Napier Car Hire

Discover Car Rental in Napier

Need car hire in Napier? DriveAway are here to help! We offer convenient car hire in Napier with a number of reputable suppliers including Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty. Hawkes Bay is a beautiful region offering visitors plenty to discover and see, and why not do it in the comfort of your very own hire car with DriveAway. We will find a vehicle that suits your needs, whether it is an economical vehicle through to full-size, or SUV’s and people movers for large families and tour groups. Our knowledgeable reservations staff are happy to assist with any enquiries you may have. We will arrange for you to collect your Napier hire car at Hawkes’s Bay Airport, approximately 10 minutes’ drive from downtown Napier.

Driving in another country can sometimes be quite daunting, here at DriveAway we want to ensure that you are prepared with plenty of information before you head off on your self-drive adventure in New Zealand. For your convenience we have created a guide to driving in New Zealand which can be viewed on our New Zealand Driving Tips page.

Experience Napier

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Located at the south of Hawkes Bay region, Napier is one of New Zealand's most attractive cities. Inner-city streets are lined with palm trees, and the various gardens, memorials and local attractions give Napier its distinct character and charm. Napier has literally risen from the ashes after a devastating earthquake in 1931. Rebuilding began almost immediately after, and much of it was completed in two years. New buildings reflected the architectural styles of the times - Classical, Spanish Mission and Art Deco. Because of this Napier city now has the most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings in the world. Your car hire is perfect for driving the inner-city streets and spotting the unique Art Deco era buildings including the Daily Telegraph and National Tobacco Company.

To get in touch with the history of this region, visit the MTG Hawke’s Bay located in the city centre, and view the Earthquake Exhibition and ‘Nga Tukemata’ exhibition which celebrates the regions Maori history. Make the most of your self-drive experience by driving up to the Bluff Hill Lookout for panoramic views of Hawke’s Bay port and its hinterland, especially beautiful when visiting at sunset! For something different visit Napier Prison - the oldest prison in New Zealand. The Prison stopped operating in 1993, was then restored and used as a backpackers in 2002 and is now open to the public for guided day and night tours.

If you would like to book car hire in Napier with DriveAway, simply enter your travel dates in the easy to use booking engine above, or contact our friendly reservations staff on 1300 363 500, we look forward to helping you on your self-drive adventure!

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx.km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Napier to Hastings 20 0.5
Napier to Palmerston North 185 2.5
Napier to Rotorua 220 2.75
Napier to Wellington 315 4.25
Napier to Auckland 413 5

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