Car Rental Taupo

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Hire a car in Taupo and sample the local activities, the popular bungy jumping and sky diving, 200,000 litres of water per second pouring over the spectacular Huka Falls, stunning geothermal attractions, or fishing for trophy-sized trout and kayaking in the world renowned waters of Lake Taupo, and the many rivers feeding into the lake. You may decide to rent a car and explore the popular Tongariro Alpine Crossing, mountain bike the 42nd Traverse, or in winter, snow boarding or skiing one of Ruapehu or Tongariro National Park ski fields.

Pick up and Drop off, Taupo Airport, Taupo City

Taupo Airport car rental is available for a small fee of $35 which covers airport delivery and retrieval of your rental car. We also offer transfers to and from your local Taupo accommodation in the City.

If you are flying into Taupo Airport and need a rental car, you can rest assured that Mark will be waiting for you on arrival with your car rental (we will need to know your exact arrival time and flight number).

Taupo City Information

A vibrant museum including Maori treasures and a wide selection of exhibits related to fishing, the timber industry and the volcanic geology of the Lake Taupo region. There is a large art gallery with changing exhibitions of contemporary New Zealand art (all for sale). A unique New Zealand garden capturing the essence of the central North Island called ‘Ora – Garden of Wellbeing’ is a fabulous addition to the museum. This is the gold medal-winning garden (Chelsea Flower Show 2004) and includes steaming silica terraces, native plants and a native birdsong sound track.
Visit Taupo Museum for a unique blend of heritage and culture celebrating the Taupo region. There is all day convenient parking close to the main Taupo shops, Rose Garden and picturesque Boat Harbour. Museum entry (includes Ora Garden): Adults: $5; Senior Citizens and Students: $3; Children (school age and under): free; Taupo District residents: free with ID. Open daily from 10am to 4.30pm (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day).

AC Baths Taupo

AC Baths is a thermal swimming complex the whole family can enjoy. Visit in any weather. Has facilities for every member of the family. Located right next door to the Taupo Events Centre. The AC Baths features a huge outdoor leisure pool that links to an indoor leisure pool. Come and make a big splash at the new-look AC Baths thermal swimming complex in Taupo. Following a $7.75m refurbishment, the complex includes hydro-slides, toddler pools, private thermal pools and competition and training pools.

Whakapapa (Mt Ruapehu)
Location – 364km from Auckland, 341km from Wellington Stay – Whakapapa Village, National Park 26km, Horopito 33km, Ohakune 61km, Tokaanu 53km, Taupo 107km

  • Season – mid-June to November
  • Vertical descent – 675m
  • Skiable area – 550ha
  • Chairs, Tows – 1 quad express chair, 1 quad chair, 5 double chairs, 4 T bars, 4 platters, 6 rope tows
  • Other – Hire, lessons, creche. The country’s largest developed ski area. Adventurous skiing for all levels on a multitude of runs. Warm, very late season.

Turoa (Mt Ruapehu)
– 366km from Auckland, 317km from Wellington

  • Stay – Ohakune 17km, Horopito 33km, National Park 52km, Taupo 152km
  • Season – early June to end October
  • Vertical descent – 720m
  • Skiable area – 400ha
  • Chairs, Tows – 2 quad chairs, 2 triple chairs, 3 T bars,
    4 platters
  • Other – Hire, lessons, cafes. One of New Zealand’s largest
    fields, with a lift capacity of over 12,500 skiers per hour. Ideal
    for families, with runs for skiers of all abilities

Looking For Accommodation In Taupo?

Visiting Taupo and looking for Taupo accommodation? See and their range of hotel accommodation in Taupo.

Catelli’s Motel and Conference Accommodation –

Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park –

Mt Ruapehu Accommodation –

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