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    The Lord of the Rings Trilogy was filmed mostly in New Zealand, highlighting the astounding beauty of the country. While you are in Wellington, picnic on beautiful sandy beaches or in a park nestled in the city. Watch a picture-perfect sunset over the horizon at a trendy restaurant or at an upmarket bar along Courtenay Place. Indulge in shopping at the Lambton, Willis, Cuba and Courtenay quarters or for gourmet chocolate, visit Schoc Chocolates where you can choose from a variety of chocolates that may be too beautiful to eat.

    Music and culture are everywhere in Wellington, with galleries for everyone. Enjoy world-class auditoriums that will not let you down. Get a birds-eye perspective on a helicopter ride with rolling hills, rugged coastline, and the beautiful harbour which creates some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Whatever your taste may be, the chance of a lifetime is at your fingertips with a Wellington car hire from Auto Europe.

    Do I need an International Licence?

    An International Driving Permit is required for those who hold licences in countries other than Australia or New Zealand. You must have held your licence for a minimum of 1 year.

    Parking in Wellington

    On-street parking is free on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays but restricted to two hours. Hourly parking fees in the central business district range from $1.50 NZD to $4 NZD per hour, with a minimum charge of $1 NZD. The easiest way to pay for parking is by cash or credit cards, which are accepted by all pay-and-display machines. To park in a coupon parking zone, you will need to buy a daily or monthly coupon. They're available from Wellington City Council service centres, several shops, and from Wellington Parking and Infringement Services on 40 Taranaki Street. There are various car park buildings in Wellington. Rates vary from $4 NZD per hour to $15 NZD per day.


    Speed Limits and Traffic in Wellington

    • Speed limits in New Zealand range from 10 kilometres per hour to 100 kilometres per hour.
    • New Zealand has a toll road between Auckland and Northland; The 7.5km Northern Gateway Toll Road. Payment varies per supplier. You might have to pay upfront online via the Northern Gateway Toll Road Website, via telephone or cash.
    • Some parts of Wellington have traffic lights that allow buses to go first. If a 'B' lit up on a traffic signal, that means that the bus can go but other vehicles must wait.

    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Wellington

    • Wellington to Lower Hutt (17km)
    • Wellington to East Harbour Regional Park (22km)
    • Wellington to Porirua (21km)
    • Wellington to Lake Wairarapa (75km)
    • Airport to Wellington (8km)

    Book your Car Hire in Wellington with Auto Europe

    Discover Wellington at your own pace with a rental car from Auto Europe. Book your car hire in Wellington over our safe, reliable and secure online booking system. For more information, see our Car Hire FAQ page, check our Terms and Conditions, or Contact Us.

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