Start Your Road Trip Adventure with a Car Rental in Auckland
Are you looking for a cheap car hire in Auckland? We are experts in rental cars and our booking system does all the hard work for you. We compare car rental from suppliers such as Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Europcar and Hertz. With VroomVroomVroom, you will have access to plenty of great prices on car rental across New Zealand.
The 'City of Sails' has more boats per capita than anywhere else in the world, with miles of coastline to sail from. Auckland is the largest Polynesian city in the world. It sits between the Manukau and Waitemata harbours. Auckland was recently rated as the third most liveable city in the world. Natural attractions, including 48 volcanoes, surround the city. A hire car is a perfect way to see the greater Auckland area.
Reasons to book car rental with VroomVroomVroom
Auckland is a great city to start your New Zealand adventure. There are plenty of reasons to book your car hire with VroomVroomVroom.
- Choose by size or by price: You can choose the car brand and rate that will best suit you. Do you need a compact city car? Or do you need a wagon for the whole family? VroomVroomVroom compares rental cars of all different sizes across the country.
- Book in advance: This will ensure you get the best deal possible. Supply and demand drive our car hire rates. This means the more rental cars available, the cheaper they should be.
- Pick up from a location that suits you: We have depots in the Auckland city centre as well as the international airport. Additionally, you can find rental cars in locations around New Zealand.
- Hire a campervan: Would you prefer a campervan hire in Auckland? If you are planning to go on a road trip in New Zealand, VroomVroomVroom can help you find the perfect campervan rental. See our Campervan Hire Auckland page for more information. You can also see holiday parks and camping sites. If you would like ideas of where to go or what to see, check out our Auckland Guide. Our guide provides a list of attractions, accommodation and restaurants.
Driving tips in Auckland
For a city of over a million people, Auckland does have issues with traffic. You can move around the city suburbs using the motorway system, but try to avoid peak times. If you are ready to hit the road, all you need is your cheap car rental and our trusty travel guide. VroomVroomVroom can help you discover what Auckland has to offer.
Auckland Airport is the country's busiest. We can assist you in finding a cheap rental car direct from the airport so that you can get on the road immediately. Remember that there is a toll road in the city: the Northern Gateway toll. You can read more about toll roads and driving tips in Auckland here.
When is the best time to visit Auckland?
The best time to visit Auckland is during the summer months. While it will be warmer during this period, rainfall is still frequent. There are some big events over the summer. Visitors can watch an outdoor movie at Silo Park on Friday nights, or check out the free Music in Parks program.
For food lovers, the Taste of Auckland offers an array of local culinary samples in November. There is something for everyone in Auckland: nature, arts, culture, shopping and sports. We have put together some suggestions to help you make the most of the city. Please see Auckland on a Budget.
For more information, read our guide to travelling in Auckland with a rental car.
Useful Guide to exploring the City of Sails in your car hire
Auckland is one of the most exciting places to visit in New Zealand because of its numerous attractions. You can travel to the top of one of the volcanoes. One Tree Hill, Maungawhau (Mount Eden) or Rangitoto are all superb. You can also check out any of Auckland's vibrant markets, such as Otara or Avondale for a unique local experience or try boutique shopping in the inner city village of Parnell.
Wild on Waiheke
Roam wild for the day! A diverse range of fun outdoor activities (including archery, wildtag and laser claybird shooting), a licensed restaurant and brewery, all set within the magic of Waiheke Island vineyard. Alternately, hit the tasting room to sample wine and craft beer produced on site. While parents enjoy a pint of chilled beer, their kids can have fun at the children's playground which features a giant trampoline. If you are coming from downtown Auckland, you can take the ferry to the island.
Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours
The Auckland Harbour Bridge
Whether you're an adrenaline junkie or the easy going type, the Harbour Bridge offers two unique attractions fit for you. Jumping from 40 metres off the bridge, and over the Waitemata Harbour with your ankles being strapped to a bungee chord made up of hundreds of thousands of rubber bands, or climbing the famous landmark to venture on an hour and a half sightseeing tour is a New Zealand MUST DO!
Skycity Grand Hotel
Address: 90 Federal St, Auckland
You'll be ticking all the boxes when you choose to stay here. This hotel encompasses all the luxuries of location, views and high end living. Located in the heart of Auckland CBD, just a 10 minute stroll to the waterfront and close to Queen St shops. You'll also be treated to free Wi-Fi, 24 hour room services and cardio room.
Although it's ranked 2nd best backpackers lodging accommodation in the city (Tripadvisor), reviews beg to differ and claim the budget accommodation to be the…“best hostel in NZ!” The Attic Backpackers pride themselves with a fresh, stylish, modern contemporary facility that's maintained to the highest of standards. Budget has a whole new meaning at this location.
City LodgeAddress: 150 Vincent St Auckland
Enjoy a central location, and the comfort of a 5-star Qualmark rated backpackers. You get the great value of a backpackers, but a little more comfort, as every room has an ensuite bathroom. You can easily walk to all of the city centre's attractions.
If you are looking for a last minute hotel deal in Auckland, don't fret because Ezibed is here to help you. Ezibed.com, an online accommodation booking website offers a quick and easy way to book at considerably reduced rates, with fast confirmation to their customers and clients. Ezibed.com guides customers and accommodation providers together and supplies an online market for unsold short term accommodation rooms. Accommodation providers, on the other hand, supply rates, inclusions and rooms available online for last minute bookings. By booking with Ezibed.com, you can now find amazing last minute deals and you can book yourself a great room the smart way!
Restaurants & Bars
One Tree Grill
You'll be impressed the second you step foot into this establishment with their easy to use mini iPad menus. The surprises keep coming with this lively yet relaxed atmosphere. Delicious food selected from both sea and land, and cooked in a variety of ways. Spiced, smoked, roasted or twice-cooked. Whatever your preference, there will be something on the menu to die for.
Giapo Ice Cream Restaurant
Giapo have every right to claim “New Zealand's BEST ice-cream” title. So many new and creative ice-cream deserts to choose from that are guaranteed to please. Unique to the city only, a must stop taste experience!
Feel like a local in this welcoming neighbourhood bar. Flight 605 is proud of its enormous collection of New Zealand craft beers. Drop by for some of its famous events; Wings Wednesday, Comedy Cockpit nights, or the Birth of Cool, late on Friday nights. Flight 605 is an easy drive from the CBD, and there's ample parking in surrounding streets.