What you should know about inter-island rentals
To see the best of New Zealand, explore both the North and South Islands. Separated by Cook Strait, regular inter-island ferry services connect the two Islands and Hertz has depots right on the main Interislander Ferry terminal at Wellington and Picton.
A booking can be made starting on one Island and ending on another, however our vehicles are not permitted to cross between the Islands. We want your Cook Strait crossover between the North Island and South Island to be seamless so please check the information below.
STARTING ON ONE ISLAND, ENDING ON THE OTHER.
When making your booking, please enter in the Remarks or Notes area the date and time you are sailing between the Islands, and which ferry company you are sailing with. Without this information we cannot guarantee the second vehicle will be ready at the right place and time.
Please note a fee will apply if the vehicle is not returned to the same island the rental started on.
Hertz will charge for the actual cost of relocating the vehicle, up to a maximum of NZD$1,000.00 + GST.
STARTING AND ENDING ON THE SAME ISLAND, BUT TRAVELLING ON BOTH.
Option A: Don’t bring your vehicle on the ferry.
This means you save the cost of paying for the vehicle on two ferry trips.
Please enter in the Remarks or Notes area two sets of crossing dates and times, and the ferry company you are sailing with.
This will allow us to have the second and third vehicles ready for you.
Option B: Keep the same vehicle for the whole rental.
If the rental will start and end on the same island, the vehicle is able to be kept for the whole rental.
You will need to pay for the vehicle on two ferry trips. Please note a fee will apply if the vehicle is not returned to the same island the rental started on.
Hertz will charge for the actual cost of relocating the vehicle, up to a
maximum of NZ$1,000.00 + GST.
5 DAYS NOTICE
Book your ferry crossing early and check your rental agreement, if your cross over date has changed call us 5 days before your ferry on 0800 501 301.If we are not advised of changes, we cannot guarantee a vehicle will be available.
The ferry terminal offices and Hertz office are not open to meet every ferry. Staff will meet the late ferry by prior arrangement only. A NZD$50 +GST fee applies to bookings that require us to meet a ferry after 18:00. If the last ferry is running late, please phone the branch to discuss pick up arrangements.
NORTH ISLAND – Wellington Ferry Terminal Office (at the Interislander Ferry terminal)
Opening hours: 12:30pm – 18:00 Mon-Sun
SOUTH ISLAND - Picton Ferry Terminal Office (at the Interislander Ferry terminal)