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    Car Hire Auckland

    Auckland Car HireAuckland is a city with fun activities for everyone to enjoy. Experience the New Zealand air by taking a scenic drive beginning in the Titirangi region or climb to the top of Mount Victoria, one of Auckland's many dormant volcanoes to experience panoramic views of the city. If you'd prefer to see the volcanic regions from the water then hire a sea kayak or go sailing on an original America's Cup yacht. Thrill-seekers can go skydiving off one of the beautiful coastlines in Auckland from the highest freefall zone in New Zealand or walk the 93-meter high Sky Tower walkway with no handrails. Travellers who would prefer to shop can check out the city centre shopping district. Take a stroll down the cobblestone High and Chancery Streets in Auckland's CBD with hundreds of designer brands and local clothing stores, modern restaurants and stylish bars. The Auckland Night Markets boasts around 200 stalls including street food, jewellery, live entertainment, fresh produce, clothing and more, making it a night out you don't want to miss.

    For a day trip, make the one hour drive to Piha west of Auckland. Famous for its premier thriving surf beach and natural rugged beauty, it is popular among locals who want to get out of the city and unwind. Whangarei is another tropical destination where New Zealand natives like to visit. Ocean beach has glistening white sand and good surf. If you are in the city centre and need to cool off then head to the Whangarei Aquatic Centre. New Plymouth boasts picturesque botanical gardens in the Pukekura Park with themed garden areas, small ponds, bridges and magical trails. Whakatane's natural beauties are a must-see. Located only a few hours south of Auckland, you can go kayaking, fishing and encounter dolphins, seals or whales when visiting. There are also many hiking tracks which surround walkers by the coastline and lush terrain.

    To view more car hire deals in Auckland, visit our Car Hire Deals page.

    Convenient Locations in Auckland

    To be able to offer our clients with an ideal auto hire experience, Auto Europe has partnered with reliable suppliers in the industry including Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Alamo to provide you with the best service possible. We also offer pick-up and drop-off locations to ensure everyone is well looked after.

    Generally, the road network in Auckland is an effective way of getting around, especially because the city is fairly spread out. All parking in Auckland's city centre is operated by metres and a Pay and Display system. On-street parking operates from 8 am - 10 pm every day of the week and ranges from $1 - $4 per hour. Open-air parking is also available in numerous locations around the city with a base price of around $2 to $4.

    The Northern Gateway Toll Road is a 7.5km motorway extension north of Auckland. Charges for a car using this motorway are approximately $2.20. More information can be found on the city's parking page.

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in Auckland


    What's the best time to visit Auckland?

    If you're looking for a less crowded time to visit, we suggest travelling between September and November which is just before Summer hits and there's consistently nice weather in Auckland.

    How old do I have to be to hire a car in Auckland?

    In Auckland and most places around New Zealand, you must be at least 20 years old to hire a car. However, the age may vary by car category. Some suppliers have a maximum age limit of 75 years and a young driver surcharge so please be aware of the terms and conditions.

    How far is Auckland CBD from Auckland Airport?

    It'll take you about 26-minutes to drive from Auckland Airport to Auckland CBD, depending on traffic.

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    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Auckland

    • Auckland to Auckland Airport (20km approx. 25min)
    • Auckland to Piha (40km approx. 50min)
    • Auckland to Whangarei (160km approx. 2hr)
    • Auckland to New Plymouth (360km approx. 4hr)
    • Auckland to Whakatane (300km approx. 3hr 30min)

    Alternatives To Car Hire in Auckland

    While Auto Europe is usually renowned for our great rates on standard car hires, we provide additional transportation options to offer even further value for our clients. While we're known for our terrific rates on standard car hires, we realize that a number of our customers are looking for more in their vehicle hire. With possibilities such as luxury sedans, motorhomes, 9-12 passenger van hires and more, Auto Europe has the optimal vehicle to cater to virtually any travel plan. From countryside road-trips to camping out in the mountains, let us help you reach your desired vacation spot by car hire.

    Auckland Motorhome Hires
    Auckland Motorhome Hire -  A motorhome or RV hire in Auckland offers a whole new degree of opportunity and exploration for your holiday to New Zealand. Your holiday dreams don't have any limits when behind the wheel of a motorhome hire. This more popular than ever mode of travel allows travellers to immerse themselves in New Zealand and safely camp at several sites.
    Van Hire Auckland
    Van Hire Auckland -  Should you be in need of a vehicle to fit your large travel party, large/heavy luggage or anything in between - take a look at a van hire for your trip to New Zealand. Reap the benefits of our excellent rates on the optimal van for your trip, from modest family vans to 12 passenger vans.
    Luxury Car Hire Auckland
    Luxury Car Hire Auckland -  While using a luxury car hire in Auckland, travellers can make the best of their time in New Zealand. With top cars from Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more, assess rates to find the ideal vehicle for your visit to New Zealand.