A mini-van with a bright orange logo picked us up at the Auckland Domestic terminal and drove us to the Rental Cars NZ base. Here, we met our zippy 2000 Toyota Vitz, five-door hatchback. Geoff, being a Series 2 Land Rover man made a disparaging comment about our ‘washing machine on wheels’. However, after circumnavigating Auckland three times, he was forced to eat his words when the Vitz only cost $30 to fill up.
On our return, we saw cars of all sizes, mini-vans and four-wheel drives, out back being prepared for hire. If we were heading out on a longer journey, next time we will upgrade to a bigger vehicle, but for around town the Vitz was perfect. One thing is certain, for car hire - Auckland airport, Rental Cars New Zealand is our preferred choice.