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Wellington Car Rental & Nearby Locations
Wellington Car Rental & Nearby Locations
Car Hire Wellington
As the biggest city in New Zealand’s North Island, Wellington attracts hoards of visitors from Australia each year. When you want to make the most of your time there, trying to hire a car in Wellington is your best bet. At Avis Australia, we’re here to make your Wellington car hire experience easier. If you’re ready to learn more about our deals and what to see on the island, let’s get started.
Reaching our Wellington car hire office by public transport
You can find our Wellington car hire office at 25 Dixon Street. If you need to reach it by public transport, the following options are available:
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
Family accommodation in Wellington
Thanks to the sprawling countryside that surrounds it, and the litany of activities within the city, Wellington is an excellent place to visit with the family. If you’re looking for family-friendly accommodation, we have some suggestions:
Copthorne Hotel Wellington
When you want your family trip to come with a splash of luxury, the Copthorne Hotel is perfect. In addition to its spacious family rooms, it has an indoor pool with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the city. You’ll love the restaurant with city views, too. The Copthorne Hotel Wellington is less than 3km from our car hire office.
Gilmer Apartment Hotel
When travelling with your family, it’s normal to want a home away from home. The Gilmer Apartment Hotel gives you all the features of a hotel, along with the benefits of your home environment. Thanks to its kitchens, you can save money by cooking instead of eating out every night. The Gilmer Apartment Hotel is just 800 metres from our car hire office.
Distinction Wellington Centre
With relaxing studios and 1 to 3-bedroom apartments, the Distinction Wellington Centre is an excellent base for exploring everything the city has to offer. If you plan on doing a little work while you’re away from home, you’ll enjoy the free WiFi. The Distinction Wellington Centre is a 1.2km drive away from our car hire office.
Things to do in Wellington
When you hire a car in Wellington, you’re giving yourself the chance to explore the city and its beautiful surroundings on your own terms. Here are some of our favourite attractions for you to try:
Wellington Cable Car
Are you ready to see Wellington from a spectacular height? With the Wellington Cable Car, you can drink in the cityscapes and the surrounding countryside. Don’t forget to take your camera so you can grab some panoramic shots.
If you want to explore some of the species that are native to New Zealand, try the Zealandia Ecosanctuary. With a selection of rare lizards, frogs, plants, and birds, you’ll see creatures that you may not see anywhere else on Earth. Every visit to the ecosanctuary goes towards its conservation efforts.
If you want to feel as though you’re leaving Wellington for the day and heading to another destination, try Cuba street. With its vibrant atmosphere and selection of independent shops, Cuba street is enjoyable at all hours. At certain times of the year, it’s home to some fun festivals too. If you’re looking for a unique gift to take home with you, Cuba Street is the place to find it.
Your guide to Wellington’s weather
Wellington is home to distinctive seasons, but it tends to be windy throughout the year. The warmest months fall between December and April, while the cooler months are from June to August. If you’re aiming for warm weather, venture there in February when the highest average temperature is 21 degrees Celsius. The coolest month is June, which is when the average lowest temperature is 9 degrees Celsius.
The best locations for refuelling
When you hire a car in Wellington, you’ll need to return it with a full tank of fuel. Here are some of the closest petrol stations to our Dixon Street office:
- 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
If you want to take your Wellington car rental further afield, you’ll find there’s plenty to explore. Here are some of the distances to our favourite North Island attractions:Waitomo Caves 465km Tongariro National Park 289.1km Wai o Tapu 424km Lake Taupo 374km Hobbiton Movie Set 490km
What is Wellington known for?
From its award-winning restaurants to its quirky street vendors, Wellington always delivers on the food front. Throughout New Zealand, it’s known as the country’s culinary capital. The surrounding land is highly fertile, making it perfect for sourcing locally produced meat, vegetables, and wine.
Aside from its food, Wellington is famous for its laid-back and unique atmosphere. Every art gallery appears to offer something different, and the inner city beach often takes visitors by surprise. When you take your hire car outside of the city’s perimeters, you’re met with a selection of country walks and sandy bays. While you’re in the region, don’t forget to explore New Zealand’s history.
Does it snow in Wellington New Zealand?
It’s rare that you’ll see snow during the winter in Wellington. However, a combination of the southerly winds and dips in temperature may result in frost. If you’re visiting the area during the winter, make sure you pack accordingly.
Why is Wellington so windy?
Wellington is windy due to its position on the Cook Strait. The large gap that runs between mountains causes the winds to funnel through the passage that runs toward Wellington, which means the winds strengthen before they reach the city. Although the windy conditions take a little getting used to, some believe they help reduce air pollution.
At Avis Australia, we want to make hiring a car in Wellington easy. To learn more about our fleet and what we can do, start your search today.