Book a New Plymouth car rental with VroomVroomVroom and explore the North Island. We compare car hire deals from top suppliers including Budget. A car rental in New Plymouth is the best way to explore the region.
New Plymouth is a vibrant city on the west coast of the North Island. The Taranaki region featured in Lonely Planets 'Best in Travel' publication. Taranaki is one of the hottest visitor regions in the world. Temperatures can get chilly when the colder winds blow in from the Tasman Sea.
Booking a rental car in New Plymouth with us gives you the freedom to explore the North Island. Other advantages of booking with us include:
When in New Plymouth, you will experience an oceanic climate. It is often sunny and temperate. February is the driest month, while the coolest month is August. On average, the months January, February and March have nice weather. If you don't like too much rain, avoid visiting New Plymouth in July as this is the wettest month. Most rainfall occurs from March to December.
Are you planning a road trip from Auckland to New Plymouth? The approximate travel time is 4 hours and 34 minutes (361 km) via State Highway 3 and State Highway 1. With a reliable car rental, it is easy to explore the beautiful North Island.
Driving to New Plymouth will take you through some unique spots. These include the beautiful baiting village of Mokau. In New Plymouth, you are always aware of the brooding Mt Taranaki. It is often shrouded in cloud.
Dominated by the mystical Mt Taranaki, New Plymouth is a vibrant city which is part of the 10th biggest district in New Zealand. Hiring a car with VroomVroomVroom is the ideal way to explore this territory. Ever wanted to go surfing and snowboarding in the same day without a big drive in between? Well, having a car rental in New Plymouth makes that very dream possible. Use our travel guide to help you get the best out of this city.
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre
Address: Queen St, New Plymouth 4310
When Lonely Planet named Taranaki as the second best region in the world to visit in 2017, they singled out this public gallery in New Plymouth as one of the compelling reasons to go there. The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is a contemporary art museum of the Pacific Rim. In July 2015, it opened the Len Lye Centre as an addition to the gallery. Len Lye was a pioneer of experimental film and kinetic sculpture and considered one of the most original artists of the 20th century. Visitors can enjoy both venues in a shared and flexible structure. The art museum houses a state-of-the-art cinema, exhibitions changing three times a year, workshops, tours, talks, venue hire, family and kids' art-making and a shop for something a little bit different. Admission to the combined centre and gallery is free. They are open 6 days a week and closed on Tuesdays.
This natural wonderland is filled with native trees, local fauna and flora on display offering a place where you can relax and enjoy yourself. With plenty of street parking available, you can leave the rental car with peace of mind and get out to explore the 52 hectares of bush reserve and gardens that fill the heart of New Plymouth. The park adjoins the Bowl of Brooklands, a performance venue, and the Brookland's Zoo. The park is the setting for two of New Plymouth's most popular events, the TSB Festival of Lights, held each December and January, and the Womad Festival, in March.
King and Queen Hotel Suites
Address: 71 Brougham St, New Plymouth 4310