Taupo Car Rentals

Taupo Activities

Create your own schedule with Taupo car rentals from New Zealand Rent A Car.

There’s so much to see and do in Taupo, whether you’re seeking adventure or relaxation, and you can get there easily with a rental car from our Taupo car rental branch.

If you’re looking for adventure, try parasailing over Lake Taupo, white-water rafting on the Tongariro River, or kayaking down the mighty Waikato, New Zealand’s longest river. If something more relaxing is your style, use your car rental to drive the loop road around Taupo’s volcanic trio – Mounts Tongariro, Ngauruhoe (as seen in The Lord of the Rings) and Ruapehu – or visit one of the many secluded picnic spots around Lake Taupo.

We’ve put together some very handy resources to help you make the most of your Taupo adventure:

Take a closer look at some of Taupo’s top attractions and activities, all accessible by rental car:

Whakapapa Ski Area

Whakapapa Ski Area

Although the South Island is better known for its skiing and snowboarding, the Whakapapa Ski Area near Taupo is one of the best winter attractions in the country. Learn more about this popular ski field.

Mt Tongariro

Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park is one of the most popular places to visit in the central North Island. The active volcanoes offer some of the most amazing sights in the country.

Turangi and Mt Pihanga

Turangi and Mt Pihanga

The area around Taupo and the central North Island is littered with many quaint, picturesque towns (such as Turangi and Mt Pihanga) which showcase the laidback Kiwi lifestyle.

Taupo Lakes

Taupo Lakes

Owing to millennia of geothermal and volcanic activity, Taupo is littered with many lakes and bodies of water. The most famous of these is Lake Taupo, which is the largest lake in NZ.

Wairakei Valley

Wairakei Valley

Not only are there the famous geysers blowing steam, water and mud into the air, here also you will find the underground warmth bubbling up to create relaxing hot pools.

Huka Falls

Huka Falls

The Huka Falls are a particularly spectacular Taupo landmark. See crystal clear water that drains from Lake Taupo cascade down the falls into the river below.

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

Lake Taupo is world-renowned as one of the best fly fishing spots in New Zealand. Try your luck at fly fishing and see if you can catch some brown or rainbow trout.

Acacia Bay

Acacia Bay

Hop in your rental car from NZ Rent A Car’s Taupo branch and head down to Acacia Bay. This popular spot is ideal for some lakeside camping or an afternoon picnic.

The helpful and friendly staff at our depot are always happy to offer advise on how to get the most out of your time in Taupo. View our full range of Taupo rental cars and grab a great deal today.

Great value Taupo car rentals let you explore the attractions at your own pace.

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