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One-Way Car Rental

Why GO One-Way?

When it comes to exploring the breathtaking landscapes of New Zealand, there's no better way to get GOing than with a one-way rental from GO Rentals.

Fly into your chosen destination and pick up your one-way car hire, then embark on your adventure without the need to backtrack. Enjoy the picturesque charm of New Zealand at your own pace on the open road. When you've reached your final stop, simply drop off your one-way rental car.

Discover the true meaning of Kiwi freedom with GO Rentals' convenient one-way rental service.

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Why GO One-Way With Us?

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How to Book a One-Way Car Rental?

Simply to our booking widget, including your chosen return location, and click "Find my car". We offer one-way car rentals at all of our 8 locations on both the South and North Islands. Please note:

  • A one-way rental fee may apply of between $100 - $1,000 depending on the availability of our branches. The exact amount will show on your booking summary before checkout.
  • Our minimum one-way car hire period may vary between 1 and 7 days depending on the driving distance between your pick-up and drop-off locations.

Whilst our one-way rentals are dependent on season peak times and vehicle availability in branches, we can create more one-way availability if we need to move vehicles to another location. If you are not satisfied with our website availability, please call us and we will do our best to accommodate your epic one-way road trip.

GO between the North and South Island in New Zealand

You can take any GO Rentals vehicle on the Cook Strait Ferry between the North and South Island, which is perfect for a stress-free one-way road trip. We have 9 car rental branches spread evenly throughout New Zealand, in the major destinations. You’re never far from a GO Rentals car.

Requesting a New Drop-Off Location After Car Pickup

Travel plans change and we’re always happy to help you get to the places you love the most. Simply or email and we will check the branch vehicle capacity in order to change your drop-off location.

Please note that last-minute changes may be subject to an additional relocation fee.

The best vehicles for a One-Way car rental

With a great selection of affordable vehicles, GO Rentals is ready to get you on the road for a one-way trip. Choose from 4-wheel drives and SUVs for ski or family trips to luxury electric vehicles for a stylish self-drive trip. Put your itinerary details in to see our vehicle availability and start planning your GO trip.

One-Way Road Trip Ideas

We love knowing our rental cars do more than just get you from A to B. With an interactive trip planner and an extensive travel blog to inspire you, your one-way car rental in New Zealand is an epic adventure with a GO Rentals car.

Submit a photo of your one-way rental trip to our Snap Happy competition and you could win $500 back off your booking. Show us where our GO car has taken you!

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Car Hire Auckland to Queenstown

Complete the ultimate New Zealand road trip by picking up a GO Rentals car from our Auckland branch and simply drop it off in Queenstown. All of our GO Rentals cars are permitted to go on the Cook Straight Ferry between the North and South Islands so you can take a stress-free one-way car rental trip.

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Car Rental Auckland to Wellington

With car rental locations in Auckland Airport or the city and Wellington Airport, you can get going on an epic North Island one-way car rental trip. It can take around eight hours to drive the 400 kilometres from Auckland to Wellington along State Highway Four. Pass through Hamilton for a Lord of the Rings Hobbit adventure, marvel at the breathtaking sight of Mount Ruapehu in Tongariro National Park, and check out the famous ski slopes.

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Car Rental Christchurch to Queenstown

Pick up a GO Rentals car from our Christchurch Airport branch and simply return to our Queenstown Airport branch after you have explored to your heart's content. It will take you 6 hours to complete the 480km drive from Christchurch to Queenstown down State Highway 8. Take a detour to the mesmerising Lake Tekapo or stop and hike in the jaw-dropping Mount Cook National Park.

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Rental Car Dunedin to Queenstown

This short 4-hour journey is not one to be missed with a one-way car rental from our GO Rentals Dunedin branch to our Queenstown location. We recommend taking a 1-hour detour to Bluff, the oldest European settlement in New Zealand, and trying the world-famous Bluff Oysters.

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Car Rental Nelson to Christchurch

Our Nelson and Christchurch branches offer one-way car rentals so you can complete this stunning 5-hour journey with ease. Take a detour for a kayak in Abel Tasman National Park, swim with dolphins in Kaikōura, or soak in the Hanmer hot springs before dropping your rental car off in Christchurch.

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Rental Car Christchurch to Dunedin

One-way car rentals between our Christchurch and Dunedin locations are an amazing way to see the east coast of New Zealand's South Island. This 5-hour journey will take you through Rakaia Gorge, New Zealand's best salmon fishing spot, and Oamaru, home of the unique Oamaru blue penguin colony.

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