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VroomVroomVroom is the best way to find your hire car in Whanganui. We have a state-of-the-art booking system which is very easy to use. 

See the River City at Your Own Pace

It is a massive time saver , because you won't have to search all the different car rental websites for options. Simply enter your holiday plans into the search form, and a comparison list of all available rental car vehicles will be generated. It will also save you in dollars, as the prices shown are exactly what you pay. We have no hidden charges, and give you a best price promise. 

Our vehicles are supplied by the most trusted rental car brands such as Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz and Europcar. We have a huge list of rental cars ranging from an economical compact for just you and your beloved, or people-movers if you are travelling in a crew. 

Why book with us?

VroomVroomVroom does not charge cancellation fees or penalise you with hidden charges. Reserve your rental car well in advance, with no penalties if you need to change or cancel your booking.  When it comes to pick up locations, we have several perfectly placed depots in and near Wanganui.  

We also have the best customer service assistance with  our efficient and knowledgeable  customer service experts.  They are always available to provide you with accurate and reliable information to answer all of your rental car queries.

So what are you waiting for? Start booking a car rental in Wanganui today to enjoy big savings and have a hassle-free holiday.

Discover the history of Whanganui in your rental car!

Firstly, what's in a name? You may get confused when you see the city sometimes referred to as Wanganui, other times as Whanganui. It goes back to colonial times, Whanganui Maori pronounce 'wh' as a soft w sounds, whereas Maori in other parts of New Zealand pronounce it as 'f'. The English explorers wrote what they heard, so Wanganui was spelled without the h. In 1991, the river was officially changed to Whanganui, and in 2009, after a couple of referendums, it was deemed that both spellings of the city name would be officially recognised.  

Located near the mouth of the Whanganui River and handy to west coast beaches,  is Wanganui city. It is surrounded by the popular mountain peaks of Taranaki, Ruapehu and Tongariro. It's a city on the west coast of the North Island that prides itself for its reserves, parks, cycle and walking tracks, plus a vibrant arts community. All you need is your trusty car rental and our guide of things to do below...

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Whanganui Regional Museum

0car.png Main entrance from the forecourt of the War Memorial Hall, Watt Street

This museum takes you on a journey into the hearts and minds of the people of Whanganui. It has an extensive collection of Taonga Maori (Maori treasures) One of its featured exhibitions currently is the Moa Gallery, housing one of the world's most important collections of Moa relics. Moa were a giant flightless bird in New Zealand, sadly now extinct. 

Hours: Everyday from 10am - 4.30pm 

Paddle Steamer Waimarie

0car.png Address:1A Taupo Quay, Wanganui

Get aboard the Paddle Steamer Waimarie in Wanganui and enjoy the 2hr journey across the waters of the Whanganui River. The cruise sets sails every Friday -Monday at 11.00am, returning 1.00pm. Its a great way to see the sights of Wanganui.

Bason Botanic Garden

0car.png 552 Rapanui Rd, Westmere, Wanganui

Rated 'Garden of Significance' - New Zealand Gardens Trust, 10km northwest of Wanganui you'll find 62 acres of garden collections spanning one of the largest public-garden orchid collections in the country, tropical plant conservatories, Mediterranean gardens, native bush and wetlands, lakeside flats and woodlands spotted with unique architecture. Perfect location for a picnic lunch. 

Whanganui River Journey

When is a 'Great Walk' not a walk? When it's a paddle! The New Zealand Department of Conservation's network of Great Walks, also includes a  multi-day paddle on the Whanganui River. Find out more at
http://www.doc.govt.nz/whanganuijourney. 



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