Auckland City, New Zealand

Car Hire at Auckland Airport New Zealand

Auckland Domestic Airport Terminal Hire Cars

Auckland Airport is the gateway to New Zealand for many visitors to New Zealand. Called Tamaki Makaurau by Maori, Auckland is New Zealand largest city. With so much to see and do in and around Auckland, visitors arriving at Auckland Domestic Airport or Auckland International Airport will find it easy and convenient to pick up a car hire at Auckland Airport, New Zealand. It is important to remember that whatever your budget you will be able to find a car that suits at Auckland Airport, from cheap car hire to more expensive models of car. You can compare rates between major brands such as Hertz, Europcar, Budget, Thrifty, Avis and GO Rentals, as well as smaller local New Zealand companies.

Out and About by Auckland Airport Car Hire

Once you have picked up your car rental at Auckland Airport, use the freedom you have to explore the city. Head to Auckland’s west coast where you will find beaches, vineyards and forests. Head over the Auckland Harbour Bridge and discover the seaside village of Davenport where you can grab a coffee at anyone of the many cafes, and enjoy a stroll around the shops.

There are some beautiful scenic drives in Auckland that you can enjoy in your Auckland Airport car rental. One drive is along the Pohutukawa Coast from Whitford to Duner Regional Park. This drives offers stunning views of Waiheke, Ponui and Pakihi islands in the Hauraki Gulf.

Car Rental Auckland Airport - Explore the North Island

Rent a car from Auckland Airport and you have the perfect launch pad from which to explore New Zealand’s North Island. Head north of Auckland, via the Twin Coast Discovery Highway and discover the beautiful Northland region. As the name of this route suggests, travellers who have rented a hire car at Auckland Airport will experience the delightful contrasts of the two coasts of Northland. The west coast offers travellers lush rainforest and rugged beaches, and the east coast of Northland with its golden sandy bays and islands to explore.

Or take your car hire south from Auckland Airport and explore the heart of the North Island. The thermal wonderland of Rotorua is only a three hour drive from Auckland. Here you can see geysers; bubbling mud pools and take a dip in thermally heated baths. Drive another hour south in your rental car and you are in Taupo. Hire a canoe or paddle board and explore the lake or take the opportunity to fish for trout in the lake.

Wine and food lovers should head east from Taupo to Napier and the Hawke’s Bay in their rental car. Many days could be spent tasting wine and eating amazing meals in one of New Zealand’s most famous wine regions. Napier is also known for its art deco architecture and design, and visitors in February may find themselves in the area for the annual Art Deco Festival.