Rental Car Relocation – List of ALL the Rental Cars Needing Relocation in New Zealand

Rental Car companies are always needing to move their vehicles between branches around the country.

You can return one of these rental cars for them for free (sometimes the rental is free and you pay petrol, sometimes they give you 50% off the rental, sometimes it’s totally free)

If I’ve missed any on the following list, let me know in the comments below.

List of Rental Cars Needing Relocation

Take a peek at all of them at once

  1. www.Thrifty.co.nz
    Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Picton, Blenheim, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargil, Greymouth
  2. www.QualityRental.co.nz
    Auckland, Wellington, Picton, Christchurch
  3. www.ApexRentals.co.nz
    Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown
  4. www.OmegaRentalCars.co.nz
    Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Picton, Queenstown
  5. www.AceRentals.co.nz
    Auckland, Picton, Christchurch, Queenstown, Greymouth, Dunedin
  6. www.Maui.co.nz
    Email them with your location and they’ll match you with campervans they need to move in the next 2 or 3 weeks
  7. www.Budget.co.nz
    Occasionally list cars that need relocation
  8. www.RentalCar.co.nz
    Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown
  9. www.SpaceShipsRentals.co.nz
    From Christchurch to Auckland, save 30%
  10. www.Jucy.co.nz
    Sometimes have campervans for relocation
  11. www.CheapaCampa.co.nz
    From Christchurch to Auckland
  12. www.ApolloCamper.co.nz
    From Christchurch to Auckland
  13. www.Wilderness.co.nz
    Sometimes have campervans for relocation
  14. www.HippieCamper.co.nz
    From Christchurch to Auckland
  15. www.OmegaRentalCars.com
    Christchurch | Wellington | Auckland + AKL Airport to AKL city
  16. www.Britz.co.nz
    You just register in their database and they’ll email you when they have a campervan to move

Take a peek at all of them at once

Websites that list many rental cars from many brands needing relocation

If you are thinking of creating a aggregator website to list all rental cars needing returning from lots of different rental car companies, think again.  You won’t get rich.

There are only 4 in New Zealand:

  1. www.TransferCar.co.nz
    Aggregates lots of rental car companies on one website. According to this 2008 article they can do 300 a month. Espen from TransferCar tells us the quietest months for free movements is December/January and other months can offer many more options.
  2. www.RelocationCarHire.co.nz
    Also suppose to aggregate lots of rental car companies but it’s been abandoned. Totally empty.
  3. CamperVanHireSaleFinder.co.nz
    Aggregates several rental car companies. Some rides are returns and others are discounted standard rentals
  4. Imoova.com
    Aggregates returns for about 12 NZ camper van companies (the site is for USA + Canada + AU + NZ and is not super-easy to use, but the NZ list is good)

Need to go one way from the North Island to the South Island in a rental car? Bad luck

Did you know you can’t hire a rental car one-way across the inter island ferries?

For example, if you are travelling from the South Island to the North Island you have to leave your rental car in Picton, jump on the ferry with all your gear and pick up another rental car in Wellington! Stink.

It must be because carrying a car across on the ferry is so expensive, so most people would rather save the $400 and go on the ferry as foot traffic.

However, a few rental car companies do need cars moved between the North and South island on the car ferry and some will pay for your ferry ticket if you help them get this done.

159 thoughts on “Rental Car Relocation – List of ALL the Rental Cars Needing Relocation in New Zealand

  1. Available to drive vehicle/camper/light truck from Auckland to Wellington week beginning 4th April.

  2. Is there a re-locatable vehicle available from Wellington-Auckland (from 21st to 23rd April) or from Auckland to Wellington (from 23rd to 25th)?

  3. Can drive a car/campervan/motorhome asap (april 22nd) from auckland to wellington or christchurch. Please let me know!

  4. Hi Sheldon,

    Came across you list. Nice and seems to be quite representable for the NZ car relocation market!
    In terms of the number of vehicles we move it is very season dependant. Low season gives less vehicles to move around the country. But also extreme high season (late dec/ early jan) shows almost no cars on our site as the rental car companies don’t have any cars to move..
    So take another look at our site http://www.transfercar.co.nz – currently there are about 40 free cars and campers up there, and they shift all the time! :)

    -Espen

  5. Thanks for this list first time I’ve come across this – hope it takes off. Our company Yourway Car Rentals (www.yourwaycarrental.co.nz) has been doing relocations from Christchurch to Auckland as of late.

  6. I am available to drive a vehicle from Nelson to Christchurch 28th or 29th of October and Christchurch to Nelson 30th or 31st November 2011.

  7. Hi there Rental car people. Any Cars needed to be return on the 10 november from hamilton back to auckland. Let me know, There’s a coffe and food Tab at the cafe i own in hamilton in it for ya. Wifey has the car. And thought ill give this a go. Cheers.

  8. Hi needing a car to drive from Christchurch to Queenstown on 11th January 2012. Pick up time as early as possible. Our flight into Christchurch arrives at 12.20am that day.

    Thank you

  9. Hi. I am available to drive a car from Wellington to Auckland this Friday 2 December. Car needs to be a midsized hatch or bigger due to the fact I need to take a chair back with me. Many thanks.

  10. I can take a vehicle or campervan from Christchurch to Wellington anywhere between the 18th of December to the 24th of December.

  11. arring into Auckland on the 21st dec international airport and want to drive to wellington got any cars to deliver 43 years of age.

  12. I can take a vehicle or campervan from Auckland to Christchurch anywhere between the 22th of December to the 25th of December.

  13. Able to relocate a car from Auckland to Wellington or Palmerston North. Arriving Auckland International on the 26th January 2012. Mature driver.

    • Hi Alice,

      Let me know the detail of the car. We are going to wellington. If you are fine I will relocate your car.

      Call me: 0212453247

      Thanks,
      Kiruba v.r.

  14. need to get to auckland on the 3rd of feb to the airport by 7.30. need to know if there might be a car to relocate by anychance.

  15. need to get to auckland on the 3rd of feb to the airport by 7.00.
    need to know if there might be a relocatable car for that date. thank you

  16. Available to relocate a rental car/campervan from Wellington to Dunedin, also happy to consider other South Island locations. Would like to leave Wellington on or around 7 February – aiming to be at final destination on or before 13 Feb. Thanks!

  17. Am travelling around the South Island from mid March 2012 and am available to relocate a vehicle from ChCh to Auckland such that it will arrive there around about 16 March.

  18. available to travel from queenstown to christchurch on 20th February 2012. able to pick up evening before to enable early start.

  19. I am available to relocate a car or campervan from CHC (City/Airport) to AKL (City/Airport). Pick up 05/06 April 2012. 021 0274 8530. Cheers

  20. Available to drive any vehicle to Queenstown anytime next week from anywhere in the North Island. Quite flexible just need to be there next week.

  21. I am available to relocate a car from Nelson to Christchurch and/or Christchurch to Nelson 10th, 11th,or 12th April. email or ph. 0211144296

  22. I am available to drive/relocate a van, camper van or station wagon from Wellington to Auckland in late May or early June 2012. I am a careful, mature, responsible driver. Please contact me if you require a driver around this time. Thanks

  23. Available to relocate vehicle on 25th May from Christchurch to either Blenheim or Picton and back again on 27th 2012. Thanks

  24. I’m a semi-retired Wellingtonian, presently visiting family up here in Auckland, & am available for vehicle relocation Auckland-Wellington (or possibly further,as family also in Ch.Ch). Very careful driver of 48 years “behind the wheel” experience! Flexible dates, but possibly from Sunday 24th June, and I’m also open to assisting others with lifts etc.

  25. Am 46 year old NZ driver with class 1,2 licence. My daughter and I going on road trip from Hamilton to Wellington(or Tauranga) Sunday 1st or Monday 2nd July (school hols). Prefer not to take my Falcon xr6. We then heading across ferry to picton, eventually ending up in Christchurch……….SO! could bring back campervan and drive it to Auckland, Hamilton or Tauranga, this would be on Saturday 7th or Sunday 8th. CAN this be mutually beneficial?

  26. Would love to relocate a car/campervan from Christchurch to Auckland around 13 July; alternatively from Queenstown to Auck. around 11-12-13 July. Refs etc available. Best Paul

  27. Available to drive a people mover from Dunedin to Christchurch airport – pk up November 20 drop off November 30, 2012

  28. Hi there,
    we require a campervan from the 8th of July . We prefer a 6 or 4 berth but smaller ok. To pick up in Christchurch from the airport . To relocate to Queenstown by the 10th or 11th . Pick up on the 10th a car or campervan and returning to Christchurch by the evening of the 11th . Drop off close to the airport.
    Thankyou

  29. Available to drive a people mover from Dunedin to Christchurch airport – pk up November 29 drop off November 30, 2012

  30. Hi, Looking for a relocation from Christchurch to Queenstown 22 July 2012 (for 1 – 3 days) then Queenstown to Christchurch 26 July to 27 July.. Anything available? Any size vehicle required. Drivers over 25. Thanks.

  31. Looking for a car (that needs to be relocated) to drive from Wellington to Rotorua or Hamilton. Also can consider Auckland if required. Any size automatic car is OK. Need it tomorrow (16th July).

  32. Looking to relocate any size vehicle(not a truck) from Dunedin to Christchurch 5th or 6th August 2012.Is there anything available?Over 25 driver.Manual or auto fine.Thanks,Lynette

    • Are you the Lynette Atwell/Goode that attended CGHS?
      If so, please contact neralie brittenden [negsbritt@hotmail.com] re your booklet.
      Jo Brown/Frengley

  33. I am able to drive a 2 berth / 4 berth or 6 berth camperhome / motorhome from Queenstown to Auckland
    or Christchurch to Auckland on the 8th or 9th October.
    Or a larger car such as a station wagon or large sedan or 4×4.

    Thanks Alina

  34. Have been driving safely for more than 20 years. Would like a larger size vehicle to relocate from Wgtn to Dunedin/ Christchurch sometime in November 2012.

    Thanks

  35. Hi,

    I am looking to head to Tapanui for Christmas and wondered if there was a vehicle needing relocated from Nelson to Dunedin or Invercargill around the 20th of December and perhaps something back up on boxing day.

  36. Very flexible for the next 3 weeks. 26 Nov to 15 Dec. Willing to relocate a vehicle from Wellington to Hamilton or in the Nelson area across to North Island. From Greymouth area north to Picton. Let me know if this works for anyone. My phone 0223115235 willing to ride share too.

  37. hi

    do you have a transfer/re-location CAR or CAMPER from either Christchurch/Queenstown to Auckland week starting 3/12 ?

    thanks/yrs

  38. Hi, I am available to drive Campervan from Christchurch to anywhere (and back possibly) between 21st dec 2012 to 2nd Jan 2012. regards, kevin

  39. Able to relocate from Auckland to preferably Palmerston North, if not, can do Wellington too between 29 Nov 2012 – 3 Dec 2012. Clean driver license. 0212976779

  40. Hi I am available to drive car from Auckland to Wellington 22, 23, or 24-12-12 then Picton to Christchurch 23, 24-12 and return Christchurch to Auckland before December 31st. Clean driver license. Mob 0292007927 Thanks!

  41. Hi we are hoping there maybe a car for the 22nd/23rd December 2012 .
    Collecting in Christchurch and driving to Picton.
    5 seat car and enough room for luggage. Eg.Station Wagon/ Sedan
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Regards
    Fiona

  42. Hi, we are looking for any vehicle type (only 2 of us) that is needing relocating from Christchurch city or airport to Invercargille or queenstown. We can leave Christchurch on the 27th Dec and be in Invercargille by the 29th Dec.

  43. Hi we have a car that needs to be picked up in Dunedin in the next couple of days (12/12/12 today!) and bought Straight up to Wellington or onto the ferry before Xmas. We can discuss what costs we can cover. We would want an experienced driver with a clean license.
    Cheers
    Tracy

  44. available to relocate a car from chch to nelson…go up 20th dec, drop off 21st and pick up return car 21st and return 22nd…back in chch 23rd…

  45. Hi
    I,m looking for a camper to re.locate from Wellington to Auckland any date Jan-March.
    Experienced driver, 40 years clean license.
    Thanks
    Alan

  46. Just did a big update. Check out some of the new ones in the list. One that stood out is Omega who do AKL airport to AKL city relocations! Cheaper than a taxi anyway.

  47. hi keen to relocate vehicle from queesntown to wellington in feb . after 15th .
    Experienced driver with clean license.

  48. Avaiable to relocate a motorhome or a camper from Auckland to chch (2 adults)
    pickup 21 or 22 feb
    dropp off 01 march in chch
    Reliable driver

  49. I am available to relocate a campervan or motorhome either Wellington to Auckland or Auckland to Wellington or Christchurch to Auckland or Auckland to Christchurch departing Wednesday April 24, arriving Sunday April 28. 45 year old female, clean drivers licence. 2 pax. Can be contacted on 021367642. Thanks.

  50. I am seeking a van to travel from CHCH to Wellington on 10 February. Need to be able to fit lounge suite inside and dining table which I am taking to welly for my daughter.

  51. Available to drive a vehicle from Dunedin to Wellington and as far north as Palmerston North if needed, between the 21st of February till 1st of March

  52. I’m hoping to hire a car from Auckland to Wellington (12th-14th March) and from Wellington back to Auckland (20th-22nd March). Are there any relocation deals on these dates…or, could I ‘relocate’ the same vehicle?!

  53. Looking to relocate a rental vehicle from Picton 24th April to Auckland on 26th April.
    Dont mind what type of vehicle but not a mini or a tanker. Mobil home all good.

  54. available to relocate campervan or car from Mount Maunganui 25th March 2013 to Auckland arriving in Auckland sun 25th or mon 26th

  55. available to relocate campervan or car from Tauranga/Mount Maunganui 24th March 2013 to Auckland dropping off sun 24th or mon 25th

  56. available to relocate campervan or car from Auckland 25th March 2013 to Tauranga/Mount Maunganui dropping off mon 25th or tues 26th

  57. Hello. is there any rentals needing relocating from invercargill, dunedin or queenstown to Christchurch round 19-20th april?

  58. I am wanting to relocate a vehicle from Christchurch to either Auckland or Picton, during the week of April 30th to 4th May.

  59. Travelling to Napier anytime from 19th April and returning at end of the month if you have any vehicles needing relocating from Wellsford or Auckland and return of course.

  60. Am able to relocate a car/truck from Christchurch to Picton tomorrow 18/04/2013
    and can also return one from Picton to Christchurch either 19/04/2013, 20/04/2013

  61. Hey, I’m available Tuesday 14th May..relocate anything from Queenstown to Wellington/Taupo or anywhere near

  62. Hi There!
    I can relocate a car for you from Greymouth to Christchurch on the 15th July 2013 or from Christchurch to Greymouth on the 11th July.
    Cheers
    Heidi

  63. I’m looking to get from Queenstown to Christchurch, ideally on 25th or 26th July.

    I’ll post my contact details if anyone replies.

    Thanks.

  64. I’m able to drive a car or campervan from Auckland to Wellington anytime from 24th September to 28th September.

    I am also available to drive a car or campervan from Wellington to Tauranga, or Auckland from 29th September – 2nd October

  65. Available to drive from Lower Hutt / Wellington to Pakaranga /Auckland as of Wednesday 11 Sept thru to Saturday 14th sept.

  66. We have just bought a house truck in moteuka, Nelson are hoping for someone to drive it down to christchurch sometime after Sep 6, please contact me on 021 029 04377, must have a HT license and we will pay petrol.

  67. Aw, this was an exceptionally good post. Taking the time and actual effort to produce a great article… but what can I say… I put things off a whole lot and never
    manage to get anything done.

  68. Available to drive a campervan from Christchurch/Queenstown to Auckland between 17th November to the 26 of the same month give or take.

  69. I am available to move a vehicle from Quuenstown to Christchurch. I can pick up on 7th Jan 2014 from ZQN and deliver to Christchurch on 12th Jan 2014.

  70. I am available to move a vehicle from Wellington to Auckland. I can pick up from Wellington on Jan 11th or 12th 2014 and deliver in Auckland by Jan 17th or 18th

  71. Hi I am available to drive a car or campervan from the lower north Island through to Christchurch in the new year.

    Or I am able to drive from Picton to Christchurch in Jan.

    Dates are negotiable

  72. I’m available to relocate a vehicle from Christchurch on the 12th Dec, dropping off in Dunedin on the 14th Dec 2013. Please let me know if there’s anything out there. Thanks

  73. Hi,
    I am available to relocate a 8 seater or more van, wellington to auckland. The dates Dec. 23 or 24. Would like to do it for free tank of gas, and free to drive up for company. Would prefer to drive deisle gas van.
    replies much appreciated.

  74. I am able to relocate a vehicle from Christchurch to Queenstown (Area) 26th December 2013 and another back to Christchurch on 1st January 2014.

  75. Available to relocate a vehicle (auto transmission, at least 5-seater) from Nelson to Auckland between 25th to 26th Dec 2013. Would prefer free tank of fuel.

  76. I WOULD LIKE TO RELOCATE A VEHICLE FROM WELLINGTON TO AUCKLAND. PICK UP JAN 17 OR 18, DROP OFF TO AUCK ON JAN 20 OR 21. Auto or manual is fine, I have full licence and over 25. Regards. A

  77. Hi.
    I will be available to relocate a campervan from Christchurch to Auckland early March 2014. for two people.
    Also another two people wish to do the same at the same time, 60 to 65 age group New Zealand driver licences

  78. Quite extraordinary really when you stop to think about it but not the first time I have had a shocking experience when trying to buy a car. And I agree, good luck to all of those who get their heads down and commit to providing a great customer experience… whatever their business.

  79. I would like to attend an auction in Dundin (wed) andTimaru (Thur) and then bring items(not furniture) up to Auckland Prefer camper Would contribute to gas. Wodering if any companies need there vans driven up.

    Cheers

    John

  80. Available to relocate a car (4 passengers and luggages) or campervan (4-berth) from Christchurch on 7 June 2014 to Wellington arriving on 9 June 2014

  81. I am available to move a vehicle from Quuenstown to Auckland. I can pick up on 23th Feb 2014 from ZQN and deliver to Auckland on 1 Mar 2014.

  82. I am available to relocate car from Auckland to Wellington/Piction (5 Mar – 9 Mar 2014), Piction/Nelson to Queenstown/Christchurch (10 Mar-20 Mar 2014). Auto or manual is fine. Age over 25. Thanks :)

  83. Can relocate car from Dunedin to Christchurch. Collect vehicle Dunedin Tues Mar 11th to Christchurch Wed Mar 12th. Over 25 years old.

  84. Am available to relocate a car or camper van from Wellington to Auckland 6-8 March to 10-12 March. 25 years old. Cheers!

  85. Am available to relocate a car or camper van from Wellington to Auckland 2-4 April 75 year old Australian licenced

  86. Hi, I’m able to drive a car from Christchurch (or another city in the south Island) up to Auckland around 10-15th of April.
    23 years old, international drivers lisence.
    Cheers, Svenja

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