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Cheap Car Hire Taupo Airport

Compare our incredibly cheap car rental rates. We bring together all the leading rental vehicle brands, as well as many of the independents - meaning you don't have waste time trawling the Internet for options or pay exorbitant prices at the rental counter.

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It's a good idea to book your car early, especially for travel during peak periods.

Booking your Taupo rental car with Discount Car Rental is quick and painless. And saves you money!

Taupo Attractions

A rental car gives you the freedom and flexibility to make the most of your time exploring Taupo and surrounding areas. Here are a few of the many attractions around Taupo you might like to consider checking out. The letters on the map match those on the tabs below, where you'll find information about each attraction. For more ideas, check out the Great Lake Taupo website.

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Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings

The Maori rock carvings at Mine Bay are a uniquely New Zealand sight. They can only be accessed by water but it’s well worth the effort.

While you might imagine that they are centuries old, these carvings were in fact made in the 1970s by local artists.

After master carver Matahi Whakataka-Brightwell finished up his decade long training with Maori elders he voyaged to Lake Taupo, his maternal land, to mark the occasion. He decided to carve an image of Maori navigator Ngatoroirangi, as well as two smaller figures, one of which was a mermaid. The main carving towers over 10 metres high and took a total of four summers to finish.

These carvings were a gift to Taupo and have become a key cultural attraction, and a symbol of Maori traditions being passed down through the generations.

There are many different operators that offer trips to see the carvings at Mine Bay. The most popular way to see the carvings is on a gentle cruise or sail boat. Enjoy a drink or two amid the peaceful lake surroundings. You’ll venture up close to the carvings, for some great photo opportunities.

If you’re feeling active, kayaking to the carvings is another way to get there. Most trips begin in Acacia Bay, paddling past cliffs, inlets and bush. You will end up floating below the giant etched carvings, near enough to reach out and touch. Then you can jump into the sparkling water to cool off - bliss on a hot summer’s day.

Finally, there is the possibility of seeing the carvings from the air. Helicopter and float plane rides can swoop you above the carvings, and this can be a good option when pressed for time. Although you won’t get as close to the etchings, you will get an entirely different view of Taupo and the region as a whole.


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