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INSIDE: Ultimate Guide to hiring a car in New Zealand with Aerodrive Car Rental NZ

Aerodrive Car Rental is the Best Budget Car Hire in Auckland.

  • You don’t need an International Driver’s Licence
  • You don’t need a Credit Card to hire one
  • They’ll pick you up from the airport and take you straight to your car

That’s just three reasons why we choose Aerodrive Car Rental in Auckland.

Check out the guide below for all the details.

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Guide to Aerodrive Car Rental Auckland

I don’t own a traditional credit card – by choice- but it’s not normally a problem.

A debit Mastercard or Visa card is our card of choice to nab cheap flights, buy tickets, and book hotels.

But booking a budget hire car in New Zealand was near on impossible without one.

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Image credit: Aerodrive Car Rental Auckland

Can I hire a car without a credit card at Aerodrive Car Rentals? 

Yes, you can hire a car with Aerodrive using a debit card. 

If you do not have a credit card, you are still able to hire a car using your Debit Card, however you will need to reduce your excess liability to minimum by purchasing our Collision Damage Waiver package (full comprehensive insurance)

This cancels out their need to hold a sum of thousands against a debit card in case of an accident.

I would have paid for this anyway. (We never ever travel without insurance.)

Booking a car rental in Auckland with Aerodrive was easy, and hassle free.

We collected our car on day three of our trip, from Aerodrive’s Auckland City depot on St Georges Bay Rd, in Parnell, Auckland City.

The office was five minutes from our hotel by taxi.

Then we headed straight to Hobbiton in Matamata. 

RELATED: Ultimate Guide to Hobbiton Movie Set Tour for Families

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Here’s a few tips on how to find the Aerodrive depot office, as it’s hidden out the back of a nondescript building.

Look out for the big 130 number on the mud coloured building (pictured above).

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Aerodrive Parnell office driveway entrance

The driveway entrance is to the right.

(The Paddington Sports Bar and Restaurant is directly opposite too.)

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Aerodrive Auckland Budget Car Hire 

The Aerodrive price was budget friendly too, without all those ‘extra charges’ when you return the car.

Hooray for honest car rental companies.

We paid one price, up front, and not a cent more.

$458 NZ dollars for 6 days with full comprehensive insurance.

This amount also included the hire of a portable modem rental with Skyroam Pocket Wifi 

For $14 NZ a day, we had portable wifi for the kids’ devices in the car, and most importantly, our favourite on-the-go app, Google maps.

If you prefer the old school way of road trips with maps, the Aerodrive office stocks free AA maps galore, and there’s child car seats for hire if you need them too.

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Aerodrive Rental Cars Range

Check out the range of Aerodrive rental cars available here.

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Aerodrive Auckland Airport

You can also collect and drop off your car direct to and from the Auckland Airport.

Actually, hiring a car from Auckland Airport is not quite true. Their Auckland Airport car rental depot is a good 7-10 minutes drive from the airport, at 112 Pavillion Drive, Airport Oaks, Auckland, but the team there will collect you from Auckland airport in their passenger van, or drop you back.

The Aerodrive airport depot is huge, but NOT THAT EASY to find, especially if your pocket wifi hire contract has finished!

To make it even more confusing, the signage when you get there says ‘Aeropark’, not Aerodrive, but with the same orange and white branding and ‘tick’.

Trust us, Aeropark is the same business as Aerodrive.

You’re in the right place.

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Image credit: Wolf Zimmerman by Unsplash 

More Depots for Aerodrive New Zealand 

Find more Aerodrive depots in New Zealand other than Aerodrive Auckland car rental depot.

No.1: Aerodrive Car Rental Wellington

Aerodrive Wellington depot is located at 68 Kingsford Smith Street, Rongotai, Wellington 6022, New Zealand

No.2: Aerodrive Christchurch Airport

Aerodrive car rental Christchurch airport is located at Ground Floor, Airport Terminal, Rental Car Kiosk, 30 Durey Road, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand

No.3: Aerodrive Queenstown

Aerodrive Car Rental Queenstown is located at 13 Red Oaks Drive, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

You can start your car hire in Auckland and drive all the way down, returning your car at the end of your North Island and South Island explorations. 

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Aerodrive Australia

No.1: Aerodrive Car Rental Melbourne

Aerodrive Melbourne airport is located at 189 S Centre Rd, Melbourne Airport VIC 3043

No.2: Aerodrive Car Rental Sydney

The Aerodrive Sydney depot is located at Park On King, 338 King Street Mascot, NSW, 2020.

Call l+61499033473 for pick up transfer by shuttle. 

No.3: Aerodrive Car Rental Gold Coast Airport

Aerodrive Gold Coast is located at 169 Wharf Street Tweed Heads, Tweed Heads West NSW 2485

Call +61756585522 for pick up transfer. 

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THE INSIDE SCOOP: Aerodrive Auckland City

Correct at time of publication on Roam the Gnome. Please check with venue for updates. We apologise in advance if there have been any changes we are unaware of. All prices in NZ dollars, unless otherwise stated


  • Auckland CBD – 1J/128 St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
  • Aerodrive Car Rental Auckland Airport – 112 Pavilion Drive, Airport Oaks, Auckland Airport, New Zealand 2022

Telephone:  NZ Freecall 0800 237637. International + 64 9 6665113
Email: [email protected]
Website: Click here
Opening Hours: 24/7, 365 days

Discount Car Rental 

Like Aerodrive on Facebook and get 10% off your standard rate.

Be sure to remind them at pick up! 

Aerodrive Promo Code

We also recommend searching for an Aerodrive car rental promo code online before you book.

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How to get to Aerodrive Parnell office

By Bus:  SkyBus takes you to Auckland CBD. Catch a taxi or uber from your hotel to the Aerodrive office in Parnell.

By Transfer Van: Call them for a pick up from Auckland Airport.

Important information on hiring a rental car with Aerodrive NZ

  • Anyone over 21 can hire a car rental
  • They offer FREE cancellation. Another reason to choose Aerodrive for your New Zealand road trip.
  • It’s proudly 100% Kiwi owned and operated business.
  • Need more info? Click here for their FAQ page. 

Fun Fact: Aerodrive is 100% Nz owned business. 

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We’d recommend organising a quote.

Aerodrive is hassle-free car rental in Auckland.

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Wednesday 17th of April 2019

Hi there, Just saw your blog and thought if we could post it on our FB page. Can you send me an email please?

Thanks, Rachelle


Thursday 18th of April 2019

HI Ruby. You sure can. :) Amber

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