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Auckland Car Rental & Nearby Locations
Auckland Car Rental & Nearby Locations
Car Hire Auckland
As New Zealand’s largest urban area, Auckland is exceedingly popular amongst all types of visitors. Its two large harbours make it especially picturesque, along with the stunning countryside that frames the city. At Avis, we provide car hire in Auckland. From luxury vehicles through to budget options, our fleet has it all.
Public transport to our Auckland car hire centre
The best way to reach our Auckland car hire centre is to take the 24B bus and get off at Nelson Street. It departs from bus stops such as New Lynn Station and has an endpoint of Victoria Street Dock. Once you reach Nelson Street, walk the remaining distance to numbers 17 to 19.
Things to do in Auckland
As a major city that’s surrounded by natural attractions, Auckland is never short of things for you to do. Some of the sites you may want to try include:
By driving just 450 metres, you’ll find yourself at Auckland Sky Tower. Or, you can visit it before you come to collect your car. The Sky Tower provides panoramic views of the city, and if you’re feeling brave, you can use it for bungee jumping.
To get to Rangitoto Island, you’ll need to use a ferry. However, once you’re there, you’ll soon feel that the short journey is well worth it. With lava tubes and an abundance of hiking opportunities, Rangitoto Island will take your breath away.
If you’re ready to make the most of your sea legs, head to Waitemata Harbour and hire a boat for the day. In addition to the sailing opportunities, it features some of the best dining options in the Auckland area. It’s just 8.4 km from our Nelson Street car hire office too.
Weather in Auckland throughout the year
With a subtropical climate that feels favourable throughout the year, Auckland rarely feels truly cold. During the summer months of December to February, you can expect highs of 22 to 24 degrees Celsius (71.6 degrees Fahrenheit to 75.2 degrees Fahrenheit). During the cooler winter months of July and August, the lowest temperature is 8 degrees Celsius (46.4 degrees Fahrenheit).
Refuelling locations near our Nelson Street car hire centre
When you hire a car in Auckland, you’ll need to return it with a full tank of fuel. Some of the places you can get petrol from near Nelson Street include:
- Z Service Station on Quay Street
- BP Petrol Station at 104 to 108 Fanshawe Road
- Z Service Station at 102 to 104 Newton Road
- Z Service Station at 5 to 9 Williamson Street
- Mobil Petrol Station at 565 Karangahape Road
Distances to popular Auckland attractions
Hiring a car in Auckland gives you an excellent opportunity to explore the best attractions on New Zealand’s North Island. Here are some of the distances to our Auckland car hire office:
- Waitakere Ranges - 28.4km
- Auckland War Memorial Museum - 3.1km
- Auckland Harbour Bridge - 3.3km
- Mudbrick Restaurant and Vineyard - 45.6km
- Kitekite Falls - 35km
Where is the best place to stay in Auckland?
If you want to place yourself central to Auckland’s culture and shopping facilities, try the Central Business District. If you’re seeking a slightly more bohemian vibe with plenty of historic buildings, aim for Ponsonby.
As an area of Auckland that’s popular amongst expats, Ponsonby features restored villas and plenty of places to see live music. If you’d like to take your commitment to culture up a notch, one of the best places to stay in Auckland is Parnell. It’s brimming with boutiques and art galleries, making it ideal for broadening your cultural horizons.
How hot does Auckland get in the summer?
Although the average peak temperature in Auckland is 24 degrees celsius (75.2 degrees fahrenheit), there are some hotter temperatures on record. The hottest temperature recorded in Auckland is 34.4 degrees celsius (93.9 degrees fahrenheit) which was in February 2009.
Is Auckland safe?
As one of the safest cities in the world to visit, Auckland is generally a low-crime destination. As in all major cities exercise caution, especially in busy tourist areas.