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Akaroa Return Shuttle from Christchurch

Akaroa Return Shuttle from Christchurch
Duration:
90 minutes
From:
USD 37.13
Direct shuttle between Christchurch and Akaroa. First shuttle out of Christchurch each day. Coincides with Akaroa activities such as Harbor Cruises, Swimming with the Dolphins and Farm visits.

Full-Day Alpine Safari 4WD tour including TranzAlpine Train from Christchurch

Full-Day Alpine Safari 4WD tour including TranzAlpine Train from Christchurch
Duration:
9 hours 30 minutes
From:
USD 315.64
The Alpine Safari Tour is an all-inclusive full-day tour which includes a scenic four-wheel drive adventure, a thrilling jet boat ride, a short nature walk, a Kiwi style barbecue lunch and a return journey from Arthurs Pass to Christchurch on the world famous TranzAlpine Train.

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Christchurch Airport (CHC) Car Rental


Welcome to the car rental Christchurch Airport information page with information on Christchurch Airport car rental options, including which side do you drive on, transmission types, local Christchurch driving stress, licences, and more. You may also compare your Christchurch Airport car rental options and search for the best available Christchurch car rental rates in the search box below.


Christchurch Airport Car Rental Advice & Driving Tips




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Christchurch Airport Car Rental Desk Locations

All Christchurch Airport car hire offices are located within the airport building.  This also includes some of the more popular Christchurch Airport car rental backpacker companies.


Christchurch Airport Car Rental Companies

Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty, Backpacker Campervans Britz Campervans Explore More Rentals Maui Rentals ... plus several more local companies


Christchurch Driving Information


 
Driving is on the left side of the road.


 
Christchurch Airport rental cars may be either automatic OR manual transmission. Make sure to verify when booking if you are not comfortable with a manual transmission.


 
Your local drivers' licence is required.


An International Drivers' Permit (or IDP) may be required, especially if your local drivers' licence is in a language other than the local language (you may inquire when you pick up your car).


 
Christchurch Driving Stress Level: 3/10

Driving in and around Christchurch is fairly easy going and does not present any major concerns.


Be aware of the 'right-hand' rule that requires drivers to give way or yield to turning traffic on their right when they are making a turn. This rule is exclusive to New Zealand and will be explained by the rental agent. This rule is currently under review, so please make sure to ask when you pick up your car.


 


Christchurch Airport Car Rental Recommendations


 
IHateTaxis.com recommends a Christchurch Airport car rental.

A rental car enables you to conveniently get out and explore the South Island using Christchurch as a base.



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Last Updated: 28 Mar 2017