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Rental car on Sunday

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Rental car on Sunday

I will need a rental car for one day only (Sunday 2/13) to go to a jazz concert at Coopers winery. Does anyone know if you can rent a car for one day at one of the hotels? Does anyone know of a hotel in the CBD that has a car rental desk in it?

Thank

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1. Re: Rental car on Sunday

More or less all companies that have a city office will do a free pick up service from city centre hotels.

Most of the car rental depots in Auckland city are in Beach Road/ the Strand, so your other option is to stay somewhere like Waldorf Stadium Apartments (http://www.waldorfstadiumapartments.com/). This hotel is really good value, just a few minutes flat walk from the CBD, and directly opposite a number of the car rental depots.

Apex Rental cars is literally opposite.

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2. Re: Rental car on Sunday

One alternative is to take public transport from Britomart to either Henderson (train) or to Westgate (bus) with a taxi from there. Western Cabs and Nor-West Taxis both service west-Auckland district. Or take a cab from the city with a pre-planned pickup for later - especially if you hope to enjoy wine at the venue

Bus timetable - www.maxx.co.nz

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3. Re: Rental car on Sunday

Are you meaning Sunday 12 February??

Public transport round Auckland on a Sunday is very limited.

Out in Kumeu we do have a local taxi service Nor West Taxis phone 412 9335, maybe they will be able to help you.

Coopers Creek runs through the boundary of our property.

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4. Re: Rental car on Sunday

Thanks everyone, do you think round trip ( or return, as you guys like to say) would be more than $100 NZD? That's about what a car hire would cost.

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5. Re: Rental car on Sunday

Yes a return taxi trip from Coopers Creek to Auckland would cost more than $100.00 unless there is someone out there doing it real cheap.

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6. Re: Rental car on Sunday

Thanks, I thought it would. I will keep looking at hiring a car but I cant believe the car rental prices all over (Auckland, Nelson,Qtown) NZ. Avg price for a really small car is $70/day on a one week period.

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7. Re: Rental car on Sunday

Rental cars can be had for as cheap as $20 a day, but not for a 1 day rental.

Some rental car companies won't do rentals for less than 2 days.

For a one day rental, the absolute cheapest that I would expect you will find is about $60

see - http://www.nzrentacar.co.nz/ (their depot in not in the CBD though)

http://www.hireacar.co.nz/ (their depot is in Beach road, near to the hotel that I suggested in my earlier post)

omegarentalcars.com/car-rental-auckland.php (their depot is also in Beach Road)

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8. Re: Rental car on Sunday

Thanks,

That's exactly what I would expect. However, I have been scouring the Internet and can't find any cars for under $60-$70 per day for a six day rental. That's what I'm surprised at.

Tim

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9. Re: Rental car on Sunday

Hi Tim, at least what you see is what you pay, my experience with a major US rental car company was bewildering to say the least, my" quote" of US 195 when I booked became US 460 at pickup.

Go figure!!

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10. Re: Rental car on Sunday

Not sure which dates your 6 days cover, or what you pick up/drop off locations are for that car rental, but there are definitely cheaper deals than $60-$70 for that type of rental.

eg.

YOUR WAY http://www.yourwaycarrental.co.nz/

$45 per day for a 6 day period in Feb, pick up/drop off AKL airport

APEX http://www.apexrentals.co.nz/cars.aspx

$55 per day for a 6 day period in Feb, pick up/drop off AKL city

HIRE A CAR http://www.hireacar.co.nz/

$48 per day for a 6 day period in Feb, pick up/drop off AKL city

RENT A DENT http://www.aucklandcitycarrentals.co.nz/

$48 per day, dates and pick up as above

$45-$50 would be the cheapest range I would expect for a 6 day hire period.

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