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Nelson Airport

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Quick Facts on Hiring a Car at Nelson Airport

Vehicle ClassesEconomy, Compact, Intermediate, Fullsize, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV, Sport, Recreational
Number of Depots5
Car Rental BrandsApex, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty

Car Rental Depots at Nelson Airport

Head outside the terminal, turn left, and follow the shuttle bus lane to the rental car booths.

Apex logo

8:00am - 4:29pm daily.

Avis logo

8:00am - 4:30pm daily.

Budget logo

8:00am - 4:30pm daily.

Hertz logo

7:30am - 8:30pm weekdays.
8:00am - 1:30pm Saturday.
9:30am - 8:30pm Sunday.

Thrifty logo

8:00am - 8:00pm weekdays.
Closed weekends.

Frequently Asked Questions for Nelson Airport Car Hire

What is the highest-rated rental car at Nelson Airport?

The highest-rated rental car at Nelson Airport is Toyota Yaris or similar based on recent ratings by our customers.

What is the highest-rated car hire provider at Nelson Airport?

Hertz is the highest-rated car hire provider at Nelson Airport based on recent ratings by our customers.

Our Guide to Visiting Nelson

Nelson Airport is the gateway to one of the country's most scenic regions. Here are some of our favourite experiences in and around Nelson:

Attractions | Accommodation | Restaurants


Hoglund Art Glass

Address: 7081/52 Lansdowne Road, Appleby 7081

If you have time to kill while waiting for your flight, you can have a quick visit at Hoglund Art Glass where you will find various glass masterpieces that feature techniques such as Sommerso, Ariel, Incalmo, and Graal. You can also witness glassblowing in action so make sure to contact them first for the schedule. The gallery is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm except on New Year's Day, Christmas, Good Friday, and Boxing Day.

Natureland Wildlife Trust

Address: Tahunanui Drive, Tāhunanui, Nelson 7011

Get up close and personal with some of New Zealand's native animals including the kea and tuatara at Natureland. The zoo and wildlife conservation centre in Nelson has been attracting families all over the world because of their interactive activities. Get a chance to hang out with monkeys, chat with the keepers and learn more about different creatures, and feed a lamb or llama.

Nelson Farmers' Market

Address: Kirby Lane 105 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010

Experience shopping in a European-style market where you can communicate directly with the growers and producers. You will find healthy, fresh, and locally produced goods that highlight the fresh flavours of the Nelson/ Tasman region. This assures high quality fresh vegetables, fruits, and other items including fresh bread, cheese and seafood. The Nelson Farmers Market also has speciality products that cater to individual's needs such as gluten-free products and probiotic soft drinks.


Greens Motel

Address: 36 Golf Haven Way, Annesbrook, Nelson 7011

The Greens Motel is nestled amongst the trees at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. It is situated alongside the Nelson Golf Course and adjacent to the district's airport and picturesque waters of Tasman bay. It has easy access to the Tahunanui beach, great restaurants and museums. The motel offers a selection of studios as well as one and two bedroom units complete with kitchenettes. Guests can take advantage of their free WiFi and parking.

Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco

Address: 6 Point Road, Monaco, Nelson 7011

Located just a few minutes by car hire from the Nelson Airport and the city centre, Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco is the perfect place to kick back, relax, and unwind. The boutique hotel has easy access to numerous beaches and is just across the edge of Waimea Inlet. Choose from its wide range of rooms – from stylish studios to spacious cottages. Take advantage of the first-class facilities offered by Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco including a gym, pool, beauty salon, and jewellery shop.


The Monaco Kitchen

Address: 6 Point Road, Monaco, Nelson 7011

If you are looking for a new dining experience, then visit The Monaco Kitchen (TMK) located on the Monaco peninsula. Nelson-born head chef Jay Olsen and his team strive to provide scrumptious regional produce using the freshest ingredients, an assortment of beers and wines, and a relaxing ambiance. This is the perfect place to bring your family and friends as it offers small bites, sharing plates and feasts. You can enjoy mixing and matching your food which makes it more fun.

623 In The City

Address: 223 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010

If you are looking for a friendly and relaxing atmosphere right in the heart of Nelson city, then 623 In The City is the place to be. They offer a scrumptious selection of healthy and classic meals at affordable prices. Also choose from an extensive selection of wines, beers, and cocktails. You even have the option to dine indoor or outdoor. Looking for a place to park your rental car won't be a problem as they have plenty of space for that.

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Happy Customer Reviews for Nelson Airport Car Hire
Rating: 4.9 / 5 based on 79 reviews
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    Date: 18 Mar 2019
    Feedback: quick and easy
    Rating: 5/5 😀
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    Reviewer: Terry P.
    Date: 11 Jan 2019
    Feedback: The web form would not accept my Sounds Air flight number
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    Date: 17 Sep 2018
    Feedback: Efficiency plus.
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    Reviewer: Bruce P.
    Date: 10 Nov 2017
    Feedback: having various rental company options displayed so easily is fantastic
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    Reviewer: John F.
    Date: 16 Aug 2015
    Feedback: pretty straight forward
    Rating: 5/5 😀