Special Offers New Zealand
  • Get a 2-for-1 Cardrona Lift Pass

    Get a 2-for-1 Cardrona Lift Pass

    Special Ski Offer
  • Save $80 Rent 5+ Days

    Save $80 Rent 5+ Days

    Special Offer
  • Get $30 Off a 2+ Day Weekend Rental

    Get $30 Off a 2+ Day Weekend Rental

    Special offer
  • Save $40 on a 3+ day rental

    Save $40 on a 3+ day rental

    Special Offer
  • Wellington to Hamilton Relocation

    Wellington to Hamilton Relocation

    One-Way Special Offer
  • Wellington to Auckland Relocation

    Wellington to Auckland Relocation

    One-Way Special Offer
  • Get $100 off a 8+ day rental

    Get $100 off a 8+ day rental

    Special Offer
  • Air New Zealand Airpoints™

    Air New Zealand Airpoints™

    Earn Airpoints Dollars™ through Budget
Selected Special Offer

Get a 2-for-1 Cardrona Lift Pass

Special Ski Offer

Rent for 1+ day from Queenstown or Christchurch and receive a 2 for 1 Cardrona Lift Pass

This special offer is available for bookings made between 1 June – 31 August with travel up until 2 October, 2016.

Offer is available with Sub Compact Manual, Compact Manual, Compact Auto, Intermediate, Full Size, Sportswagon, Full Size Wagon and Intermediate 4WD vehicles only, subject to availability.

To take advantage of this special offer, please use coupon number MPNZ147 on your reservation.

New Zealand Fly Buys members earn one Fly Buys point for every $20 spent on rental charges or earn 2.5 Air New Zealand Airpoints dollars for every rental day.*


  • Coupon number MPNZ147 must be quoted at time of booking or rental.
  • Offer is available on A, B, C,D, E, F, H and P vehicle groups only, subject to availability.
  • Offer only available at Queenstown and Christchurch locations.
  • Offer not available on corporate, travel industry, net and non-discountable rates.
  • May not be used in conjunction with any other promotional, coupon or discounted offer.
  • Renters only qualify to earn points with one Budget affiliated loyalty programme per rental.
  • Offer is not transferable and not refundable.
  • Budget standard age, credit and driver requirements apply.
  • Offer applies to rentals commencing before 2 October, 2016.
  • Minimum rental of one day is required.
  • Blackout dates: 1 July - 30 July, 2016
  • An advance reservation is required.
  • Standard Budget New Zealand Rental Terms and Conditions apply.
  • All prices exclude GST.
  • For further details, please contact Budget Rent a Car on 0800 283 438.

Cardrona 2-for-1 Voucher redemption:

  • The 2-for-1 Cardrona Lift Pass voucher will be issued at time of rental and is available with rentals departing Budget Queenstown or Christchurch branches only.
  • The voucher is valid for redemption between 11th-30th June 2016 and 1st August-9th October 2016 (snow and weather permitting).
  • A maximum of 1000 vouchers will be made available.
  • Purchase a single day adult lift pass at Cardrona Alpine Resort and receive another adult single day lift pass for free.
  • The FREE lift pass is valued at $103 and cannot be onsold, returned or exchanged for cash.
  • The offer is available to Budget customers and is limited to one per active Budget Rental Agreement, and can only be used while the vehicle is being rented with Budget.
  • This promotional offer can be withdrawn at any time and without notice.
  • To take advantage of this offer:
    • You will be issued with a Budget 2-for-1 Cardrona Lift Pass voucher when picking up your vehicle.
    • Complete the voucher with the required details (rental agreement number and licence plate number), which can be located on your Budget rental agreement.
    • Present this voucher along with your Budget Rental Agreement and Key Tag at one of the following Cardrona Ticket Offices to redeem: Cnr Shotover Street and Rees, Queenstown; 20 Helwick Street, Wanaka; or Cardrona Alpine Resort.
  • If you arrive at the ski field without your Budget Rental Agreement, Key Tag and completed 2-for-1 voucher you will be required to purchase a full price lift pass in order to ski. The pass will not be refunded upon later presentation of the Budget Rental Agreement or 2-for-1 voucher.
  • The Cardrona Alpine Resort lift pass is a reloadable, reusable RFID Card. The lift pass is issued to named individuals; a photo will be taken at the time of redemption. You will be identified using your photo every time you access the lifts. Once lift passes are issued they cannot be transferred to another person.
  • Standard Full Day Lift Pass Terms and conditions apply. Please visit www.cardrona.com for further details.

Fly Buys / Frequent Flyer and Points Partners Members:

  • Fly Buys Members earn 1 Fly Buys point for every $20 spent on rental charges.
  • Refer to our Miles and Points Partners section for details and terms for other loyalty programmes.
  • Rental charges do not include airport fees, fuel, insurance, drop-off fees, G.S.T and other miscellaneous charges.
  • Fly Buys / Loyalty points will be awarded on eligible rentals only.
  • Fly Buys / Loyalty points cannot be earned on staff rates, corporate rates, discount promotions, free days, tours or certain travel industry rates.
  • Fly Buys / Loyalty points can be collected when you rent from any Budget location in New Zealand.
  • Only one loyalty points programme may be nominated per rental and the renter name must be the same as the membership name of that particular programme.
  • Fly Buys amd other Frequent Flyer / Loyalty Programme Members must quote their membership number when making a reservation and show their membership card when collecting their vehicle, or at the counter at checkout. (This is not required if the membership number is already linked to your Wizard profile).

GPS Navigation Units:

  • Budget will hold your request for a GPS Navigation Unit with your reservation; however we cannot guarantee availability until rental pickup.
  • Reliability of directions is subject to software provided by the supplier.
  • The Renter is responsible for all costs in the event of lost, stolen or damaged GPS Navigation Units and/or any of its components.
  • The Renter agrees to release and hold Budget blameless for any GPS unit failures.
  • Price displayed above is exclusive of G.S.T.


If you have a Budget Fastbreak or Rapidrez account, please enter your six-character number and surname in this field. Corporate Fastbreak members should also enter there six-character number and surname in this field.

If you're a member of an organisation or company that partners with Budget you may have a one of the following:

  • Direct PIN Number
  • OTTO Number
  • ACTO Number
  • BCN Number
  • BCD Number

Add this number into the field shown to receive your discount.

If you're a member of Air New Zealand Airpoints™, Qantas Frequent Flyer, or FlyBuys New Zealand you may earn points on your rental charges. Select the program you are a member of and enter your membership number and we will automatically credit membership account with the applicable points after your rental has been completed.

If you have a Coupon or Discount Number it can be entered here. The value of the coupon, where applicable, will be reflected in Estimated Total.

Enter your travel agency IATA number or Budget Assigned Number (BAN) in this field.

The minimum age for drivers is 21 years old for all car groups. A Young Driver Surcharge of NZ$25.00 (plus GST) per day per driver will apply to drivers under 25 years of age.

The 'Estimated Total' displayed on your reservation includes; base daily rate, taxes, coupon discounts, and surcharges. Items such as credit/debit card transaction fees and petrol are NOT included in the Estimated Total.

Please Note: The Estimated Total is subject to change based upon exchange rates at the time of rental.

Payment of the rental must be made by credit card and the credit card holder must be present when the vehicle is collected. When you collect your vehicle a pre-authorisation will be made on your credit card for the estimated value of the rental and any applicable security bond. Provided the vehicle is returned undamaged and no additional charges apply (e.g. fuel), the pre-authorisation is cancelled.

Budget accepts American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa.

Debit Cards are accepted provided that the card displays the Visa or Mastercard logo, has been issued by a bank, has the customer's name and card number on the card, and the funds are being debited from a cheque/current account. Prepaid and Reloadable debit cards and gift cards, as well as Travel Cards and EFTPOS cards are not accepted.

Standard Motor Vehicle Insurance (MVI) is mandatory and included in the rate.

Optional Budget Driver & Passenger Protection can be purchased for NZ$28* (plus GST) per day. The purchase of this optional insurance package reduces the renter's liability to NZ$300.00* (plus GST) for all car groups. In addition, Budget Driver & Passenger Protection provides cover for personal injury.

If Budget Driver & Passenger Protection is not purchased, the Renter will be liable for an amount ranging from NZ$3000.00* (plus GST) to NZ$3750.00* (plus GST), depending on the car group rented.

*Applicable to standard leisure rentals; subject to change.

If you are making a corporate reservation using a BCD or Fastbreak number, please check your company's rates and insurance coverage before booking. Standard Motor Vehicle Insurance is mandatory on all Budget leisure rentals, but corporate rates and insurance coverages may differ.

All additional drivers must meet the same minimum age & drivers license requirements as the renter. All additional drivers must be present at the start of the rental. If the additional drivers are not present at time of rental pick-up, they must present themselves to a Budget rental location at their earliest convenience to complete the Additional Driver Form.

Vehicles displayed on the website are for demonstration purposes only. Brands and models may vary by location and all vehicles are subject to availability at the time of rental.

You must present a full and valid, unrestricted, Driver's Licence at the time of rental. Licences issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by an International Driver's Licence.

Budget holds your GPS request with your reservation, however we cannot guarantee availability.

Please Note: If the drop off / return location is not within the same city as the pick-up / renting location, a one-way GPS drop off charge of NZ$50.00 (plus GST) may apply to the rental. This is in addition to any one way charges that may apply for the rental of the vehicle.

One way rentals to non participating locations are subject to availability.

The minimum age is 21 for all car groups. A Young Driver Surcharge of NZ$25.00 (plus GST) per day per driver will apply to drivers under 25 years of age.

Customers wishing to travel between the North and South Islands are not permitted to take Budget rental vehicles on the Inter-island Ferry across Cook Strait.

To allow for this type of inter-island travel Budget has introduced a special rental system called a Multi-Island Hire which creates one continuous rental. If you require a Multi-Island Hire, the following rental conditions apply:

  • For cars there is a minimum of 3 days consecutive rental required in each island (a minimum total rental of 6 days across both islands).
  • If you are traveling more than once between the two islands, the third (and subsequent) rental period has no minimum length of rental requirement.
  • The rental can start and finish at any Budget location in New Zealand (subject to vehicle availability).
  • You can cross between the two islands using the Picton Ferry Terminal and the Wellington Ferry Terminal, or you can fly into cities where Budget is located. Note: this policy only applies if you are traveling to the other island, not to a location within the same island.
  • A maximum of 5 hours is allowed between the drop off of the vehicle in one island and the pick up of the next vehicle.
  • A minimum of 72 hours notice is required of the renter's intention to cross between the North & South islands, if a crossover booking has not been previously made. If not enough notice is given, we cannot guarantee a vehicle will be available on the other side.
  • For all wagons, 4WD's and vans there is a minimum of 5 days consecutive rental required in each island (a minimum total rental of 10 days across both islands).

Please Note: No Budget vehicle is allowed to cross Cook Strait between the North and South Islands. If you take a vehicle across Cook Strait on an Inter-island ferry (i.e. if you pick-up a rental vehicle on one island and leave the vehicle on the other island) without Budget authorisation, you will be charged an automatic relocation fee of NZ$450.00 (incl. GST).

Full Budget Rental Terms & Conditions apply.