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Car hire Whakatane Airport

CompareCarHire.co.uk compares the prices of well-known car hire companies in New Zealand, including the following location: Whakatane Airport

Rental car options at Whakatane Airport

The following car rental companies received the highest ratings in Whakatane Airport. Compare the ratings and prices of these rental companies with a single search.

  • Thrifty

    8.6 (4265)
  • Hertz

    8.4 (5205)
  • Avis

    8.1 (4349)
  • Budget

    7.7 (7949)

Car rental location Whakatane Airport

Location information for Whakatane Airport

Serving the coastal town of Whakatane, Whakatane Airport is a domestic airport with scheduled flights to and from Auckland and Wellington. The airport sits along the eastern coast of the Bay of Plenty, around four miles from the town centre, with car hire in Whakatane Airport the best way of travelling here.


Whakatane Airport facilities

The civilian airport of Whakatane houses a flight school. The small terminal building does not have many facilities, although car rental in Whakatane Airport is available through leading car hire agents. It is necessary to pre-book a vehicle, which should be done before arriving and after you compare car hire choices online.


Whakatane Airport excursions

Thornton Road connects with State Highway 30, which leads motorists into the town centre. Car hire in Whakatane Airport is the best way to make this journey. The airport is the gateway to tourist attractions such as Mount Tarawera and White Island, and many people also come to visit Ohore Beach, which is just east of Whakatane. Tarawera Falls and the isolated East Cape are also accessible.


Best time to visit

Visitors can enjoy Whakatane all year round, as it has a temperate climate. Most Europeans tend to avoid the cool winter months, when temperatures fall to 11°C. The summer sees temperatures vary between 25 and 28°C, making it the best time to visit.


Car rental in Whakatane Airport

The roads both in and around the town are in excellent condition, although the town itself is small enough to explore on foot. Car rental in Whakatane Airport is best suited for visiting the stunning natural scenery that surrounds the town and driving along the famous Pacific Coast Highway that passes through Whakatane.

Practical information

  • Currency
    New Zealand dollar
  • Driving direction
    Left
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Māori

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Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by CompareCarHire.co.uk at this location?
  • Thrifty
  • Hertz
  • Avis
  • Budget