Car Rental in Taupo Airport

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Taupo Airport (TUO)

Address: 1105 Anzac Memorial Drive, (North Island), Taupo, 3378, New Zealand
Phone: (64) 7-378-6305
Hours of Operation: Sun 8:45 AM - 1:45 PM and 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM; Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 7:15 PM; Sat 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Location Information

Car Rental from Avis Taupo Airport is a quick and convenient way to start your visit to Taupo. Avis Rent a Car is well positioned in the arrivals hall at Taupo Airport and with so much to see and experience in Taupo a rental car offers you the flexibility to fully enjoy your stay.

Avis Taupo Airport offers a wide variety of late model rental cars to suit any travel needs, including the compact Toyota Corolla. Whatever your plans we have the right rental car for you.

Avis operates car rental locations at all major airports in New Zealand including Auckland Airport, Wellington Airport, Christchurch Airport, Dunedin Airport, and Queenstown Airport, as well as other metropolitan areas. Make driving around Taupo easy by including a portable GPS in your reservation. Rent your car from Avis Taupo Airport today, and enjoy the wonderful city of Taupo with Avis Rent A Car.

After-hours Returns
Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the Drop Box located in the Returns area. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.

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Other Nearby Locations

  • 6.27 kilometres away

    Address: 61 Spa Road

    Phone: (64) 7-378-6305

    Hours of Operation: Sun 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Car Rental Taupo Airport

As an airport that’s small and intimate, Taupo Airport is ideally located for both fishing and playing golf. If you’re flying into the area, using a Taupo Airport car hire service will help you see more of it. At Avis New Zealand, our impressive fleet and fair rental prices are here to make your explorations easier.

Finding our car rental desk at Taupo Airport

After landing at Taupo Airport, you will find the Avis car rental desk in the arrivals hall. 

How to reach Taupo Airport

You can reach Taupo Airport from Taupo Centre by taking Story Plaza onto Thermal Explorer Highway. Follow the Highway onto Lake Terrace, then continue onto State Highway. When you reach the roundabout, take the second exit onto Anzac Memorial Drive. From there, follow the signs to the airport and head for the main terminal.

Things to see and do around Taupo Airport

Hiring a car at Taupo Airport gives you an excellent chance to explore nearby lakes and other attractions. At Avis New Zealand, we recommend trying some of the following nearby sites:

Taupo Tandem Skydiving

Located at the airport itself, Taupo Tandem Skydiving presents an unparalleled opportunity to see Taupo’s lakes from the air. Whether you’re new to skydiving or you’ve tried it before, we’re confident this experience will take your breath away. 

Sail Barbary

At just an 8.2km drive from Taupo Airport, Sail Barbary is an excellent way to relax after your flight.

This all-year-round sailing trip also gives you the chance to see ancient Maori artwork on nearby cave walls.

Huka Falls River Cruise

Featuring a waterfall that crashes down with a phenomenal force, Huka Falls is a captivating sight to behold. The river itself also features some of New Zealand’s most diverse flora and fauna. It’s a 20.3km drive away from Taupo Airport.

Fuel locations for a refuel near Taupo Airport

When you hire a car at Taupo Airport, you’ll need to return your vehicle with a full tank of fuel. At Avis New Zealand, we recommend trying one of the following refuel locations:

  • Mobil at 208 Lake Terrace
  • Z at 200 Napier Road
  • Z on Anzac Memorial Drive
  • Z on Titiraupenga Street
  • Z on 63 Miro Street

Cars you can hire at Taupo Airport

At Avis New Zealand, we’re proud of our extensive fleet for hire at Taupo Airport. Whether you need a small city car for exploring the immediate area or something large and rugged, there’s a vehicle in our range for you. Each one benefits from ongoing maintenance, making them dependable and easy to drive.

Distances from Taupo Airport to nearby popular attractions

After hiring a car at Taupo Airport, it’s time for you to start exploring. There are lots to see and do in the area, but here are some of the distances to our favourite attractions:

  • Lake Taupo 8.2km
  • Taupo Maori Carvings 19km
  • Mount Tauhara 10.7km
  • Spa Thermal Park 12.2km
  • Taupo Debretts Hot Springs 7.7km

Taupo Airport FAQs

What is there to do in Taupo for free?

If you’re the type of person who loves nature and spending time outdoors, you’ll find that there’s plenty to do in Taupo for free. If you’re prepared to pack your hiking boots, consider walking up Mount Tauhara. Alternatively, you can avoid the steep inclines and take a walk to visit Huka Falls.

For those who love spa experiences, the natural spa pool at Otumheke Stream is an enticing opportunity to relax and rejuvenate. Alternatively, you can visit Huka Honey Hive and try some of the free samples available.

What is there to do in Taupo at night?

With plenty of small and intimate pubs for you to visit, Taupo has a charming nightlife scene. Finn MacHaul’s Irish Pub is an excellent location for drinking Guinness and eating pies. The live bands there are also well worth a watch, especially if you love Irish music. Alternatively, try The Deck for some of the best seafood in New Zealand.

What can a tourist see and do at Lake Taupo?

Most tourists who make their way to Lake Taupo spend their time enjoying the lakes and mountains. While Mount Tongariro isn’t for the faint hearted, you can use a tour guide to help you make an ascent that matches your climbing capabilities. Alternatively, walking around Lake Taupo itself is far from exhausting, plus it’s an excellent way to relax in nature.

At Avis New Zealand, we’re here to make hiring a car easier. Browse through our fleet to find the perfect vehicle for your Taupo adventure and book online today.