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Finding a Rental Car in Lower Hutt is Easy

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The city of Lower Hutt is one of the four cities that constitute the Wellington metropolitan area. Find the best available rates in the area with VroomVroomVroom for an easy start to your next adventure.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Lower Hutt

Vehicle ClassesEconomy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Number of Depots2
SuppliersAvis, Budget

Wellington Airport Collection

If you’re arriving in Wellington by plane, you also have the option of collecting your rental car directly from Wellington Airport (WLG). We work with nine rental brands that service the airport, ensuring you get the best rates available and a vehicle that suits your needs.

Rental Car Depots in Lower Hutt

We compare rates offered by the following local rental brands:

Avis logo35 Annie Huggan Grove, Petone 5012
8:00am - 4:30pm weekdays.
Closed weekends.
Budget logo35a Annie Huggan Grove, Petone 5012
8:00am - 4:30pm weekdays.
Closed weekends.

Frequently Asked Questions for Lower Hutt Car Rental

Can I pick up my rental car in Lower Hutt and drop it off somewhere else?

You can. Many of our car rental partners charge a one-way fee to do so, but to make life easy, we include this fee in the rates we compare for you.

How far is the drive from Lower Hutt into Wellington?

It’ll take ten minutes via the Hutt Expressway to drive your rental car to Wellington Central

How far is Lower Hutt from Wellington Airport?

It’s about a 25-minute drive in your rental car from Wellington Airport to Lower Hutt.

Explore and see the best of New Zealand at your own pace

Just outside of Wellington is the city of Lower Hutt. New Zealanders love their cafe culture, and Lower Hutt has more cafes and coffee shops per capita than New York City. It also has the pretty sea-side towns of Eastbourne Bay, and Days Bay, as well as being handy to a relaxing riverside location. It's a great option for collecting your hire car without travelling to the hustle and bustle of Wellington City. Explore the wild places at your own pace. From Lower Hutt you have convenient driving links to the wine country in the Wairarapa, or the Kapiti Coast.


Attractions

The Dowse Art Museum Cafe


A contemporary art museum which is only a fifteen minute drive from downtown Wellington. It houses the valuable and varied collection of New Zealand craft such as jewellery, ceramics, glass and textiles. Exhibitions highlight talented local artists, in mediums as diverse as Art Deco buttons, to contemporary ceramics. Hours: Mon - Sun, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Hetet Gallery

Address: 58a Guthrie St, Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt 5011, New Zealand

This art space showcases traditional Maori carving and weaving alongside other contemporary art forms. You can relax by visiting their studios while admiring the art walk and galleries. Be tempted by truly unique and authentic arts as souvenirs! Hours: Mon - Fri 9am-3.30pm, Sat-Sun 10am-3pm.

The Hutt River

Address: Lower Hutt 5019 New Zealand

This is the number one tourist destination in this city. As they say, you've haven't been to Lower Hutt if you have never visited this magnificent river. Walk or cycle the Hutt River Trail, starting at the Hikoikoi Reserve on Petone's Marine Parade. Visit on a Saturday for the Riverbank Market, a chance to stock up on fresh local produce or sample the wares from a fleet of food trucks. Contact the Hutt River Ranger - 04 567 6609.

Belmont Park Retreat

Address: 147 Stratton St Normandale, Lower Hutt

This clinic of natural medicine is a place of peace and tranquility. Located in one of the most scenic valleys of the Belmont Regional Park, it's only a 20-minute drive from the Wellington CBD to get to this serene spot. They provide information regarding supplements, herbs and dietary advice. All the practitioners use muscle testing to assist them in their consultations.

Eastbourne Bay

Drive around the bays to Eastbourne in your hire car. This sea-side village has a friendly vibe. Chill out in the cafes, or check out the art galleries and antique stores. The locals boast that this is where you find Wellington's best beaches, with Days Bay and Muritai Beach alongside Eastbourne itself. Grab an ice-cream at the Days Bay Pavilion.

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Accommodation

The Boulcott Lodge

deluxe quality room at the boulcott lodge in lower hutt

Rated as the No. 1 Accommodation in Lower Hutt for four consecutive years by the TripAdvisor, the Boulcott Lodge is located only a few minutes walk from both the CBD and from Hutt and Boulcott Hospitals and Pacific Radiology. It is also just a 5-minute drive from historic Petone, and only 15 minutes drive or less via rental car from central Wellington.

This contemporary 5 star motel provides superior accommodation with fully appointed suites designed to meet the needs of corporate guests, families, or visitors to the region. In addition, Boulcott offers a high degree of safety and security for all guests. All accommodation is internally accessed via a secure swipe card system and all entrance ways and common areas, including car parks, are video surveillance monitored. Even the management are available at all times.

ASURE 83 By The Sea Petone

Choose 83 By the Sea Motor Lodge if you are searching for family motels, or corporate accommodation in Lower Hutt. This quality motel accommodation which is situated on The Esplanade near at the Petone Beach, is only a short walk to Jackson St Petone. The motor lodge offers a modern, cozy accommodation which ranges from studios, to one bedroom and two bedroom units, perfect for travellers needing to explore the fab Wellington area.

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Customer Reviews for Lower Hutt Car Hire
Rating: 5 / 5 based on 9 reviews
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Romano S.
    Date: 12 Apr 2021
    Feedback: Very happy and friendly staff. Even upgraded our car without extra charge.
    Rating: 5/5 😀
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Karen R.
    Date: 14 Feb 2021
    Feedback: Excellent service. Great to pick up keys and car at airport. My husband needs a wheel chair so it is great we don’t have to go far to get the car and return. The price is very good too. Thanks
    Rating: 5/5 😀
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Donald M.
    Date: 13 Feb 2021
    Feedback: Super easy and this is the best site out of searching so many!
    Rating: 5/5 😀
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    Reviewer: Annemarie J.
    Date: 10 Jul 2018
    Feedback: Easy booking!!!!
    Rating: 5/5 😀
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Aaron H.
    Date: 16 Aug 2017
    Feedback: Nice and easy , love it
    Rating: 5/5 😀