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


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

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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.