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Frequently asked questions
Land at Rotorua Regional Airport (ROT) and then head to Budget or Hertz, a short commute away. You’ll be exploring Rotorua in your rental in no time.
If you’ve found your ideal set of wheels but don’t have the budget to pay in advance, Expedia has your back. With our Book Now Pay Later option, you’ll only pay in full when it’s time to pick up your car in Rotorua. The rental company will also place a hold on your credit card for the amount of the security deposit. Some deals may require you to pay in advance, but don’t worry — this will be clearly shown in the booking details. Whether you’re after a compact car or a full-size SUV, Expedia is the gateway to your next exciting adventure.
You should be eligible for a complete refund on your prepaid rental if you advise us more than six hours ahead of collecting the car. Look through the rental policy for all the details. Our Customer Service Portal may have the answers too.
Whatever meets your needs! Go for an intermediate or full-size if you’re with the family, or level up to a premium for sleek sophistication. Or, choose an economy vehicle — the most popular rental in Rotorua. Affordable and with awesome mileage, they’re a good fit for singles, couples or anyone else who doesn’t need a large amount of space. They’re particularly suited to exploring cities. Slipping into cramped parking spots will be a cinch!
There are so many adventures to be had in Rotorua, but venture farther afield and you’ll find more sightseeing magic. Organise a set of wheels and you can roam around the surrounding region at your leisure. Add these fantastic drives to your to-do list:
Make your way to Auckland for a fantastic sightseeing experience. Roughly 190 kilometres from Rotorua, it’s home to tons of great sights like Sky Tower.
Around 159 kilometres away, Napier is also a favourite with wanderers. Make time to get to Napier Beach during your time here. It’s one of the reasons people love this vibrant city.
Tawharanui Regional Park is about 230 kilometres from Rotorua and is one of the region’s most scenic nature spots. Go for a walk around and enjoy the fresh air.
Expedia is your one-stop shop for everything you need for your holiday, including rental cars. With suppliers to pick from in Rotorua, we’ll help you get the lowest price possible. Whether you want to book a car, a hotel, holiday rental or flights, you’ll find special offers and member prices on Expedia. Combine all your bookings into a package for even bigger savings on your escape to Rotorua.
Finding an amazing deal on your Rotorua rental car is a piece of cake with Expedia. Choose your preferred car class, add some details and compare prices from popular brands. Why not add flights and hotels to your booking? You’ll score even more savings when you create a holiday package.
You have to be at least 21. But there are a few age-related rules to keep in mind before you book your Rotorua wheels. If you’re a young driver, most rental companies will charge an additional daily fee and limit the sorts of cars you can rent. The surcharge amount, and which age range it applies to, differs between providers. It’s a good idea to compare the requirements.
Any rental company you choose will require two things — a current driver’s license and credit card. If you want to opt out of the provider’s insurance plan, proof of your own coverage will also likely be needed. Read your policy so you know what to bring when it’s time to pick up the keys.
In Rotorua and across New Zealand, motorists drive on the left side of the road. This can be daunting enough, but the driver’s seat and some controls are also on the other side to what you’re used to. To stay safe behind the wheel, take things slow at first and allow yourself extra time to arrive at your destination.
The answer is yes. But also consider arranging an International Driving Permit. With that and your U.S. license, you’ll have all the bases covered for driving around Rotorua.
Rotorua has had some happy car renters lately. The lowest daily rates recorded within the past seven days were NZ$24 and NZ$29.
Whether you’re planning to stay in Rotorua or travel beyond, it’s easy to book a long-term rental with Expedia. Enter your trip details and pick-up/drop-off locations and we’ll find you incredible long-term car rental deals.
You’ll need to investigate the age policy of the Rotorua rental suppliers you’re considering. If you’re under 25 years of age, be mindful that some will charge additional fees. It’s best to know about this before collecting the vehicle so you can have the funds ready. Every rental car company has its own rules for young drivers, so it’s smart to do your research.