Compare Car Hire in Wellington
Wellington car hire booking tips for you to consider:With a number of locations for pick up, VroomVroomVroom will not only help you book a car rental in Wellington but also in over 30 locations throughout New Zealand. You can even choose to collect a cheap car hire from the Wellington Airport. Check out our Wellington Airport page for more information.
Book with the major suppliers - Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and enjoy the ability to compare and book rental cars from the diverse fleets on offer.
Book in advance when you plan to go to NZ and are planning to rent a car. Make sure you book in advance to secure the best deal available for your time period. As they say, the early bird catches the worm.
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THINGS TO DO
Staglands Wildlife Reserve
Address: Akatarawa Valley RD2 Upper Hutt, Wellington
Visit this unique wildlife reserve where you can easily feed local animals and interact with the wildlife. Staglands Wildlife Reserve is located in Akatarawa Vally in Upper Hutt. This is a must-see tourist attraction, ideal for families and all types of tourists who love nature. You can also have a picnic, BBQ or dine in at their cozy cafe.
Hours: open daily 9:30am – 5:00pm (Except Christmas Day)
Gourmet Wine Tour
Address: Martinborough, New Zealand
Visit the award-winning Martinborough wineries, taste fine local wines and have an exquisite gourmet meal. Tranzit Tours offers this incredible Gourmet Wine Tour with a small group departing from Wellington every day. This is an all inclusive tour that includes visits to four boutique vineyards, lunch in the picturesque Martinborough village, sweets, a cheese platter, local coffee and your transportation. You can choose to depart from Wellington by train, with scenic views of Wellington harbour and the Wairarapa valley, or you can depart from any Wairarapa town.
Address: 200 Daniell St,Newtown, Wellington
The name speaks for itself. Expect to feel one with nature as you stroll through the zoo, viewing many exotic and endangered animals. It is a great day out for young and old and with ample parking for your hire car available, you'll have plenty of time to spare for exactly what you want to see!
Te Papa Museum
Cuba Street District
The Weta Cave
After the great success of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, it would be a travesty for Lord of the Rings fans to visit Wellington and not see where all of the 'magic' happened. With a trove of different film paraphernalia related to the vast collection of movies that Weta workshops have worked on, it would be a shame to miss out on this piece of cinematic gold.
Located in Civic Square, this is a must see for those art lovers visiting the City of Wellington. With a constant stream of new exhibitions and local artists' work, it really is a local source of pride and expression that simply cannot be missed. Parking your car at one of the many car parks around the city will also give you the opportunity to walk up Cuba Street to the Bowen Galleries or Enjoy Art Gallery.
Address: 223 Cuba Street, Wellington
CQ Wellington is a an award-winning and charming hotel located in the heart of the bustling Cuba Street District. It is close to Wellington main attractions such as the Wellington waterfront and Te Papa, restaurants, bars and shops. The hotel offers double and twin accommodation, exclusive suites, executive apartments, along with conference facilities, swimming pool, restaurant, cafe and bar. It is an ideal place for leisure or business travellers, and all of them can expect to experience a relaxed atmosphere.
Museum Art Hotel
Recipient of Tripadvisor's Certificate of Excellence in 2014 and featured in Freckle magazine, this accommodation offers a hotel experience unlike any other. From its somber black exterior with street-side brass sculpture to its invigorating interior, you will be taken on a journey through the mind of amazing NZ artists.
Pizza Pomodoro was the first place to open on Leeds Street in September 2000. They pride themselves on offering the best classic Italian pizzas with unique and original creations, using local and international ingredients. All pizzas are baked in a wood-fired pizza oven, which gives them a unique and delectable flavour. The venue is usually open for takeaways, so take your Pizza Pomodoro and go around to explore this bustling area.
Hours: Wednesday to Friday: 12am to 2pm | Monday to Thursday: 5pm to 9pm | Friday and Saturday: 4:30pm to 9:30pm
Ortega Fish Shack
Ranked #1 of 636 Restaurants in Wellington, recipient of Tripadvisor's Certificate of Excellence 2014 and Awarded One Hat - NZ Good Food Awards 2014 "Cuisine Magazine", this fresh New Zealand seafood cuisine experience is a once in a life time opportunity that won't disappoint.
The White House Restaurant
Consistently one of the top ranking restaurants in the city, this has been in smooth operation for over 20 years. This fine dining restaurant is set on the waterfront of Oriental bay offers not only the finest view over the harbour, but also a menu rich in fresh local ingredients and elegance.
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Annual events to see or experience while staying in or passing through Wellington
After every New Year's Day in Wellington, thousands of Wellingtonians attend the waterfront, parks and gardens to take part in these popular events and free concerts that last for about 3 months.
Lux Light Festival
An annual outdoor exhibition of spectacular displays of art and design from around the world, using light and the latest lighting technologies. This free event turns Wellington's waterfront and laneways into a captivating celebration of light, art, technology and design.
Say goodbye to winter by indulging in the beautiful array of colours and fragrances of spring flowers at Wellington Botanic Garden. This free event will set your heart aflutter, so don't miss out.