Large range
of hybrid cars

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

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Blue Star Car Rentals
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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.
Daniel Leaberry
Daniel Leaberry
00:18 26 Mar 24
I've rented multiple times from Blue Star because they're the only rental car company in the area and they will deliver to the Opua Marina. If you need a car for a few days, definitely give them a call. The bonus is they only rent hybrids, so your fill up at the end won't cost more than the rental. Cars have always been well cleaned and in good working order.
Sheryll Perry
Sheryll Perry
03:57 21 Mar 24
Great vehicle - clean, comfortable and tidy. Great service - met us on time (early in fact because ship was late). Car delivered to us at port. Company driver was friendly and courteous. Would definitely use them again.
Nona Top
Nona Top
01:16 12 Mar 24
Reasonable price , Great punctual service, nice modern car, got instruction with the personal hand over, car had been immaculate clean, will rent again with them
Brad Joseph
Brad Joseph
08:13 11 Mar 24
A+++ service.We had a car booked with one of the BIG named brands and their online booking system messed up our booking, upon arrival they were unable to service us with a car leaving us stranded and without a solution.We arrived in KeriKeri (last flight) and the airport closed up leaving us without a car or taxi service into town.A late night call to Blue Star Car Rentals and they drove out to pick us up, they also provided us with a car Very late notice.We appreciate Blue Star helping us out at such short notice, we rely heavily on vehicals for our business travel.The vehical was excellent, modern, clean and tidy.We will be using Blue Star for our business trips from now on.Thankyou so much.
Scott Morrow
Scott Morrow
17:49 27 Feb 24
Great service, quick, efficient and friendly
Ella Harris
Ella Harris
23:36 26 Feb 24
Really friendly, helpful and accommodating.
Frank Spee
Frank Spee
19:26 26 Feb 24
Highly recommended locally owned rental business. It was like borrowing your mates car, completely hassle free and very personal service. Car was a Honda Fit, which was in very good shape and spotlessly clean.
Björn Svending
Björn Svending
06:12 26 Feb 24
Extraordinary service!Pickup and drop off at the Opua Marina to start with. Very friendly! They even helped us to with our really full luggage, not only to unload it, they helped us all the way down to our boat!
Liam He
Liam He
00:05 25 Feb 24
I enjoyed a pleasant trip with an excellent vehicle from Blue Star. The car is new, clean, and in very good condition. Appreciate it, Chris!
Jamie de Weerd
Jamie de Weerd
20:35 20 Feb 24
Highly recommended car rental company. Professional and friendly service. Vehicle was in great condition and super clean! Thanks team!
Susan Inness
Susan Inness
09:00 14 Feb 24
Fantastic company! It is so easy to book on their website and their customer service is exemplary. The cars are always incredibly clean and well maintained. I use them frequently when I travel for work to Northland by air.
Pania Gray
Pania Gray
21:57 13 Feb 24
We hired a hybrid SUV with Blue Star Rentals for a week over early February 2024. We received outstanding service from Chris. He was quick with communication before we arrived, friendly on our arrival and provided us with a top notch vehicle! The handover process was smooth and fuss-free. I will definitely hire from Bluestar again. Highly recommend!
Peter Niederreiter
Peter Niederreiter
21:40 09 Feb 24
We rented a car for the second time with Blue Star. The process is easy and straight forward. We were very happy with the service, the provided car and the reasonable price! Looking forward to rent the next car with them in a couple of weeks. Thanks
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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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