Discover Car Hire in Wellington
Travel through Wellington in the comfort of a hire car from DriveAway and enjoy the flexibility that comes with a self-drive holiday. Skip the taxi queues and collect your car hire from Wellington Airport or various locations throughout the city and start exploring and taking in the sights and sounds of New Zealand's capital city.
Found a better rate? DriveAway is committed to offering the best prices. So whether you are driving a car from the North to the South Island of New Zealand or vice versa, we will always offer the lowest prices. For more information take a look at our beat rate policy. If you would like more information about driving in New Zealand, take a look at our New Zealand Driving Tips page. It's full of tips to keep you to safe and informed whilst driving.
It's about a 19-minute drive, depending on traffic to drive from Wellington Airport to Wellington CBD.
In Wellington and most places around New Zealand, you must be at least 20 years old to rent a car. However, the age may vary by car category. Some suppliers have a maximum age limit of 75 years and a young driver surcharge so please be aware of the terms and conditions.
Although a majority of tourists believe that Auckland is the capital city, it's actually the city of Wellington that is the capital of New Zealand!
Wellington is located on the southern tip of the North Island of New Zealand, on the edge of a stunning harbour surrounded by rolling hills. Windy Wellington has something for everyone to enjoy, from bustling cafes, top restaurants, and funky stores to magnificent parks, scenic walks, and action-packed adventure activities.
After collecting your car rental get ready to discover all that this amazing city has to offer. Take a ride in the cable car up to the beautiful botanic gardens and absorb the spectacular views of Wellington city and its harbour. Be sure to explore Te Papa, Wellington’s National Museum where you can experience some of New Zealand’s treasures and stories.
Drive to Beehive if you desire to see some of Wellington’s parliamentary buildings and the nearby National Library of New Zealand. If you’d prefer to visit some of New Zealand’s best wine regions, take a day trip out of Wellington and into the Wairarapa Vineyards, famous for their Pinot Noir. Adventurers can travel to Hutt Valley, a gateway to the great outdoors attracting walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders alike.
DriveAway's online booking engine above makes it easy and convenient to book your New Zealand car hire. Simply enter your pick-up and drop-off dates as well as preferred locations to get started. For more information contact us online or call 0800 885 590, our friendly reservations staff are happy to answer any further questions you may have.
Top Locations in New Zealand
Choose from one of our popular car hire locations in New Zealand below.