Taupo Car Rental – Car and Van Hire

Get the best value car rental in Taupo and contact Pegasus Rental Cars. Local owner / operator Damian White and his friendly team look forward to meeting you, helping with information on the Taupo region. Let us match you up with a rental vehicle that suits your travel needs.

Get an Instant quote using the form on this page, or call us on Freephone 0800 35 45 22.

Taupo Car Hire Fleet

Our fleet consists of well maintained rental vehicles with good fuel economy! Low daily rates from $39 per day. Choose from small, medium or executive rental cars and spacious station wagons. Travelling in a group? We also have minibuses and people movers to choose from.

Furniture Removal Truck
Our truck box bodies offer a convenient and easy way to transport large items. Perfect for moving house or any cargo that is too large for a trailer, in any weather conditions. Seats three people.


We make car rental in Taupo stress free!

  • FREE City pick up and drop off during business hours.
  • All daily rates include GST and insurance.
  • Unlimited kms on hires 4 days or more (minivans may incur mileage fees).
  • 24-hour NZ Roadside Assistance (NZRA).
  • GPS and child seats available.
  • Complimentary New Zealand Road Atlas.
  • Airport transfers (additional cost applies).
  • Wide selection of rental vehicles & friendly staff.

Accomodation Transfers

We offer free transfers during business hours to and from your local Taupo City accommodation. Just pre-arrange this service – easy!

What’s Included in Your Car Hire Rate?

  • A 23-point car rental safety check – your vehicle is thoroughly checked before your hire.
  • Your daily rental car rate includes GST and insurance (excess applies which can be reduced by paying a daily insurance waiver).
  • Unlimited kms on all car hire 4 days or longer (1-3 day car hire includes 100kms free per day, this varies on People Movers and Minibuses).

It’s Easy to Explore Taupo via Rental Car

Taupo has become a popular venue for many sporting events, hosting the International Ironman, New Zealand’s biggest one day annual event, the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge with 11,000 riders completing the 160kms around Lake Taupo and motor racing events on the national sporting calendar. Other yearly events highlight arts and culture, food and wine and festive seasonal celebrations. Concerts, theatre, performing arts and great nightly entertainment are just a few things you can expect. There is always something different to see and do when you visit the region. All of this is an easy drive in your Taupo rental car.

We look forward to welcoming you to Taupo and assisting you with your car hire so you can explore our beautiful region!

Address: Corner of Spa Road and Tonga Street, Taupo 3330
Phone: (07) 377 0666 | 0800 35 45 22
Fax: (07) 377 0667
Email: taupo@rentalcars.co.nz
Hours: 8.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm Saturday, 10am – 4pm Sunday.

Airport car rental available

FREE city pick up and drop off

“Quite simply – all good! The email contact was cheerful and helpful, the booking was easy, and the car was terrific. We also asked for a bit extra – a pickup and drop-off to/from the National Park railway station to Taupo, and this was arranged with great ease. We also extended our rental by one day at the last minute, and again this was done with cheerfulness and ease. I would absolutely recommend Pegasus.”

Mary, Wellington

“I rented a car through you earlier this year. You were extremely kind and very helpful when I was out there and as a result of your fab service I understand my mother has rented a car this month from you whilst she is in NZ. My boyfriend and I have now decided to have a trip out to NZ in October and we will subsequently need a rental car for the duration of our stay.”

Kate Pomeroy, London, UK

“Dear Team Pegasus, on behalf of Corstorphine Baptist Community Trust we once again would like to thank you for supporting our holiday programme. The vehicles have been so valuable for transporting the children all around town. You have provided opportunities to access lots of activities that would otherwise not have been available to the children. We all here would like to wish you well and all the best for the year. Thank you,”

Mark Nafatali, CBCT, Dunedin