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The best way to discover central New Zealand is by hiring a car at the Palmerston North Airport. After the plane touches down, you can easily hop in your rental car and explore Palmy, as the locals call it. Don't take your chances on what is available at the rental counter when you arrive, book in advance with VroomVroomVroom. 

Why book a hire car through us?

Our system will take you less than five minutes to book a hire car at Palmerston North Airport. By booking in advance you'll get a wider range of vehicle choice, plus the best prices. We are partners with New Zealand's most trusted rental car suppliers such as Avis, Hertz, Thrifty, Budget and Europcar. The best bargains always go first, and taking pot-luck when you arrive, may mean you get stuck with an expensive option.

Another advantage of booking a car hire through VroomVroomVroom is knowing that you got the cheapest rate. Our price promise guarantees you the lowest car rental rates. 

We don't have any booking fees or cancellation fees. If you decide to change your mind, you can cancel or modify your booking anytime. So what are you waiting for? Book a Palmerston North Airport car rental now for a hassle-free holiday in Palmy.

PMR is the 7th busiest airport in New Zealand based on the total number of passengers handled. It's an eight-minute drive away to Palmerston North CBD. Palmerston North Airport serves 40 commercial flights everyday going to and from Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Hamilton, and Nelson. The airport operates 24 hours, seven days a week thus making it a hub for the NZ Post and Air Freight NZ. It is experiencing significant increases in visitor numbers, with Jetstar now operating flights in competition with Air New Zealand. To cope with the extra travellers, there are extension projects underway to the arrival and departures lobby, as well as the carpark.

The airport can also cater to other aircraft such as the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 as well as business jets. It is dubbed as the “lifeline” airport because it is often a diversion airport in difficult weather conditions such as fog, for other regional airports in New Zealand.

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Palmerston North is the main centre of the greater Manawatu Region. It has excellent links to other parts of the lower North Island, such as Masterton, Wellington, Hawkes Bay and Whanganui.  Palmerston North is a vibrant city with a high student population.

Use Palmy as a base for exploring the lower North Island

 Victoria Esplanade is a 19 hectare park that runs alongside the Manawatu River in the centre of the city. You can enjoy bird aviaries, a miniature railway, or stop to smell the bouquets in the Dugald McKenzie Rose Garden. If you are active, grab a hire bike from the Palmerston North i-site, and explore 22 kilometres of cycleway along the Manawatu River Pathway. 

Horse Power at Manfield Park

If you are a motor-racing or equestrian sport enthusiastic, check out the event schedule at Manfield Park, the longest motor racing circuit with uninterrupted views in the Southern Hemisphere. It's an increasingly popular venue for equestrian eventing and New Zealand Pony Club events too. 

Te Manawa

The cultural heart of Palmerston North, Te Manawa is an art, science and history museum. The stunning stained glass windows in Te Manawa are just one of the highlights on the Palmerston North Art and Sculpture Trail.

VroomVroomVroom can tell you how to see a slice of real New Zealand life; visit the New Zealand Rugby Museum, or head to the nearby Manawatu country town of Fielding. Try to make it on a Friday, when you can book in for a guided tour of the Fielding sale yards and watch sheep and cattle auctions. Don't forget to finish with a bit of kiwi cuisine, a steak and cheese pie from a local dairy (that's a convenience store!)

Te Apiti/ Manawatu Gorge

Just 15 minutes from Palmerston North Airport is Te Apiti/ the Manawatu Gorge, with mountain bike trails, walking tracks and the Manawatu River. 
 
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