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    Car Rental Rotorua

    Rotorua Car HireRotorua is a city on the North Island of New Zealand, named after the lake which it is built on. Car hire is very popular in this city because of the beautiful natural surroundings. The Geothermal area is a tourist attraction with its geysers, bubbling mud pools and hot springs. Next to Rotorua is one of the best places in New Zealand to get a deeper insight into local Maori culture.

    Drive your car hire to the town centre to visit the Tourist Information Centre on Fenton Street. With so many things to explore in the area, it's a good idea to ask the locals for advice. Pick the attractions you would like to experience and get your car hire on the road. Perhaps you want to see Te Wario, also known as The Buried Village. This village used to be a Maori and European settlement where many travellers would rest on their way to the pink and white Terraces. The Village got destroyed by the eruption of the Volcano Mount Tarawera in 1886 - just like the pink and white terraces. Today, the village shows the ruins and displays information about the volcano in the local museum.

    If you love your golf, Rotorua is the place to be. With many golf courses in and outside the city there will be enough courses to explore. Drive your car hire to the government gardens and experience the amazing park before hitting the Sportsdome. If you are more into water sports then the lake is the place to go. Get your jet ski out, or hire a canoe or kayak and enjoy the scenery whilst drifting over the water. If you are driving your car hire from Auckland to Rotorua via the Matamata route, you shall pass Hobbiton. This life sise Hobbit village was first built as a set for the filming of Lord of the Rings. The locals loved it so much that the city was rebuilt to last after the filming was done.

    Convenient Car Rental Locations in Rotorua

    Auto Europe offers pick-up and drop-off locations throughout Rotorua. We work with top suppliers including Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty at our airport, rail, city and downtown locations. Find the ideal vehicle for your travel at one of these convenient locations by searching your preffered location in Rotorua or throughout New Zealand.

    Hiring a Car in Rotorua FAQ


    When is the best time during the year to visit Rotorua?

    As winter can get extremely cold, visiting during the summertime might be the best suggestion. This would be anywhere from December to February or even March!

    Can I pick up my rental car in Rotorua and drop it off in Auckland?

    Of course! Auto Europe offers great rates on one-way car rentals throughout New Zealand. Use our booking engine to request a free quote and check multiple drop-off locations to find the best rate for your travel plans.

    How old do I have to be in Rotorua to rent a car?

    You must be at least 20 years old to hire a car in Rotorua and New Zealand in general, although the age may vary by car category. Some suppliers have a maximum age limit of 75 years and a young driver surcharge so please be aware of the terms and conditions.

    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Rotorua

    • Rotorua to Tauranga (71.2km approx. 59 min)
    • Rotorua to Hamilton (134km approx. 1hr 51 min)
    • Rotorua to Auckland (229km approx. 2hr 53 min)
    • Rotorua to the Rotorua Airport (9.6km approx. 13 min)

    Car Hire Alternatives in Rotorua

    No matter what your travel plans are, Auto Europe can provide the ideal mode of transportation. We take pride in providing our customers with the guaranteed lowest rates in the industry for their transportation needs. Use our booking engine at the top of the page to compare daily car hire rates with luxury, motorhome, van or any type of transportation to find the ideal option for you and your travel party.

    Motorhome Hire in Rotorua
    Rotorua Motorhome Hire -  A motorhome or RV hire in Rotorua allows travellers to explore Australia on your terms. Explore the roads your way and pitch at one of the many safe and accommodating locations throughout the nation. Your travel dreams have no limits behind the wheel of a motorhome hire.
    Van Hire Rotorua
    Van Hire Rotorua -  Travelling with a large party or transporting large/heavy luggage? Don't fret! Auto Europe offers competitive rates on small, medium and large van hires able to accommodate your needs during your time in Rotorua.
    Luxury Car Hire Rotorua
    Luxury Car Hire Rotorua -  Make your trip to Rotorua a memorable one and travel behind the wheel of a luxury car hire. With models from Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more, you can find the perfect vehicle for your trip.