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Whangarei car hire information

Pick-up locationWhangarei
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Hire locations14
Airport locations8

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Whangarei

  • Driving a car hire in Whangarei gives you the freedom to explore the city and its surrounding areas at your own pace. You can create your itinerary, visit attractions of your choice, and make spontaneous stops along the way without relying on public transportation schedules. Whangarei is a region with diverse landscapes, including stunning beaches, forests, and scenic drives. With a hire car, you can easily access places like the Bay of Islands and the Tutukaka Coast, both under an hour’s drive from the city of Whangarei.
  • If you are flying into New Zealand for your stay in Whangarei, then Auckland Airport (AKL) is the closest international airport. Auckland Airport is located approximately 180 km (112 miles) south of Whangarei. After landing in Auckland Airport, you will find the car hire desks for your Whangarei car hire located at the Hire Car Pick-up Zone. At the airport, you can choose from several major car hire companies, such as Avis, Europcar, and Hertz. You can expect the drive from the airport to take approximately 2 h 30 mins, depending on the traffic.
  • When driving your car hire in Whangarei, there are several things to consider to make sure that you are driving safely. It is important to note that some roads in and around Whangarei may be narrow, winding, or have challenging terrain. And so, you should drive cautiously, adhere to speed limits, and be prepared for unexpected conditions, especially in rural or mountainous areas. Also, if you are planning road trips in New Zealand from Whangarei, then be aware that long drives, or multiple activities in a day, can lead to driver fatigue.
  • It is good to know, when driving your car hire in Whangarei, that rural areas around the city are home to various wildlife, including birds, possums, and farm animals. Be cautious, and watch out for animals crossing the road, particularly during dawn and dusk when they are more active. Also, keep in mind that New Zealand's weather can be changeable, and Whangarei is no exception. Heavy rain, fog, or high winds can impact driving conditions and visibility. Stay updated on weather forecasts, adjust your driving accordingly, and be prepared for sudden weather changes.
  • Book your car hire in Whangarei at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Luxury hire cars in Whangarei are around 32% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Whangarei

  • How much is the price of fuel in Whangarei?

    The average price of fuel in Whangarei is R127,48 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 530 and R2 040, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Whangarei?

    Luxury (Tesla Model 3 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Whangarei.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Whangarei?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Luxury car hire cost in Whangarei?

    A Luxury car hire in Whangarei costs R656 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Whangarei?

    An Economy car hire in Whangarei costs R673 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Whangarei?

    A Compact car hire in Whangarei costs R734 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Whangarei?

    Whangarei offers a mix of urban and rural driving experiences. If you plan to explore both city streets and remote areas, a compact or mid-sized car can be a suitable choice. It should provide enough comfort for longer drives, while still being easy to manoeuvre in urban areas. However, keep in mind that Whangarei's surroundings include rugged landscapes and off-the-beaten-path destinations. If you intend to venture into more remote areas, or encounter gravel or unpaved roads, an AWD or 4WD vehicle may be beneficial.

  • What’s the speed limit in Whangarei?

    Within Whangarei and other built-up urban areas, the speed limit is generally 50 km/h (31 mph), unless otherwise signposted. On open roads, outside of Whangarei, the default speed limit is 100 km/h (62 mph), unless otherwise indicated by signage. However, it's important to note that some open roads may have lower speed limits, especially in areas with challenging terrain, or other factors that warrant reduced speeds. Always be attentive to posted speed limit signs. Moreover, near schools or in specific areas, such as construction zones or high pedestrian traffic zones, speed limits may be reduced to ensure the safety of children and pedestrians.

  • Where are the best places to park in Whangarei?

    There are some free parking options in Whangarei city centre, around Lower Dent Street. Within Zone 1 of the city, expect to pay around $2.00 (£0.97) per hour, with a maximum parking limit of 3 hours. Parking within Zone 2 will cost you around $1.00 (£0.50) per hour for up to 3 hours. And in Zone 3 of Whangarei, you can expect to pay around $2.00 (£0.97) per day for an unlimited amount of time.

Whangarei car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

8,0

Very Good

4 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

7.5

2 locations in Whangarei

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37 Porowini Ave, Morningside

+64 9 438 9790

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:0015:00 - 17:00

Handforth St, Onerahi

+64 9 438 9790

Monday19:00 - 20:3008:00 - 17:00
Tuesday19:00 - 20:3008:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:0019:00 - 20:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:0019:00 - 20:30
Friday08:00 - 17:0019:00 - 20:30
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday19:00 - 20:3009:00 - 17:00

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2,0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
Very disappointed in not having being told the truth of my bond that was not returned to me as said it would be am still expecting to see it in my acc

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Budget

10,0

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2 locations in Whangarei

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23 Hannah St

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

Terminal Building

Monday19:30 - 20:3008:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:0019:30 - 20:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:0019:30 - 20:30
Thursday19:30 - 20:3008:30 - 17:00
Friday19:30 - 20:3008:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 17:00
Sunday08:30 - 17:0019:30 - 20:30

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Thrifty

10,0

Wonderful

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Handforth St, Onerahi

+64 800 737 070

Monday08:00 - 17:0019:00 - 20:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:0019:00 - 20:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:0019:00 - 20:30
Thursday19:00 - 20:3008:00 - 17:00
Friday19:00 - 20:3008:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:0019:00 - 20:30

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Avis

9,3

Wonderful

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Terminal Building

Monday08:30 - 17:0019:30 - 20:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:0019:30 - 20:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:0019:30 - 20:30
Thursday19:30 - 20:3008:30 - 17:00
Friday19:30 - 20:3008:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 17:00
Sunday19:30 - 20:3008:30 - 17:00

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Firefly

8,2

Very Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Whangarei

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37 Porowini Ave, Morningside

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Whangarei Airport

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keddy by Europcar

8,0

Very Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Whangarei

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50 Port Road

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Whangarei Airport, Terminal Building - Meet & Greet

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Europcar

7,6

Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Whangarei

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50 Port Road

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Whangarei Airport

+64 9470 4000

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Sunnycars

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One location in Whangarei

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37 Porowini Ave

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4 travellers who hired a car in Whangarei gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

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Luxury

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