Anzed Rentals



311 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

1 Rental Cars

3 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.


Feature Value Info


South IslandCanterburyChristchurch


  • Rental Cars

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 311.

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 7 days 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,

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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 15 days 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

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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 about 1 month 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's avatar

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 about 1 month 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 2 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 3 months ago

Anzed Rentals responds:

Thank you Peter, always a pleasure!

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 3 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 5 months ago

SiSi Arsianti's avatar

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 6 months ago

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peter Mayfield's avatar

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 9 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.

Josephine Heath's avatar

Josephine Heath

Ranking: 10/10

During our 6 week trip to New Zealand we rented cars from three different places. Anzed was FAR superior to the others. If you're reading this, let me tell you, rent a car from this place. Not only will you be supporting a small/locally-owned business, but the customer service is personal, genuine, and top tier. Vaughn wants you to have a good time and goes out of his way to ensure that you do. The peace of mind we had while driving one of his cars allowed us to forget that we were in a rental car and to enjoy the country. It was reliable and spotlessly clean. We were given a chilly bin (cooler/ice box) when we picked the car up and that allowed us to keep snacks from melting in the summer heat. He gave us two camp chairs which we used frequently. I contacted him via email once or twice when we were on the road and borrowed some of his local knowledge. I just can't even begin to say enough good things about Vaughn and Anzed. This is who I will use if I have the chance to return to New Zealand. You won't be disappointed.

Reviewed 10 months ago and experienced in February 2019

Anzed Rentals responds:

Thank you Josie, it was lovely to meet you both and I am so pleased that you had a great time. I believe New Zealand is a special place and I desire to help others experience it, and see the New Zealand I know. You will always be welcome back here Josie.
All the best,

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Uwe De Poortere's avatar

Uwe De Poortere

Ranking: 10/10

What can I say?
This is how all rental car companies should be like?
From the start (writing the email, enquiry of price, other questions) to the finish (returning the car) everything was handled correctly with fast response.
Vaughan clearly just wants to give his customers a good experience.
He came to pick us up from our hostel with our car and dropped us off again at the bus station in Christchurch after we did return the car.
All with a positive attitude.
If I would come back to NZ (I sure hope so) then I definitly would look at Anzed rentals for renting a car again.

Reviewed 10 months ago

Anzed Rentals responds:

Thank you Uwe for your kind words, it was so nice to meet you and Evi, and hear about your wonderful adventures. All the best with your North Island leg of your tour, I look forward to seeing some more wonderful Photos. Vaughan

Shunli's avatar


Ranking: 1/10

Looks good at first. However, a bit dodgy at charging some extra fee. Be careful with the oil gauge which could be adjusted, so that it looks full but actually not when you get the car. When you return, the owner would require to full fill the tank, and then the oil meter is actually beyond the full mark. Dishonest behavior.

Reviewed 10 months ago

Anzed Rentals responds:

It is sad to see this review, as it tells us someone has left New Zealand less than 100% happy. Our goal is always that all our customers have a wonderful experience of New Zealand, and we don’t take it lightly that we are often one of the first, and last, experiences of New Zealand a visitor has.

I hear your concerns about the added after hours drop off fee, this is one of the few additional fees we have.

We are sorry that you feel it was unreasonable to charge you more to meet you at 4am than at the agreed 8pm time, but we do not think that $25 per hour for this service was unrealistic.

The fee is clearly stated and:
1. Was discussed prior to this rental,
2. Was covered in the confirmation email,
3. Was discussed again at the time of pick up
4. Is set out in the agreement,and
5. In the booking module the fee for after hours service is also optioned.

Our fuel policy is also quite clear, please return it full, like most rental companies you pick up the car full of fuel and drop it off full, as long as it reads full on the gauge this is fine.

We have never tampered with a gauge (and find the suggestion of dishonesty offensive), simply when a car comes back with just over half a tank of fuel someone has to fill it, and this was your responsibility.

Most companies would treat this as an opportunity to charge your credit card to refill the car plus adding an 'admission fee' This is not our style, I am sorry if this was not appreciated on this occasion.

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