Compare Car Rental in Wellington New Zealand

A starring role in Peter Jackson's Middle Earth; compelling harbour and lush hillsides adorned with colonial villas ; cuisine that runs the gamut of delicious to decadent; and a quality of living rated high by various agencies at various times. Welcome to Wellington, New Zealand, the "coolest little capital in the world".

As the capital city, Wellington's international airport teems with car rental options from global brands Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and Thrifty rental cars which allow you to book online for a hassle-free and cheap car rental in Wellington. Rental options are flexible, which means you pick up the car here, drive it north or across Cook Strait, and drop it off in designated areas along the way - saves you petrol, time and money. So book online and compare car rental in Wellington NZ and find the best deal or a cheap car rental in Wellington now!

Where to go in Middle Earth by Car Rental in Wellington

"Wellywood", deserving of its moniker, has risen to become a formidable centre of film, arts and culture in New Zealand. The Weta Cave where you can pick up Lord of the Rings collectibles is a great introduction to the Middle Earth craze. Don’t skip Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand’s national museum and the first place where LOTR memorabilia was put on exhibit. If you want to follow the habits of hobbits, wizards, elves and dwarves, you need to get out of the cave and drive around on your rental car in Wellington to must-see destinations.  

Start with the cream of the crop along Cuba Street – where you can find a restaurant popular with Elijah Wood (Frodo) and the rest of the Hobbits – or Courtenay Place – where you can guzzle Irish brew a la Sean Bean (Boromir). You can also drive your Wellington car hire around Te Aro, an inner city suburb popular with Liv Tyler (Arwen) who reportedly browsed and shopped here. Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) also found a great restaurant in the area.

In Wellywood, the outdoor also beckons. Wellington’s City to Sea walk affords not only an opportunity to lace up your boots but also the best views of the waterfront. Kayak at Lambton Harbour, a stone’s throw from the central business district, or pedal your way up the beautiful Makara Peak. Bring your life list and a pair of binoculars, rent a car in Wellington, and head over to the Karori Sanctuary for the indigenous tuatara.

One-Way Wellington Car Rentals to Auckland

Wellington puts you in a strategic location to explore the rest of the island from here up to New Zealand’s largest city in the far north. Stretch your legs at Whanganui on the western coast, a place of great physical beauty and loads of Maori treasures. Then drive your car hire in Wellington New Zealand inland and marvel at the eye-popping landscape of Tongariro National Park, New Zealand’s first. Rotorua’s thermal geysers is just two hours north on your Wellington car rental. The Shire of Matamata, two hours out of Auckland, is to Rotorua’s northwest. Finally, drop off your car hire in Wellington at Auckland’s international airport before flying out of the country, or stay more for a few days to enjoy New Zealand’s cosmopolitan city by the two bays.