Compare Car Rental in Auckland, New Zealand

Situated on the northern half of the North Island, Auckland, New Zealand, is the largest metropolitan area in the country and has been ranked many times by many agencies as one of the world’s liveable cities, albeit on the farther end of the list after Australian cousins Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

To enjoy Auckland, getting around by rent a car is in order. The City of Sails – a moniker that refers to the number of yachts per capita – is spread out, and public transport can get frustrating as they often run late, so your best bet is to drive around the city in an Auckland City car rental. Global car rental companies Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty and Europcar rental cars in Auckland all have presence here, so book online and compare car rental in Auckland and fine the best deal or a cheap car hire in Auckland, stoke your wanderlust, and get going.

Things to do and places to go by car rental

Despite its urban character, Auckland is an outdoor lover’s paradise. The city itself is hemmed in on the east and west by major harbours, a smattering of islands, delectable beaches and near-deserted bushland. Coupled with an agreeable climate that is neither too hot nor cold, and endowed with plenty of wining, dining and shopping options, the City of Sails is a great place to kick off your New Zealand adventure on a rental car in Auckland.

A great first stop on your Auckland car hire is Viaduct Basin famous for its pulsing marina and upmarket cafes and restaurants. While there, drive your car rental in Auckland, New Zealand to the Voyager Maritime Museum for a peek into Maori seafaring history long before the Europeans mapped the Pacific. Watch the well-dressed of Ponsonby and Karangahape Roads, and walk around the historic and highly pedestrianized Queen Street to better appreciate its 19th century architecture. Pick up Maori souvenir in Otara and Avondale Flea Markets, or vintage jewellery and quirky threads in High Street.

Where to go on One-Way Car Hire from Auckland

For big-game fishing, sailing and dolphin-watching, drive your car hire from Auckland to the Bay of Islands four hours to the north. Or drive two hours to the east to The Coromandel, one of the country's well-loved holiday destinations for its native forests, pristine white sand beaches and laid-back atmosphere.

One-way car rental in Auckland to Wellington, the capital city on the southern edge of North Island, puts you within tramping distance to Rotorua’s hot geysers and thermal mud pools or, if you skirt down the Western coast, to Waitomo’s glow worm caves and black-water adventures. At Matamata you can visit Hobbiton and do a Hobbiton Movie Set Tour. You can drop off your Auckland car hire in Wellington before flying back home – but not before checking out the behind-the-scenes of the city’s thriving film industry – or drive on to the northern city of Christchurch in South Island and examine up close the city’s Gothic revival architecture and enjoy its reputation as a City of Gardens.