The Best Car Rentals in Niue
The Best Car Rentals in Niue

The Best Car Rentals in Niue

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The Car Rental Companies in Niue

Rent yourself the ultimate freedom to explore the stunning sights of Niue by hiring a car. Niue has a good choice of affordable car rentals, whether you’re looking for a small economy car or a van to move your tribe. Convenience is key in Niue, where car rental companies offer vehicle delivery and return anywhere on the island and usually for free! Check out some of your best car rental options in this guide to the best car rentals in Niue.

For more car rental talk, see The Guide to Car Hire in Niue.

Tips for Hiring a Car in Niue

  • You need to be at least 21 years old to hire a car in Niue
  • Visitors need to acquire a Niue Driver’s License but can drive on an overseas license when they first arrive
  • Standard insurance is often included in car rentals but note that there is an excess to pay should you damage the vehicle
  • When returning your vehicle at the airport, accommodation or wharf, park up the car and leave the keys in the ignition
  • Credit card details are almost always needed to be held for security
  • Rental vehicles are prohibited from going down bush tracks and dirt tracks, even 4WD vehicles.

For more tips as well as an elaboration of each tip above, see the 10 Tips for Renting a Car in Niue. Plus, you might want to check out How to Save Money on Car Rental in Niue.

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Alofi Rentals

With a vehicle depot based in the heart of Alofi, Alofi Rentals is well worth considering, especially if you only want to rent a car for just a few days. Their fleet of cars and vans is available to conveniently pick-up in Alofi. Alternatively, they have a kiosk at the airport and offer pick-up/drop-off at accommodations around the island on request.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Pick-up and drop-off services are offered at Hanan Airport, the Scenic Matavai Resort and other accommodations on request. Their depot is based in Alofi South.

Types of Vehicles Available

Alofi Rentals offers a wide range of vehicles, including cars, vans and bicycles for hire. The vehicle age range is 10 to 12 years old.

Price Range

Prices range from NZ$50 to $55 per day for cars and NZ$80-$90 per day for vans. They also offer deals such as “Buy for six days, get one day free”.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 8am-4pm and Saturday 9am-12pm.

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Niue Rentals

Offering the largest fleet of vehicles in Niue, Niue Rentals is bound to have something that fits your needs. They also make it easy for you, offering complimentary pick-up and drop-off anywhere in Niue with a meet-and-greet service. All vehicles include standard insurance, as well as roadside assistance. Also in their bag of tricks is mountain bike hire, golf club hire, currency exchange and cash withdrawal services.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Pick-up and drop-off locations are offered at Hanan Airport and anywhere else in Niue on request. All pick-up and drop-off locations are complimentary. They also offer free transfers to the Niue Rentals depot in Alofi North.

Types of Vehicles Available

Niue Rentals has a fleet of vehicles including small economy cars (Mazda Demio and Toyota Passo), economy hatchbacks (Toyota OPA), vans (Nissan Vanette), station wagons (Nissan Wingroad and Mazda MPV), family 4WDs (Toyota RAV4 and Mitsi Pajero), trucks (Nissan Atlas), people-movers (Toyota VOXY), minibuses (Nissan Caravan and Toyota Hiace), motorbikes (GN125) and mountain bikes.

Price Range

Prices range from NZ$55 to$100 per day for cars and from NZ$60 to $200 for vans and minibuses. Motorbikes are approximately NZ$40 per day. They also offer “Pay for six days and get one day free” deals.

Additional Services

  • Complimentary baby and booster seats on request
  • Roadside assistance and after-hours breakdown service on request
  • Hire rates are inclusive of standard insurance
  • Premium insurance is available to reduce excess liability
  • Currency exchange
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Accommodation (Lalopine Rockhouse)
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express
  • Golf clubs and trundler are also available to hire

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm

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Tropicana Rentals

Tropicana Rentals offers a car rental experience that you’re probably used to: included insurance with the opportunity to decrease the excess, 24-hour roadside assistance, and more modern vehicles. While the Tropicana Rental’s fleet is small, the vehicles are just about what most travellers require to explore Niue, with the benefit of a budget and a more premium option. Plus, their free delivery of vehicles anywhere on the island is always a bonus.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Tropicana Rentals offers complimentary pick-up and drop-off anywhere in Niue. They also offer after-hour pick-ups with 24 hours notice for no additional charge. Their depot is located at Fonuakula, Alofi, between Alofi town and Hanan Airport.

Types of Vehicles Available

Tropicana Rentals offers two types of vehicles: A small economy car (Toyota IST) and a larger hatchback (Toyota Wish).

Price Range

Prices for rental day rates range from NZ$40 to NZ$60. Long-term hire rates are negotiable.

Additional Services

  • Complimentary additional driver
  • Complimentary baby and booster seats on request
  • 24-hour roadside assistance included
  • Standard insurance is included in the rental
  • Premium insurance is available to purchase to reduce excess liability

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 8am-5pm and Sunday 8am-5pm.

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Other Car Rentals in Niue

Niue offers a few more car rental companies to choose from, as well as accommodations with their own rental cars.

Other Car Rental Companies in Niue

  • Heahea Rentals
  • 4×4 Rentals
  • Ilena’s Rentals

Accommodations Offering Car Rental

  • NIC’s Bungalows (included in the nightly rate)
  • Aliutu Guesthouse (additional daily rate)
  • Stone Villas (included in nightly rate)
  • Aleki Guesthouse (included in the nightly rate)

Learn more about these accommodations in the 5 Accommodations in Niue with Car Rental.

Author

Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Niue Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Niue. She knows the island inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Niue’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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