Large range
of hybrid cars

Far North rental vehicles to suit any need



Top Rated Local Far North Company run by NZ family with passion for hybrid cars



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 $59 per Day


Premium Compact - Toyota Yaris hybrid

The gateway to electric cars! A premium compact hybrid

From $69 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 $99 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 $150 per 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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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
Widemouth Frog
Widemouth Frog
01:16 16 Jan 24
These guys are the bomb! (meaning excellent). Don't get your rental car anywhere else. They absolutely go out of their way to help you, and are kind, helpful and flexible, especially when you have a very stressful car breakdown at the start of your holiay. Can't say a bad word about them. Thanks so much Blue Star!
Murray Freeth
Murray Freeth
21:09 28 Dec 23
Alexandra Lott
Alexandra Lott
07:08 13 Dec 23
Fantastic local company - super friendly and helpful and good cars at an affordable price. 10/10 recommend
Kent Dudley
Kent Dudley
07:48 27 Nov 23
What had a great experience using Blue Star Car Rentals. They were prompt and delivered the car directly to the Marina. Spent time with us to answer our questions as we learned the features of the car. I will use them again and again.
Errol Hunt
Errol Hunt
00:31 29 Oct 23
Lisa Johnstone
Lisa Johnstone
05:54 19 Oct 23
Best service ever! Had an injury during my hike in Northland and had a car delivered to me the next day after I contacted them. Super friendly, completely hassle free and the bonus of a hybrid car using 30% less fuel at the cheapest daily hire rate I could find, was a no-brainer. These guys rock!!!!
John Griffiths
John Griffiths
08:35 16 Oct 23
4.5 star really,quick ,efficient great car and customer service.
Di Hopkins
Di Hopkins
20:49 02 Oct 23
Very impressed with friendly helpful service. Would highly recommend
Ian Stewart
Ian Stewart
05:49 04 Aug 23
Awesome car hire business, you wouldn't get better. Excellent communication, easy to hire, helpful and friendly service. Great small business atmosphere that is really appreciated. Will definitely be back
Shaneyce Addison
Shaneyce Addison
00:15 10 Jul 23
Amazing to deal with!!!! 100/10 for sure. I had to head to auckland last minute and my car wasn't 100% sure enough blue star rentals to the rescue so friendly & kind will be booking again thank you so much. Car was amazing aswell fuel efficient and so smooth 😍
Luane McGowan
Luane McGowan
03:34 20 Mar 23
Exceptional experience! Great customer service and communication. Best price. Friendly greeting at airport. Immaculate Hybrid vehicle made it more economical and convenient without frequent fill ups. Request to add a week was kindly accommodated when we had a change in plans. Easy return.
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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.

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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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