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Car Hire in Tauranga

Situated in the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is a destination that's brimming with astounding scenery and lots to do. There's an abundance of hot saltwater pools and beaches, making it particularly popular amongst anybody who loves spending time in the water. When you're visiting Tauranga, you'll want to see and do as much as possible. At Budget New Zealand, we provide a Tauranga car hire service that'll help you save money while seeing more.

How to reach our Tauranga car hire offices

You can find our Tauranga car hire offices at Tauranga airport. If you want to reach us using public transport, try taking the Route 2 Bus from Willow Street. The journey lasts between 10 and 15 minutes.

Family-friendly accommodation in Tauranga

Thanks to its abundance of fun outdoor activities, Tauranga is popular with people of all ages. When you're visiting with your little ones, you'll need to find family-friendly accommodation. Here are some of our favourite choices:

Trinity Wharf Tauranga

Travelling with little ones often leaves you feeling as though you're missing all your amenities at home. One way to overcome that feeling while still enjoying a comfortable stay is to book an apartment at Trinity Wharf Tauranga.

Each expansive apartment features a large living space and kitchen. As a result, you won't feel too inconvenienced at being away from your home comforts. To add to the experience, Trinity Wharf Tauranga comes with enviable views, outdoor dining areas, and heated flooring. It's just a 4.3km drive away from our Tauranga car hire offices too.

Eleven at Williams

If you and your little ones can't resist heading to the beach when you're away from home, book a stay at Eleven at Williams. Each apartment benefits from a beachside location. As a result, you'll always have something to do, even when you're not exploring the sites in the Tauranga area. As an added perk, you'll have access to free WiFi and a heated pool too. Eleven at Williams is 2.8km away from our offices.

By the Seaside

As another beachfront apart-hotel, By the Seaside has everything you need to keep the family entertained throughout your stay. Each apartment comes with all the features you require to make your life easier. Your kids are likely to fall in love with the onsite waterpark too, which can easily provide hours of fun. Hiking and cycling facilities are available too. By the Seaside is 9.4km away from our Tauranga car hire offices.

Things to do in Tauranga with kids

When you love spending time in the great outdoors, Tauranga has plenty to offer. In addition to the hikes and cycling trails that adults usually love, it has a lot of child-friendly activities. If you're looking for ideas, here are some of our best suggestions:

Waimarino Kayak Tours

The Waimarino area has plenty to offer people of all ages. In addition to the glowworm caves, you'll find a hot water pool and plenty of gorgeous scenery. One of the best ways to see the Waimarino area is with a kayak tour. Make sure you pack a picnic so you can all replenish your energy levels at the end.

Mt Maunganui Main Beach

With a mountain resting in the background and gentle waters lapping at your feet, Mt Maunganui Main Beach is the perfect place for relaxing. At the harbourside swimming area, you'll find gentle waters that are delicate enough for children to paddle in. The beach is close to plenty of restaurants and cafes too, so you have plenty of options if you need to dine out.

Marshalls Animal Park

As an intimate attraction, Marshalls Animal Park is ideal for getting up close and personal with the creatures there. If you've ever wanted to pet a parrot or watch a deer eat out of your hand, it's the place to be. Other cuddly animals include goats and guinea pigs, which are equally accessible to visiting humans.

What is Tauranga's weather like?

Thanks to its location in the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga enjoys favourable weather conditions throughout the year. If you're a sun lover, you're guaranteed to see lots of it while you're there. To make the most of the beaches in Tauranga, try visiting during February when the sea temperatures reach 20 to 21 degrees Celsius.

During the summer, you can expect temperatures to reach as high as 28 degrees Celsius. In the winter, they can dip as low as 1 degree Celsius in the night. As the UV rays are particularly strong in Tauranga, remember to stock up on suncream before you go.

Nearby locations for a refuel

If you hire a car in Tauranga, you'll receive it with a full tank of fuel. To make sure all our customers enjoy the same experience with us, we ask that you refill it before returning your keys. Here are some nearby refuelling locations:

  • Z Petrol Station on Hewletts Road
  • Z Petrol Station on the corner of Elizabeth Avenue and Cameron Road
  • Z Petrol Station at 253B State Highway 2
  • Z Petrol Station on 15th Avenue
  • BP at 6 Hocking Street

Distances to attractions in the Bay of Plenty

By hiring a car in Tauranga, you give yourself the chance to see more of the Bay of Plenty. If you're searching for some ideas, here are some distances to popular attractions in the area:

  • Te Puia Springs 367.4km
  • Polynesian Spa 69.3km
  • Lake Rotorua 68km
  • Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village 71.5km
  • Rainbow Springs Nature Park 64.3km


What is Tauranga famous for?

Tauranga is famous for its harbourside location and gathering of historic buildings. A lot of the town's architecture still has a colonial European feel to it. People also flock there to bathe in the hot saltwater pools and explore the nearby volcanic landscape.

What can you do in Tauranga for free?

If you're visiting Tauranga and looking for a free activity, try one of the following

  • Visit Tauranga Art Gallery
  • Hike around McLaren Falls Park
  • Climb Mt Maunganui
  • View the blowholes at leisure island
  • Bathe in a hot saltwater pool