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Bay Of Islands Car Hire to suit every need



Most Affordable and Economical RAtes in Far North, Northland



The bonus of a hybrid car is using 30% less fuel at the cheapest daily hire rate you could find!

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*Please note we charge the total cost to your credit card the day before pickup. No deposit is taken.


*Please note we charge the total cost to your credit card the day before pickup. No deposit is taken.


Compact - Honda Jazz Hybrid

Fantastic fuel economy and the gateway to electric cars. Seats 5, but four is comfortable plus soft luggage.

From $39 a Day


Premium Compact - Toyota Yaris hybrid

The gateway to electric cars! A premium compact hybrid

From $65 a Day

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Medium SUV - Toyota C-HR / yaris CROSS Hybrid

The Toyota C-HR Hybrid / Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid both MEDIUM SUVs have fantastic fuel economy and really are the gateway to electric cars.

Honda HR-V hybrid also available

From $75 a day

3 Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid

Large SUV - Toyota Highlander 4x4 7-seater Hybrid

The 2023 Toyota Highlander 4WD hybrid is a 7 seater people carrier or 5 seater limousine with masses of luggage space – it will take four sets of golf clubs.

Honda odyssey 8 seater non hybrid also available.

From $140 a Day​

4 4x4 Highlander Hybrid


BMW i3s model set the benchmark for sporty performance among premium compact electric vehicles. Easy to drive and has a stylish, upmarket interior

You will not want to go back to fossil fuel after you drive this.

It comes with FREE fast charging around Northland, so ZERO FUEL costs.

It does around 180kms per full charge, charging time on fast charger approx 20 minutes to 80%. WE SUGGEST YOU DO NOT TAKE THE VEHICLE OUT OF THE BAY OF ISLANDS DUE TO ITS LIMITED RANGE.

From $109 / Day

3 BMW i3s electric car for rent in northland new zealand

12 Seater Minibus

The Toyota Hiace 12-seater is a fantastic choice for group travel and corporate events.  

Renting from us ensures you receive a well maintained vehicle.

From $175 / Day

Blue Star Car Rentals
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Morgan Stanton
Morgan Stanton
06:27 19 Jul 24
We rented a car for 4 weeks and extended it to six weeks while we were getting ready to depart Opua for Fiji. The price was reasonable, the car worked great. It was a hybrid so it barely used any fuel. Would rent from them again in a heartbeat.
Antoinette Stevenson
Antoinette Stevenson
09:28 13 Jul 24
Fantastic customer service, delivered the car the night before we booked so we could be on the road early and picked up when we got back to Kerikeri. Only rental car company that ever that gave us a dry run as to the cars features and functions.
Christine Makaweo
Christine Makaweo
05:23 24 Jun 24
The van we hired for an event was just perfect. Clean, comfortable…. And excellent communication and service! It was great working with their team!
James Welch
James Welch
23:19 14 Jun 24
Hired a 12 seater van, absolutely brilliant service and great price. Definitely recommend and will use again.
Adrianna Hess
Adrianna Hess
02:49 14 Jun 24
Best car service in the Bay of Islands!! Thanks Jonnie and Chris 😃
Grant Aitken
Grant Aitken
02:02 13 Jun 24
What a fantastic experience. I would highly recommend Blue Star Rentals.
Petra Bulger
Petra Bulger
23:52 12 Jun 24
Great service, great staff, great cars
Troy Wood
Troy Wood
02:56 10 Jun 24
Kindly dropped off a car to our home at short notice which really helped during a difficult time for our family. Thanks Blue Star team.
Dianne Robson-Clark
Dianne Robson-Clark
01:52 10 Jun 24
Great company to hire from. The representative was knowledgeable and the handover was easy. The car was as advertised. I would definitely use them again.
04:00 09 Jun 24
Great presentation great service great car 5out of 5
Maria Owen
Maria Owen
03:49 09 Jun 24
Thank G for Blue Star! I was born in the Bay of Islands and I usually drive home for long weekends, birthdays, weddings, etc, but during the past 15 months I’ve been flying due to the closure of the SH1 Brynderwyn's. What has made my trips possible, besides using my air points, has been Blue Star Car Rentals. I earn Air NZ Air Points if I use the bigger companies but Blue Star offers excellent A+ service, compact Hybrid cars I like to drive, and the most competitive and affordable prices I’ve seen nationally for rental cars. I just keep going back to them. They are there with a big smile to greet you upon your arrival and you just drop the key into the box when you depart. They are simply the best. Highly recommend!
Rob M
Rob M
06:25 07 Jun 24
5-star service. Clean car in good condition. He offered to pick us up which was very helpful. We definitely use again next time!!
Anette Andersen
Anette Andersen
09:46 27 May 24
Blue star car rental is just what we needed . They are Reliable, with good cars , they deliver , and the prices are reasonable. We will recommend them at anytime.
DBI - Lana Kennedy
DBI - Lana Kennedy
22:26 22 May 24
Juliane Engels
Juliane Engels
07:57 17 May 24
Awesome and friendly service, great car, very fuel efficient and super nice people delivering the car! Will be my go-to car rental here in Kerikeri.
Elaine Hogg
Elaine Hogg
23:59 06 May 24
Nice clean modern vehicles. Great service - they delivered and collected the car from the marina we stayed at.
Izzy FitzGerald
Izzy FitzGerald
07:49 23 Apr 24
Excellent service everyone was lovely to talk too and they bent over backwards to help us. Could not recommend more. Also highly recommend if in you are based in opua marina as they deliver to you and you can return it to the marina. The car was great as well very fuel efficient. Will definitely be using again.
Jonathan Lewis
Jonathan Lewis
04:14 16 Apr 24
fantastic company, 100% recomended
Jim Foley
Jim Foley
23:46 11 Apr 24
Patrick Vermette
Patrick Vermette
19:08 26 Mar 24
Excellent service. Booked online on the company website without difficulty. Met at the airport by a rep who delivered the car and answered all of my questions regarding the car and road trip options in the area. Hybrid car was clean and in good order. Easy process from start to finish.
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Why Choose Us

We are different to other car rental companies as we focus on energy saving hybrid cars 

Flat rates and NO surprise charges; we always let our clients know.

Hybrid cars mean less fuel costs and therefore a cheaper holiday.

Insurance available on all of our cars to give you peace of mind.

Greener CHOICE

Explore Northland, while driving an eco-friendly car. 

Save 30% on fuel. Our hybrid cars charge as you drive, no extra charging needed!

Our compact cars consume as little as 3.3L per 100km. Drive more for less!

Drive a car that produces less emissions. 

Get your Blue Star Car Rental for your Far North trip

Whether you are on holiday or on business getting around Far North of New Zealand can be tricky. We can meet you at the Bay of Islands airport or anywhere around Kerikeri at no extra charge, give guidance on using hybrid car and share insights on must-see places in Northland. You are then free to travel around as much as you need!

Flexible Pick up / Drop Off at no extra cost for the Far North: including Bay of Islands Airport, Kerikeri, Paihia, OPUA MARINA. Excludes Russell.

Car Rental Kerikeri Airport, Far North,

An eco-friendly car rental service in the Bay of Islands

Blue Star Car Rentals is a NZ family owned and operated car hire company with a difference: you get the choice to hire hybrid cars and make your trip a greener one.

Our fleet consists of hybrid vehicles, including both compact hybrids and hybrid SUVs, as well as larger vehicles like  a 7 seater large SUV. All our vehicles are economical, as they charge while you drive, allowing you to save more than 30% on fuel!

Based in the Far North district of New Zealand, we offer some fabulous deals if you’re looking to hire a car on your trip up north. Our cars are perfect if you’re travelling around Kerikeri, Paihia, Opua, Kaitaia, Whangarei or any other Bay of Islands town. If you’re flying in from Christchurch, Wellington or some other NZ city, you can find a ride right from the Bay of Islands airport (Kerikeri airport).

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