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Securing a Top Car Rental in Tauranga is Now Made Easy

Mount Maunganui beach from the summit walking track of North Tauranga, New Zealand

The harbourside city of Tauranga is situated in the Bay of Plenty region on New Zealand's North Island. Kick start your next adventure with low rates on local car rental by comparing with VroomVroomVroom.

International travel into New Zealand from Australia is currently restricted due to COVID-19. If you have an existing booking that has been impacted by these restrictions, please contact us.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Tauranga

Vehicle ClassesEconomy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Number of Depots3
SuppliersAvis, Hertz, Thrifty

Tauranga Airport Collection

If you’re arriving in Tauranga by plane, make life even easier by collecting your car directly from Tauranga Airport (TRG) where we compare prices from five rental brands, helping you to secure great rates on a wide range of vehicles.

Rental Car Depots in Tauranga

You’ll have choice of these local depots in and around Tauranga:

Avis logo
21 Jean Batten Drive, Tauranga 3116
8:30am - 3:30pm weekdays.
Closed Saturday.1
2:00pm - 3:30pm Sunday.
Hertz logo
150 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga 3110
7:30am - 5:00pm weekdays.
9:00am - 12:00pm Saturday.
9:00am - 11:00am Sunday.
Thrifty logo
121 Hewletts Road, Mt Maunganui 3116
8:00am - 5:00pm daily.

Frequently Asked Questions for Tauranga Car Rental

What is the highest-rated rental car in Tauranga?

The highest-rated rental car in Tauranga is the Toyota Yaris or similar based on recent ratings by our customers.

Which is the highest-rated car rental brand in Tauranga?

Thrifty is the highest-rated rental brand in Tauranga based on recent ratings by our customers.

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

Yes. Our car rental partner is likely to charge a one-way fee for this, but we include this in the rates we compare for you.

Is travel open between Australia and New Zealand?

Visit immigration.govt.nz for updates on New Zealand travel restrictions.

Fun destinations for your road trip to Tauranga

Tauranga boasts of having some of the best beaches in New Zealand, so get going with a cheap car rental and enjoy all this coastal city has to offer. Being a popular tourist town, you will find all you need here, including shopping malls, movies, bowling, cafes and restaurants.

Tauranga is a beautiful sea-side city in the Bay of Plenty, a two and a half hour drive from Auckland. A vital part of the city's economy is based at the Port of Tauranga, and this is also a popular city for cruise stop-overs. Tauranga is linked by a bridge to the coastal resort suburb of Mount Maunganui, and this glorious stretch of surf and sand reaches for 16 kilometres to include Papamoa Beach. Check out our selection of top spots to visit, stay and eat below.

Attractions | Accommodation | Restaurants


Dolphin Seafaris

Address: 101 Te Awanui Drive State Highway 2, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga

There are numerous charter companies offering you the opportunity to see dolphins up close and personal. It is a breathtaking experience that the whole family will appreciate when in Tauranga in your rental car. The season runs from November to April.

Glow Worm Kayak Tour

Address: 36 Taniwha Place, Bethlehem

Waimarino Kayak Tours brings you this unique experience as you kayak your way around the pristine Lake McLaren at sunset to see the enchanting glow worms in the caves. The 3-3 1/2 hr tour includes the equipment, friendly and knowledgeable guides narrating the history and geography of the area and refreshments from the award winning Mills Reef winery. This tour can operate in most weather conditions, and continues through the winter months.

BloKart Recreation Park at Tauranga

BloKart Recreation Park

Address: 176 Parton Rd, Papamoa

Get your car rental and head 17 minutes south-east of Tauranga City to have a blast in the new sport taking the world by storm- BloKart Sailing. A land kart machine powered by the wind that is easy to drive and tons of fun! Or, try the new electric drift karts, a 3-wheeled machine with special rear wheels to ensure lots of sideways fun.

The Mount (Mt Mauganui)

Address: 9 Adams Ave, Mt Maunganui

Ten minutes north of the city centre, you'll discover one of New Zealand's most popular beaches, watched over by the brooding dormant volcano. Take a stroll down the beachside boardwalk, or climb the mountain path for amazing views. Need a rest? Head to the hot salt water pools at the foot of the mountain to soak and relax.

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Trinity Wharf Tauranga

Address: 51 Dive Crescent

This 4.5 Star Hotel Accommodation is sited on and over the harbour creating a sense of floating on water. Providing the most incredible views from your crisp, modern edgy rooms, an infinity swimming pool, fast free Wi-Fi, 24hr reception service, room service and even baby sitting services; you'll feel like a celebrity.

Harbourside City Backpackers

Address: 105 The Strand, Tauranga, 3110, New Zealand

Ranked #3 of the 38 special Lodging accommodations in the city. This hostel offers a stay in the perfect location, stunning harbour veiws, all at an affordable price. All your travel needs will be met with superb friendly customer service and clean facilities.

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Talk of India

Address: 356 Cameron Rd, Tauranga, 3110, New Zealand

Ranked #1 of the 221 restaurants in the city and headed by 5 star specialist chefs from India, must surely give you some indication of the quality of service and food offered at this restaurant. Classical Indian dishes using the highest quality of ingredients is sure to satisfy those taste buds so get in your rental car and find out for yourself what all the fuss is about.

The Med (Mediterraneo Cafe)

Address: 62 Devonport Rd, Tauranga, 3110, New Zealand

Runner up of Bay of Plenty (Region) Best Cafe Awards and ranked #2 of the 221 restaurants in the city. This quirky cafe offers the best coffee in town, with a quality breakfast and lunch menu that leave your taste buds and stomach satisfied.

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