Under New Zealand law, all children under seven years of age must use an approved child restraint appropriate for their age and size. Children aged seven must be secured in a restraint if one is available in the vehicle. It is the driver's responsibility to ensure that any child travelling in the vehicle is correctly using an appropriate child restraint.
For your convenience, rear-seat forward facing reversible child safety seats are available at most of our locations. These child safety seats can be used in two ways:
Reversed for babies
Forward-facing for toddlers
Child Safety Seats are suitable for younger infants and toddlers age 0-6 that weigh 2.2-9 kgs (5-20 lbs) in a rear-facing configuration.
Child Safety Seats are suitable for younger infants and toddlers age 0-6 that weigh 9-18 kgs (20-40 lbs) in a forward-facing configuration.
Child Booster Seats are suitable for children upto 3-7 years of age or children weighing 18-36 kgs (40-80 lbs).
At corporate-owned locations, we guarantee availability of a child safety seat. At licensee-owned locations, your request will be held with your reservation, but the rental is made on a first-come, first-served basis so availability is not guaranteed. Avis will fit/install child seats in the vehicle. Please check the installation of the seat(s) prior to travel.