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ace rental cars - auckland airport car rental companies

Cruisin' NZ is operated by one of New Zealand's largest locally owned rental car companies and is dedicated to offering our customers the very highest level of service at prices that represent great value for money.

We operate a large fleet of modern vehicles from our nationwide network of offices - so whether you are travelling alone or together with your family or friends, we have a vehicle to suit your needs.

You will find our staff friendly and efficient, and more than willing to ensure that your holiday in New Zealand is an enjoyable and rewarding visit.


ace rental cars depot information

Ace Rental Cars Rental Terms for travel between 01-Jan-2017 and 31-Dec-2019

ACE RENTAL CAR CONTACTSThe Agent Terms and Conditions attached are issued on 1st July 2016 and are valid for all bookings and rentals from this date.

Ace Rental Cars reserves the right with notice to update Terms and Conditions at such times where amendments are required.

Driving in New Zealand should be a safe and enjoyable experience, If your customers have never driven in NewZealand before, ACE Rental Cars ask that you familirarise them with the recent NZTA Guidelines.


ACE New Zealand branches are located ‘off airport’ and on the outskirts of city perimeters.

A courtesy shuttle is provided for collection and return from/to airport terminals and/or local accommodation within a branch defined radius of the location.

For Airport Pick Ups:

Once Customers have collected luggage and cleared customs they should call the local free phone or the branch telephone number to arrange collection.

For Accommodation Pick Ups:

Customers should call the local free phone number or the branch to arrange.

CENTRALISED BRANCH NUMBERS:   NZ Free phone: 0800 50 22 77

For further details of Pick Ups please see section 14. ACE BRANCH LOCATION INFORMATION

Please ensure this information is CLEARLY ADVISED on all booking confirmations.



ACE retail rates are a dynamic variable rate provided in New Zealand Dollars (NZD) and are available at all participating locations in New Zealand.


Unlimited Kilometers

GST at 15%

Premium Location Fees

Road User Charges

Damage Cover with excess

24 Hour Roadside Assistance


Reduced or Zero Excess Insurance

One Way Fees

Out of Hours Fees


Optional extras


The following fees should be collected from the customer at time of booking.


Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown - NZD 12.00


Auckland City - NZD 2.00

The following fees should be quoted to the customer at time of booking but will be collected at time of rental


Out of Hours bookings will only be confirmed if the full customer contact details are provided to ACE Rental Cars at the time of reservation including an email address and local contact telephone number.

After Hours collections are only permitted at the following locations and the below charges will apply.

Auckland Airport, Christchurch Airport - NZD 30.00

*Picton, Queenstown Airport, Wellington Airport, Wellington City - NZD 60.00

*All After Hours reservations are on request through

A minimum of 72hours advanced booking time is required for all out of hour’s reservations.

If customer contact information is not received within 48hours of the reservation being made. ACE rental cars reserve the right to cancel the reservation.

Ace rental cars will not be responsible for any out of hours bookings not met due to no customer information being provided.


All rentals are subject to Ace Car Rental Standard Rental Terms & Conditions which are issued with the customers Rental Agreement. A copy of the Rental Terms and Conditions is available on request.


A Rental Day consists of a consecutive 24 hours.

When returning a vehicle, a grace period of 59 minutes is permitted, after which the customer is liable for an extra days hire at the current applicable daily rate.

No refunds will be given on unused days.

Branch Rentals

1st  May – 22nd Dec :  1 Day

Dec23rd  Dec – 30th April : 2 Days

One Way Rentals

1st  May – 22nd Dec :  3 Days per Island

Dec23rd  Dec – 30th April : 5 Days per Island


Flight numbers and arrival times are required for all rental reservations with an airport pick up


Rental extensions are permitted and will be charged to the customer/renter direct at the applicable daily rate


All rentals are subject to a bond deposit which covers damage excess and additional costs such as fuel, one way fees and optional extras.

ACE only accept a Credit Card for security on the rental vehicle

Debit cards and Cash are not accepted.

The authorisation will be fully released if vehicle is returned undamaged & with a full tank of petrol. If customers select of the Ace Rental Cars Rental Protection options, ACE will only authorise the applicable bond.

Please see section 6. RENTAL PROTECTION OPTIONS for details of Bond Payments Required.

Cancellation Fees:

The deposit taken at the time of booking is non-refundable. If you cancel within 24 hours of pick up or no show – you will pay an additional fee equivalent to 1 day of the hire cost.


All Reservations should be made in the name of the Authorised Driver/Main Renter.


Minimum 18 years old. No maximum age limit providing the client is still carrying a valid and full license.


All renters must hold a valid full driving license which must be presented at commencement of hire. Provisional, Restricted and Probationary licenses are not accepted.

If an Overseas licenses is not in English it must be accompanied by an International Drivers Permit (IDP) or/and an approved translation document. This must be presented along with the original license.


Standard Damage Cover with Excess is included in all the rates. Renter Liability can be reduced through purchasing additional Rental Protection Options

Standard Cover

Includes : Multi-Vehicle damage covered

Excess Liability : NZD 2,000

Bond : NZD 750

Cost per day: Included

ACE Excess Reduction

Includes : Reduced Excess Liability in event of an accident

Excess Liability : NZD 500

Bond : NZD 500

Cost per day: NZD 19

ACE Plus

Includes : Zero Excess Liability in event of an accident, Glass & Tyre Cover, Additional Driver

Excess Liability : NZD 0

Bond : NZD 0

Cost per day: NZD 24

All Rental Protection Options are available locally and are payable direct at each location.


One Way rentals are permitted from on ACE Vehicles.

One Way Fees are dynamically priced dependent on location pickup vehicle availability, demand and movement.

All One Way Fees will be passed back through the XML/API/WEB System Link and included GST

Please ensure all One Way Fees are correctly communicated to the

One Way Fees should be paid direct to the branch on commencement of rental


Ace vehicles are not permitted to be driven on the following roads within New Zealand. Doing so will void any Excess Reduction Policy, if damage occurs due to non-compliance the full bond will be charged.


All Optional Extras must be requested at the time of reservation. Ace Car Rentals cannot guarantee availability of these items if not pre-booked.

All Optional Extras Fees are to be paid locally at time of rental.

Child Seats

All children are required by New Zealand Law to travel in child vehicle restraints up to and including the age of 7 Years or 148cms in height.

Rental Fees - NZD 45 per rental

*Please note ACE is unable to provide rear facing infant seats/capsules. NZTA Guidelines state:

Infants and Babies under the age of 1 year should travel in Rear Facing child restraints.

GPS Navigation System

These are subject to availability at time of pick up - NZD 10

Additional Drivers

Additional drivers may be included and covered under the terms of the Rental Agreement provided they present a current Driver License at the commencement of the hire - NZD 2 per day Per Driver

Snow Racks and Chains

Snow Chains : $40 per rental

Ski/Snowboard Racksq : $25 per rental

Ski/Roof Racks can only be fitted to the following vehicles.

Subaru Legacy
Toyota Rav4
Toyota Estima
Kia Carnival

All other vehicles do not permit Roof/Ski Racks

Important Note:

It is the renter’s responsibility to ensure that Snow Chains are fitted when required during the winter season (June-October) in Queenstown Lake District and Milford Sound.

Renters must also adhere to all local bylaws.

‘At the discretion of an enforcement officer or an authorized officer, the driver of any vehicle may be required to fit snow chains to such vehicle on any road and no person shall drive, or direct, or allow such vehicle to be driven without snow chains fitted’

The fines for non-compliance are detailed below and the renter will be responsible for paying these direct to the local authorities.

Queenstown Lake District $150                          Milford Sound Road $750


Tolls are included in the Standard Rates.


ACE vehicles are permitted to be taken on the ferries across The Cook Strait and Standard One Way Fees will apply as outlined in Section 7

All charges for the transportation of vehicles and passengers on either InterIslander or Bluebridge Ferries are the responsibility of the customer/ renter.

If the customer chooses to take the ACE vehicle on the ferry then only one booking needs to be made in the system eg; Auckland – Christchurch.

If the customers wish to leave the car on one island and collect on the other island, two separate bookings for each rental period will have to be made at the applicable daily rental rate. Eg: Auckland – Wellington and Picton – Christchurch


All ACE Reservations will be confirmed subject to general availability at the time of reservation. Reservations can be made in the following way

Direct Connect XML/API Link

Ace offers partners direct connect XML/API capability allowing mutual systems to connect allowing for instant availability and reservation confirmation.

Online Booking Site

Reservations can be made through This booking platform allows instant availability and reservations confirmation.

Please contact to set up this booking function and for a booking guide.

Note – A reservation is NOT confirmed unless you have a confirmation number from ACE.


Any queries in relation to the Ace Rental Cars Agent Terms and Conditions, should be directed in the first instance to the Sales department.

SALES:                          Email:

RESERVATIONS:            Email:



Note: All Branches are closed on Christmas Day 25th December.

Terms of booking on this website

Information disclaimer
The rates on this website are often heavily discounted. This is due to our negotiated rates and bulk buying power. On very rare occasions, a rate may be displayed incorrectly due to our, or a vehicle supplier's error. In such a case, if you book with us at a quoted rate that is incorrect, we will notify you of any price change and give you the option to proceed or cancel. We make every effort to keep information on our site up to date, but we cannot guarantee this website is free of errors or omissions and retain the right to update or change the information published at any time.

To the extent permitted by law we/the owners of this website will not be liable to you or to any third party (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage (including but not limited to any accident, injury, delay or loss of enjoyment) arising out of your reliance upon information contained on this website, including but not limited to your use (or inability to use) any products or services described or procured through this website.

When you pick up your vehicle, you will be required to sign a rental agreement with the supplier of the vehicle. Your rental and use of the vehicle will be governed by the terms of the rental agreement and any other documentation or information provided to you by the supplier at the time you pick up your vehicle. The rental agreement is between you and the supplier and we will not be liable to you or to any third party in relation to the terms of the supplier's rental agreement or any other documentation provided to you by the supplier at the time of pick up.

While we will make reasonable efforts to ensure we are representing only reputable suppliers, we make no warranty about the fitness or suitability of any third party (supplier) product or service and will not accept responsibility for the quality or fitness of any vehicle. We welcome feedback from our customers on their experience with our suppliers. We may, at our discretion, provide you with reasonable assistance in resolving any dispute you may have with a supplier.

Our total liability to you in relation to your use of this website and the information contained on this website will not exceed the dollar amount of the deposit we have received from you in relation to your booking/rental. Refunds will not be made for bookings cancelled due to inclement weather. Again, we strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance. Your use of this website is governed by the laws of New Zealand and the jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.

Booking information
To make a booking you must complete our booking form which is easy to follow and secured with the latest encryption technology. Once we receive your form, we will, subject to availability, confirm your booking by emailing you a confirmation voucher and invoice.

If you are booking via phone, please make sure you have read the terms and conditions of the vehicle you wish to rent first. Our reservations consultant will ask you if you have read the terms and agree to them before proceeding. The onus is always on the renter to ensure they make themselves fully aware of the terms displayed on our website.

Information disclosure
In booking on this website you acknowledge that we disclose your information to your selected Supplier in order to provide the requested rental services.

Vehicle capacity and fitness to drive
Under no circumstances are you permitted to carry more passengers than the vehicle you rent is legally registered to carry, and if you do your insurance may be invalidated. The number of seatbelts (and passengers) is indicated next to each vehicle on this website. Luggage capacity where shown is an indication only and we will not be responsible should you be unable to fit your entire luggage into a vehicle. It is your responsibility to choose a journey that is within your capabilities. A vehicle supplier can refuse to rent a vehicle to any person who is in their opinion unfit to drive or does not meet eligibility requirements. In such circumstances we will have no further liability to you.

Refund Policy
In the event of cancellation, any deposit amounts paid at the time of booking are non-refundable. 

If you are unsatisfied with our service, please contact us within 48 hours of placing your booking or request and we will work to resolve any issues and determine if compensation is due. In the event you have completed your rental and are unhappy with your vehicle, we are happy to assist you in seeking compensation from the operator of the vehicle.

This website is owned and operated by Online Republic Ltd. Our financial centre and marketing office is based at Level 5, 12 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland, New Zealand. In Australia, we are based at Suite 3.01, 11 Queens Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004. Thank you for booking with us.

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