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Hamilton Car Rental & Nearby Locations
Hamilton Car Rental & Nearby Locations
Car Hire in Hamilton
Thanks to its location in the Waikato Region, Hamilton is the perfect place for those who love natural scenery. Whether you're planning a brief visit or you know you'll be staying for a while, it's a good idea to consider your transport options. At Budget New Zealand, we offer a Hamilton car hire service. With our low prices and a diverse fleet to choose from, we're confident you'll find the right rental car with us.
How to find our Hamilton car hire offices
Our Hamilton car hire offices are located on Vialou Street. The best way to reach us by public transport is to take a bus to Hamilton Bus Station. From there, you can use the following walking directions to reach us: • Walk southwest on Bryce Street to Anglesea Street • Turn left onto Anglesea Street • Turn left onto Rostrevor Street • Turn right onto Vialou Street • Walk to number 4 Vialou Street, which is where you'll find our Hamilton car hire office.
Family accommodation in Hamilton
Visiting Hamilton with little ones is an excellent opportunity to enjoy a fun family holiday. Before you arrive, you'll need to arrange your accommodation. Here are our recommendations for a family-friendly stay:
Atrium on Ulster
The Atrium on Ulster features a selection of apartments and studios. The family rooms there boast two large double beds and one or two singles. Thanks to the modern decor, you and your family can enjoy a comfortable stay away from home with a luxury edge. For an additional charge, you can pay the hotel to bring a continental breakfast to your room. Atrium on Ulster is just 1.4km away from our Hamilton car hire offices.
With free WiFi and comfortable furnishings, the Uni Motel demonstrates how great thing s can come in budget packages. Each room features a full kitchenette, so you can cater for yourself and save money. Laundry facilities are available onsite, giving you the chance to keep everything clean while you're away. The Uni Motel is 4.4km away from our car hire offices.
Grosvenor Motel Inn
With an indoor heated pool and free parking, Grosvenor Motel Inn has all the conveniences you need for a comfortable family stay. It's located directly across the road from a supermarket too, so you can easily stock up on all the essentials. With a selection of two-bedroom apartments that feature cooking facilities, Grosvenor Motel Inn provides a useful home away from home. The motel is just 1km away from our Hamilton car hire offices too.
Things to do in Hamilton
When you rent a car in Hamilton, you're giving yourself the freedom to explore the area at your leisure. We're sure you already have some idea of what you'd like to do. But, in case you need a little inspiration, here are a few suggestions:
Take your family on a trip around the world in one day with a visit to Hamilton Gardens. Each area draws inspiration from a different country, with the flora and fauna to match. You'll also be able to see native plant species during your exploration, which gives you the chance to learn more about New Zealand's ecosystem. To make the most of your day, don't forget to pack a picnic.
With over 600 animals available for you and your little ones to look at, Hamilton Zoo is an attraction that'll captivate your attention throughout the day. In addition to the much-adored red panda, you can walk through an aviary that's bursting with brightly coloured birds. There's a cafe on site too, which makes it easy for you to grab a bite to eat. Alternatively, take your own picnic and use one of the free outdoor dining areas.
SkyCity Hamilton is well worth visiting when the weather doesn't allow for outdoor activities. In addition to an impressive selection of places to eat, it's home to a bowling alley. Live events take place there throughout the year, so try to plan ahead for one that's family-friendly.
What's the weather like in Hamilton?
With a favourable climate and four distinct seasons throughout the year, Hamilton is always good for a visit. If you're looking for the warmest temperatures and a chance to swim in the sea, visit during February.
Both the sea and the air reach highs of 20 to 21 degrees Celsius during February, making it the perfect month for spending time outdoors. During July, you can expect to see up to 7 sunshine hours per day. Although the outdoor temperatures are cooler in July, you may enjoy the perks that come with having more time to spend outdoors.
Fuel locations for a refuel
When you rent a car in Hamilton from Budget New Zealand, you'll receive it with a full tank of fuel. We like to make sure all our customers have the same experience. As such, we ask that you refill your vehicle before returning it to us. Here are some distances to nearby refuelling locations:
- Z Service Station at the corner of Anglesea and Liverpool Street
- Z Service Station at 26 Mill Street
- Countdown Hamilton, with a charging point for electric cars
- BP Petrol Station at Victoria Street
- WEL Networks Petrol Station at 8 Caro Street
Distances to attractions in the area
By hiring a car in Hamilton, you give yourself the chance to see more of the Waikato Area. If you're looking for some ideas, here are the distances to attractions that often prove popular with our customers:
- Bridal Veil Falls 50.9km
- Miranda Hot Springs 87.2km
- Ngarunui Beach 49.7km
- Wild Coast Ruapuke 59km
- Lavender Backyard Garden 11.9km
What is Hamilton New Zealand famous for?
Hamilton New Zealand is famous for its long riverside walks and stunning coastal scenery. It's also known as the gateway to New Zealand's North Island, making it an ideal location for exploring the rest of the area.
How cold does it get in Hamilton New Zealand?
Hamilton's coldest month is July, which is when average temperatures can dip to around 6 degrees. July is also Hamilton's wettest month, but it features the highest number of sunshine hours. For warmer temperatures, try visiting the area between December and February.