Anzed Rentals



281 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

1 Rental Cars

2 Christchurch




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.






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Simone Little's avatar

Simone Little

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Great customer service.

Reviewed 4 days ago

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Albert Kincl

Ranking: 10/10

It was absolutely awesome experience with ANZED rental company! Vaughan (I guess the owner) was friendly, helpful and really kind. He didnt want any deposit or credit card. He just simply rented us a car as it should be. Car was clean and everything worked well! The price was 3x lower than in other companies (where you have to leave a huge deposit) and car was excellent! We got plenty of traveling tips and even drop off to hostel after returning the car. Before our trip I was looking for a car and comparing prices at least for 3 hours and then finally found the ANZED! Thank you and I really recommend this company. Thanks Vaughan and best wishes to your company!

Reviewed 6 days ago

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Ranking: 10/10

We had a really nice time with car from Anzed Rentals in NZ's south island. The owner Vaughan was friendly, went us through all strange thing of driving in NZ and shared with us some tips what to see. Car (Nissan Tiida) had no problems, good and easy going vehicle.

Reviewed 7 days ago and experienced in November 2018

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David b

Ranking: 10/10

Definitely recommend this hire company, great affordable rates, car was perfect, served us well on our road trip through the mountains and around the west coast. Also the staff are very friendly and helpful, will be going back again next time I need to rent a car!

Reviewed 10 days ago

Anzed Rentals responds:

Thank you for the kind words David, it was great to meet you and Kate, I trust your time in New Zealand continues to go well and I look forward to assisting you in the future.

Cindy Mah's avatar

Cindy Mah


Ranking: 10/10

Anzed cars are reliable and the service is trustworthy. This is the 4th time we hired their service. What more can I say?😁

Reviewed about 1 month ago and experienced in October 2018

Anzed Rentals responds:

Thank you for your kind words Cindy, it was lovely to see you back, and I look forward to seeing you again sometime.

Paul Jones's avatar

Paul Jones


Ranking: 10/10

This is what I hoped for and this is what I got.
a) picked up at hotel by friendly down to earth hire car company owner, Vaughan.
b) short, sweet run down, humorous banter, set off on 19 day South Island road trip brimming full of confidence with the low down from Vaughan.
c) Subaru Wagon ran like new, never missed beat. Auto/manual set up is a dream for NZ roads.
d) Received emails from time to time from Vaughan about any adverse conditions we may encounter.
e) after 19 days of one of the best holidays we have had, drove into rental site to a welcoming greeting from Vaughan. He then gave us a lift to our hotel in the Christchurch CBD.
Entire experience? PERFECT!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Anzed Rentals responds:

Thank you for your kind words Paul, that is my aim, personal service, and the best Kiwi Experience possible. It was lovely meeting you and Judy and so pleased you had great weather.

Colin Miller's avatar

Colin Miller

Ranking: 10/10

Hired a car from ANZED in Sept '18 for a 12 day drive around the South Island. Great company to deal with. The car, whilst not new, was in great working order, and did the job very competently. Vaughan, the owner of ANZED was helpful in any way possible. He picked us up from the airport, then took us to his office & sat down with us for about half an hour giving me very valuable advice for our upcoming adventure. I had an ipod that I was keen to use in the car for our long drives, and he went to a lot of trouble to make sure it connected to the car's audio system. He also provided us with a mobile phone, and an esky, both free of charge. At the end of our trip, we took the car back to the ANZED office, and Vaughan then dropped us at the airport. Great service indeed, couldn't ask for more. Much better than the impersonal service you receive from the larger companies. I totally recommend you give ANZED a try if you intend to hire a car in New Zealand.

Reviewed 3 months ago

Anzed Rentals responds:

Thank you Colin, it was a pleasure meeting you both.

Brent McKay's avatar

Brent McKay

Ranking: 9/10

Quick trip over from Australia,
Anzed had us picked up on arrival to Christchurch and had everything sorted with hire within half hour.
Vaughan supplied a GPS to help us get around which was great.
Car was perfect for requirements, well presented and maintained.
Great experience, I will definitely use Anzed Rentals for any future trips home.
Well done Vaughan and Jillian, I suspect this enterprise will be very successful.

Reviewed 3 months ago and experienced in July 2018

Patrick Campos's avatar

Patrick Campos


Ranking: 10/10

Overall, I would say that my experience with Anzed Rentals was very memorable and great. Having a human element definitely makes things better. No need to think twice before recommending Anzed to others.

Starting with the rental inquiry, Vaughan and his wife already proactively reaches out to their customer. This time, as it was our first time going to NZ, we definitely bombarded them with questions from what car to actually get, how about additional drivers, the need for snow chains, any other suggested places to go, etc.. Here Vaughan was very accommodating and always responds in a timely manner. Already from this interaction we can already see the level of service that they provide and so we are sold to continue with our car rental with Anzed.

For the SUV we got the Jeep Compass, we were fetched from the airport by Mary, since Vaughan was a on a trip during that time, then we went to their garage to have the documents arranged. During this time we were offered again if we want to take any of the stuff that they let the renters borrow like chillers, bottles, rice cooker, etc. Of course we got the chiller for food storage to be used for the daily driving to be done. Giving the car back was easy as well as Vaughan went to the place we were staying even though it is already around 9pm on a weekend to pick up the car, also here I mentioned that we would like to get a smaller car after one day which he already arranged for us.

For the small car we got the Mazda Demio, we again were fetched from the place we were staying which I believe is already quite far, then arrange the documents back at their garage. He also took us around the city for a bit telling the story of what happened during the big earthquakes. When returning the car, we just drove it back to the garage then Vaughan drove us to the airport.

The cars we got, albeit not the latest or fancy, are very well maintained and was pleasure to drive along the nice roads through the South Island. Till next time!!

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Christian Knigge's avatar

Christian Knigge

Ranking: 10/10

My wife and I spent 4 months in New Zealand in the first half of 2018, since I was able to visit the University of Canterbury for a semester under their Erskine Fellowship programme. We were keen to have an inexpensive, but clean and reliable rental car for the entire period. Since this was going to be a significant investment, we did a lot of internet research and found that Anzed Rentals had not just the best prices for long-term rentals, but also by far the best customer reviews of any car rental company. We therefore decided to go with them, and we were not disappointed.

From the off, Vaughan was excellent in all of his communications with us, responding very promptly and helpfully to email enquiries. We spent most of our time living in Christchurch, but also went on two extended road trips. The first, longer one was a 2.5-week tour around the South Island. The car we had settled on as ideal for Christchurch was an older model Nissan Demio. However, we were a little concerned about using this for our long road trip, since the boot space in this car has no cover, so our suitcases would be visible. When we mentioned this, Vaughan offered to let us us a different (more expensive) car with a covered boot for the trip, at no extra cost! He also offered to provide camping gear etc for our trip (again, all for free), and was fantastic in picking us up from the airport on arrival and dropping us off there again on the day of our departure. On top of this, he came into the office especially for us early on a Saturday at the beginning of our second road trip, in order to make sure we had snow chains and knew how to use them.

The bottom line is that we can't recommend Anzed highly enough. They really are fantastic -- they offer brilliant value for money, and their customer service is in a completely different league from your standard large-chain car rental companies. We'll definitely use them again if we return to NZ.

Reviewed 8 months ago

Anzed Rentals responds:

Thank you so much for your review and kind words Christian, it was lovely to meet you both, a pleasure to meet your needs and assist you to enjoy our beautiful country. I am so pleased you will have fond memories of your time here and do look forward to meeting you again one day. We also look forward to meeting family and friends as they come to 'Middle Earth' and experience the difference.
Go Well

Emma Markwell's avatar

Emma Markwell

Ranking: 10/10

The best car hire experience I've ever had. As well as a great car and no insurance issues, Vaughan threw in a thermos and chilly bin (esky/cooler)! Vaughan also gave great travel advice, and I visited several great places not on my original plan thanks to his tips.
I also hired some camping gear from Anzed, which made the trip pretty easy too. Thanks so much, I can't recommend you highly enough.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Nell B's avatar

Nell B

Ranking: 10/10

Anzed Rentals was the perfect choice for us. They delivered very personal service from first contact until they dropped us off at our airport hotel in Christchurch! They were easy to contact and communicate with both prior to and during our trip. They even provided links to "driving in New Zealand" rules and tips to prepare us for the driving on the left-hand side of the road experience! Beach chairs and a cooler were also included. We found them accommodating, pleasant and helpful. We had a 2009 Subaru Outback station wagon which was a good model both for hauling gear, and for driving on the winding roads. Highly recommended!

Reviewed 11 months ago

Bruce's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Excellent service and a great car (AWD Subaru Legacy) . Many thanks to Vaughan for going beyond the expected and helping with advice and equipment for a camping based tour. If you want personal service and excellent vehicles look no further.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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.

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