Far North Rentals Insurance Excess Waiver Rates (CDW) are the some of the best value in Northland!

Option 1 – Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)

$250.00 NZD excess. Pay an additional $30.00 NZD per day.

Option 2 – Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)

Zero excess.  Pay an additional $40.00 NZD per day.

Option 3 – Standard Insurance

$3,500.00 NZD excess.  If an accident occurs while the car is on hire you are liable for $3,500.00 NZD or the cost of repair, whichever is the lesser amount.

The excess applies to damage to the vehicle or damage caused by the vehicle.  This covers damage to both the rental car and third party vehicles and property up to the value of $1,000,000.00 NZD.


These conditions apply to both options 1, 2 & 3.

The Hirer must be 21 years or over.

Credit card details are required to secure a booking. A 20% deposit is taken at time of hire. The balance is taken in full upon collection. Note: In all cases the credit card holder must be present upon the collection of the vehicle, be included on and sign the Rental Agreement.

Drivers under 21 / Restricted Licence
Note that for hirers who are 18-20yrs of age or those on a RESTRICTED driver’s licence a NZ$3,500.00 insurance excess applies and the hirer is not able to purchase Collision Damage Waiver insurance (CDW).

Insurance Exclusions
The indemnities referred to above shall not apply where the damage, injury, or loss arises when:

(a) The driver of the vehicle is under the influence of alcohol or any drug that affects his or her ability to drive the vehicle.

(b) The vehicle is in an unsafe or unroadworthy condition, which arises during the hire, of which the Hirer or driver is aware, or should be aware of, and which causes or contributes to further damage or loss.

(c) The vehicle is operated in any race, speed test, rally or contest;

(d) The vehicle is driven by any person not named in clause 3 of this agreement;

(e) The vehicle is driven by any person who, at the time when he or she drives the vehicle, is disqualified from holding, or has never held a drivers license appropriate for the vehicle;

(f) The vehicle is wilfully or recklessly damaged by the Hirer, any person named in clause 3 of this agreement or any other person driving the vehicle under the authority of the hirer;

(g) The vehicle is lost or stolen as a result of wilful or reckless behaviour of the Hirer or any such person;

(h) The vehicle is operated outside the term of the hire, or any agreed extension of the term;

(i) The vehicle is operated in breach of clause 18 of the rental agreement;

(j) In the event the driver is charged with an infringement/ offence as a result of an accident, the Hirer’s liability is increased to the replacement cost of the vehicle, or a minimum of $5000;

(k) The vehicle is operated on any beach or off-road including Ninety Mile Beach, Te Paki Stream Bed, Skippers Canyon, Macetown, beyond Glenorchy, Raspberry Creek and Ball Pass;

(l) Any damage is caused during the fitting or use of snow chains & roof racks while the vehicle is on hire;

(m) In the event of a single vehicle accident the cost of towing and /or salvage of the vehicle will be at the Hirer’s expense;

(n) The vehicle including its accessories is damaged by an item transported inside or outside the vehicle such as skis, snow/surf boards or bicycles;

(o) It is agreed between the owner and the Hirer that section 11 of the Insurance Law Reform Act 1977 shall apply to the above as if this clause constituted a contract of Insurance.  The general effect of this provision is that an exclusion will not apply if the hirer proves on the balance of probability that the damage was not caused or contributed to by the matters to which the exclusion applies.