Zero Deposit Car Hire Now Available in New Zealand

One of the most frustrating things about hiring a car on holiday is having to block a large amount of money on your card for the deposit– money that could be put to much better use as funds for your vacation. Historically it’s been particularly bad in New Zealand too, with many supplier’s requiring deposits upwards of $4000 in some cases.

At Indigo we’ve been working on an arrangement to change this, and are finally happy to announce that we can now offer zero deposit car hire at all the major airports – no strings attached! Hopefully any questions you have will be answered below, but if not just feel free to contact us directly.

Which locations are available with zero deposit?

We can arrange this option at all 4 major airports in New Zealand, listed below:
Auckland Airport
Queenstown Airport
Christchurch Airport
Wellington Airport

Am I restricted in the type of cars I can rent?

No, as the long as the supplier stocks the car, you can rent it. Here’s a few examples of the type of cars on offer:

Car GroupExample ModelsSize Recommendations
EconomyHyundai i20 / Ford Fiesta / VW Polo5 people, 2 suitcases
CompactOpel Astra / Hyundai Accent / Ford Focus5 people, 3 suitcases
IntermediateVW Passat / Nissan Pulsar / Toyota Camry5 people, 4 suitcases
Compact SUVMitsubishi ASX / Renault Kadjar5 people, 3 suitcases
Standard SUVNissan X-Trail / VW Tiguan5 people, 5 suitcases

What are the age limits on hiring a car with zero deposit?

It’s available to anyone over the age of 21 with no max age limit for senior drivers. We even have options for hirers with probationary / new licences in certain circumstances too.

Do I still need to have a credit card to rent?

Not at all, as long as you have a standard Visa / Mastercard debit card then this is all you’ll need to rent. The rental cost itself is just paid upon arrival at the desk with no other charges or deposits!

It’s important to note that this zero deposit option is also not available to book on the website, so if you’re interested you’ll just need to contact us directly through it – either through our chat function, email, or by calling us on 0113 88 00 748.