In Auckland, all sorts of exploits are at your fingertips, from adrenaline-fuelled adventures to kicking back in wine country. And while it may be the “City of Sails”, you don’t need a yacht to see the sights here (although if you have the chance, you should definitely take it). Just check out Wotif’s sweet Auckland car hire deals and “sail” through your holiday on four wheels instead.
There are lots of spots with great views in this city, but nothing beats a cruise over the Harbour Bridge in your Auckland car rental. Count the sailboats below and the buildings in the skyline ahead as you drive over the country's second-longest road bridge. Still not impressed? Try out New Zealand’s only bridge climb—and there’s bungy jumping too!
Once you get your legs back, keep heading south to Mount Eden, which is a neighbourhood, a dormant volcano and the highest point in Auckland. From the access road, it’s just a 5-10 minute walk to some of the city’s best views—no cables or sheer drops required.
If you’ve been thinking about Lord of the Rings this whole time, we don’t blame you. Book car hire in Auckland and drive 90km south to Port Waikato, whose limestone cliffs were made famous as Weathertop Hill in the movies.
Would you rather just drink wine? Just 20km west of the city centre is the start of the Kumeu Wine Region, so pick a deso and get moving—there’s plenty to “wine” about here. Plus, from here you’re just 20km from Muriwai Beach, a dramatic stretch of volcanic black sand.
You’ll “sail” through the booking process, too, when you search for your own set of wheels right here on Wotif. We also make finding your airfare and accommodation easy with our Auckland holiday packages. One and done.
Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Auckland? Check out our Auckland travel guide!