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Rent a car in Kerikeri and experience some of the best gourmet food in the north of New Zealand. Start your road-trip in Kerikeri or you can choose to book a hire car from Auckland,  just three hours drive away. 

Explore the winterless north of New Zealand

Booking a car hire means you can enjoy Kerikeri and explore anytime you want without the hassle of fitting in with public transport schedules. Pick VroomVroomVroom to get the best deal for your car rental in Northland as we guarantee high quality cars from New Zealand's most trusted suppliers of Avis, Hertz, Thrifty, Budget and Europcar that are easy on the pocket. We are so confident we offer a best price guarantee! 

Our easy booking system shows you all available cars for your trip at a glance. The price displayed is the price you'll pay, we have no hidden charges. Change of plans? No problem! We don't charge cancellation fees either. 

Kerikeri is sometimes known as 'the cradle of the nation', with many historical sites in the town. The oldest fruit tree in New Zealand (it's a pear!) is still standing and bearing fruit, not far from the Stone Store, in turn New Zealand's oldest stone building. Nearby Mission House is the country's oldest wooden building still in use. Kerikeri is twenty minutes driving time from Paihia, in the Bay of Islands. The Kerikeri Inlet is an arm of the Bay of Islands, with fresh water from the Kerikeri River mixes with the Pacific Ocean. 

With limited access to rental cars in the town, also check out our other nearby locations, such as Kerikeri Airport where you can pick up a great car rental deal. If you have any questions about your booking, we have fantastic and friendly customer care experts ready to assist you. Get in touch with us via phone, email or live chat.

Top attractions and things to do in Kerikeri

While traveling in New Zealand's Bay of Islands, make sure you include Kerikeri in your road trip, and indulge in the treats this large Northland town has to offer. Kerikeri is the largest service town in the region, so a good place to stock up on essentials. 

The Rock Adventure Cruise

The best way to experience the Bay of Islands is from the water. There are plenty of cruises to choose from, but nothing quite 'The Rock.' Join their fun crew for a 22-hour experience. You'll get to drop a line off the boat, and attempt to catch your own dinner. The action doesn't stop: after dinner there is night kayaking, and toasting marshmallows around the fire. Midnight swim anyone? In the morning, you can snorkel, then spend the rest of the day on any of the bay's beautiful islands. Personally recommended by Vroomsters -- 'One of the best things we've done anywhere in the world.'

Bay of Islands Parasail


Bay of Islands Parasail Tandem

The Bay of Islands looks even better from the air! Get 360-degree aerial views of The Bay of Islands, Russell and Paihia from a solo, tandem, or triple parasail flight. You'll be in safe hands with Bay of Islands Parasail who have a wealth of experience. You'll get a full safety briefing before your 1200-feet flight, and speaking of feet, you won't even get them wet! Aside from enjoying the stunning views, you may also see some playful dolphins leaping below you. This attraction is perfect for the whole family as kids age 5 to 14 can experience the thrill of parasailing too! 

Makana Confections

Address: 504 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri 0293

Keep your sweet tooth happy with all sorts of chocolate treats! Truffles, peanut brittle, chocolate dipped biscotti are just some of the treats Makana Confections create. They have two stores, one in Kerikeri, and another at the top of the South Island in Marlborough. The stores operate like a winery cellar-door facility, with tastings, and guidance from skilled staff. Visit the Makana Confection Factory in your hire car and see how the products are made and even sample some of the finest chocolate in New Zealand. Don't forget to pick up some for the road. 


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  • Budget Kerikeri Car RentalBudget Kerikeri - 459 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, NI. 0230
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