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Car rental rates in Taupō

Taupō has become an increasingly popular tourist destination, as the town sits on the edge of the beautiful Lake Taupō. There are plenty of outdoor sports on offer including jet-boating, and biking trails, and it is within easy driving distance of some of New Zealand’s thermal attractions. Be sure to walk along the popular Huka Falls trail when you’re in the area. Taupō is about a two-hour drive from Hamilton / Kirikiriroa and five hours from Wellington / Te Whanganui a Tara.


Getting on the road in Taupō is easy with VroomVroomVroom. By using our easy to use search to find a competitive car hire rate from our selection of well respected car hire provider, you can book your car in as little as a couple of minutes.

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Compact CarBudget

From NZD $56/day

for 31 May - 03 Jun 2024
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Intermediate CarBudget

From NZD $61/day

for 31 May - 03 Jun 2024
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Compact SUVBudget

From NZD $63/day

for 31 May - 03 Jun 2024
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Intermediate SUVBudget

From NZD $64/day

for 31 May - 03 Jun 2024
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Fullsize CarBudget

From NZD $71/day

for 31 May - 03 Jun 2024
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Fullsize SUVAvis

From NZD $114/day

for 27 May - 30 May 2024

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Rental rate prices displayed are NZD and were available in response to a search at 12:01 am on May 26, 2024 by an Australian resident aged between 30 and 69 years old, for the specified travel dates, with a pickup and return time of 10:00 am. Rates and vehicle availability may change without notice. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates. Rates include all mandatory fees for the rental and exclude credit card surcharges and extras.

Rates are in NZD and were last updated on 26 May, 2024

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  • 25 Mar 2024

    Great to have comparisons and very easy to book. No fuss,

    ana p.
    Booked: Toyota Rav4 4w.d. or similar
    Wellington City
    Toyota Rav4 4w.d. or similar
  • 20 Mar 2024

    very detailed in explaining everything

    dean b.
    Booked: Toyota Yaris or similar
    Auckland Domestic Airport
    Toyota Yaris or similar
  • 06 May 2024

    Easy, also easy to cancel and re book when I made a mistake in booking.

    andrew c.
    Booked: Mitsubishi Outlander or similar
    Queenstown Airport
    Mitsubishi Outlander or similar
  • 03 Apr 2024

    Was unbelievably easy to navigate, thank you

    teresa r.
    Booked: Mystery Car or similar
    Christchurch
    Mystery Car or similar
  • 16 Feb 2024

    Easy and quick

    melissa e.
    Booked: Nissan X-Trail or similar
    Wellington
    Nissan X-Trail or similar
  • 27 Mar 2024

    Thanks

    teresa r.
    Booked: Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar
    Picton Ferry Terminal
    Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar
  • 28 Mar 2024

    Very easy site to navigate

    neta s.
    Booked: VW T-Roc or similar
    Christchurch Airport
    VW T-Roc or similar
  • 02 Mar 2024

    I had a question before booking and it was answered promptly and helpfully. The actual booking process was very quick and easy.

    aida m.
    Booked: Toyota Rav4 4w.d. or similar
    Auckland Airport
    Toyota Rav4 4w.d. or similar
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Quick facts on hiring a car in Taupō

🚗 Vehicle typesCar and SUV.
🔑 No. of depotsTwo car rental depots in Taupo.
✅ Rental brandsAvis and Budget.

Car models commonly available in Taupō

Hyundai vehicles for hire in Taupo

  • Hyundai Elantra

    Hyundai Elantra

    5

    4

    2 small

    Providers

    Budget

    Hyundai Kona Electric

    Hyundai Kona ElectricElectric

    5

    5

    2 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Budget

  • Hyundai Santa Fe

    Hyundai Santa Fe

    5

    5

    6 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget

Mitsubishi vehicles for hire in Taupo

  • Mitsubishi ASX

    Mitsubishi ASX

    5

    5

    3 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget

Nissan vehicles for hire in Taupo

  • Nissan X-Trail

    Nissan X-Trail

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Budget

Toyota vehicles for hire in Taupo

  • Toyota Camry

    Toyota Camry

    5

    4

    2 small

    Providers

    Budget

    Toyota Corolla

    Toyota Corolla

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget

  • Toyota Prado

    Toyota Prado

    5

    5

    3 large, 3 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget

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“Or similar” refers to how our rental providers classify cars. Please be advised they cannot guarantee that a specific car model will be available. Partners categorise similar models into “vehicle groups” and confirm availability on this basis. Our team are available to contact the depot on your behalf where you are picking up your vehicle to enquire what models are available under the vehicle group you booked. Please contact customer support for further information.

Vehicle models are subject to provider availability

Taupō daily rate data

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

26 May

$87

$87

Mon

27 May

$62

$87

Tue

28 May

$62

$87

Wed

29 May

$62

$87

Thu

30 May

$62

$87

Fri

31 May

$56

$87

Sat

01 Jun

$87

$87

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

26 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Mon

27 May

$67

$67

Tue

28 May

$67

$67

Wed

29 May

$67

$81

Thu

30 May

$67

$67

Fri

31 May

$61

$81

Sat

01 Jun

$98

$98

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

26 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Mon

27 May

$77

$77

Tue

28 May

$77

$77

Wed

29 May

$77

$91

Thu

30 May

$77

$77

Fri

31 May

$71

$91

Sat

01 Jun

$110

$110

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

26 May

$104

$104

Mon

27 May

$64

$104

Tue

28 May

$64

$104

Wed

29 May

$64

$104

Thu

30 May

$64

$104

Fri

31 May

$63

$104

Sat

01 Jun

$104

$104

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

26 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Mon

27 May

$71

$71

Tue

28 May

$71

$71

Wed

29 May

$71

$87

Thu

30 May

$71

$71

Fri

31 May

$64

$87

Sat

01 Jun

$121

$121

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

26 May

$114

$114

Mon

27 May

$114

$144

Tue

28 May

$114

$144

Wed

29 May

$114

$162

Thu

30 May

$114

$144

Fri

31 May

$114

$162

Sat

01 Jun

$114

$144

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

26 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Mon

27 May

$171

$345

Tue

28 May

$171

$345

Wed

29 May

$171

$345

Thu

30 May

$171

$345

Fri

31 May

$164

$345

Sat

01 Jun

$290

$345

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Historical daily rate pricing information is data from actual bookings made using our search engine in the previous 12 months.

Next 7 days rates are obtained from searches in our reservation system for a 3 day rental duration, by an Australian resident aged between 30 and 69 years old, with a pickup and return time of 10:00 am on the indicated pick up date. Rates and vehicle availability may change without notice.

Prices are in NZD and include all mandatory fees for the rental and exclude credit card surcharges and extras.

While we make reasonable efforts to provide accurate and reliable data, the data is provided ‘as is’ and errors or other defects may occur. For more information, click here: Terms and Conditions.

Rates are in NZD and were last updated on 26 May, 2024

Taupō Airport car hire

Are you flying into Taupō?
If you’d prefer to have a hire car when you land, you may opt to pick up at Taupō Airport (TUO) instead. To start comparing rates in the airport, simply input “Taupō Airport” in our search form.

Regional airports near Taupō

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Car rental depots in Taupō

Car hire depots in Taupō are marked on the map below.

Opening hours are provided by the depots and are subject to change.
  • Avis Taupo City

    61 Spa Rd, Taup? NI, 3330

    Today •9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    sunday

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Budget Taupo Downtown

    108 Rifle Range Rd, Taupo NI, 3330

    Today •8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    sunday

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Frequently asked questions

On hiring a car in Taupō

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Taupo?

    Prices start at NZD $56 per day for a Compact Car, up to NZD $345 per day for a Premium SUV. Get a live rate for your planned dates and desired vehicle in Taupo.

  • Can I pick up my rental car in Taupō and drop it off somewhere else?

    Yes, but you may be charged a one-way fee by our car rental partner. We will include the additional charge in the rates we compare for you.

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