VroomVroomVroom has joined forces with trusted car hire suppliers such as Avis, Hertz, Budget, Europcar and Thrifty, to bring you great deals on rental cars. We have several depots in Auckland, including Penrose, on the edge of the city with convenient motorway access.
Located about ten kilometres outside of Auckland, Penrose is a convenient place to pick up a rental car and explore New Zealand's largest city. With easy access to major motorways, you can travel top top attractions on the North Island from Penrose.
Best time to visit Penrose
Summer is the peak season to visit Auckland, which means you will be facing steep prices and busy crowds at popular attractions. Consider visiting during the shoulder season, when the temperatures are still pleasant. May is a good month to visit the city, when the city is not as busy.
Penrose is located about 10 kilometres outside of the Auckland CBD. You can reach it by following the Southern Motorway. Take Exit 435 for Penrose. There are toll roads in the North Island, including a number surrounding Auckland. If you plan on using these roads, be sure to pay the fee online or at a select service station.
Head to see one of Aucklands most iconic destinations, a 182m volcanic peak (also known as Maungakiekie) which holds the grave of Sir John Logan Campbell, an Auckland leader in the 1800's who gifted the land for Cornwall Park. The mountain was the site of Maori fortifications, and evidence of the Pa remains today. The summit of One Tree Hill has spectacular views over the whole city isthmus.
Mt Wellington is an adjoining suburb to Penrose, and is home to the large shopping centre of Sylvia Park. It is the ideal place to stock up on supplies for your road trip, with over 200 stores, including several supermarkets.