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Car Rental Waiheke

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A fresh look for car rental on Waiheke

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Hello Waiheke! We are super-excited to be taking over the existing rental car operations in Waiheke Island, taking over from current operators Waiheke Auto Rentals and Waiheke Rental Cars. From 28 June, GO Rentals will be bringing our award-winning service and modern fleet of hire cars to Waiheke Island and we can’t wait!

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Waiheke car rental

Branch landline
+64 9 525 6133
Branch email
waiheke@gorentals.co.nz

Pick-up & Drop-off
24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.
Office open hours
08:00 - 17:00, 7 days a week.
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GO Rentals - Waiheke

Unit 4, Matiatia Wharf, 6 Ocean View Road, Waiheke Island, Auckland, 1081


Reasons to GO with us

  • New Zealand Tourism Awards winners. Visitor Experience
  • Most Satisfied Customers Award. Canstar Blue 2018, 2020 & 2022
  • Huge choice of great rental cars to choose from
  • Highly recommended on major review sites
  • Competitive car hire rates
  • Convenient airport locations
  • The car you book is the car you drive
  • 24hr AA Roadside Assistance
  • Unlimited kilometres
  • FREE GO Play discount card for 650+ activities
  • FREE Basic car rental insurance
  • SAVE 6c per litre of fuel nationwide
  • FREE maps and guides
  • NO hidden costs
  • After hours support
  • Local knowledge

GO all across NZ

We have seven car rental branches spread evenly throughout New Zealand, in the major destinations of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Nelson, Queenstown, and Dunedin 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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Hiring a car on Waiheke

We’re delighted to open our brand-new car hire branch on Waiheke Island – bringing our award-winning customer 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.

When you arrive on Waiheke Island, look for the big pink sign located just outside 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 award-winning customer service to Waiheke Island and look forward to welcoming Kiwis and international visitors in 2022 and beyond.

As the largest independent Kiwi car rental company, 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 sporty Toyota CHR, 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. Imagine zip-lining through the vines of one of the amazing vineyards located on the island and then sampling some of the award-winning wine after.

Sounds pretty cool right?

There are also some amazing 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 and 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.

Electric bike rental Waiheke Island

We may be recognised as one of New Zealand’s best rental car companies, however, on Waiheke, we are branching out! Whilst a car is a great way to get out and explore this beautiful island, it’s also great to get out and explore on foot or by bike. That’s why we’ve added both electric bikes and mountain bikes to our Waiheke “fleet” – letting you explore the island at a different pace.

e-Bikes allow you to go further and conquer hills with ease and they are becoming a popular way of getting around. An electric bike will allow you to explore lots of different areas across the island in a day and we’re excited to be offering electric bike hire on Waiheke.

Bikes, either e-bikes or mountain bikes, are a great way of going green when you visit Waiheke Island. Whilst our Tesla Model 3s are helping GO Rentals’ customer to travel more sustainably around New Zealand, there is nothing more sustainable than the power of your own two legs! Hiring a bike if a great way to explore, get some exercise and do your bit for the planet so make sure you talk to the team about renting a bike on Waiheke Island.

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Sunset on Waiheke Island
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Mountain bike rental Waiheke

If you are an outdoorsy type and want to explore by the power of your own two legs, we also have mountain bikes available for hire and there are plenty of great off-road opportunities around the island. Talk to the team and find out more about mountain biking on Waiheke.

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Outstanding on-road support

Change of plans? We've got you covered. From fuel discounts, and travel hints and tip to 24/7 roadside assistance - we're 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 Canstar Blue Award for Most Satisfied Customers in the Hire Car category in 2018, 2020 & 2022. 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

Is your Waiheke branch located inside the ferry terminal?
Our new Waiheke Island rental car branch is conveniently located inside the Matiatia ferry terminal. Simply look out for the big pink sign when you get off the ferry and we will get you on your way in no time.

What are your Waiheke branch hours and what is the after-hours process?
We have arrangements for customers arriving outside of our opening hours, the branch team will be in contact on the day with instructions on how to collect and drop off your vehicle. And app check-in will be necessary for those bookings that require an after-hours pick up or drop off.

Where can I find special deals on car rental on Waiheke Island?
If you are looking for cheap car rental on Waiheke, you have come to the right place. Our car rental deals page is home to some of New Zealand’s cheapest car rental offers. These deals are constantly changing so make sure you bookmark the page and check back regularly.

We also offer one-way relocation deals from time to time as well as exclusive partner deals with the AA. For the latest car rental deals straight to your inbox, make sure you sign up for our newsletter and never miss a deal!

What will I need to bring with me when I rent a car from Waiheke Island?
You’re one step closer to exploring NZ with us. When you come to collect your hire car at our Waiheke Island branch, you’ll need a valid driver’s licence and a credit or debit card for security. A credit card is mandatory if you have selected our Basic insurance option. It must have your name printed on it for verification and the card must be valid until the drop-off date.

How far is it from Auckland to Waiheke Island?
Waiheke Island is just a short 40-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland and there is also a car ferry that operates from Half Moon Bay to Kennedy Point that takes between 45-60 minutes. If you are tagging Waiheke on to your existing itinerary, you can bring a rental car across to the Island that you have picked up from one of our other branches or you can choose to pick up a new rental car on Waiheke Island from our brand-new branch.

Renting a car on 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.

As well as using the app to manage your booking you will also find a wide range of discounts on activities in Auckland and beyond, including discounts on activities on Waiheke Island through our GO Play programme.

Renting a car on Waiheke just got a lot easier thanks to GO. We’re excited to welcome customers through the doors of our latest branch and share our knowledge and expertise on everything New Zealand. See you soon.

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With exclusive discounts for GO Rentals' customers in Auckland - GO do more for less. From diving and snorkelling to great discounts on amazing accommodation options on Waiheke Island, our GO Play card is yours free with every hire. It's your key to unlocking discounts across NZ.

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