There is no need to rent a car with a driver in Auckland – driving in New Zealand is not measurably different from driving in most English-speaking countries.
Midsize cars rent from $45-$90 per day, with discounts for multiple days. It is possible to arrange one way car hires, and sometimes you can get free long distance car hire if you are prepared to drive a vehicle one way to return it to its base, for example, from Queenstown to Christchurch. It is always worth asking if this option is available if you are looking to do a long distance one-way hire.
The primary car rental companies include: