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Driving a car along the Northern region of Auckland is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Get off the beaten track and explore the pristine landscapes and stunning beaches in your own pace. Shore Rentals provides great value car hire, North Shore, NZ, to make your road trip unforgettable and hassle-free.
Our range of rental cars consists of clean, safe and easy-to-ride vehicles. All of them come with with air conditioning, automatic transmission and seat between 5 and 7 people. We take pride in servicing our hire cars with utmost care to make sure you have a smooth driving experience once you hit the roads of NZ’s stunning North Shore.
As an independent family run business, we offer car rental Auckland & the North Shore at cheap rates without any hidden costs. Having serviced Auckland’s North Shore since 2003, our modern fleet gives you a selection of meticulously maintained vehicles that all come with air-conditioning and all necessary insurances and taxes. We love what we do, so you can expect friendly service and commitment to high quality at any time.
Our branch in the lively beach town of Takapuna is a great starting point to hit the road. Take in the laid-back lifestyle and discover some great places nearby, such as the serene crater landscape at Lake Pupuke, the volcanic island of Rangitotoor, the rugged black beaches of Piha or the lush rainforests of the Waitakere Ranges.
“The whole rental process is so easy with this business. I had a great newish car for the long weekend. I'll be back and do highly recommend Shore Rentals.” - Jörg Breitenberger “This was a seamless experience from the late night online booking (seriously 1min) to the early morning pick up. Everything was fast, Michael was super nice and efficient and the car was neat and tidy. Convenient after hours drop off as well. Support the local guys.” - Andre Slade
We here at Shore Rentals are concerned that our drivers are adequately prepared for driving in New Zealand. There may be differences between road conditions here and in your home country. To that end, we have compiled some basic information to help make your experience as safe as it is memorable.
New Zealand drives on the left hand side of the road. Additionally, the driver sits in the front right seat. So, when in a car, the centre line is always on the right side of the car. On multi-lane motorways, slower traffic should always use the far left lane, unless passing. Most roads in New Zealand are two-lanes sharing a single carriageway, meaning there is no barrier between your car and oncoming traffic. Always stay on the left and do not attempt to cross the centre line.
In accordance with New Zealand law, everyone travelling in a vehicle, both front and back seats, must use a seatbelt or approved child restraint.
The maximum speed limit on open road is 100 kilometres per hour. Within cities and towns, the maximum is usually 50 kilometres per hour or less. There are exceptions, so always be alert for road signs indicating the maximum allowable speed. Speed cameras are located throughout the country and are often placed in unmarked vehicles. New Zealand Police operate on a low tolerance approach to speeding drivers. Note that if caught speeding in a rental car you are responsible for any fines or administrative charges incurred.
A driver may only use a mobile phone to make, receive, or terminate a telephone call if the phone does not require the driver to hold or manipulate it to make, receive, or terminate the call. For example, if you have a hands-free kit. The only exception is if the driver is using the phone to make an emergency call.
New Zealand roads traverse many different types of terrain. This can be treacherous to those unaccustomed to country roads or in certain weather conditions. Always be cautious, drive to the conditions, and reduce speed when necessary.
Car rental in the North Shore enables you to explore this wide region in your own pace. And if you’re heading North, why not stay out of the city rush of Auckland and stop by at our Takapuna branch to pick up your rental car. With so many things to do and see around the North Shore, it’s not always easy to decide where to start. We’ll give you a warm welcome, a great value car hire and are happy to share our local insider tips about the beautiful area. Click here to get more info about Takapuna and our recommended trips from there. Learn more about our options for car rental North Shore, NZ, or book your car online with Shore Rentals today.