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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. 

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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. 

Driving tips in Penrose

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. 

Penrose, pick up and go in your rental car!  

Located about nine kilometres southeast of Auckland city central, with a handy location just off the southern motorway, you'll find Penrose - an industrial suburb in the city of Auckland.

Penrose is an industrial area, but you have fantastic transport connections to nearby shopping and some of the best green spaces in Auckland, while you get to grips with your rental car and become familiar with the layout of Auckland. 


One Tree Hill and Cornwall Park

 Address: Olive Grove, One Tree Hill, Penrose, Auckland

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. 

Waiatarua Reserve

 Address: 98 Abbotts Way, Remuera, Auckland 
Here you'll find wide open spaces, pockets of bush, native planting with walkways that surround New Zealands largets urban wetland restoration project. The 49 acres of wetland operates as a stormwater treatment system for the surrounding suburbs, but despite its unappealing use this wetland serves as a sanctuary for the birdlife and wetland plants creating a beautiful setting to enjoy.

Panmure Basin

 Address: 18A Watene Road, 100 Ireland Road and Lagoon Drive, Panmure

Not only does this location offer a visual oasis with walkways to enjoy, you can take a dip in these waters, go fishing or enjoy a picnic lunch on its shores. Or head to Lagoon Leisure and Fitness facility to enjoy the indoor heated pool, sauna, spa, outdoor pool, hydroslide, dive boards and splash pad.

Sylvia Park Shopping Centre:

286 Mount Wellington Highway

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. 

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