Port of Tauranga is the beautiful entrance point to the Bay of Plenty and Waikato allowing you a variety of ways to spend your day. Rotorua to the southwest has the boiling mud pools, geysers and Maori culture. All things Hobbiton is to the west at Matamata and to the North is the Karangahake Gorge, with beautiful walks and cycle trails. All are within an hour’s drive of the Port. The city of Tauranga has great boutique shopping, waterfront restaurants, and the beautiful beach of Mt Maunganui.
The NZ Rent a Car Port of Tauranga Branch is a five minute walk from the cruise ship terminal. We offer a free pick up and drop off shuttle service from the cruise ship terminal to your hire car. We have a large selection of vehicles ranging from economical hatchback’s to premier 12 seater Toyota Hiace vans ideal for large groups or families wanting to travel together and share the costs. Also available are maps, GPS and special discount vouchers to attractions in Rotorua. We live in and love the Bay of Plenty and can offer insider information on where to go and what to do, and have been operating this specialised service to cruise ship passengers for many years. We know the timing is tight so we will maximise your day for you, in any way we can. We are the closest rental car company to the terminal which means less waiting and more time on the road!