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Wellington Car Rental & Nearby Locations
Wellington Car Rental & Nearby Locations
Car Hire in Wellington
As New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington attracts millions of travellers each year. It acts as a hub for the North Island, and by using our Wellington car hire service, you can see more of what the area has to offer. Whether you’re staying for a brief business trip or you’re travelling in the area for a while, we’re here to make your experience extra enjoyable.
Reaching our Wellington car hire office by public transport
Our Wellington car hire office is located at 25 Dixon Street. If you’d like to reach us by public transport, you can choose from one of the following options:
Buses to Dixon Street in Wellington
- Number 1 from New World Metro, Pipitea
- Number 2 from The Beehive, Wellington
- Number 91 from Kilbirnie
- Number 54 from Cityfitness Thorndon, Wellington
- Number 11 from Massey University, Mount Cook, Wellington
Luxury accommodation in Wellington
If you’re heading to Wellington and you want to enjoy a comfortable night’s rest, try one of the city’s many luxury accommodation options. To make your life easier, we have the following suggestions:
As a five-star hotel, the Intercontinental offers a seamless accommodation experience. The hotel’s award-winning concierge will help you create the perfect itinerary for your trip, and there are plenty of deluxe guest rooms to choose from. You’ll find the Intercontinental hotel less than 1km away from our Wellington car hire office.
Combine expansive ocean views with a luxury boutique B&B experience by staying at the Edgewater Lodge. Situated in the historic seaside village of Seatoun, it’s perfect for travellers who want some peace away from the city. Nearby, you’ll find plenty of fantastic cuisines, including tantalising seafood restaurants. The Edgewater Lodge is an 8.8km drive away from our offices.
Grand Mercure Wellington
Complete with an indoor lap pool, sauna, and gym, the Grand Mercure Wellington has everything you need to stay refreshed as a business traveller. It underwent a multi-million dollar refurbishment in 2017, which means the accommodations are modern and sumptuous. You’ll find the Grand Mercure Wellington less than 1km away from our car hire offices.
Things to do in Wellington
As a city, Wellington never fails to delight those who visit it. When you first arrive, you’ll wish you had more time to explore everything it offers. Here are some of our favourite activities for you to try:
Weta Caves Workshop Tour
If you’ve always wanted to go behind the scenes of Lord of the Rings, seize your chance by taking the 2.5 hour Weta Caves Workshop Tour. In addition to learning more about Lord of the Rings, you’ll see the inner workings of films such as Avatar and The Amazing Spiderman. Weta Caves is 7.3km away from our Wellington car hire office.
Staglands Wildlife Reserve
At Staglands Wildlife Reserve, you’ll have the chance to roam with and feed dozens of native species. The environment has been crafted using nature’s materials and is reassuringly complementary to the creatures’ natural habitats. Staglands Wildlife Reserve is 53.3km away from our offices.
Enjoy some much-needed quiet by heading to Oriental Bay. In addition to featuring clean sands, Oriental Bay is ideal for swimming. It’s surrounded by mountains too, making it a scenic place to enjoy a picnic as the sun is going down. Oriental Bay is a 2.3km drive away from our Wellington car hire offices.
What’s the weather like in Wellington?
Wellington is known around the world for being one of Earth’s windiest cities. Despite this, it has fairly distinctive seasons, complete with cold winters and hot summers. During June, you’ll experience the city’s coldest temperature of 9 degrees Celsius. If you’re the type of traveller who prefers cold weather, head there between June and August. Alternatively, you can enjoy Wellington’s sunnier months between December and April. During the summer, the hottest average temperature is 21 degrees Celsius.
Fuel locations for a refuel
If you hire a car in Wellington, you’ll need to return it to our Dixon Street office with a full tank of fuel. Here are some nearby locations for refuelling:
- BP on Taranaki Street
- Z at 174 Vivian Street
- Z at 155 Taranaki Street
- Z on Whitmore Street
- Caltex at 28 Adelaide Road
Distances to nearby attractions
Hiring a car in Wellington gives you an amazing opportunity to explore some of the city’s best attractions. Here are some distance to some of our favourite places in Wellington and beyond:
Wellington Botanic Garden 3.8km Carter Observatory 1.9km Red Rocks at Pariwhero 10.6km Belmont Regional Park 20.4km Scorching Bay Beach 9.8km
What is Wellington, New Zealand, known for?
Wellington, New Zealand, is famous around the world for being the country’s culinary capital. Thanks to the rich soils in the nearby land, growing conditions are ideal for vineyards, making it an especially fruitful place for wine producers. It’s these same growing conditions that make it ideal for rearing cattle. If you love the thought of tasty steaks, Wellington is the place to enjoy one.
Away from the culinary scene, Wellington has a reputation for being laid back. The locals and friendly and proud of their city. Many will provide you with advice on the best places to go to if you’re trying to find an activity. If you’re hiring a car in Wellington, try visiting some of the nearby beaches. Thanks to its location on the Cook Strait, they’re quite windy, making them popular amongst surfers.
Is Wellington the windiest city?
As the world’s windiest city, Wellington has become a haven for wind farms. It powers much of the renewable energy industry in New Zealand, which makes it an eco-friendly place to live and visit. On average, there are 22 days per year where the winds in Wellington are higher than 74km per hour.
If you’re ready to hire a car in Wellington, we’re ready to help you find one. Our impressive selection of vehicles features everything from small city cars to large 4X4s. To see what we can do for you, check out our fleet.