Nelson Airport (NSN) has plenty of options just a short commute away. Check out the offers from Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Avis or Firefly.
If you need to switch your plans around, almost all prepaid rentals qualify for a full refund. You’ll just need to let us know a minimum of six hours before pickup. Have a thorough scan of the cancellation policy for any exemptions. Your confirmation will have more details, or jump onto our Customer Service Portal for more info.
Motueka is the ideal place to start a memorable road trip. Collect the keys to a car rental and motor off into the sunset to discover some wonderful new destinations. Make sure these places are on your itinerary:
Wellington is 150 kilometres away and has loads to keep you on the move. For starters, there’s Interislander Ferry Terminal, Wellington Waterfront and Wellington Central Business District. Your biggest decision here will be choosing what to see first!
No good Motueka road trip is complete without visiting Picton, around 150 kilometres from Motueka. Stay a few days to check out Picton Ferry Terminal, Picton Harbour and Picton Museum before continuing on your merry way.
Enjoy a day getting back to nature at Christchurch Botanic Gardens. When you’ve had your share of noisy cities, this place is the perfect antidote. It’s around 270 kilometres from Motueka.
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Drivers with a valid license 21 and above can rent a car in Motueka. While some outlets may be willing to rent to drivers younger than 21 expect an extra fee. Find out what age range the young renter fee applies to, and associated costs, before making your reservation. There are also restrictions on the categories of cars young drivers can rent. Higher limits are in place for specialty and luxury vehicles.
Be prepared to present a valid driver’s license and a credit card at the rental counter. Prior to pickup, check with your chosen rental company whether other documentation is needed. For example, you may also need to show proof of insurance.
In Motueka and across New Zealand, you’ll need to drive on the left. This in itself can be daunting, but the steering wheel and other controls are also on the opposite side to what you’re used to. For a smooth and safe journey, take things slower and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination.
Yes, your current U.S. license will be enough for you to drive legally in Motueka. But if you’re the type of adventurer who likes to play things safe, get yourself an International Driving Permit. You’ll need to apply for it before you leave home.
With car rental rates starting as low as NZ$99 and per day in Motueka within the past seven days, you’ll be zooming off with your own fantastic deal in no time.
You can rent a vehicle for a month or even longer in Motueka, so go on and extend your hard-earned holiday! Simply enter your trip details into our long-term car rental deals page and book your perfect ride.