One-Way Rental Car Road Trip: Auckland to Wellington


Set out on a remarkable one-way rental car road trip from Auckland to Wellington with Apolicar. This picturesque journey offers a blend of stunning coastal views, geothermal wonders, historical stops, and quirky attractions, ensuring a captivating adventure across New Zealand’s North Island. The Apolicar fleet can be relocated for pick-up in Auckland on request.

Recommended Itinerary

  • Begin your trip in Auckland, heading south towards the Coromandel Peninsula.  

  • Arrive at Hot Water Beach, where you can dig your own natural hot spring in the sand during low tide. Relax in the warm, geothermal waters while enjoying the coastal breeze.  

  • Explore the nearby coastline, including Cathedral Cove, before settling in for the night at a local accommodation.

  • Continue your journey south to Rotorua, New Zealand's geothermal paradise.  

  • Experience the bubbling mud pools, geysers, and sulfurous hot springs that define Rotorua’s unique landscape.  

  • Immerse yourself in Māori culture with a traditional meal and cultural performance at one of the local marae.  

  • Spend the night in Rotorua, enjoying the city's vibrant atmosphere.

  • Head to Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand, for a day of outdoor adventure.  

  • Marvel at the power of Huka Falls and unwind at the nearby thermal spas or on the lakefront beaches.  

  • Explore Taupo's quaint town center, brimming with boutique shops and cafes, before finding a cozy place to stay overnight.

  • Complete your journey to New Zealand's vibrant capital, Wellington, perched on a picturesque harbor.  

  • Dive into the city's thriving arts and culture scene, visiting the renowned Te Papa museum and sampling the culinary delights along Cuba Street.  

  • Take a scenic ride on the Wellington Cable Car for stunning views over the city and harbor. 

Create lasting memories on this incredible road trip from Auckland to Wellington with Apolicar.

Reserve your rental car now and explore the North Island's diverse landscapes and attractions in style!