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Book a car rental with us at VroomVroomVroom to save more on your Wellington holiday. Wellington airport's 'The Rock' terminal was the winner of the 2011 World Travel Awards as best airport terminal in Australasia. 

Wellington Airport is proud of its connection to the local film industry based around Sir Peter Jackson and Weta Workshop. Calling itself the Middle of Middle Earth, the terminal is adorned with some spectacular installations from the Hobbit films. 

Start your road trip straight from the airport 

While the terminal at Wellington Airport is pretty funky, no one really wants to hang out there longer than necessary. Booking  your rental car from VroomVroomVroom in advance will get you on the road in the quickest time possible.  

VroomVroomVroom has some handy tips that will allow you to start your Wellington Airport car rental journey with ease.

Book early - With Wellington Airport welcoming both international and national flights, the terminal can become very busy, with high demand on rental cars. The sooner you book, the more chance you have to guarantee the car hire you want, with prices you'll love.

Save MONEY and TIME - By conveniently booking your rental car at Wellington Airport with VroomVroomVroom, you can go straight to the car hire desk the moment you arrive at the airport and pick up your pre-arranged vehicle without any hassles. 

With hire cars available from Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and Thrifty, you know when you book a VroomVroomVroom rental car, it is being supplied by one of the most trusted suppliers in the hire car industry.

Don't worry if your plans change. We do not charge any fees if you have to cancel or modify your car rental in Wellington booking. Don't hesitate to contact our fabulous customer care team if you have additional questions.

You can't beat Wellington on a good day! 

 So the saying goes! With summer here, now is the best time to make that trip to Wellington. There's a huge array of cultural and sporting events to choose from all through the summer: International cricket, the soccer All Whites versus Fiji, the HSBC Wellington Sevens. Check out our Wellington events page for  more information. 

Must dos from Wellington Airport

Wellington is an exciting airport to fly into, known for its extreme winds and often white-knuckle descents. Once your heart rate returns to normal, grab your rental car and get on the road. If you are looking for great ideas on things to do, places to stay and eat, we have collected some of the best ideas for you.

 Things to Do |  Places to Stay |  Places to Eat

Things to Do

Zealandia Sanctuary

Address: 53 Waiapu Rd, Karori

Visit the suburb of Karori for the Zealandia Sanctuary conservation experience. Using a unique predator-proof fence, this 225 hectare sanctuary is turning back the clock by 80 million years, to reproduce the bush, and wildlife species of New Zealand before human occupation. Join their night tour for a truly unique experience. (Photo by Jo Moore)

Switched on Bikes

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Address: Shed One, Queens Wharf, Wellington Waterfront

Switched on Bikes in Wellington have electric bikes for hire so you can see the sights and enjoy the wind in your hair. You can cruise the bays and peninsula then head up to the city's best lookouts, all without breaking a sweat!  

Switched on Bikes can sort you out with eBike hire for just an hour, half or a full day.  Their Electric Bays guided tour runs daily, if you'd like a local's insight to the capital. They are open 7 days and centrally located on the Wellington waterfront.

Places to Stay

Martinborough TOP 10 Holiday Park

Address: 10 Dublin St. West, Martinborough

Martinborough is an attractive village in the Wairarapa region, just under two hours driving time from Wellington airport. It's well known for world class winemaking, in particular, Pinot Noir. The Martinborough TOP 10 Holiday Park is a great choice for your accommodation, offering a range of powered campervan sites, with cabins and ensuite studios if you are visiting in a rental car. There are over 20 vineyards nearby, and you can rent a bike directly from the holiday park to visit them. Finish your day relaxing on the barbecue deck with some of that local Pinot!  

Brentwood Hotel Wellington

Address: 16 Kemp St, Kilbirnie, Wellington

Conveniently located just 2.6 kilometres from Wellington Airport, and six kilometres from downtown Wellington. Facilities include a restaurant and bar, with an outdoor pool. The Brentwood Hotel is also well known as a great conference venue. Great news for drivers: there is also free car parking!

Where to Eat

Spruce Goose

Address: 30 Cochrane St, Rongotai, Wellington

This unique venue is situated in Lyall Bay, in the former NAC domestic terminal, at the gateway to Wellington Airport. It is paradise for plane-spotters, and has stunning water views. It has a cafe menu through the day, and serves hearty mains at night, as well as being a venue for functions. 

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