this beautiful photo, a wonderful memory of our first South Island trip as a group. This picture featured the beautiful backdrop of breathtaking landscape on our way to Wanaka. Our journey to some of the extraordinary places in South Island would not have been possible without the reliability of our trusted companion- the Ford Ranger, provided by GO Rentals. As a group of 5 people, we found the perfect fit in this vehicle. Huge thanks to GO Rentals for making our South Island adventure an incredible one.

Mateusz walking in one of many New Zealand beaches


This is an old photo with the beautiful GO Rentals car that we hired back in 2020. It doesn’t mean I am out dated, it means I choose GO Rentals AGAIN when I come back in May 2023. GO Rentals is the most trustable car rental agent in New Zealand and I drove their car from the North to the South care-free!

Invercargill Car Hire - Start Your Adventure

At GO Rentals, we're all about keeping car rental simple so you can focus on the important task of having an incredible holiday. That's why our website is filled with all the information you need for the perfect Kiwi adventure.

From our massive archive of road trip itineraries to in-depth blog pages guiding you on your journey, we pride ourselves on helping our customers make the best memories possible.

With GO Rentals' stress-free booking and pick-up process, no hidden costs and peace of mind with 24-hour road assistance, it's easy to choose the perfect companion for your self-driving holiday. Book with us today and kick off the trip of a lifetime.

GO all across NZ

We have nine car rental branches spread evenly throughout New Zealand, in the major destinations of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Nelson, Queenstown, Dunedin and Invercargill so that you’re never far from a GO rental car.