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    Car Hire Wellington

    Wellington Car HireThe Lord of the Rings Trilogy was filmed mostly in New Zealand, highlighting the astounding beauty of the country. If you're lucky enough, you might even spot some of the famous filming sites! 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.

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

    Convenient Locations in Wellington

    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.

    In terms of parking, 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.

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in Wellington


    How far is Wellington CBD from Wellington Airport?

    It takes about 35-minutes, depending on traffic to drive from Wellington CBD to Wellington CBD.

    When is the best time during the year to visit Wellington?

    During the autumn shoulder season between March and May is a great time to visit Wellington as the weather is warm but the city isn't overly crowded.

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

    In Wellington and New Zealand in general, 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.

    To view more, visit our FAQs page.

    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Wellington

    • Wellington to Lower Hutt (12km approx. 10 min)
    • Wellington to East Harbour Regional Park (20.8km approx. 24 min)
    • Wellington to Porirua (21km approx. 18 min)
    • Wellington to Lake Wairarapa (74km approx. 1 hr)
    • Wellington to Wellington Airport (8km approx. 19 min)

    Alternatives to Car Hire in Wellington

    In addition to providing affordable rates within the industry on traditional auto hires, Auto Europe likewise offers numerous alternative transportation services to offer our customers with more value.

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