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Frequently asked questions
Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC) has plenty of choice just a short commute away. Check out the offers from Avis, Budget, Thrifty Car Rental, Firefly or Economy.
Secure your rental car with Expedia and then pay nothing until the day you collect your vehicle. It’s part of our handy Book Now Pay Later option. Simply hand over a valid credit card and pay in full at the pickup destination. The rental car company will also place a hold on your credit card for the security deposit. Some cheaper rentals may require you to pay upfront — the payment options will be indicated at the time of booking. When you’re ready to step on the gas in Kaiapoi, Expedia will help you find your perfect set of wheels.
We appreciate that flexibility is important. That’s why most prepaid reservations provide a full refund if you notify us a minimum of six hours ahead of pickup. You may want to scan the rental agreement though because there are some exclusions. If the information isn’t there, head to our Customer Service Portal.
Kaiapoi has lots to offer — but there’s so much more to explore farther afield. Get comfortable behind the wheel of a rental car and cruise around the region at your own pace. You’ll want to get to these fantastic spots:
Lake Tekapo is 190 kilometres away and has loads to keep you occupied. For starters, there’s Tekapo Springs, Church of the Good Shepherd and Lake Benmore. Your trickiest decision here will be choosing where to go first!
No Kaiapoi road trip is complete without exploring Kaikoura, around 190 kilometres from Kaiapoi. Stay a day or two to check out Kaikoura Beach, Kaikoura Museum and Fyffe View Ranch Adventure Park before continuing your adventure.
Spend a peaceful day reconnecting with nature at Botanic Gardens. When you’ve had your fill of busy cities, this place is the perfect remedy. It’s around 290 kilometres from Kaiapoi.
With car rental companies to pick from in Kaiapoi, Expedia makes it a cinch to find the perfect set of wheels. And when you combine your rental car, hotel and flights into a package, you can save even more on your entire Kaiapoi getaway. From zippy compacts to full-size sedans and more, Expedia will put you behind the wheel of your next amazing adventure.
Expedia makes it simple to compare prices, offers and rental providers, and to check reviews. Combine your Kaiapoi car rental with flight or hotel bookings and you can make even bigger savings.
The minimum age to rent a vehicle in Kaiapoi is 21. A surcharge for young drivers generally applies, so check before booking and budget for any extra costs. There could also be restrictions on the types of vehicles available to young drivers. For example, some providers will only rent out small to medium-sized cars to less-experienced motorists. Rules vary between providers, so look over the fine print.
While rules can differ between outlets, the essentials are a current driver’s license and a credit card in the same name. You don’t need to take out auto insurance with your rental provider. However, proof of alternative coverage may be required.
Cars drive on the left-hand side of the road in Kaiapoi. This means that the driver’s seat and other controls are also on the opposite side. Allow a little extra time to familiarize yourself with your rental car before taking off.
You sure can. If you have a valid U.S. license, you’re permitted to drive in Kaiapoi. You’re not likely to need an International Driving Permit. That said, they are relatively easy to pick up, so it’d be a good idea to get one anyway.
We looked into prices over the last seven days and found that the lowest daily rate was AU$150. The next best price for rental vehicles in Kaiapoi was a day.
You can rent a car for a month or even longer in Kaiapoi, so go on and extend that holiday! Just enter your trip details into our long-term car rental deals page and book your perfect ride.
If you’re a younger driver looking for a car rental in Kaiapoi, check the policies of the rental companies you’re interested in. Some may rent to drivers under the age of 25 some may not. Surcharges may apply if you’re between 21 and 24 years old. To escape any surprises on pickup, make sure you know if any extra charges apply to you.