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    Car Hire Whakatane

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    The area surrounding Whakatane is one of grace and natural beauty, and an excellent area to explore with your rental car. The bay has 54 km of beaches, so simply hop in your hire car and set off to find your own stretch of sand. Popular land-based activities in the area include fishing, bushwalking, golf, horse riding and hunting. The real attraction of Whakatane though is the harbour and bay.

    Park your hire car at the marina, and head out for a day on the water. Sightseeing tours are favourites among many, and a great way to see the bay. The waters here have amazing marine life, and it is quite common to be able to swim with pods of dolphins. There are several uninhabited Islands in the region, which provide great sites for diving and snorkelling.

    Do I need an International Licence?

    An International Driving Permit is required for those who hold licences in countries other than Australia or New Zealand. You must have held your licence for a minimum of 1 year.

    Parking in Whakatane

    Most of the Whakatane's CBD has free parking, with the exception of Civic Centre where pay-and-display parking is available for NZ$0.50 per hour. Read the signs carefully as restriction may vary per situation. Do not stop or park on broken yellow lines, bus stops, taxi stands or other restricted parking areas.


    Speed Limits and Traffic in Whakatane

    • Speed limits in New Zealand range from 10 kilometres per hour to 100 kilometres per hour.
    • New Zealand has a toll road between Auckland and Northland; The 7.5km Northern Gateway Toll Road. Payment varies per supplier. You might have to pay upfront online via the Northern Gateway Toll Road Website, via telephone or cash.

    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Whakatane

    • Whakatane to Rotorua (85km)
    • Whakatane to Opotiki (45km)
    • Whakatane to Braemar Springs (32km)
    • Airport to Whakatane (9km)

    Book your Car Hire in Whakatane with Auto Europe

    Discover all that Whakatane has to offer with a car hire. Book your car hire with Auto Europe over our safe, reliable and secure online booking system. For more information, see our Car Hire FAQ page, check our Terms and Conditions, or Contact Us.