Anyone can land a great deal on car rentals in Whangarei, you just have to know where to look.
Usually, this process would mean individually talking to each rental company at Whangarei Airport to find out which hire company had the car that suited your trip for the best price.
Instead, head straight to Airport Rentals and enter in your travel details outlining your arrival and departure dates. This will instantly bring up a list of available vehicles and their prices from each of the hire companies, including Auto Europe, Avis and Budget, so you can quickly and easily find the best Whangarei car hire for you.
You know you’re getting the cheapest deal with a lowest-price guarantee on each car, and your booking won’t incur any credit card fees either.
Whangarei Airport is only 10 minutes by car to the city, so you can get your holiday started as soon as you land and pick up your vehicle.
Exploring the north with your Whangarei car hire
Whangarei is New Zealand’s most northern city, and as such enjoys a climate somewhat more tropical in nature than the rest of the country. It basks in roughly 2000 annual sunshine hours, and even in winter the average temperature sits between 12 and 17 degrees Celsius, making outdoor activities accessible throughout the year. In summer, you can expect averages in the mid-20s and regular visits into the 30-plus range.
With weather like that, water excursions are a must, and there’s no shortage of them either. You can learn to surf, give diving a go, take a day cruise, try kitesurfing and kiteboarding, scuba, kayak, wakeboard, fish or simply swim and paddle for a relaxing day on any of the sun-baked beaches of the region.
Stay outdoors but head inland for more scenic New Zealand experiences. The Whangarei Falls rush off 26 metre-high basalt cliffs and are just a stunning 30-minute wander through glorious bushland. You can even head underground at the Abbey Caves where you’ll find three caverns sporting thousands of shining glow worms and one of which even has stalactites hanging from the ceiling.
Bream Heads Coast Walks offer an exhilarating coastal walking experience over 2 or 3 days. Enjoy boutique accommodation, great food and stunning walks with Northlands first two to three day unguided walk operator. The boutique walk experience offers stunning ocean and harbour beaches, recreational reserves and rural roads. At just a 40 minute drive from Whangarei, this is an experience not to be missed.
For an exceptional day trip, take your rental up to Cape Reinga about 3.5 hours north of Whangarei. This is the farthest north you can go in the country, and is one of the most unbelievable views on the planet. Stand at the lighthouse at the very tip of the island and look out to the sea in front of you where you can see the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean collide in a swirl of bright blue and green waters. This spot holds significant spiritual meaning in Maori culture, so be sure to read the many plaques in informative signs dotted about the place.
Auckland can be reached within just a few hours drive from Whangarei and from there you can take a plane to many destinations including Queenstown and Christchurch in New Zealand but also Adelaide, Cairns or Melbourne in Australia.
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