About Us

Family owned and operated, Cross Country Rentals is a true kiwi success story!

Our family has been transporting Kiwis and international visitors since 1924.  We pride ourselves on offering a personal and professional service and on going that extra mile –to support our clients and deliver on our promises.
Whether you’re looking for a short or long term rental, we have the vehicle for you. With more than 1600 vehicles in our fleet, including Cars, 4WD Utes, 10-12 Seater Vans, Total Mobility Vehicles, Cargo Vans, People Movers, Trucks and Trailers, we pride ourselves on offering high quality rental vehicles with competitive prices and hassle-free service with a smile -every time.

Our vision is to work with our team and communities to be the first-choice supplier of high quality, safe and reliable transport solutions throughout New Zealand –and we are on our way to being this! 

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The Cross Country Rentals story

Cross Country Rentals was founded in 1957 by Geoff Laugesen who after returning from World War 2, and seeing the utility of the Land Rover,  had the idea to import and sell them in New Zealand. Unfortunately for him, but fortunately for us, depression hit and nobody was looking for new vehicles, so changing tact, Cross Country Rentals was born!

Fast forward a decade or two… Family owned bus business Tranzit acquired the Masterton based Cross Country Rentals in 2010 and we have never looked back!

Since then, we have grown from one little branch in Masterton with 30 vehicle, to nationwide coverage, with 12 locations and over 1200 vehicles on the road!

With a diverse fleet of Cars, 4WD Utes, Vans, Mini Buses, trucks and trailers, we can focuss on what we do best - Connecting people with the vehicle that suits their needs.

Honesty, trust and no fuss is at the core of our service. We guarantee you will receive the best service, and always with a smile.




The Cross Country Rentals team is committed to going the extra mile for all our our customers and we are also keen to hear from people who might like to join our team.

We have a wide range of roles within our organisation, including:

SESTA drivers.  Providing safe and reliable transport for students with special needs getting to and from school on time during the school term.  These team members are excellent communicators, physically fit with an enthusiastic, patient and caring attitude.  They also drive late model vehicles that are normally based at their home.

Vehicle groomers.  Making sure that our rental fleet is sparkling clean and tidy before each rental.

Operations team members. Keeping the wheels turning providing exceptional operational activities and customer service excellence.

Keen to become a part of the Cross Country Rentals story?

Visit our recruitment hub here https://tranzit.recruitmenthub.co.nz/Our-Current-Vacancies/



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    Toyota Hilux & Isuzu D-Max

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Cross Country Rentals – proudly New Zealand owned and operated