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Experience the best of Whangarei with a top car rental


Whangarei, meaning “Bountiful Land” in Maori, is the main centre of the Northland Region, just a two-hour drive from  Auckland. The city has a population of around 50,000 people, and is a beautiful location to explore with a rental car. If you’re looking for a car rental in Whangarei, you can compare prices from leading brands with VroomVroomVroom — it can take as little as two minutes.

Quick facts on hiring a car in Whangarei

🚗 Vehicle typesCar, Passenger Van, SUV and Ute.
🔑 No. of depotsOne car rental depot in Whangarei.
✅ Rental brandsHertz.

Car rental depots in Whangarei

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

Hertz Whangarei Downtown 37 Porowini Ave, Morningside, Whangarei
  • mon - fri
    08:00 - 17:00
  • saturday
    09:00 - 17:00
  • sunday
    10:00 - 13:00
    15:00 - 17:00

Why rent a car in Whangarei with VroomVroomVroom?

Find cheap car rental deals in New Zealand with VroomVroomVroom. Here are a few reasons to consider booking with us:

  • Wide selection of vehicles: Not only does VroomVroomVroom offer rental cars in Whangarei, we also compare vehicles in other locations across New Zealand.
  • Great rates: We compare rental cars from major suppliers such as Europcar, Budget, Hertz and Avis. Our Price Promise assures you of finding the best deal.
  • Trusted since 2001: We have been helping people find the perfect rental car for more than 20 years and we are excited to help you too! Contact our friendly customer care experts by phone, email or live chat.

Best time to visit Whangarei

Summer is a popular time to visit Whangarei when the weather is warmer and there’s less rainfall. August is the coldest month of the year, when overnight temperatures can get quite low.

Whangerei is located on the North Island, and therefore enjoys a relatively warmer climate. Travel from November to February to enjoy more daylight hours.

Local expert driving tips for Whangarei

Whangarei is located two hours north of Auckland along State Highway 1. If you are travelling into Auckland be sure to check the traffic so you can avoid any unnecessary delays.

Familiarise yourself with the laws of New Zealand if you are new to the country. Keep to the left-hand side of the road, and take extra care in hazardous weather conditions. Be sure to abide by local speed limits.

Frequently asked questions for Whangarei car rental

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

Our data shows that Whangarei, 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.