Mt Maunganui Beach,Tauranga

Car Rental in Tauranga Airport, New Zealand

Located at the head of a sheltered anchorage on the east coast of North Island, Tauranga stretches on the western side of Bay of Plenty, an area as bountiful today – of stunning scenery, horticultural produce and fish stock – as it was when Captain James Cook first sighted and named the bay.

Because of its growing role in the region's tourism, Tauranga is well covered by international car rental companies Avis, Budget, Hertz, Auto Europe, Honk and Thrifty rental cars as well as local New Zealand company Bliss car hire in Tauranga Airport. Book online to compare your Tauranga car rental today and get the best deals or a cheap rent a car in Tauranga Airport.

The Strand & The Mount by car hire in Tauranga Airport

Tauranga (Tao-wronger) is one of the fastest growing cities of New Zealand, thanks to its revamped waterfront, dry and warm climate, miles of white-sand beaches, and plain physical beauty.

Local and international holidaymakers often come down in summer months, making Tauranga a cosmopolitan city by the bay and, consequently, a centre of fashion and lifestyle. Drive your car hire in Tauranga, New Zealand to the aptly named Fashion Island to people-watch and indulge in retail therapy, and follow the horde of shoppers that flock to other favourites like Palm Beach Plaza, Bay Central and Bayfair at Mount Maunganui, locally known as The Mount, a suburb to the north less than five minutes away on a car rental in Tauranga Airport. It is famous for its affluent neighbourhoods, crowd-pleaser beaches, and hang-ten surfer culture making it New Zealand’s “Surf City”.

Being surrounded by horticultural land coupled with the locals’ love for eating out, Tauranga has a robust foodie culture. Head to The Strand on your Tauranga car hire for the best eats and, after sun down, lively nightlife.

Rent a Car in Tauranga Airport

and drive to White Island and Rotorua

Offshore, Tauranga has numerous outlying islands that are living laboratories to marine biologists and irresistible attractions to travelling scuba divers. Holidaymakers who want to take it easy may opt for snorkel gear, fishing rod or kayak, or just frozen margarita and a good book.

Stretch your legs and feast your eyes with a short hike up Mauao, a molehill of a mountain where you can view Tauranga and Mount Maunganui’s sinuous white coast against the deep blue of Bay of Plenty. Or put on a hard hat and gas mask and get up close to a frothing volcano. Landlubbers who want some action may want to drive their rental cars in Tauranga Airport to White Island, a live maritime volcano which could blow off its top anytime. There are, in fact, plenty around the region, and a trip 85 kilometres south to Rotorua, New Zealand’s “thermal wonderland” will delight, thanks to hot geysers and bubbling mud pools and soothing hot springs scattered in every direction.