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Bay of Plenty Attractions

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Here at Pacific Auto Rentals we want YOU to enjoy everything the Bay has to offer.  We have experienced and researched the best options for you with the BEST prices in town.



Te Puia Thermal Reserve




Bay of Plenty Attractions


New Zelands center for Maori culture and thermal wonder, including the world-famous Pohutu geyser. The valley has many stories just waiting to be shared with you. Walk upon the earth where goddesses breathed fire and come face to face with the awesome power and majesty of the world’s most accessible geothermal site within Whakarewarewa thermal valley. A rare opportunity to view live kiwi birds in their nocturnal kiwi house and learn more about the plight of their national icon. You can also take a journey through New Zealands native plants and learn how Māori used these resources in their lives.

Check out Te Puais website here to find out more about the center. Dont forget to ask about our discount vouchers for TePuia when making your booking or picking up your vechile. 


Skyline Rotorua 



The Skyline Rotorua complex is situated just minutes from central Rotorua, high up Mt Ngongotaha.To begin your Skyline Rotorua adventure, take a leisurely uphill Gondla ride and enjoy the extensive views of Rotorua, the surrounding lakes and geothermal areas. At the top, the thrill of the Luge, the culinary delights of the Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar, beautiful nature walks and exciting adventure activities all await you.

For a casual dining experience visit their Food Market Kitchen, a marketplace style cafe that has something for everyone - from great coffee to real fruit ice cream.The whole family will enjoy the fun Jelly Belly gallery and store or just for the adults our new Volcanic Hills winery and tasting room.


Explore their website here- to plan your next visit to Skyline Rotorua, and take some time to check out their other Rotorua attractions.

Goverment Gardens and Rotorua Musem

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Originally known as Paepaehakumanu Motutara, today Government Gardens include facilities for bowls, croquet, petanque and golf. There are many points of interest including the Arawa Soldiers Memorial, geothermal features including the Rachael Spring and Malfroy geyser and a number of buildings of historic interest.


Discover Rotorua’s rich culture, volatile landscape and dramatic history in this world-class museum. Centrally located in the iconic Bath House building, Rotorua Museum can be explored from basement to rooftop, with fantastic views of the city and lake.

Stunning exhibitions, changing art galleries, cinema experiences and informative guided tours bring to life the amazing stories of this unique region.

See what you can do at Rotorua Museum Here-



Hobbiton Movie Set

Hobbiton Movie Set

Experience the real Middle-earth less than an hour out of Tauranga at Matamatas famous Hobbition Movie Set, the bucolic setting for the Shire that featured in the Peter Jackson directed films, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The set has been completely rebuilt and is now an amazing tourist attraction. Your tour starts with a drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with beautiful veiws along the Kaimai Ranges so dont forget the camera! Your guide will then escort you through the ten acre site, recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton Movie Set was created. A real must see for all the Lord of The Rings lovers. 

To get directions, make a booking or simply find out more check out their website

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Paradise Valley Springs


Paradise Valley Springs



At Paradise Valley Springs, visitors can interact with a variety of wildlife that is found wild around New Zealand.  Animals such as Deer, Pigs, Thar and Wallabies may be hand fed. See Rainbow and Brown Trout in the crystal-clear pools and wild in the Ngongotaha Stream that winds through the park.

Get up close to friendly farm animals in the lively streamside farmwalk, Alpacas, Goats and Sheep to name a few. View native New Zealand birds, waterfowl on our wetlands and walk-through with their native alpine parrots the Kea. Get close to their Lion pride and check out the exciting Lion feeding at 2.30pm every day!

To find opening hours, directions and cost check out their website here-



Raft or Sledge the Kaituna River

Sledge the Kaituna River

Your Rotorua Adventure Specialists

Based in Rotorua, River Rats Raft & Kayak have been offering quality adventures for over 30 years. They pride Theirself on a safety first culture and attention to detail. They are also the first rafting company in New Zealand to be awarded the Qualmark Enviro Gold Award!

There’s something for everyone, from a gentle grade 2 scenic raft trip suitable for participants as young as 5, through to full on grade 5 action featuring the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall. There are also plenty of Rotorua Kayaking options available as freedom hire or a guided tour. Paddle the local lakes to a secluded beach or enjoy a hot water swim only accessible by boat.

Whether you are wanting to experience a family adventure or team building exercise, perfect for schools or conference groups, we have a range of Rafting & Kayaking options, other adventuresand more exhilarating activities in and around Rotorua to choose from.


Rainbow Springs & Agrodome

Whether you are walking through the many free flight aviaries, feeding the biggest wild trout you will ever see, watching the birds being fed or coming face to face with history in the eyes of a tuatara – all of the staff at Rainbow Springs are proud of the role they play in conserving many of the precious native species of New Zealand.
They believe that a key part of this process is making it as much fun as possible to interact with the animals so that you will come to love them as much as we do.
That’s why we put so much energy into ensuring that our 22 acre park is beautiful with a friendly, fun atmosphere. We would love to meet you and introduce you to a few of the locals.
The Big Splash is now open
The Big Splash is nine minutes of pure exhilaration, bringing to life dinosaurs, moa, the incredible Haast eagle and finishing with a spectacular splash-down. Take your seat and get ready to be thrilled.


Rental Cars

Rental Cars

Here at Auto Pacific Rentals, we pride ourselves on offering a very diverse range of rental cars for hire. This means we have the right car for you, whether you’re in town for pleasure, work, or adventure.

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Van Rentals

Van Rentals

We have a range of vechiles/ vans from 8, 9 and 10 seaters all our 8-10 seaters are AUTOMATIC and economical. Great for day outtings or a family trip away.

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Truck Rentals

Truck Rentals

We have a selection of moving trucks for hire in Tauranga. Whether you’re moving house, shifting furniture, or transporting goods, you’ll find the truck you need right here.

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