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Car Rental Wellington Airport

Experience our award-winning car rental service. We’ll take care of the important things so you can GO enjoy every moment of your journey.

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Wellington destination guide: Explore Wellington with GO Rentals

Come visit Wellington city and experience culture, beautiful nature and a foodie heaven all rolled into one! Nestled between green hills and a stunning harbour, New Zealand’s capital city is the best point to start on an epic road trip around the North Island. At GO Rentals, we’re so happy to have car rentals available to hire in Wellington for you to begin the holiday of a lifetime! Check out our top destinations in Wellington city centre and the surrounding region:

Go on a craft brewery tour

Learn about the brewing process and taste test some of New Zealand’s best craft beer! Wellington is home to numerous breweries, including Garage Project and Whistling Sisters Beer Co, that all have great brewery tours on offer. Get a schooner of your favourite brew and toast to a great experience!

Visit all the LOTR locations

It’s not a worthwhile Kiwi adventure unless you visit some of the Lord Of The Rings set locations. The surrounding area of Wellington is home to many of the places where hobbits and elves frequented! All picturesque in their own way, Mount Victoria, Hutt Park and Kaitoke Regional Park are perfect for a day-visit or camping adventure (if you’re up for it!).

Get scenic at Mount Victoria

Mount Victoria Lookout has the best aspect of Wellington city! Whether you want to stop off for a quick look at the panoramic views or go for a longer hike, Mount Victoria is the perfect place for any nature lover. And for the more active tourist, the mountain biking trails are sure to get your blood flowing!

Stroll down Wellington Waterfront

Rent a car from Wellington airport and head straight to the harbour to take in the beautiful seaside. Take an afternoon stroll along the promenade at Wellington Waterfront and drink in the fresh air. For the thrill seekers, try out kayaking for a sea adventure!

Take a trip on Wellington Cable Car

The iconic Wellington Cable Car is considered to be one of the city’s most popular landmarks. Taking you from Lambton Quay in the city centre up to picturesque Kelburn, this historic cable car is great for a relaxing scenic experience. With a museum and adventure playground at the end of the ride, this trip is perfect for a quiet day of sightseeing.

Visit Miramar Peninsula

Finally, only a short drive from Wellington city, the Miramar Peninsula is great for a mini road trip adventure! Head up to Shelly Bay to check out the famous Chocolate Fish Cafe or simply go for a scenic drive to take in all the stunning coastline.

Reasons to GO with us

  • New Zealand Tourism Awards winners. Visitor Experience
  • Most Satisfied Customers Award. Canstar Blue 2018, 2020, 2022 & 2023
  • Huge choice of great rental cars to choose from
  • Highly recommended on major review sites
  • Competitive and affordable car hire rates
  • Convenient airport locations
  • The car you book is the car you drive
  • 24hr AA Roadside Assistance
  • Unlimited kilometres
  • FREE Basic car rental insurance
  • SAVE 6c per litre of fuel nationwide
  • FREE maps and guides
  • NO hidden costs
  • After hours support
  • Local knowledge
  • Ability to offset carbon emissions of your trip
  • Environmentally conscious business committed to carbon neutrality

GO all across NZ

We have eight car rental branches spread evenly throughout New Zealand, in the major destinations of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Nelson, Queenstown, and Dunedin so that you’re never far from a GO rental car.

Ridiculously simple pick-up & drop-off of our rental cars

Our rental car branch at Wellington Airport makes getting to GO in Wellington easy. Our branch is a short walk or drive from the Airport. Call us when you’re ready for a lift to our branch, or request and track the shuttle through our app. Nice and easy.

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Hiring a car in Wellington

GO Rentals’ Wellington Airport car rental branch is only minutes from the airport terminal and just a short drive from Wellington City Centre. Getting to our branch is easy, being only a few minutes’ walk from the main airport terminal. We also offer a shuttle to and from the airport, you can request this via the app once you’ve landed. We’re super-excited to be welcoming visitors from Australia and the rest of the world back to New Zealand and we would like to thank you, along with our loyal Kiwi customers, for checking out GO

Drop-off is just as easy as pick-up. Simply drop-off, tap out, and you’re free to GO. If you’re catching the ferry across to the South Island, we can offer a discounted taxi fare to help you get GOing.

Our Wellington Airport car hire branch is located outside the airport terminal, so we save on costs. This means we can pass those savings onto you. Booking with GO is the easiest way to rent the car you want. As the largest independent Kiwi car rental company, we have a great choice for rental cars and the best value. Looking for a rental car with a difference? Make sure you check our range of EVs, including the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y and the all-new BYD Atto 3 - the latest addition to the GO fleet. GO love every moment and don’t worry – we're with you every step of the way.

If you have a great love for art, food and kiwi culture, Wellington City is perfect for you. The best way to discover our ‘windy city’ is to rent a car and drive. Behind the wheel of your GO Rentals car, you will be able to experience Wellington to its fullest and you won't want to leave! If you’re looking for inspiration on holiday destinations from Wellington, we’ve got you covered. Make sure you check out our top 5 destinations from Wellington and get inspired for your New Zealand road trip.

Affordable car rental in Wellington

Look no further than GO Rental hire cars for the most affordable rental in Wellington! With our knowledgeable and friendly staff always available, you'll be able to plan your road trip with any budget in mind! Our wide variety of modern vehicles provides a great choice to suit any sort of travel needs. Of course, our hot deals and competitive rates make our hire car service even more affordable!

Outstanding on-road support

With 24/7 roadside assistance, fuel discounts and more, GO no-stress travelling. We're with you every step of your journey.

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Award-Winning Customer Service in Wellington

Thanks to our amazing customers, GO Rentals was awarded the prestigious 2023 Canstar Blue Award for Most Satisfied Customers in the Hire Car category as the only company with a perfect 5-star rating across all rating categories. When you rent a car in Wellington from GO, you’re renting from a company that genuinely cares about your trip. Our award-winning team will take care of you all the way – from booking to drop-off, leaving you with nothing to worry about other than having an amazing trip.

Wellington is one of the coolest little capital cities, it’s full of wonderful experiences – something we know a thing or two about that here at GO. In 2018 we were proud to be awarded a New Zealand Tourism Award, winning in the ServiceIQ Visitor Experience category. This award recognised GO Rentals as an organisation that is driving value through an outstanding visitor experience – something we wouldn’t be able to do without our amazing team in Wellington!

Frequently asked questions

Renting a car at Wellington Airport

If you’ve flown into Wellington Airport and you’re looking to pick up a rental car on the day, then make sure you look beyond the airport kiosks. Our Wellington Airport car rental branch is located just a short walk from the terminal. With great deals on car hire from Wellington Airport, you can visit the website or download our app using the free Wi-Fi at the airport whilst you wait for your bags. Then it’s easy to find us. Our branch is located about 350 metres from the Airport, so we’re only a short walk away if you want to stretch your legs. If you’d like a ride to our branch, we have a shuttle service that you can request via the app once you’ve arrived. Book your rental car through the website or app or give us a call and we will give you our best price on the perfect hire car to get you GOing on your Wellington adventure.

Tech makes things easy. If you have already booked your Wellington car rental, make sure you download our handy app before you set off. You can use the app to manage your booking as well as using it to find a wide range of discounts on activities in Wellington and beyond through our GO Play programme.