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Car Rental Waiheke

Experience our award-winning car rental service. We’ll take care of the important things so you can GO enjoy every moment of your journey.

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Hello Waiheke! We are super-excited to offer our award-winning service and modern fleet of hire cars on Waiheke Island! Come and see us inside the Matiatia Ferry Terminal after you’ve disembarked, just look for the pink sign where our friendly and helpful team will check you in and get you on your way.

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Waiheke Island destination guide: Explore Waiheke with GO Rentals

Waiheke is known for lush greenery, great adventuring and of course, its many vineyards and award-winning wineries. With GO Rentals, exploring the island is easy and simple, here are our top destinations to get to by car:

Whakanewha Regional Park

This coastal native forest is one of the most beautiful in the world, with a network of walking tracks and flora and fauna to see. If you’re the adventuring type, you can camp amongst the wildlife and experience this picturesque scenery in its full glory!


Head to Ecozip, one of GO Rentals GO Play partners to see the island from the treetops! For the thrill-seekers who love going fast and flying like a bird, there’s no better way to see the whole island than by travelling over the top of it.

Waiheke Community Art Gallery

Get stuck amongst the amazing culture this island has to offer by visiting the Waiheke Community Art Gallery. With heaps of great Kiwi artistic expression, this gallery is the perfect way to immerse yourself into the island’s community.

Oneroa Beach

Located below the beautiful Oneroa Village is Oneroa Beach, with a long stretch of sand and sun ready to greet you. For a picturesque beach day swimming, sun-tanning and even snorkelling!

Waiheke Island Jetski Tours

Of course, driving is not the only way to experience all that Waiheke has to offer. Waiheke Island Jetski Tours have great options for exploring the surrounding sea and bays on the island. Zoom through waves and learn local knowledge of the area as you take your tour. As a partner with our GO Play card, you can get a great discount as well!


What’s a visit to Waiheke Island without visiting one of the many wineries for a good glass of vino? Mudbrick is a renowned establishment with accommodation, wine tasting and a fine dining experience on offer. Dine on Alaskan King Scallop as you drink your glass of wine and view the beautiful vineyard in all its glory!

Reasons to GO with us

  • New Zealand Tourism Awards winners. Visitor Experience
  • Most Satisfied Customers Award. Canstar Blue 2018, 2020, 2022 & 2023
  • Huge choice of great rental cars to choose from
  • Highly recommended on major review sites
  • Competitive and affordable car hire rates
  • Convenient airport locations
  • The car you book is the car you drive
  • 24hr AA Roadside Assistance
  • Unlimited kilometres
  • FREE Basic car rental insurance
  • FREE maps and guides
  • NO hidden costs
  • After hours support
  • Local knowledge
  • Ability to offset carbon emissions of your trip
  • Environmentally conscious business committed to carbon neutrality

GO all across NZ

We have nine car rental branches spread evenly throughout New Zealand, in the major destinations of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Nelson, Queenstown, Dunedin and Invercargill so that you’re never far from a GO rental car.

Ridiculously simple pick-up & drop-off of our rental cars

Our rental car branch on Waiheke Island is nice and easy to spot. Look for the big pink sign as you enter the Matiatia ferry terminal - just a short 2-minute walk when you get off the ferry and pop over and see us. Pick-up made easy so you can enjoy the journey.

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Car hire in Waiheke

You can now explore Waiheke Island with our new car hire branch – bringing our award-winning service to one of Auckland's most popular destinations.

Car hire on Waiheke has never been so simple. When you book with GO, you can access your Waiheke car hire booking direct from our app, helping to get you out on the road in no time. Alternatively, you can head to our GO Rentals website for booking your Waiheke rental car.

When you arrive on Waiheke Island, look for the big pink sign located just inside the Matiatia ferry terminal where our amazing team will check you in and get you on your way. We are excited to bring our modern fleet of rental cars, along with our customer service to Waiheke Island and look forward to welcoming Kiwis and international visitors in 2022 and beyond.

As one of the largest independent Kiwi car rental companies, GO prides itself on providing a quality car hire service and rental cars at reasonable prices. We have a great choice, the best rental cars, and the best value.

We have a modern fleet of rental cars which are ideal for exploring Waiheke Island. From the ever-popular Toyota Rav4 to the economical Toyota Corolla, we've got a great range of rental cars on the island to choose from to suit all travellers and all budgets. Of course, you can rent a car from our Auckland City and Auckland Airport branches, and catch the car ferry across to Waiheke Island if you plan to explore more of New Zealand on your adventure. Couple all of this with our award-winning team for customer experience and we hope to bring an exciting new car rental experience to Waiheke Island.

Waiheke Island is an amazing place to spend a day, a weekend, a week or longer. It is one of the most relaxing places to visit in New Zealand and is only a short 40-minute hop from downtown Auckland with ferries running regularly throughout the day and night.

From the vineyards to the beaches, Waiheke has so much to offer no matter what you are looking for. As well as being one of the most relaxing places to visit in New Zealand, it is not short on things to do for those looking for a little more adventure. From hiking to wine-tasting, this island has amazing culture and experiences everywhere you look!

Imagine zip-lining through the vines of one of the vineyards located on the island and then sampling some of the delicious wine after.

Sounds pretty cool right?

There are also many picturesque walking tracks around the island and the beaches are right up there with some of the best in New Zealand. If you have never been to Waiheke Island before, there has never been a better time! With GO, you can now explore the island in comfort and style. Make sure you check out our list of the 13 best things to do on Waiheke Island to help you to plan your trip.

Affordable Car Hire In Waiheke

We’re excited to offer convenient and affordable car hire on Waiheke, one of the most beautiful places to visit in New Zealand. We know you’ve come to visit Waiheke to explore its stunning scenery and unique attractions, so we want to help make that experience as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. We’ve got a range of affordable car rental options on Waiheke so you can focus on exploring the beauty of the island. With competitive rental rates and regularly updated deals, explore more of the island for less with our affordable car rental on Waiheke.

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Change of plans? We've got you covered. From travel hints and tips to 24/7 roadside assistance - we're only a call away.

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Award-Winning Customer Service on Waiheke Island

Thanks to our amazing customers, GO Rentals was awarded the prestigious 2023 Canstar Blue Award for Most Satisfied Customers in the Hire Car category as the only company with a perfect 5-star rating across all rating categories. That means when you hire a car from GO Rentals on Waiheke, you’re getting a world-class customer service experience as well as access to some of the best rental cars in New Zealand – a winning combination.

Waiheke Island gives you the best of both worlds. It’s super laid back yet packed with big experiences – something we know a thing or two about here at GO. We have been recognised at the New Zealand Tourism Awards for our outstanding visitor experience and we also achieved the Qualmark Gold award that recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand – something we are excited to be bringing to Waiheke.

Frequently asked questions

Rent a car in Waiheke Island

Renting a car on Waiheke Island couldn’t be easier. When you choose to rent with GO, you can either book in advance or look to pick up a car on arrival on the island. When you book in advance, you will have instant access to our awesome app which you can use to check-in. It also allows you to populate your information, upgrade your insurance, add drivers, pay any balance owing, and sign your rental agreement prior to arriving at branch.

You can complete our pre-check-in documentation to speed up the process when you arrive at the branch as well as store information such as your driver’s licence to make future bookings easier. Lots of people make last-minute plans when they arrive on Waiheke Island as they are not sure how to get around. Whilst there are buses that will take you to the main tourist spots around the island, there is no better way to explore everything Waiheke has to offer than self-driving. You get to choose your itinerary for the day and with so many amazing activities and attractions on the island, you will want to maximise your time and not waste a minute sitting at the bus stop.