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Auckland Airport is a frequent winner of best airport in the Australia Pacific region in the Skytrax World Airport Awards. It is New Zealand's biggest and busiest airport. 

 It makes sense to pick up your hire car from the airport, as that is all your transport needs sorted at once. The airport is located an easy twenty-minute drive from the Auckland city centre. It's on the southern side of the city, so if you are planning to head to the North Island's top tourist spots such as Rotorua or Waitomo you can hit the road without any back-tracking.

Start driving from the Best Airport in Australia Pacific Region 

Renting a car from Auckland Airport is quick and easy with VroomVroomVroom. We work with New Zealand's most trusted car rental suppliers such as Eurpocar, Avis, Hertz, and Thrifty. Here are some great reasons why people book their rental cars with us:

  • No cancellation fees - One of the best reasons to book with us. When you are planning your holiday, or arriving for business, book your car rental with us. If your plans change, we will not charge you to cancel or modify your booking.
  • Choose from a number of locations - Not just at the airport, but also Auckland City and other Auckland suburban car hire depots. There's bound to be one convenient for you. 
  • Quick and easy pick-up - With the major rental car companies having offices at the international and domestic terminals, pick-up is a breeze.
  • Save time and money booking online - With our comparative pricing we offer you the least fuss and the most savings in booking an Auckland Airport car rental. We only work with the most trusted suppliers, who have a huge range of vehicles available at Auckland Airport. Whether you are after a zippy compact for easy city driving, or a wagon for road-tripping with the family, we can get you sorted! The more advance of your travel dates that you book, the wider the range of vehicles, and the better the deals! 

Our booking system is  so easy to use, but if you do have questions, just contact our highly trained customer care agents. They are available  on the phone, by email or via live chat. 

VroomVroomVroom also compares campervan hire in Auckland Airport deals from the country's leading suppliers. For more information, check out our campervan rental page.

Auckland Airport Useful Information

Auckland Airport not only offers convenient and affordable car hire, it also provides travellers with services including: free luggage trolleys,luggage storage,tourist information, free nursery rooms (with cots and change tables), Wi-Fi Internet access, first aid, ATMs, worship areas and smoking areas.

The domestic terminal is connected to the international terminal via a walkway, which should take you around 15 minutes to walk, or catch one of the frequent shuttle buses.The domestic terminal in Auckland Airport is the base of operations for regional and domestic flights airlines such as Air New Zealand and Jetstar.

Auckland Airport's domestic terminal opens at approximately 5:00 am local time for the first flight of the day, and is open until the last flight of the day at approximately midnight. For more airport information, within New Zealand you can call 0800 247 767 (0800 AIRPORT). Auckland Airport even has an app, so you can keep up to date with all aircraft movements. 

Look for Auckland Airport's "Blue Coats": the airport's official hospitality ambassadors, who are on hand to help passengers with directions and info.

Domestic or international, VroomVroomVroom is simply the easiest way to book a car rental in Auckland Airport!

Get the good oil on things to do and places to go in Auckland

Auckland city is just a short drive north from the airport. We have loads of information on where to go and what to do. Check out our Auckland travel guide, and events page. 

Kick start your New Zealand adventure from  Auckland Airport

There are plenty of attractions to explore in your car rental around the airport, before or after your flight. Here are some of them. 

Formula E Indoor Raceway

Address: 36 Ascot Road, Airport Oaks, Manukau City

Indoor karting has arrived in Auckland! This is your chance to try out the latest drive craze in Australasia. They feature state-of-the-art and Italian-designed race karts; and you can even join their racing competitions. Formula E also boasts of their V8 simulator, which will give you that real life V8 driving experience. This is the perfect place to hold your birthday parties or corporate events because they also cater to groups of at least 15. 

Butterfly Creek

Home to over 700 free-flying exotic butterflies, tropical fishes, birds, lizards, monkeys, giant salt water crocodiles, wetas (one of the world's largest insects), and so much more! Come here for a great family day out with things to do for both children and parents. There's a farmyard full of animals, playground, mini train and a lovely cafe, which you can visit without paying admission to the main park. 

Auckland Botanic Gardens

Auckland Botanic Gardens, New Zealand

Sixty-four hectares of over 10,000 plants from around the world, displayed in themed collections such as the children's garden and African garden. Over summer there are sculptures on display and live music events. It's worth a visit just for the cafe, and is dog-friendly. 

Treasure Island Adventure Mini Golf

Address: Tom Pearce Dr, Auckland Airport, 2022, New Zealand (next to Butterfly creek)

An awesome unique mini-putt golf course that's beautifully landscaped to a pirate theme. With pirate ships, cascading waterfalls, haunted treasure caves and shark-infested waters, you will feel like you've been taken to another pirate dimension. Great place for couples and families!

Mangere Bridge Village, a local secret

There is a corner of Auckland very near the airport, which is one of the city's best kept secrets. Mangere Bridge is a quaint seaside village with excellent cafes. At the end of the village, you have access to walkways and cycle paths that skirt the Manukau Harbour. You can follow these paths all the way to Ambury Farm Park, a working farm and regional park. Ambury is a significant habitat for shore birds, and along its coastal boundary you can find good examples of basalt lava flows.

Mangere Bridge is watched over by Mangere Mountain, just one of those 48 volcanoes that dot Auckland. Nearby is the Otuataua Stonefields historic reserve. This archaeological site preserves the evidence of the way of life of pre-colonial Maori, and early settlers. The site is waahi tapu, (sacred) but visitors are invited to explore the fields by following marked walkways.

Further Afield: Starting your road trip from Auckland Airport

Once you are outside the airport environs, there are plenty of sights to see as you head into the city. Just ten minutes away, over the Mangere Bridge is the town of Onehunga, full of cafes and home to the Dressmart Outlet Mall. From there, it's a short drive to Auckland's iconic One Tree Hill. Wind your way up the mountain for spectacular views of Auckland, including both harbours, the famous bridge, and the Sky Tower. This will really help you to get your bearings. Head over the Harbour Bridge to explore the North Shore, or start a road trip to the Bay of Islands. 

Heading south, the motorway system takes you seamlessly onto State Highway 1, to begin your journey to Rotorua, Hamilton or Tauranga

Want to explore more of Auckland? See our travel guides below:

005 (2).JPG Auckland Travel Guide: Things to Do, Places to Stay and Eat in Auckland
005 (2).JPG Penrose Travel Guide: Things to Do near Penrose, Auckland
005 (2).JPG East Tamaki Travel Guide: Things to Do near East Tamaki, Auckland

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