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Frequently asked questions
You can rent a ride with Budget, which is a quick commute from Taupo Airport (TUO).
The answer is yes. Expedia offers car rentals that you can book now and pay later. That means you can reserve your ride without paying in advance. You’ll only pay the full amount at the check-in counter, and a hold will be placed on your credit card for the amount of the security deposit. However, some deals in Taupo may need to be paid at the time of booking. You’ll easily see your options in the search results display.
When you cancel at least six hours in advance of the scheduled collection time, many reservations qualify for a complete refund. However, not all are eligible for this, so it’s important to read your policy. Look over your booking for the finer details or click through to our Customer Service Portal for more information.
Not too small yet not too big, compact vehicles are the first choice for many rental customers in Taupo. Featuring exceptional gas mileage and easy parking and handling, they’re perfect for dashing around the city. A compact is slightly more spacious than an economy vehicle, so you can travel around in a bit more comfort and style. Prefer something bigger? Check out our intermediate, standard or full-size range.
Taupo has loads to offer — but there’s even more to explore in the surrounding area. Settle in behind the wheel of a rental car and you can motor around the region at your own speed. Allow time to get to these fantastic locations:
Hastings is 121 kilometres away and has loads to keep you busy. To begin with, there’s Splash Planet, Hastings Golf Club and Frimley Park. Your toughest decision here will be choosing where to go first!
Don’t forget to put Rotorua on your schedule. Around 64 kilometres from Taupo, make a beeline for Lake Rotorua when you roll into town. Lake Rotoiti and Skyline Rotorua are also worth a look.
Mt. Eden offers photo opportunities galore. About 230 kilometres from Taupo, this place can’t be missed if you love the great outdoors.
If you’re looking for some reliable wheels in Taupo, there’s no better place than Expedia. Our member exclusive offers, discounts and rewards programme will help you land the best deal around. And with rental companies to pick from, there’s loads of choice. Want to save even more? Bundle your bookings into a travel package. From car rentals to hotels and flights, we make it easy to organise your trip.
It’s easy to pick up an incredible deal with Expedia. All you have to do is choose the car class, select your dates and preferred pickup and drop-off points, and compare offers from top providers. Make even bigger savings when you combine your Taupo car rental with hotel or flight bookings.
If you’re aged 21 and over, you can rent a vehicle in Taupo. Be mindful that rental suppliers will charge young drivers an additional fee, which is meant to cover the higher accident or damage risk involved. Also, young drivers often aren’t permitted to rent specialty or luxury vehicles. Browse the terms and conditions before you book to avoid any surprises when it’s time to pick up the keys.
Your driver’s license and a credit card in the same name are necessities. Don’t want to take out the company’s insurance plan? In that case, you’re also likely to need proof of other coverage. Rules may differ between suppliers, so read through your policy.
In Taupo, like all of New Zealand, motorists drive on the left. Take things slow to build up confidence driving on the left if you’ve never done it before.
You can, but if you want to be doubly sure, apply for an International Driving Permit to accompany your license. The permit features your name, driver’s information and photo and is helpful as an additional identification document.
The two cheapest daily prices on offer in Taupo within the past seven days were AU$61 and AU$62. How’s that for a great deal?
Click through to our long-term car rental deals page, enter your trip information and then lock in your ideal ride. Whether you’re basing yourself in Taupo or venturing far beyond, Expedia will help you find a long-term rental at an amazing rate.
Age policies differ between rental suppliers, so you’ll have to do a bit of homework. Found a Taupo outlet that does rent to drivers under 25? Terrific! Just take note that extra fees often apply to drivers between 21 and 24. The fine print of each rental car you’re interested in should have all the information you need.