Tauranga Car Rentals

Visiting Tauranga Attractions

Your sightseeing, your schedule, with Tauranga car rentals from New Zealand Rent A Car.

Located centrally in the Bay of Plenty, our Tauranga car rentals branch covers Waihi and the Coromandel to the north, Mt Maunganui where “life’s a beach”, Papamoa the home of Blokart, and Whakatane and the beautiful East Coast. Wtih rolling surf beaches and stretches of never-ending coastline, the Bay of Plenty is just waiting to be discovered with a rental car from our Tauranga car rental branch.

Start by checking out a guide to the best things to do in Tauranga. If you’re a cruise ship passenger we’ve got you sorted with great cruise day trips you can take from Tauranga. Learn about the history of Tauranga and discover some fun facts and trivia. And if you’re an outdoorsy person, then you won’t want to miss this list of great Tauranga walks and hikes.

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


Katikati Mural Town Art And Sculpture

The Katikati murals literally paint a picture of the unique and vibrant history of the region, from early settlement to modern times. Impressive sculptures also feature in this attractive town.


Mt Maunganui Main Beach

One of NZ’s most cherished beaches, famed for its golden sands, surf-friendly breaks, and beachfront cafes. An essential place to visit in the summer, and fun for the whole family.


Coastal Skydiving

Indulge your inner adrenaline junkie with a coastal skydive, and absorb the breathtaking scenery of the Tauranga region as you race back down to earth at breakneck speeds.


Mt Maunganui Hot Pools

Relax as you soak in the warm atmosphere of New Zealand’s most famous natural saltwater hot pools. A serene experience not to be missed, especially if you feel like unwinding.


Kiwifruit Country

Explore the region where one of New Zealand’s most famous exports – the humble kiwifruit – is grown. Score yourself some quality produce while getting an authentic taste of NZ.


White Island Volcano

NZ’s only active marine volcano is a place of significant historical and scientific importance. With tour operators providing the opportunity to explore White Island, you can get a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


Mount Maunganui – The Mountain

One of the most breathtaking sights in New Zealand, the view down to Tauranga and its surrounds from Mount Maunganui is truly magical. Take a challenging walk to the summit – and bring a camera!



This exciting activity is great fun for the whole family. Race around the sand dunes in a wind-powered kart that literally “goes like the wind”. Harness the power of nature for maximum enjoyment.

surfing main beach

Surfing Main Beach

Surf’s up! With some of the best breaks and swells in New Zealand, surfing Mount Maunganui’s main beach is a world-class experience.

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