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A Guide to Car Rental: New Plymouth Airport

Venturing into Taranaki from New Plymouth Airport with Rhinocarhire

On the west coast of New Zealand's North Island, New Plymouth is the urban heart of the Taranaki region. Famous for its scenic coastal walks, lush parks, and the towering Mount Taranaki, New Plymouth is a traveller's delight. Starting your journey from New Plymouth Airport? Rhinocarhire ensures your transition from the tarmac to Taranaki’s trails is smooth and convenient.

Exiting New Plymouth Airport:
Once you touch down and collect your rental car, you'll easily find your way onto Airport Drive. This short stretch connects directly to State Highway 3, your primary conduit to New Plymouth's vibrant city center and the broader Taranaki region.

Fuel:
Multiple petrol stations can be found in New Plymouth, ensuring you're well-fueled for your journey. However, if you're planning to explore remote areas, always top up when you can, as stations might be sparse.

Tolls:
A delight of driving in New Plymouth and the surrounding Taranaki region is the absence of toll roads. This allows you to explore at your leisure without added costs.

Road Conditions:
Roads in and around New Plymouth are generally well-maintained. However, if you're venturing towards Mount Taranaki or other off-beaten paths, be prepared for some gravel roads. It's always wise to check the road conditions, especially during wet or winter months.

Traffic:
Traffic in New Plymouth is usually light, but it can pick up during peak hours or special events like the Taranaki Garden Festival. Planning your travel times can help avoid any unnecessary delays.

EV Charging:
With New Zealand progressively moving towards sustainability, EV charging stations are becoming more commonplace. New Plymouth supports this movement with a few charging stations, ideal for those driving electric vehicles.

Weather & Choice of Car:
New Plymouth's maritime climate means it's relatively mild. Still, if you're headed towards mountainous areas or intend to engage in winter sports, an SUV or 4WD might be a suitable choice.

Importance of Booking Early:
Especially during peak seasons, securing your desired vehicle at an affordable rate means booking in advance. Don't leave it to the last minute, especially if you have specific needs or preferences.

Optional Extras:
With Rhinocarhire, you can enhance your driving experience. Whether it's a GPS for navigating the countryside or a ski rack for your mountain adventures, we cater to your unique needs.

Why Rhinocarhire?

  • Competitive Rates: Best prices without compromising quality.

  • Variety of Choices: From economic sedans to adventure-ready SUVs.

  • Exemplary Service: We pride ourselves on delivering top-tier customer service every time.

Conclusion:
From its coastal beauty to the majestic Mount Taranaki, New Plymouth offers diverse experiences for every traveler. With Rhinocarhire as your travel companion, your Taranaki adventure promises to be unforgettable.


Current Rental Rates in New Plymouth Airport

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 58.54 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 409.84 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Rav4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 59.44 EUR/day
Toyota Rav4

7 Days rental at 416.12 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Holden Trax

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 59.92 EUR/day
Holden Trax

7 Days rental at 419.45 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Key Highlights for Car Hire at New Plymouth Airport: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • New Plymouth Airport is the closest New Zealand Airport to Australia.
  • In the latest awards, New Plymouth was voted ‘Best New Zealand Airport’.
  • The airport opened in 1933 and became a military airport during the Second World War.
  • Last year the airport welcomed over 400,000 passengers.
  • The runways at New Plymouth are notorious for strong sidewinds causing some hairy take offs and landings.

 

New Plymouth Airport - Popular Destinations

Best car rental companies in New Plymouth Airport

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No.1: EZI,
based on 181 reviews
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No.2: THRIFTY,
based on 112 reviews
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No.3: BUDGET,
based on 76 reviews
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New Plymouth Airport car hire information

  • 9.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Ezi Car Rental
  • € 409.78
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 58.54
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 6
    Most Popular Type:
    Intermediate
  • 4
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Rav4
  • 18
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day in New Plymouth Airport

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