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Car Rental Wanganui

Easy Wanganui pick up and drop off

Visitors come to Whanganui to discover stunning Art Deco heritage buildings and the iconic Whanganui River. The best way to explore this remarkable region is with a quality car rental from Pegasus. Search our range of vehicles from our Whanganui rental location.
Enjoy benefits such as incredible daily rates and $10 airport transfers. This service is available to and from Whanganui Airport and CBD hotels during office hours on weekdays, and 8 am to 12 pm on Saturdays.
After-hours pick-ups are welcome - please organise these via either phone or email. When you make your booking, let us know your flight number, pick-up date and time. We’ll make sure your car is ready and waiting at the terminal. An after hours pick up or drop off fee of $30 applies.
Pegasus Rental Cars Wanganui
21 Heads Road, Gonville,
Wanganui 4500, New Zealand
Opening Hours
8am – 5pm Monday to Friday
8am – 12pm Saturday
For bookings outside these hours please phone 0800 35 45 11

Get an instant price quote or phone to book your Wanganui rental on 0800 35 45 11

Car rental with Pegasus is easy! Head to our booking page and enter your rental dates. Search for the vehicle type that suits your needs, and you’ll receive an instant quote on our available rental cars. Sign up to our mailing list to stay informed of new deals.

Visiting Wanganui for business or travel?

If you’re visiting Whanganui on holiday, let us know about your travel plans. Our knowledgeable team can provide a local road map and share ideas on some amazing things to see and do in the region.

On a business trip or short on time? Include a note in your booking, and we’ll have your Wanganui car ready for you when you arrive.

Our car range for hire

Our Whanganui car rentals consist of fuel-efficient and well-maintained vehicles. Choose from small, medium, and large cars to suit your needs and budget. For larger groups, we also have spacious station wagons and people movers.

For your peace of mind, we give each Wanganui car a 23-point safety check and thorough inspection before you drive away. All vehicles are covered by 24-hour roadside assistance, New Zealand-wide. Enjoy unlimited kilometres on all hires of 4 days or more. Hires for up to 3 days include 150 free kilometres per day. Child seats and GPS navigation are available for hire.

How to find us – directions to Pegasus Wanganui

Our depot is a 6-minute drive from Whanganui Airport location (WAG) on 18 Airport Road. Head north along Airport Road onto Heads Road, and we’re on the right, before the Guyton Street intersection.

Contact details for car hire Wanganui

Our Whanganui office is open from 8 am to 5 pm on Monday to Friday, and 8 am to 12 pm on Saturday. For after-hours phone bookings, please call our toll-free 0800 phone number.

Location:                              21 Heads Road, Gonville, Wanganui

Phone:                                 (06) 345 0088 | 0800 35 45 11

Email:                                  wanganui@rentalcars.co.nz

Facebook:                           @pegasuswanganui

Explore driving destinations near Wanganui

In the city centre, art lovers can enjoy local and international art at the Sarjeant Gallery in Queens Park. For trips out of town, head 2 hours north to Whanganui National Park for the ultimate in kayaking, hiking, canoeing and camping. While you’re there, search for and cross the abandoned Bridge to Nowhere. Take a drive along Whanganui River Road for an insight into early Maori life. Why not stay and canoe the river, take a guided tour or an exhilarating high-speed jet boat ride?

Frequently Asked Questions

What age can you rent a car in Wanganui?

Drivers must meet a minimum age of 18 years old to drive a car in New Zealand, and restrictions apply for hirers under 21 years. Give us a call to check these if you are under 21.

Where can I find the best car hire deals in Wanganui?

Here at Pegasus, we aim to give you the best rates to help you stick to your travel budget. Hire a car for five days or more, for pick-up between February 1st and March 31st and receive one day free! Stay on top of our promotions and seasonal specials and visit our deals page. Secure your booking in advance during New Zealand holiday periods before car rental rates increase.

Can I pick up my car in Wanganui and drop it off in a different location?

Yes! You can collect your vehicle from our Whanganui location, and return it to any of our 15 car rental locations country-wide.  A one-way fee or minimum hire period may apply.

Reviews from our Wanganui customers

We love to hear about your experience with us! Read what our past customers had to say:

Great value cars . At pick up, car is always ready & waiting for my collection, drop off is just as easy. When I extend my hiring dates, the guys make it easy. Allen and John run Whanganui and are very friendly. I am a repeat customer and I will only use Pegasus.
Pam Asia
Pam Asia
04:38 22 Sep 21
A great experience hiring an SUV from this company, having young children makes everything more difficult but hiring from Pegasus was very easy.Super clean and tidy, everything explained in detail before leaving the lot.Thank you guys!
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xxXAcid- DropXxx
22:53 25 Sep 21
Great value and service, went out of their way to make everything easy..
Paul James
Paul James
03:22 05 Jan 20
Amazing grooming for our vehicles that make them look like the day we bought them! Jon and Allan have an amazing eye for detail and always go the extra mile for us. So much so even though we live in Auckland we will often wait till we visit my parents in Wanganui to get a full groom for our vehicles.
Gladwin Mendez
Gladwin Mendez
01:04 05 Jan 18
Extremely helpful and excellent job with the car grooming. Thanks!
Indy Magnoli
Indy Magnoli
02:01 18 Jun 18
Excellent service, fantastic to deal with, definitely Wanganui's best rental service 🙂
VaughanB
VaughanB
01:31 30 Nov 17
Great to deal with.good prices. Friendly staf
Julie Wright
Julie Wright
02:31 12 Feb 19
Amazing grooming for our vehicles that make them look like the day we bought them! Jon and Allan have an amazing eye for detail and always go the extra mile for us. So much so even though we live in Auckland we will often wait till we visit my parents in Wanganui to get a full groom for our vehicles.
Gladwin Mendez
Gladwin Mendez
02:01 14 Dec 18
Awesome guys a+
andrew Sperling
andrew Sperling
06:22 04 Sep 19
Awesome guys a+
andrew Sperling
andrew Sperling
06:22 04 Sep 19
Station wagon was booked for my elderly parents to use. John at Pegasus was very accommodating and great to deal with. Appreciated the good communication and updates. Would book again.
Marieta Esekielu
Marieta Esekielu
23:17 19 Apr 21
Great service, explained everything thoroughly especially the different levels of insurance. Given the price, very surprised at the car provided - excellent near new condition both inside and out. Couldn’t recommend them more highly and will def book with them at a later date.
Lyndy Ahipene
Lyndy Ahipene
05:20 03 May 21
Great value cars that are in perfect condition. Pick & drop off was very easy. Staff are friendly. I will continue to use this company as I have never had a problem and I am a repeat customer.
Pam Asia
Pam Asia
22:34 12 May 21
Great service and great value from John and the guys at Pegasus Wanganui!
Peter Bell
Peter Bell
07:57 21 May 21
They are absolutely an amazing company to drive with they look after you and make sure you're well taken care of.I hired a car 3 years ago and Allan still remembered me from then. Such friendly services and easy going and adaptable to changes if need be (we extended the hire of the car over the phone)Would highly recommend these people any time to anyone!!!Thank you Allan for helping us!
Leila Conlan
Leila Conlan
05:38 25 May 21
Good service!
Aseana Channel
Aseana Channel
21:25 12 Jan 17
Friendly. Good price. Clean. Good service.
Peter Hans
Peter Hans
02:51 14 Feb 18
Good vehicles and service
Neil Jones
Neil Jones
04:57 25 Apr 18

Book with Pegasus now

With 15 depots nationwide, you can find a Pegasus rental car location near you. Search and book online or call 0800 35 45 11 now to secure the perfect vehicle type for your journey and budget. The Pegasus team wants to see you off on a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable journey. We can’t wait to welcome you to the North Island!

Car rental couldn’t be easier with Pegasus Rental Cars Wanganui! Branch owner/operator John is a mechanic by trade and also runs Guthrie’s Auto Care in Wanganui. John and his colleague Allan have excellent knowledge of the local region. The Wanganui team look forward to meeting and providing you with the right rental vehicle. Give Allan a call to get started on your journey.