FROM 3 DEC: Airlines will require you to have your vaccine pass or negative test before you travel, and the same applies if you are crossing the Auckland border (after 15 Dec). Whilst our industry is not required to check vaccine passes, when you collect your car, please mask up, scan in and follow physical distancing guidelines. Contactless transactions can be arranged.

Car Rental Taupo

Easy Taupo pick up and drop off

Explore the heart of New Zealand’s North Island with a high-quality vehicle from Pegasus Rental Cars. Drive away in a reliable, fuel-efficient car or minivan to discover the beauty of this spectacular region.
We offer complimentary city transfers during business hours. An airport pick-up service is available upon request, for a small charge. Email or call the team on 0800 35 45 22 to arrange your pick-up time and location.
Pegasus Rental Cars Taupo
56 Manuka Street,
Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Opening Hours
8:30am – 5pm Monday to Friday
9am - 1pm Saturday
10am - 12pm Sunday
Weekend after hours and public holidays are by appointment

Get an instant price quote or phone to book your Taupo rental on 0800 35 45 22

Head to our booking page and enter your pick-up date and return date. Choose the hire car or minibus that matches your needs and budget and receive an instant quote.

Book online or call now to grab a fantastic deal before you miss out!

Visiting Taupo for business or travel?

If you’re new to the region and looking for some extraordinary experiences to add to your itinerary, we’re here to help! We have tourist guides for inspiration, and North Island maps to help you reach your destination.

If you’re visiting on business, let us know when you make your booking, and we’ll complete the paperwork in advance to help save you time.

Our car range for hire

We make sure to offer vehicles to suit every customer’s needs. For zipping around town, we provide small, intermediate or executive car hire. Bringing the family or a group? Browse our spacious station wagons, minibuses and people movers. Feeling adventurous? Take a look at our scooters for hire. If you’re moving house, we have furniture removal trucks offering a convenient way to transport items too big for a trailer.

We include unlimited kilometres for all rentals of four days or more. Our rental cars also include comprehensive vehicle insurance and 24-hour roadside assistance, New Zealand-wide. Optional extras include GPS and child booster seat hire.

How to find us – directions to Pegasus Taupo

Our depot is an 8-minute taxi ride from the Taupo Airport (TUO) on Anzac Memorial Drive. Head north and turn right after Crown Park, we’re on the corner of Miro and Manuka Streets. Fill up before you head off on your journey at the petrol station across the street.

Contact details for car hire Taupo

Our office is open from 8 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, and 10 am to 12 pm on Sunday. For transfers during the weekend, public holidays or after-hours, please contact our staff for an appointment.

Location: 56 Manuka Street, Taupo
Phone: (07) 377 0666 | 0800 35 45 22
Email: taupo@rentalcars.co.nz
Facebook: @PegasusRentalCarsTaupo

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find the best car rental deals in Taupo?

We offer deals to suit any rental car budget. Enjoy daily rates on car rentals from as low as $39 per day, including GST. Take advantage of our regular promotions and seasonal specials to save even more. Make sure you book in advance during New Zealand holiday periods, to avoid missing out.

Can I hire a car in Taupo and drop it off in another location?

Yes! You can collect your vehicle from our Taupo depot, and return it to any one of our 15 locations New Zealand-wide, subject to availability. Check out our incredible relocation rates for one-way deals when we need a car returned to a particular depot, otherwise note that a one-way drop off fee or minimum hire period may apply.

Where can I go in Taupo in a rental car? (best attractions)

The number one must-see is the sparkling Lake Taupo, nestled between snow-capped winter ski fields, and alpine deserts. Try jet boating through exhilarating rapids or head to the base of Huka Falls for jaw-dropping water-level views. Take the plunge and go bungy jumping 47 metres above the Waikato River. Drive your rental car 1.5 hours south to the Whakapapa ski area of Mt Ruapehu. Prefer to relax and unwind? Immerse yourself in some of the best healing geothermal pools New Zealand has to offer.

Reviews from our Taupo customers

Rent a car from Pegasus and tell us about it! Read what some of our fans have to say:

Really nice car rental and staff, hired a trailer and it was really fantastic. Nice friendly staff
Bronson Dredge
Bronson Dredge
06:11 01 Dec 19
Very helpful staff. Clean, tidy affordable vehicles
Kunio Onishi
Kunio Onishi
07:02 15 Dec 18
The service was excellent they were polite understanding knowledgeable and able to explain costs and processes to the fullest they made it easy to choose the best vehicle for my needs and made me feel welcome from the moment I walked in if I could give a higher rating I would
sam newman
sam newman
21:32 17 Oct 18
Mark provided easy and efficient service. The man was totally honest and upfront. He dropped me at the bus station. The car ran well had no probs with it. All in all the experience was great.
Pauline Crake Crake
Pauline Crake Crake
05:13 29 Jan 18
We rented a car at Pegasus car rental for a roadtrip to Grisborne and it was perfect, not only did we have no problem with the car, but also the process of renting a car was really easy because the staff is really competent and friendly.
Fabian Bleise
Fabian Bleise
03:09 26 Jan 18
Such wonderfully accommodating people! Always helpful, and bright with the supportive can-do attitude you'd expect of a kiwi business. The cars are the best price in town and well taken care of. Glad we found them!
Nikki Silva
Nikki Silva
03:14 19 Apr 17
The Taupō team were amazing, sorry cant remember who we dealt with but man she was amazing, the whole process was easy, friendly and accomodating Cheers Pegasus Taupō we'll definitely be back.
kyhber .
kyhber .
23:39 23 Feb 20
After our car broke down we could pick a rental thrue the AA. It was allmost closing time but within about ten minutes they managed all. Day before Christmass we could return after hours and they kept open for it. When we left the car in a hurry glasses were left behind and they shipped it for free. That's what I call five star service!
Fabian Laan
Fabian Laan
08:12 22 Jan 18
Great experience, really. The owner is fun and uncomplicated. She even drove us to the bus station after returning the car. Very friendly and I totally recommend renting there! 5/5
Michael M
Michael M
18:06 16 Apr 19
The lady who helped us was brilliant thanks for the help guys
Glen Rigby
Glen Rigby
00:13 23 Jun 19
The service was excellent they were polite understanding knowledgeable and able to explain costs and processes to the fullest they made it easy to choose the best vehicle for my needs and made me feel welcome from the moment I walked in if I could give a higher rating I would
sam newman
sam newman
21:32 17 Oct 18
Very helpful staff. Clean, tidy affordable vehicles
Kunio Onishi
Kunio Onishi
07:02 15 Dec 18
Driving through Taupo on Friday in our personal car, we had a bad breakdown and were referred to Pegasus. They actually came and picked us up from where our broken down car was, then proceeded to book us a rental car after hours, that included providing a prompt cleaning and washing of our preferred rental vehicle. Great, flexible, very locally knowledgeable staff saved us from having a bad experience and turned it into a wonderful one. We are very thankful out of towners. By far the best, smoothest, car rental service I've ever experienced. Please stay in business, hope to use your service next time. Thank you!
Quinn Johnson
Quinn Johnson
11:17 08 Sep 19
Fantastic. Best place to rent a car. Great lady.
Lyndsey Pasfield
Lyndsey Pasfield
06:02 02 Mar 21
Short term emergency rental need was handled with speed, empathy and professionalism. Mark is a straight shooter in this often shady business. Highly recommended.
G Whitman
G Whitman
09:33 20 Jan 17
Very friendly and accommodating. Gave me pickup and drop off before and after my rental period. Cars in good condition. Compares favorably to Taupo's Rent a Dent in my experience.
Paul Kram
Paul Kram
02:49 20 Mar 17
Great service and very reasonable rates on their cars. If you're in Taupo and need a car head here!
scotty G
scotty G
09:14 13 Dec 16
After our car breaking down Ange was incredibly helpful and went out of her way to make sure we could get back on the road! Highly recommend renting a car from here as a great price too
Natalie Smyth
Natalie Smyth
00:43 04 Jul 21
Fantastic service, clean tidy vehicles thanks guys
Kelly Kirkwood
Kelly Kirkwood
01:03 14 Oct 19
Great service, great value
Denise Dix
Denise Dix
11:05 25 Jul 21
Super friendly and amazing service. Will be back. Thank you.
Kris Jackson
Kris Jackson
03:56 24 Oct 19
Have hired from here several times. Highly recommended.
Julie Blair
Julie Blair
10:06 27 Oct 19

Damian White, Pegasus Taupo & Rotorua Owner/Operator

Damian, a mechanic by trade, has found his drive in the car rental industry combining his passion for cars and fantastic customer service. Damian and team member Ange are ready to get you moving.

Damian White Pegasus Rental Cars Taupo