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Secure a Reliable Rental Car in Tauranga


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, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV, Sport, Recreation
Number of Depots2
Car Rental BrandsHertz, 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 four rental providers, helping you to secure great rates on a wide range of vehicles.

Car Rental Depots in Tauranga

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

Hertz logo

150 Elizabeth Street, West 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.

Our Guide to Visiting 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. Here are some of our favourite experiences in and around Tauranga:

Attractions | Accommodation | Restaurants


Dolphin Seafaris

Address: Tauranga Bridge Marina Berth D1, 101 Te Awanui Drive, Matapihi, Tauranga 3110

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. The season runs from November to April.

Glow Worm Kayak Tour

Address: 36 Taniwha Place, Bethlehem, Tauranga 3172

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: 81 Truman Road, Mount Maunganui 3175

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.

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Trinity Wharf Tauranga

Address: 51 Dive Crescent, Tauranga 3110

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, 24-hour reception service, room service and even babysitting services, you'll feel like a celebrity.

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Talk of India

Address: 356 Cameron Road, Tauranga 3110

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 guaranteed to satisfy those taste buds.

The Med (Mediterraneo Cafe)

Address: 62 Devonport Road, Tauranga 3110

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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Happy Customer Reviews for Tauranga Car Hire
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