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    Car Hire Nelson

    Nelson Car HireNelson is a vibrant coastal city with so much to offer. This region is an earthly paradise where nature lovers, sports enthusiasts, historians and artists will all find inspiration and plenty to do! Full of wide open spaces, beaches, lakes, and crystal blue skies, there is an endless amount of possibility for a unique and memorable trip. Discover New Zealand's unparalleled Golden Bay at your own pace with a hire car in Nelson. Explore all the area's attractions, from the awesome Abel Tasman National Park to the golden beaches that endlessly stretch along the coast. Sample some of the best wine in the world, or take your chances skydiving or paragliding. Dine on speciality seafood along the gorgeous waterfront or among snow-capped peaks. Nelson also boasts a thriving arts community, with more than 350 working artists scattered about the region. No matter what you do, you are sure to have a great time with a car hire in Nelson.

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in Nelson


    Can I hire a car in Nelson if I am under 25?

    In Nelson, if you are between the ages of 21-25 you'll be able to hire a car with no fuss. However, drivers in this age range should expect that they may likely be subject to an additional daily charge commonly called "young driver surcharge." Depending on your car hire supplier, additional fees will vary and in some cases, may not even apply.

    Can I use my licence to drive in New Zealand?

    Most countries around the world allow drivers to drive simply utilising their domestic license. Although some car hire providers may not require an international driver's permit (IDP), Auto Europe recommends an IDP for all travellers. When driving without an IDP, there's a risk that local police officers may issue you a ticket - if you happen to be stopped.

    How long does it take to get from Nelson Airport to Nelson CBD?

    It is only about a 5-minute drive from Nelson Airport to Nelson CBD.

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    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Nelson

    • Nelson to Kahurangi National Park (80km)
    • Nelson to Blenheim (114km)
    • Richmond to Nelson (13km)
    • Airport to Nelson (8km)