With beaches and mountains all a short drive from each other, a hire car is the best way to get around scenic New Plymouth. Situated on the west coast of New Zealand on the Tasman Sea, New Plymouth has grown to become the largest city and port of the Taranaki region. Once the scene of wars between European settlers and the local Maori population, New Plymouth has emerged as a city well known for its mixed culture and its warm welcome to travellers.
With beaches at your doorstep, and the grand Mount Taranaki only a half hour drive in your hire car, New Plymouth has the pleasure of being one of the few places in the world locals and visitors can swim or surf in the sea, and ski the slopes of the mountain in the same day. On clear days, the mountain is a glorious sight, with over 50 rivers and streams flowing down its sides, and is often compared to Mount Fuji in Japan, due to its size and beauty. For information on the mountain and the region's attractions, park your hire car in Ariki st near the port and check out Puke Ariki, a museum and information centre for visitors. The centre has free entry and is a great way to find out about the things to do in the area.
The Taranaki region is home to many rare and unique plants, and Pukekura Park located near the city centre is a great place to learn a bit about them. The park is quite large, covering over 50 hectares where visitors can walk through a diverse range of ecosystems and habitats. Jump in your hire car after exploring Pukekura Park and make the short scenic drive to Brooklands Zoo, a family-friendly zoo housing both local and exotic animals from around the world. While you’re in New Plymouth make sure to take a stroll along the coastal walkway. Running along the shores of the Tasman Sea, the walkway provides great views of the area and its beaches. Book your New Plymouth car hire online with Auto Europe and save today!
Our suppliers in New Plymouth include Thrifty and Budget.
Pick up a Thrifty car hire when you fly into New Plymouth at the local airport or secure your New Plymouth car hire with Budget and pick it up down town. It is also possible to rent a GPS so you can explore the region in your rental car without getting lost.
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