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Auckland Car Rental & Nearby Locations
Auckland Car Rental & Nearby Locations
Car Hire in Auckland
When you’re heading to New Zealand’s North Island, a visit to Auckland is a must. Whether you’re hoping to explore the nearby scenery that features in The Hobbit, or you’re on a business trip, now’s the time to arrange your transport. At Budget New Zealand, we offer an affordable Auckland car hire service. If you’re considering renting a car from us, you may want to learn more about the perks of using our vehicles.
Using public transport to find our Auckland car hire offices
If you want to use public transport to find our Auckland car hire offices, your best bet is to catch a bus. Take the 24B bus departing from New Lynn Station that’s marked as heading for Victoria Street Dock. Once your bus stops at Nelson Street, get off and walk to our car hire offices.
Family accommodation in Auckland
When you and your family visit Auckland, you’ll fall in love with the city’s sights and scenery immediately. If you’re struggling to find the right accomodation, here are some of our top suggestions:
Haka Hotel Suites
If you prefer to have a home away from home when you’re travelling, stay at the Haka Hotel Suites. As chic apartments, they feature the type of accommodations that grown-ups love, along with plenty of space for little ones to roam. The Haka Hotel Suites are 1.4km away from our Auckland car hire office.
At the Naumi Hotel, you’ll enjoy comfy accommodation that features bright and vibrant colours. Thanks to its fusion restaurant, the Naumi Hotel is perfect for when you’re travelling with teenage children who love a splash of culture. It’s a 22.4km drive away from our offices.
When you need somewhere to stay with plenty to do, choose the Heritage Hotel. Its onsite tennis court and rooftop pool are perfect for really enjoying your free time in Auckland. If you need somewhere to grab breakfast, the meals available at the hotel restaurant receive rave reviews. Heritage Hotel is less than 500 metres away from our offices.
Things to do in Auckland
With excellent access to some of the North Island’s best scenery, Auckland is brimming with things to do. If you’re struggling to decide, here are some of our suggestions:
Hobbiton Movie Set
Featuring the sheep farm that acted as the backdrop for many of the scenes you see in The Hobbit, the movie set tour is a real treat for Middle Earth fans. You can explore hobby holes, the Green Dragon Inn, and other key locations seen throughout the film. As a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn more about how the movie was filmed, it’s a day out you cannot miss. The Hobbiton Movie Set is a 175km drive from our Auckland car hire offices.
As the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Auckland’s Sky Tower is more than 300 metres high. Once you reach the top, you can take in stunning views of the surrounding cityscape. With a gift shop and a series of award winning restaurants for you to try, you won’t want to go back to the ground in a hurry. The Skytower is just 500 metres away from our offices.
If you love to visit beaches and you want to try something a little different, head to Karekare Beach. Featuring pristine black sand, it’s regarded as one of Mother Nature’s finest gifts to New Zealand’s North Island. The surrounding scenery is dramatic, so it will leave you feeling as though you’ve stepped onto another planet entirely. Karekare Beach is 38km away from our Auckland car hire offices.
What’s the weather like in Auckland?
When you’re looking for a climate that’s always favourable, Auckland is the place to be. As a subtropical region, it’s rare that Auckland feels chilly. During the winter months, you can expect to experience lows of 8 degrees Celsius. The coldest months are June, July and August, and they’re ideal for winter sports. During December and January, you can experience Auckland’s warmer temperatures. With highs of 24 degrees Celsius, the summers are hot without being too overbearing.
Refuelling locations close to our Auckland car hire offices
When you hire a car in Auckland, you need to return it to us with a full tank of fuel. Here are some of the most convenient refuelling locations for you to try:
- Z Service Station on Quay Street
- P Petrol Station at 104 Fanshawe Road
- Z Service Station at 102 Newton Road
- Z Service Station at 5 Williamson Street
- Mobil Petrol Station at 565 Karangahape Road
Distances to nearby popular attractions
Although there’s plenty to see and do within Auckland Centre, venturing a little further outside the city is a great way to see the best of New Zealand’s North Island. Here are some distances to nearby attractions:
- Rangitoto Island 8km
- Piha 39.7km
- Whatipu Beach 40.4km
- Snowplanet 31.6km
Where can I rent a car in Auckland?
Budget has car rental locations at Auckland Airport, Auckland Penrose, Auckland North Shore and Auckland city.
Can I rent a car at Auckland and return it somewhere else?
Yes, you can rent a car from Auckland and return to other locations in the North Island. Fees and restrictions may apply so enter your details in the search form for a quote.
What is the most popular rental car in Auckland?
The most popular rental car in Auckland is the compact, Toyota Corolla or similar.
What is Auckland famous for?
Known as New Zealand’s most vibrant city, Auckland is often referred to as the City of Sails. It has the world’s largest Polynesian population, and it’s home to the majority of New Zealand’s major businesses. Interestingly, Auckland is the only place in the world where a rainforest exists outside of the tropics. The subtropical climate allows for one to thrive here, and it gives the nearby area plenty of interesting species for visitors to see. There are more than 50 volcanoes in the Auckland region, which contribute to the city’s many surrounding black beaches.