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Tauranga Car Rental & Nearby Locations

Tauranga Car Rental & Nearby Locations
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Tauranga Car Rental & Nearby Locations

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Car Hire Tauranga

Situated in the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is a winning destination for those who love gorgeous scenery and a friendly atmosphere. Each year, more than 200,000 passengers pass through the local airport, which demonstrates how popular the local region is. At Avis New Zealand, we want to make your exploration of Tauranga easier. With our Tauranga car hire service, you’ll get more from your trip.

Luxury accommodation in Tauranga

Although Tauranga is small in size, it’s impressive enough to feature a range of luxury accommodation options. By treating yourself to a luxury stay, you’ll have more energy to enjoy your surroundings after each sleep. Some of our favourite luxury accommodations in Tauranga include:

Matua Lodge

As a boutique B&B, Matua Lodge is home to a range of private accommodations that could act as your home away from home. Once you’re there, you’ll love it so much you won’t want to leave the onsite facilities behind. With a bar that overlooks the ocean, it’s ideal for a luxury romantic break. Matua Lodge is just 6.9km away from our Tauranga car hire offices.

Tauranga Lodge

As another of Tauranga’s much-coveted bed and breakfasts, the Tauranga Lodge is perfect for unwinding. Situated in beautiful gardens, it’s a slight drive out of town, but absolutely worth the journey once you get there. After you arrive, you can sink into one of the Tauranga Lodge hot tubs and watch the sun go down. Tauranga Lodge is 21.3km away from our offices.

Trinity Wharf Tauranga

As a sophisticated waterfront hotel, Trinity Lodge Tauranga features everything you need to stay pampered during your trip. Each room benefits from plenty of space and sumptuous furnishings. As there’s an onsite fitness suite and infinity pool, you can care for your health during your stay too.

Things to do in Tauranga

After planning your accommodation and choosing your rental car, you need to decide what you’ll do during your stay in Tauranga. At Avis New Zealand, we know there are plenty of activities for you to choose from. To make your life easier, here are our top suggestions:


No visit to the Tauranga area is complete without heading to Wai-o-Tapu. As one of the most vibrant geothermal pools on Earth, it has a supernatural feel to it and is worthy of any photographer’s attention. While there, make sure you head for the world-famous Champagne Pool. Wai-o-Tapu is 99.1km away from our Tauranga car hire offices.

Classic Flyers Tauranga

Located within 1km of the airport, Classic Flyers Tauranga is popular amongst aviation lovers. Its collection of old planes makes it one of the best aviation museums in New Zealand and the displays are appealing for people of all ages. If you want to take your Classic Flyers experience a step further, consider booking one of the company’s scenic flights. Classic Flyers is on the same road as our car hire offices.

Pilot Bay Beach

Located on the edge of Mount Manganui, Pilot Bay Beach is one of the safest swimming destinations in the area. Its sheltered location means the tides are gentle, so you don’t need to worry too much about taking younger or inexperienced swimmers there. Thanks to the surrounding scenery, it’s also the perfect waterside location for relaxing. Pilot Bay Beach is less than 1km away from our car hire offices.

What is the weather like in Tauranga?

As one of the sunniest locations in New Zealand, Tauranga has favourable weather conditions throughout the year. The area also benefits from light winds and blue skies, giving it a year-round gentle atmosphere. During the winter, temperatures may drop to around 1 degree Celsius at night but will hover around 15 degrees Celsius during the day. In the summer, temperatures remain at a hot 28 degrees Celsius throughout the day, but may dip to around 10 degrees Celsius at night.

Fuel locations for a refuel

When you hire a car in Tauranga with Avis New Zealand, you’ll benefit from a full tank of fuel. To ensure all our customers have the same experience, we ask that you return your vehicle with a full tank. Here are some nearby locations for you to refuel at:

  • Z Service Station on Hewletts Road
  • Gull Petrol Station on Hewletts Road
  • Z Service Station in Bethlehem
  • Z Service Station on 11th Avenue
  • Service Station on 15th Avenue

Distances to nearby locations

When you rent a car in Tauranga, you’ll be able to explore more of the Bay of Plenty at your leisure. Here are some distances to nearby locations:

  • Polynesian Spa 73.9km
  • Lake Rotorua 67.5km
  • Mita Maori Village 63.7km
  • Kuirau Park 67.4km


What is Tauranga famous for?

Tauranga is famous for its blue skies, mild climate, and friendly atmosphere. As the second sunniest city in the Bay of Plenty, it’s been inhabited by European settlers since the 19th century. Many of those who visit do so because of its close proximity to lots of nearby natural attractions.

What can you do in Tauranga?

If you’re visiting Tauranga, seize the opportunity to venture to nearby geothermal spas. As Rotorua is just a short drive away, you can always venture there too.

What is there to do in Tauranga with kids?

If you’re visiting Tauranga with kids, try taking them to Waterworld for a splash around. Alternatively, you can spend time outdoors at Somerfields Berryfruit Park. For older children, a night of dining at the Gourmet Night Markets is worth considering.

At Avis New Zealand, we provide a car hire service in Tauranga that can meet your every need. To learn more about what we can offer, find a location above.