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VroomVroomVroom is the best way to find car rental in Whanganui. We compare rates from suppliers around New Zealand such as Hertz, Thrifty, Avis, Budget and Europcar. Find your car hire in Whanganui so you can explore at your own pace.

Whanganui is located on the west coast of New Zealand. Home to the mighty Whanganui River, the town was one of the first settled in the country. It now boasts a thriving arts scene as well as many heritage buildings. The town is within reach of the beautiful Whanganui National Park.

Quick facts on hiring a car in Wanganui

🚗 Vehicle typesCar, Passenger Van and SUV.
🔑 No. of depotsTwo car rental depots in Wanganui.
✅ Rental brandsHertz and Thrifty.

Car rental depots in Wanganui

Please note that the depot hours below may change at any time without notice.

Hertz Wanganui Downtown 161 London St, Wanganui
  • mon - fri
    08:00 - 17:00
  • sat - sun
Thrifty Wanganui Downtown 161 London St, Wanganui
  • mon - fri
    08:00 - 17:00
  • sat - sun

Local expert hire car tips for Whanganui

If you are just visiting New Zealand, take note that you must keep to the left-hand side of the road. The roads can be quite narrow, particularly if you are heading into any mountainous areas.

Whanganui is located over two and a half hours north of Wellington via State Highway 1. The town is just an hour from Palmerston North on State Highway 3. Allow yourself plenty of time to travel.

Best time to visit Whanganui

Summer is a popular time to visit New Zealand’s North Island. With Whanganui’s coastal location, summer is a perfect time to explore the area in a rental car. Make sure to pack plenty of warm clothes if you are visiting during winter.

Whanganui hosts a number of events throughout the year. Get involved in the town’s art scene during March when many local artists open their studios to the public. In January don’t miss the town’s popular Vintage Weekend.

Frequently asked questions for Whanganui car rental

Why are there no hire cars in Wanganui at certain times of the year?

Our data shows that Wanganui, along with other isolated cities in Australia, book out of rental cars during peak seasons (i.e., school holidays and major city events) because of the limited amount of rental cars available by providers in the area. We recommend always booking well in advance for this location.

What our customers say

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Murray H. (October 2023)