•  115 Beach Road, Auckland
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About Us

With over 31 years in operation, this Kiwi owned and operated, Auckland, NZ, rental car service know what you are looking for when it comes to finding the right car for the trip. Searching for cheap car rentals in Auckland? At Alternative Rental Car Hire, we ensure that our customers can rent a car at an affordable price with minimum fuss, bother or lengthy forms to fill out! We are regularly told that we are the friendliest and easiest rental car company to deal with. So, whether you’re looking for budget car rental in Auckland, or something a little more luxurious, our range of vehicles and van rentals in Auckland, means you’re sure to find the right vehicle for your spectacular New Zealand road trip at a great price.

At Alternate Rental Cars, our customers also enjoy peace of mind and can rest assured that our Auckland rentals are maintained to the highest standard to ensure passenger safety.


Open 7 days a week (closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day), all our vehicles are specifically maintained by our own dedicated mechanic so every vehicle stays running like clockwork and most importantly, ensures the safety of all our customers. Since we look after our own vehicles we can lower our car rental Auckland costs thus passing those savings on to you via our competitive rates in Auckland.
We have a variety of car rentals in Auckland, New Zealand for you to choose from. From economy car rental, to luxury cars, vans, MPVs or people movers, we provide a range of options for exploring the great New Zealand wilderness.

After 31 years in the business, we understand that hidden costs can sour the enjoyment of a good car hire. So we hold to a “what you see is what you get” policy. This means no hidden charges on our New Zealand rentals, and the vehicle you select when you book…is what you’ll be driving.



  • Make your dollar and holiday go further with Alternative Rental Cars NZ.
  • Conveniently located car rental in Auckland City! Perfect for the traveller looking for a cheap car in NZ with a superior standard of vehicle quality and customer care.
  • Our aim is to provide you with a safe, comfortable, economical vehicle.
  • Kiwi-owned and operated for 31 years.
  • If you are not sure what car you need, we will be happy to match a vehicle to your requirements – whether you’re looking to travel in high style, or if you’re looking for budget car rentals, we’ll have something to suit.
  • Being Kiwis we know the best places to go if you need some ideas just ask, we are happy to help show off our country.
  • All vehicles maintained on site by our own dedicated mechanic.
  • Have your picture taken in our 1929 Austin 7. Your friends back home won’t believe your rental car in New Zealand!