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Search and Compare Car Rental in Whakatāne


The riverside town of Whakatāne is situated in the eastern Bay of Plenty region on New Zealand’s North Island. Find the best available rates on car rental in the area with VroomVroomVroom.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Whakatāne

Vehicle ClassesEconomy, Compact, Van, SUV, Recreational
Number of Depots1
Car Rental BrandsHertz

Whakatāne Airport Collection

Have a car waiting from the moment you touch ground by hiring through one of our airport rental partners. We work with Hertz that service Whakatāne Airport (WHK), offering a good selection of vehicles at great rates that we compare for you.

Car Rental Depot in Whakatāne

We compare rates from this local depot for rental cars right out of Whakatāne:

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72 McAlister Street, Whakatāne 3120
8:00am - 5:00pm weekdays.
9:00am - 11:00am, 5:00pm - 5:30pm Saturday.
8:00am - 8:30am, 5:00pm - 5:30pm Sunday.

Frequently Asked Questions for Whakatāne Car Rental

How much does it cost to hire a car in Whakatāne?

Prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration. To check current rental rates in Whakatāne, use our price comparison tool.

What is the highest-rated rental car in Whakatāne?

The highest-rated rental car in Whakatāne is Toyota Corolla or similar based on recent ratings by our customers.

Our Guide to Visiting Whakatāne

'Make your summer last longer' is the Whakatāne's slogan, as it leads New Zealand in sunshine hours. Here are some of our favourite experiences in and around Whakatāne:


Moutohora: Island Sanctuary tours

Address: 15 The Strand, Whakatane 3020

What better way to boast about your travel experiences than with the story of how you risked your life to explore the inner crater of New Zealand's only active marine volcano! Don't worry, Moutohora have been doing this for over 21 years, offering a unique experience to get up close and personal with the hot rock. The tour comprises 6 hours of insightful ecological adventure fun, making it worth every cent.

Diveworks Dolphin & Seal Encounters

Address: 96 The Strand, Whakatane 3120

Enjoy 3-4 hours of swimming with the dolphins and other sea animals such as seals, gannets, penguins, albatross, whales and all sorts of fish species. If you'd prefer to stay dry, enjoy watching the whales and dolphins from the boat. Another option is a tour of the Moutohora Island Wildlife Sanctuary to learn about the 23 years of personal involvement and scientific research of this conservation project.

Whirinaki Forest Park

Address: River Road, Minginui 3079

Whakatāne is not just beach and coast. It is also an access point to some of the North Island's most stunning mature forests. The Whirinaki Forest Park is a one hour, forty five minute drive from Whakatane. It features high numbers of rare native birds, walking and mountain bike tracks, accommodation huts and campgrounds.

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