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  • Airport Code: AKL
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Nearest City: Auckland
  • Timezone: UTC+13
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  • Address: Auckland Airport, Auckland 2022, New Zealand
  • Coordinates: -37.004787,174.78352
  • Distance to City: 20km
  • Terminals: 2
  • Airport Phone: 64 9 275 0789
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Auckland Airport (formerly Auckland International Airport, also known locally as Mangere Airport) is in Mangere, a suburb of Auckland 20 kilometres south of the city centre. New Zealand’s biggest and busiest airport, it is the central hub for Air New Zealand, a New Zealand hub of Virgin Australia, and a focus city for Jetstar Airways.

Where to Go in Your Hire Car in Auckland, New Zealand

Hiring a car at Auckland Airport means you can see New Zealand your own way. Take a 4-day road trip from Auckland to Napier, for example, and get a flavour of the North Island, taking in Hamilton, Cambridge, Rotorua, and Taupo en-route. Or you could take a 5-day trip to Wellington, exploring the volcanic heart of the North Island. This route slices through the centre, from Auckland through Hamilton, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, Taupo, Turangi, and Palmerston North to Wellington.

An alternative route to Wellington brings you through Taupo. Vineyards and volcanoes are highlights of this trip, taking in Hamilton, Cambridge, Rotorua, Taupo, Turangi, National Park, Napier, Hastings, and Masterton. If you have 5 days to spare, you could also head to Napier for the ultimate coastal drive. This journey takes you from Auckland along the East Cape to Napier, taking in Thames, Coromandel, Whitianga, Whangamata, Tauranga, Whakatane, Opotiki, Te Araroa, Gisborne, and Waikaremoana (Urewera National Park). You can map a six-day rental car trip to Wellington taking in Thames, Coromandel, Whitianga, Whangamata, Tauranga, Rotorua, Opotiki, Gisborne, Napier, Hastings, Palmerston North and Wellington. Beaches and vineyards are the higlight of this drive. 

Image: Auckland skyline by Simon_sees & Auckland Harbour by Percita

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