Anzed Rentals



314 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

2 Rental Cars

10 Christchurch


X-Trail Oreti Beach -"Burt Munro & World fastest Indian"
2.4L 8 seater - for larger groups or more space
1.5L Auto Nissan Tiida Latio - surprisingly spacious
Mazda Alexa, Smooth compact, Automatic
2L Auto Nissan Bluebird Sylphy
Lexus ES300, 10 airbags, stability & cruise controls, etc
Melting snow adds a shine to the 1.3L Hatch
Prenium SUV, X-Trail the World's Favourite SUV, with Leather
Hyundai iMax - Premium People Mover 8 seats
Mazda Demio, economy!! 1.3-5L Auto
AWD Subaru Wagon / Estate, versitility and comfort


Voted New Zealand's best Rental Car Company for the past 5 years, and counting. Check out the reviews on Rankers.

We are possibly the most highly recommended rental car company in NZ. Well over half of our business comes from returning customers, their friends and family.

Due to the time we spend on each rental - making sure our cars are maintained and presented to the highest of standards (for example even treating all glass surface with water repellent) We do all we can to make sure you have a stress free visit to New Zealand. We usually have a minimum rental period of 7 days (and can be more during summer and over the Christmas Holidays). Exception is of course made for our regulars.

We are based in Christchurch and mainly do Christchurch to Christchurch rentals. Although can help with one way rentals, with pick up or return to other locations.

We do our best to help make your holiday a fantastic one. We provide without charge, free rental of NZ mobile phones, NZ SIM cards (data capable), plenty of maps, tourist brochures, child seats and many other items. In winter, we have snow chains and ski/snowboard racks for a fixed per rental charge and will even demonstrate how they work. We even do Rice cookers. Think of me as your Local here in New Zealand, if there is something you would like just ask, I'll see what I can do.

In addition to renting out GPS navigation devices, we were one of the very first companies in NZ renting out mobile internet devices (for those who need internet connection wherever they are, even in the car). These devices act as personal WiFi Hotspots wherever there is mobile phone reception. We charge a small rental charge and whatever the phone company charge for the data you desire.

Another handy option visitors fine helpful is our camping gear. From complementary Chilly Bins, (Eski or cooler bin) and chairs to sit and enjoy the scenery or the stars, to tents, cooking gear and plastic tubs. Saving you the expense and inconvenience of buying your own, and not to mention more plastic winding up in the land fill when you leave for home.

We look forward to hearing from you. Pop over tot he website to check out these offers and many more.


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South IslandCanterburyChristchurch


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Business Times

We are open 7 days a week but only by appointment during weekends. Weekdays are generally 8.30am to 5pm with after hours by appointment only.






Showing 13 reviews of 314.

Sue Wood's avatar

Sue Wood

Ranking: 10/10

I researched car hire companies very carefully (because of previous poor experiences), and am SO pleased I chose Anzed.
Vaughan's service was everything he promised - and more.
The Mazda hatchback was perfect for our needs, and a joy to drive. But the main things were the personal touches.
Pick-up at Christchurch was very efficient, and Vaughan made sure we knew the important things about driving in NZ, as well as the best places to get good pies.
Little extras (vacuum flask) much appreciated.
And when we returned the car, Vaughan drove us to our accommodation.
I can't recommend Anzed highly enough! And do hope I'll be visiting New Zealand again.

Reviewed 28 days ago

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shelley munro

Ranking: 10/10

OMG we loved Anzed Rentals!! After a LOT of time spent investigating NZ car rentals we went with Anzed largely due to the consistently high ratings/reviews - and we weren’t disappointed. As promised it was so seamless. We were promptly picked up
at the Christchurch airport / the paperwork was done promptly at the agreed upon price / the Nissan sedan ran beautifully, was economical on gas, and had ample room for our luggage. Before we left we were given maps and were offered and accepted camp chairs, a cooler and cold pack, and the cables needed to charge our I Phones. What the heck we were thinking.... this is unheard of ... and all at no charge. At the end of our NZ visit and after more than 2000 km we returned the car and were driven to the airport to catch our flight. No extra charges...just a pleasant experience all round.
Look no further if you’re needing a rental in New Zealand!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Bob MacRae

Ranking: 10/10

We rented a car from Vaughan in early December for 18 days to tour the South Island. We were picked up at our hotel and given a thorough presentation on New Zealand driving, specific suggestions about what to see and do and did not leave without camp chairs, an umbrella and a bluetooth device to help with Google Maps. By the time we left, Vaughan seemed more like a friend than anything else. The price was as good or better than anywhere else and the car was in excellent condition.We did not worry once about the car rental process and focused on enjoying New Zealand.During our trip, he emailed us to make sure all was well and we had not been impacted by road closures.When we returned the car, he drove us to the airport.

We have rented cars in several countries and have never even remotely experienced this level of service. This is a locally owned business where service matters and the commitment to do so infuses every thing they do. Do not think of any other company to patronize when thinking of a car rental in New Zealand. You will receive personalized service, a fair price and not have to think about anything else but enjoying New Zealand.

Reviewed 2 months ago

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Chiara C.'s avatar

Chiara C.

Ranking: 10/10

I spent a few weeks on a road trip in the South Island and before picking up a car rental company I did a lot of research. From online reviews, it looked like all major car rental (both locals and international ones) had one main issue: customers complained about the car breaking down or having some issues at some point along the travel. And that honestly is a nightmare!
So I opted for Anzed Rental Cars because it had great reviews.
Vaughan, the owner, is one of the most helpful and detail-oriented guys I've found in New Zealand. Coming from Europe it was unusual for us driving on the left. Vaughan dedicated us almost 2 hours when we arrived to explain to us how car driving is different there and he gave us so much priceless advice.
The car he gave us never had any single issue! I couldn't have been more happy with my car rental.
I wish I could find a "Vaughan" everyone I hire a car!!

Reviewed 3 months ago

Anzed Rentals responds:

Chiara it is such a delight to have customers like you and Dalle. I must have the best job in the world, I certainly meet the best people. I loved hearing you passion for what you had experienced in New Zealand.
All the best for your next adventure,

Allister Nielsen's avatar

Allister Nielsen

Ranking: 10/10

Where do I begin. Vaughan is an awesome guy. Due to health issues we had to book a car last minute. Vaughan sorted out a car for us over WhatsApp at an extremely reasonable price. He collected us from the airport himself in the car and put in the car seat for our son before sending us on our way. The car suited our needs perfectly as we had to travel quite a lot up and down mountain passes which it handled with ease. When we dropped off the car Vaughan was busy with a client but as we were in a rush to get to the airport his mum took us over (great to see a real family business). Once he was free he sent us a message to check everything had been ok with the car and to wish us a great return flight. I really can recommend Vaughan and Anzed car hire to anyone.

Reviewed 3 months ago

Anzed Rentals responds:

Thank you Allister for your Kind review, I was so pleased I could assist in you Surprise visit,
All the best

Paul Howison's avatar

Paul Howison

Ranking: 10/10

We had an unexpected visit to Christchurch due to a family emergency. Vaughan was able to provide us with a rental car at very short notice and extended the rental period when we needed more days. The level of service was outstanding and Vaughan was even happy to drop us off at our accommodation when we returned our vehicle. I cannot recommend ANZED Rentals highly enough.

Reviewed 3 months ago

Anzed Rentals responds:

Thank you Paul for your kind words, it so nice meeting you and Holly and being able to assist you was our pleasure, I look forward to meeting you on your next visit. All the best.

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Cheng Thean LEE

Ranking: 10/10

I toured South Island for 2 weeks with my family and chose Anzed Rentals because it was competitively priced and had great reviews. I will add my endorsement towards all those positive reviews as Vaughan is a genuinely nice bloke to deal with. From the moment I contacted him from Malaysia via email until he dropped us off at our motel at the end of our trip, he had made sure that my queries and concerns were looked into.
The ride we had reserved was the Mazda Axela which was supposed to be about 5 years old but unfortunately due to a cock-up we were offered other models as an upgrade without extra cost. We settled on a 15 year old Lexus ES 300 (3 liter). Though it was showing its age, it was still a good, reliable and clean car to drive around South Island's roads and mountain passes. It had enough power to tackle the steep mountain passes and braking/engine compression power to safely slow down the vehicle when going downhill with much dignity. I would expect the 2 liter Mazda to be noisier due to its lower engine capacity. Apart from some minor niggles, we have absolutely no issues with the Lexus and on hindsight, it was probably a better ride to tackle the rural roads of South Island. Fuel economy was a concern but upon top up at the last gas station, I worked out the consumption to be 9.25 liters per 100 km. Pretty respectable for so much high power driving on the mountain passes and valleys.
Throughout our journey, Vaughan kept in touch, especially when we had a scare after the floods washed out all 3 road links between Christchurch and the Mt Cook region where we were at. This was 3 days before we were scheduled to fly off from Christchurch. It was comforting to know that we had a local to advise us of the situation and offer alternatives.
All previous reviews were spot-on in saying that Vaughan spends more time with you prepping for the journey which is in contrast to renting from the usual international car rental companies. I fully recommend!

Reviewed 3 months ago

Anzed Rentals responds:

Thank you Thean, it was a delight to meet you and your family, thank you for your gracious words, yes the Lexus are well loved and often requested, we have now updated this models for the 2020 season and have had great reviews of the new model also.
It was a really blessing to have you as a customer I am so fortunate at ANZED, I seem to get the best customers.

Cat Chen's avatar

Cat Chen

Ranking: 10/10

We had a great experience renting from Vaughan at ANZED rentals. The price was by far the best of all the rental companies we checked out and the service was impeccable - pick up and drop off at the airport. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting NZ.

Reviewed 4 months ago

Anzed Rentals responds:

Thank you Cat.

Peter Allen's avatar

Peter Allen

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

I choose Anzed Rentals every time. I come to Christchurch regularly on business, and Vaughan gives me a fantastic, fast pick-up and drop-off service in the car I'm renting. His service always surprises me, because you don't expect the personal touch and going the extra mile in a busy rental car company. I have found Anzed Rentals to be trustworthy and I always get a quality car at a great price.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Anzed Rentals responds:

Thank you Peter, always a pleasure!

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Kym Young's avatar

Kym Young

Ranking: 10/10

I rented a car from ANZED Rentals while on a trip to Christchurch for a special event I was attending. The customer service was exceptional and I really appreciated being picked up and dropped back off at the airport as part of their service. Vaughan and Charlotte were an absolute pleasure to deal with.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Anzed Rentals responds:

Thank you Kym, it was lovely to meet you and I look forward to seeing you again the next time you visit.

Ben's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Very friendly and flexible service from Vaughan. If you’re after great service at a fair price then ANZED are for you.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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SiSi Arsianti


Ranking: 10/10

Vaughan was very communicative and helpful from the moment I contacted him to hire a car. On the day, he picked us up on time, gave a thorough briefing to my husband who was going to drive the car on NZ's traffic regulations, and roads. He sent driving tips in advance, too, so my hubby knew what to expect. We hired the premium SUV which was everything we could hope for. The car was prefect! My friends who also hired cars from other providers complained about their windshields getting foggy, but we didn't have that problem at all. Our family of 5 had a fun adventure exploring the South Island with plenty of space in the back for our luggages. Dropping off the car back was a breeze although Vaughan himself was unavailable at the time, we were helped by his friend Michael who was very friendly to us. All and all our first NZ road trip experience was wonderful thanks to this local and professional provider. Thanks Vaughan! All the best to you.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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peter Mayfield


Ranking: 10/10

Vaughan and his team were extremely helpful, especially in assisting us with after hours pick up and drop off. They provided us with a very reliable and comfortable vehicle for our stay in New Zealand, would definitely recommend them.

Reviewed 11 months ago

Anzed Rentals responds:

Thank you Peter, it was so nice meeting you and Robyn. I am very pleased you had such a great adventure, and free of any car dramas. Thank you for your recommendation.

Rankers works with a local (NZ owned) car rental booking agent, so our customers receive the best service, at the best price.

Simply enter your details and choose the best quote from major car rental companies in NZ.

No booking fees, lowest price guarantee and Rankers will be with you all the way with our own local advice.

Rental Cars bookings…  Compare and Book Rental Cars  … best service, best price!