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Mini Buses are essential for trips. Whether it’s a trip with the family, a school trip, a work function, or a sports team game, mini buses are useful and cost-effective. 

When planning a trip, it is easier to rent a minibus for the group instead of shuffling to make arrangements for different cars and following each other from location to location with hopes that one car does not lose its way.  Hiring a minibus is a convenient and reliable way to have the travel group together.

Renting a minibus in Auckland is not only a simple process, it also allows you to select amenities that would support the needs of whoever is in the group. At Auckland Vehicle Rentals, we know the ups and downs our customers have faced while renting a minibus which is why we are sharing insider tips with you to ensure you make the most of the trip. 


To some customers, driving a minibus rental may seem like they are driving an unfamiliar vehicle. Put aside all distractions before you begin a trip, as the saying goes, safety first. 

So what do you do? Take it easy with your driving, avoid engaging in distracting behavior while travelling and utilize all driving signals. When there are distractions, you are at a slightly higher risk of an accident. 

Other key things that can help are: 1. keep your phone out of sight, and 2. ensure your passengers respect your ability to safely focus while driving.


Be cautious of the vehicle’s features when you drive. Before starting the trip, get familiar with the minibus features because when you understand them, you can handle the vehicle with caution.

Adjust the mirrors to your best view to minimise blind spots and pay attention to the mirrors throughout the trip. Well-adjusted mirrors help you navigate around posts, gates, and even other vehicles. When it comes to parking the minibus, always take note of obstacles that make a spot unsuitable for parking.


This act requires a certain finesse to it. When you hire a minibus, it’s vital to keep safety in mind and avoid any collusion. Poor reversing visibility can cause an accident that can easily be avoided if the right precautions are taken.

The following are a few things to consider before reversing:

  • Make sure the rearview mirrors are clean and well-adjusted.
  • Avoid reversing over a long distance.
  • Keep an eye out for obstacles.
  • Do not reverse from a minor road to a major road.
  • Reverse slowly and check your mirrors on both sides.


You can also ask someone to guide you when you’re reversing. (Note: All our Premium 12 seater minibuses come with a backing camera to make reversing a lot easier.)


Driving a minibus rental is a great responsibility for a lot of reasons. You can have a safe and smooth trip when you are responsible for the wheels. 

Fully loaded minibus rentals are quite heavy and their weight impacts momentum so slow down when braking or turning. Always drive carefully at a safe speed especially when there is traffic and sharp turns. Ensure you keep a distance from the car in front of you, especially large vehicles because it takes them longer to come to a stop.

New Zealand is known for its volcanic terrain and every so often, you’re likely to find yourself traveling up and down hills or mountain ranges when driving between main cities or towns. So, take it easy on the brakes and give them time to cool off.

Do you still have questions about minibus rentals in Auckland? Contact us for more information

Renting a minibus for road trips or to visit family, friends, and even to attend a work function is a fantastic idea to reduce travel costs.

Whatever the function, road trips have a way of opening people up to new experiences, and what better way to explore the beauty of Auckland than hiring a minibus from us? 

Are you planning a trip with your family/friends or a retreat with colleagues at work? 

At Auckland Vehicle Rentals we provide you with three minibus rental options that are suitable for your preference. Our minibus rental services have something for everybody. 


This minibus type is a great option for day trips, fishing trips, or camping. With 10 to 11 seaters, they are perfect for customers who travel light and want something affordable. 

Driving the 10 seater minibus is easy to navigate because it has a standard automatic transmission. 

If you are concerned about being cooped in a minibus up for a while without enough storage space, don’t worry the rental provides space for 10 passengers with a seat in the center front as the 11th. It also has windows all round.

This rental minibus has single air conditioning that provides a comfortable environment for all passengers. These minibuses has limited storage capacity at the rear.


The standard rental minibus is a 12 seater and a top pick in Auckland. These mini buses are comfortable, spacious and the most ideal for any trip.

Not everyone has a 12 seater minibus just parked in the garage ready to go at any time but that’s okay because we offer the best minibus hire service in Auckland. If you need a vehicle that would be perfect for school trips, sports teams, or long family road trips, this standard minibus is just what you need. 

The 12 seater minibus has some great features like the bench-style seats with a mix of three-point and lap belts, enough room for both your legs and bags (especially for the adults), automatic transmissions that make operating the van easier for the driver, and of course, single air conditioning. 


If you are looking to hire a premium minibus in Auckland, our 12 seater rental is the newest of all the other types of buses, and has significant features that stand out.

This minibus has a 3-liter turbo-diesel powerplant which means it consumes less fuel, has a cheaper pump price, and produces fewer emissions. When using this van you don’t have to worry about the stress of reversing because our premium mini buses have a backing camera that makes the process easier.

Whether you’re taking a trip on a hot day or a chilly morning, the dual air conditioning/heating is available to guarantee comfort all the way. The minibus has Bluetooth stereos that keep the group entertained.

Enjoy your own space with the full heights seats that come separately for each passenger with three-point seat belts and a luggage barrier for safety. Although this is our most expensive minibus hire, it saves costs the further you travel.

This minibus is suitable for business trips or social occasions.

Trying to decide what rental minibus to choose for your next road trip within Auckland? 

Contact us today!