Drive Safe

Apex Car Rentals is committed to ensuring you have a safe and enjoyable driving holiday in New Zealand. Make sure to read over our safe driving in New Zealand page.

Supports various payment types

Apex is pleased to accept UnionPay credit card payments or AliPay and WeChat Pay mobile payments at all rental locations in New Zealand. Choose Apex for your car rental and use a secure and convenient payment solution you can trust. Pay at the counter with UnionPay, AliPay or WeChat Pay.

10-15% discount for UnionPay card

Apex Car Rentals accepts Union Pay credit cards at all New Zealand's and Australia's depots. Now book with UnionPay card to enjoy 10-15% off the daily car rental price. UnionPay cardholders please select your card type from the following page to enjoy the discount.

Apex Car Rentals Driving Holidays and Drive Safe

The best way to see a country is by renting a car and taking a self-drive holiday. You can explore at your own pace and discover beautiful scenery, local secrets, exciting adventures, and fabulous restaurants & nightlife.

The following travel tips can help you make the most of your self-drive holiday and prepare you for driving in a foreign country.

Rest Before Driving

If you are arriving on a long-haul flight from China, we recommend you stay overnight in that destination. That will ensure you are fresh and ready for the drive ahead.

Refuel Regularly

It seems obvious, but it is easy to forget. When on a driving holiday, regularly fill up at petrol stations or service stations. This is especially important when travelling to remote areas, where there may be limited opportunities to refuel.

Get the Right Apex Rental Car

Choosing the right vehicle for your holiday is important. If you are driving long distances, then a larger car or 4WD will provide extra space and comfort, making travel more relaxing and enjoyable. View all Apex Rental Cars.

Take Regular Breaks

It is easy to underestimate driving times. Take plenty of breaks and give yourself additional travel time to rest, eat, and stretch your legs. Plan to drive for only 1 - 2 hours at a time to break up your journey and for no more than 4-6 hours per day.

Food & Drinks

Plan your journey each day and ensure you have plenty of food and drinks with you. That way you can snack on the go, or stop for a break at an attraction, town, or scenic spot along the way.

Phone Chargers & Speaker Cable

Take a USB phone charger to plug into the car, so your phone is always fully charged. You never know when you might need to call for help, or take that memorable selfie. Also, carry a speaker cable to plug your phone into the auxiliary connection, so you can listen to your favourite music.

Take your own journey with Apex Car Rentals and experience the best way to travel.

  • No Airport Location Fees
  • No Booking Fees
  • No Vehicle Registration Recovery Fees
  • No Credit Card Processing Fees
  • No Extra Driver Fees
  • No Under 25yr Driver Surcharges