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Palmerson North Airport

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Quick Facts on Hiring a Car from Palmerston North Airport

Vehicle ClassesEconomy, Compact, Fullsize, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV, Sport, Recreational
Number of Depots4
Car Rental BrandsAvis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty

Car Rental Depots at Palmerston North Airport

You will find the rental car booths in the terminal by the baggage claim.

Avis logo

8:00am - 8:00pm weekdays.
8:00am - 4:30pm Saturday.
9:00am - 5:30pm Sunday.

Budget logo

8:00am - 4:30pm daily.

Hertz logo

8:00am - 8:30pm weekdays.
9:00am - 12:00pm Saturday.
12:00pm - 8:30pm Sunday.

Thrifty logo

7:30am - 8:00pm Monday to Thursday.
7:30am - 5:00pm Friday.
Closed weekends.

Frequently Asked Questions for Palmerston North Airport Car Hire

What is the highest-rated rental car at Palmerston North Airport?

The highest-rated rental car at Palmerston North Airport is Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar based on recent ratings by our customers.

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

Thrifty is the highest-rated car hire provider at Palmerston North Airport based on recent ratings by our customers.

Our Guide to Visiting Palmerston North

Where urban meets rural, Palmerston North is home to Massey University and the largest wind farm in New Zealand. Here are some of our favourite experiences in and around Palmerson North:


New Zealand Rugby Museum

Address: 326 Main Street, Palmerston North, City Centre 4410

The first museum devoted to the sport that has shaped New Zealand, here you will discover the rich history of rugby in the country, learn about the greatest players that ever played and see some of the rarest Rugby artefacts. A must-see attraction that's only available in the city where you can also get in and 'Have A Go' just like the legends.

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.

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Ranked #1 (by TripAdvisor) of the 22 hotels in the city, this modern, spacious, comfortable luxury accommodation with 50 SKY channels to choose and watch from either your super King sized bed or Spa bath. Being in a great central location, The Square (City Center) and surrounding cafes, restaurants & bars are within easy walking distance, saving time on looking for car parks.

Peppertree Hostel

Address: 121 Grey Street, Palmerston North 4410

For those travelling on a budget, this gorgeous 100 year-old villa with high ceilings offers plenty of space for you to reside in while staying in Palmy. Being centrally located makes an easy 2-minute walk to town. Otherwise enjoy the secluded area outside where you can hear the birds sing or relax in the sun.

Palmerston North Holiday Park

Address: 133 Dittmer Drive, West End, Palmerston North 4410

Despite being the only camping-caravan site in the area, this holiday park offers top quality reliable services at affordable prices. Nestled in next to the Manawatu River, this well-groomed campground is the perfect getaway/holiday location for the family or those looking for that kick back kiwi camping experience. With tons of extra features like the playground, swimming pool or easy 5 min drive to town, getting bored is not an option.
Just make sure to take advantage of our easy campervan hire comparison tool to save you even more time and money.

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Restaurants & Bars

Tui Brewery

Tui Brewery in Palmerston North

In the little village of Mangatainoka, only 30 minutes south of Palmerston North, you'll find the legendary Tui Brewery with its iconic brick tower, new brew house, cafe, free museum, quirky shop and yes… top notch Tui beer. Check out their brewery with a personalised guided tour – see the 125 year history, iconic landmarks, look into the tank, feel the hops and learn the beer process. Tui is the perfect stop for lunch, order a tasting tray of the Tui beers then sit back and soak up the fun atmosphere, museum, great food and grounds. Tours are approximately 40 minutes and run daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm – bookings recommending but not essential. Tours start from $25.

Aberdeen on Broadway

Address: 161 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North 4410

Ranked #1 of the 123 Restaurants in Palmy, this centrally-based historic building restaurant offers a contemporary cuisine in the perfect atmosphere for fine dining or a relaxed social occasion. With its cute courtyard that has a retractable roof for summer and cozy warm fire for winter, it makes the perfect place to dine all year round in whatever conditions.

Izakaya Yatai

Address: 316 Featherston St, Palmerston North, 4410, New Zealand

Ranked #2 of the 123 restaurants in Palmy, this traditional Japanese restaurant ditches the western dining custom of ordering individually and provides a selection of dishes that are chosen by your group to share. This causes a more social interactive dining experience where you get to try a wide variety of flavours. Perfect for family and friends!
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Rating: 4.9 / 5 based on 54 reviews
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