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Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Gisborne Airport

Vehicle ClassesEconomy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Number of Depots7
SuppliersAvis, Budget, East Coast, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty

Rental Brands at Gisborne Airport

You will find the rental car booths in the arrivals area of the airport.

Avis logo
8:00am - 5:00pm weekdays.
9:00am - 10:00am weekends.
Budget logo
8:00am - 5:00pm weekday.
9:00am - 10:00am weekends.
Hertz logo
8:00am - 8:30pm weekdays.
9:00am - 8:30pm weekends.
Thrifty logo
8:00am - 4:30pm weekdays.
Closed weekends.

Frequently Asked Questions for Gisborne Airport Car Hire

Where is the closest petrol station to Gisborne Airport?

There is a small Waitomo service station four minutes from the airport.

How far is Gisborne from Tauranga?

It takes three-and-a-half hours to drive from Gisborne to Tauranga via State Highway 2.

How can I see what cars are available to hire at Gisborne Airport?

You can search and compare rates on vehicles in Blenheim by using our price comparison tool.

Reserve a hire car and enjoy the sunshine in Gisborne

Hop in your rental car and experience the ultimate summer destination in New Zealand. Beat the birds and be the first in the world to welcome the first dawn of the New Year (and in some cases the first hangovers.) Gisborne hosts the Rhythm & Vines Festival which is held over three days. A popular place to spend New Year's Eve, you can sit in your rental car and watch the rising of the New Year's sun across the vines, and relish some of the world's best rock, blues, roots and dance music over four stages.

Gisborne is the perfect summer escape with some of New Zealand's best surfing beaches with white sand and perfect weather. Wainui and Makorori are popular spots. Take a twilight horse ride and gallop along the beach, dive for crayfish, or body surf. Here are some other top activities and attractions in Gisborne.


Blitz Surf School

Address: 34 Wainui Rd, Inner Kaiti, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand

Want to do it like the pros you've been watching from the beach? Blitz Surf School operates out of the Blitz Surf shop and will take you to all the best spots for group or private lessons. Stand Up Paddle Boarding is the newest craze, they can sort you out for that too.

Haurata High Country Retreat

Address: 1257 Makaretu Rd, Matawai, Gisborne 4092, New Zealand

Approximately 65 km from Gisborne city and 24 km east of Matawai village, is a spot for magnificent adventure! Haurata is a great way to complete an around the East Cape journey, the perfect accommodation for cyclists, a walking group destination, a relaxing yet fun-filled and romantic getaway, or a unique family holiday.

Eastwood Hill Arboretum

Address: 2392 Wharekopae Rd, Gisborne 4072, New Zealand

This is a 135-hectare garden wonder, started over 100 years ago by pioneering conservationist Douglas Cook. Nearby is the stunning Rere Waterfall, a magnificent wall of water, 20 metres wide and 10 metres tall. This is a great spot for swimming and picnicking. You've also got to try the Rere Rockslide. Pick up an inflatable device from the Gisborne I-site, and race over 60 metres of exhilaration, as the fast flowing Wharekopae River speeds over moss-covered sandstone to a freshwater pool below.

Tairawhiti Museum

Address: 10 Stout St, Gisborne, 4010, New Zealand

Your next destination has to be the Tairawhiti Museum because it's one of New Zealand's best! The museum and gallery offer Kiwi contemporary art exhibitions. It's a brilliant place to get a taste of New Zealand's culture, heritage and history.

Eastwoodhill Arboretum

Address: 2392 Wharekopae Rd, Gisborne 4072, New Zealand

After a 30-minute drive through vineyards and farmland, you'll have to make a stop at Eastwoodhill, New Zealand's National Arboretum. This stunning collection of plant life covers 135 hectares and pulls in 8,000 visitors from across the globe each year.

Captain Cook's Landing Site

Address: Kaiti Beach Road in Gisborne

Captain Cook's Landing Site commemorates the first Europeans arriving in New Zealand. There stand granite monuments of Captain James Cook and Nicholas Young, members of the crew that first sighted this land. From here, you can go to Titirangi Domain, Kaiti Hill to get the best view of the white cliffs of Young Nick's head. Ride up from Ranfurly Street to stop at the various lookouts or save gas and take the walkways to enjoy the picnic places and the resident trees.

James Cook Observatory

Address: 5 Titirangi Dr, Inner Kaiti, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand

While you're still in Titirangi, you can drop by the Cook Memorial Observatory. The observatory's prominently dubbed as the most easterly observatory in the world and it has three telescopes that are free to use to get a closer look at the night sky. Visit in the evening when the sky and the stars are at their best and most beautiful.

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Customer Reviews for Gisborne Airport Car Hire
Rating: 4.7 / 5 based on 15 reviews
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    Reviewer: Romano S.
    Date: 12 Apr 2021
    Feedback: Very happy and friendly staff. Even upgraded our car without extra charge.
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    Reviewer: Karen R.
    Date: 14 Feb 2021
    Feedback: Excellent service. Great to pick up keys and car at airport. My husband needs a wheel chair so it is great we don’t have to go far to get the car and return. The price is very good too. Thanks
    Rating: 5/5 😀
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    Date: 13 Feb 2021
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    Date: 19 Sep 2016
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