Rent a cheap car for Wellington Airport (WLG)
Planning to visit Wellington, New Zealand? Book a car rental for Wellington Airport (WLG) with VIP Cars and discover this beautiful city as never before! As per experienced travelers, a rent-a-car is the best way to explore the spell bounding Wellington! And why not! With a car rental at your beck and call, you can spend your holiday time in Wellington to the fullest, in complete freedom, and as per your own schedule!
No matter what your space requirements, car preferences or budget needs be, VIP Cars’ partners offer a great fleet which allows us to cater to the needs of a variety of passengers. Therefore, by booking your preferred Wellington Airport car rental deal with VIP Cars, you can save a lot of money with literally no compromises on quality! So don’t wait much, book a car rental for WLG Airport, for without it your trip will not be a trip at all in the truest sense.
Rent-a-car companies we work with at Wellington Airport
Following are our partner suppliers which provide quality car rental deals for Wellington Airport:
- Ace Rental Cars
- Apollo Car Hire
- Go Rentals
WLG Airport Car Rental – Offered Car Categories:
Our supplier’s offer the following car categories for hire at Wellington Airport:
Wellington Airport (WLG) – Overview
Located in Wellington’s Rongotai suburb, Wellington Airport is an International airport which is co-owned by Infratil and Wellington City Council. It is the third busiest airport in NZ after Christchurch and Auckland Airport, and is served by carriers like Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways, Qantas and Jetstar airways.
Before the present terminal came into being, Wellington Airport domestic terminal was initially based in a striated iron hangar and it may sound surprising but this is how it remained for years. Despite that, the domestic terminal always faced issues like overcrowding, but all this changed for the better when the new domestic terminal was added in 1999.
|Address:||Wellington Airport, Stewart Duff Dr, Rongotai, Wellington 6022, New Zealand|
Wellington, New Zealand – Points of Interests
Whether visiting on vacation or during a layover, here are a few points of interest, eating joints and things-to-do in Wellington that you can easily cover in your WLG Airport car rental. For your convenience, we have split them into categories!
Best Scenic Views in
- The best way to enjoy panoramic views of Wellington is via the scenic cable car which is also the most noted tourist attractions in Wellington. Other places that offer exceptional scenic views in Wellington are Mount Victoria Lookout, Mount Kaukau, Wellington Botanical Garden, and Zealandia.
Most Noted Museums in Wellington
- Wellington has some of the finest museums in the country; its stunning Papa Museum is counted among the largest Museums of the world. It is the perfect place to know the true essence of NZ’s culture (Maori and colonial) and history, through great interactive exhibitions.
Wellington's Architectural Marvels
- The most outstanding architectural highlights in Wellington include names like the parliamentary building named Beehive, its huge National Library and the old Government building- which is one of the World’s largest wooden buildings. Old Bank Arcade, Old Saint Paul’s and Antrim House are other noted gems.
Top Shopping Places in Wellington
- Shoppers can shop to their heart’s content at Wellington’s vivacious Cuba Street, where you can find everything from the souvenirs to designer clothing. Other noted places are the Golden Mile, the Weta Cave and various local markets in Wellington like Wellington Night Market and Hill St Farmers’ Market etc.
Best Walks and Hikes in Wellington
- If you would like to have a leisurely walk through Wellington, there are numerous options to choose from. The Mount Victorian loop, Polhill reserve loop, Great Harbour Way, Matairangi Nature Trail, City to Sea walkway, Te Ahumairangi Hill loops and Heritage trails are some of the best walks in the city.
Best Eating Options in Wellington
- If you want to experience the food offered by Wellington, here are a few restaurants which are among the top 10 eating joints in the city. They are listed as follows: Ortega Fish Shack, One Fat Bird, The Third Eye, Vinyl Bar, Deluxe Espresso Bar, Logan Brown, Boulcott Street Bistro, Whitebait, Giddy-Up!, Little Penang & The Mt Vic Chippery
Wellington Road Trip Ideas
Make the best use of your Wellington Airport car rental and enjoy the best of Wellington through these following day trips, which are some of the best in NZ:
Wellington to 'Martinborough and the Wairarapa region’
- Driving time from Wellington: It is about 1.5 hour's drive (one-way) via SH 2
- Highlights: Wines, especially Pinot Noir; cycling opportunities; quality food and charming architectural marvels
Wellington to 'Picton & Marlborough’
- Driving time from Wellington: It is approximately 4-hour journey (one-way) via Interislander Cook Strait Ferry
- Why you should visit it? First of all the ferry trip is just out-of-the-world and the destinations Picton – a small town with its lovely waterfront – and Marlborough – full of wineries – will prove to be the icings on the cake!
Wellington to 'Kapiti Island’
- Driving Time from Wellington: About 1-hour drive from Wellington to Paraparaumu Beach from where you will need to take a 15-20 minute ferry ride (one-way)
- Why go? It is the best place if you want to see some of the unique but endangered bird species and a breathtaking forested island environment.
If you have 2 to 4 days in NZ, the following are not only the best road trips out there, but are totally doable!
You can easily accomplish one of these in your Wellington Airport car rental!
Day Trip from Wellington to 'Nelson & Abel Tasman’
- Driving time from Wellington: 3-hour ferry ride, followed by 2-hour drive (one-way)
- Why go? This part of NZ is best known for its warm climate and some of the best national parks; it also offers a handful of wineries and unique attractions
Day Trip from Wellington to 'Hawke's Bay & Napier’
- Driving Time from Wellington: 4.5-hour drive (one-way) via SH 2
- Why go? While Hawke’s Bay is said to be NZ's premier wine region - a great place for food and all, Napier offers an intriguing Art Deco architecture, and much, much more!
Day Trip from Wellington to 'Christchurch’
- 4-day Trip; driving time from Wellington: About 11 hrs via State Highway 1, excluding time on ferries
- Cities to Cover on the Way: The trip allows you to visit various other gorgeous places in NZ, namely Picton, Marlborough Sounds, Hanmer Springs and finally Christchurch!
Wellington Airport Car Rental – FAQs
You need to be at least 21 years old to rent a car at Wellington Airport, NZ. However, note that the age requirements can be different for a specific supplier; it also depend on the car category you are going to book.
You can have a better idea by calling our booking support.
Though the inclusions covered in the deal vary from supplier to supplier, here are a few common inclusions that are usually offered with almost every Wellington Airport car rental deal offered at VIP Cars:
- Unlimited Mileage
- Collision Damage Waiver
Yes, you can return your Wellington Airport car rental at any of the following locations within Wellington:
- Wellington Downtown
- Wellington Ferry Port
The return address will be provided by the supplier on the rental voucher.
Yes, our partner suppliers – like Ace rent a car – allow the renters to travel one-way to Picton where you can drop the car at the address provided by the supplier.
Also note that since you need to travel by ferry to reach Picton, in most of the cases, your Wellington Airport car rental will be permitted to be taken on a ferry, and the ferry charges will be covered in the car rental’s quoted price.
It totally depends upon the supplier from whom you are booking your Wellington Airport car rental. You can contact our booking support team at at our helpline numbers for any sort of guidance that you need.
Yes, almost all of our partner suppliers in NZ offer automatic as well as manual car rentals for Wellington Airport.
Most of the suppliers don’t accept debit cards; you will have to produce a valid credit card in your name to successfully rent a car at Wellington Airport.
If you are going to return your Wellington Airport car rental early and would like to get a refund for the unused days, you need to notify your car rental supplier about the change in plan, at least at a 2 days’ notice.
If you know that you are going to be late in returning your Wellington Airport car rental, notify the supplier and get the car rental extended for the same rate at which you booked it. But if you fail to notify the supplier, you will be liable to pay the late fee (which also depends upon the car rental supplier).
No, you can’t rent a car for Wellington Airport on a restricted or provisional license.