When you’re on holiday, the last thing you want to be doing is traipsing around rental companies, talking through the options and weighing up the prices, models and availability of each vehicle. You can avoid all this by booking your Taupo car rental with Airport Rentals, typing in your arrival and departure dates and sorting it all out with a few clicks of the mouse.
The site will instantly bring up all available vehicles from companies such as Bliss, Budget and Thrifty. From here, you can scroll through to see how much each model costs and decide whether you’ll need plenty of space with a hatchback or something small to run around town in.
Airport Rentals guarantees the lowest price on whichever vehicle you choose, backs it up with 24/7 customer support, and doesn’t charge you any credit card or booking fees. Once you receive your instant confirmation online, you can simply pick up your rental car from Taupo Airport on arrival and drive away.
Where to take your Taupo car hire
As the host of the annual national IRONMAN competition, Taupo is a mecca for sports enthusiasts of all specialities. The Great Lake Trail is of particular renown, offering mountain bikers 74 kilometres of prime lakefront track, which can also be broken down into smaller sections for shorter rides. Swimming, kayaking, waterskiing and other watersports are at their finest in the freshwater Great Taupo Lake with the looming Mt Ngauruhoe of Mount Doom fame overlooking the scene.
Fishing is a favourite pastime around Taupo, and with the ‘Trout Fishing Capital of New Zealand’ - Turangi - just 40 minutes away in your rental car, you’ll soon be busy pulling up impressive catches. Book a fishing charter or guide to ensure you find some of the best spots with the help of a knowledgeable local!
For something totally relaxing and a little different, make the most of Taupo’s volcanic activity to unwind in a natural hot pool. Taupo DeBretts Hot Springs is one of the most popular with a range of hot and cool pools for the whole family. If you’re after something quieter, the Wairakei Terraces Hot Pools are adults-only, so you and your partner can enjoy the soothing thermal springs in peace.
The rental cars at Taupo Airport can be picked up from the main terminal, and it’s just a 10-minute drive from there to get into town.
Note that many of Taupo’s airborne adventures, such as skydiving and helicopter rides, also leave from the airport here, so you can start your adrenaline pumping as soon as you arrive!
As Taupo is central to New Zealand's North island, you can get pretty much anywhere within just a few hours drive. Head North to discover Auckland and stop at the glowworm caves of Waitomo along the way. If you drive South, you will pass through the lovely town of Napier before arriving in the capital city. Alternatively, you can also take the plane to go discover the South island. Christchurch and Queenstown are probably your best option if you choose to do so.
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