In New Zealand, there are a few areas where you are not permitted to take your rental vehicle. You are not permitted to take the car off sealed roads, or past the snow line. If you drive into restricted areas you will be liable to pay the cost for any damage incurred. 

Commonly, car rental companies do not permit travel to the following areas: 

  • Skipper's Canyon, Queenstown
  • Ninety Mile Beach, Northland
  • Tasman Valley Road, Mt Cook
  • Any roads north of Colville on the Coromandel Peninsula