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Tucked in the north-western area of the Bay of Plenty region, Tauranga is located on New Zealand’s North Island. It’s a business and cultural hub, where you’ll find both urban attractions and scenic outdoor spots. To fully experience this city on the harbour, hire a car rental in Tauranga from us, and get ready to see it all, from Te Puna Quarry Park to Classic Flyers Museum.

Don’t waste any time waiting on the public bus or trying to hail a taxi on your next holiday in Tauranga. With your own set of car keys, you can explore the coastal city at your leisure. Drive yourself to Katikati Bird Gardens to see some native flora and fauna, and then cruise over to Mount Maunganui to surf some of the best breaks in town. Prefer some eye candy? Pull over at the Tauranga Art Gallery to browse some local masterpieces. Whether you’re looking to dive below the waters to marvel at the reefs or tramp around the inland parks, a rental car gives you the freedom to do it all.

When it comes to scoring cheap deals on rental cars in Tauranga, you’ve come to the right place. Here at, we offer a vast selection of vehicles that are certain to fall within your price range. And if you’re venturing farther south during your travels, we can hook you up with a Wellington car hire, too. In addition to rental cars, sort through our assortment of Tauranga accommodation to find a room that suits your needs. Make your travel arrangements today and get ready for an unforgettable holiday.

FAQs for car hire in Tauranga

What’s the best price car rental in Tauranga?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is NZ$159 in Tauranga.

What’s the average car rental price in Tauranga?

On average, car rentals in Tauranga are NZ$205.

Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Tauranga?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

Where can I find car rentals in Tauranga?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.