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One of the best ways to discover central New Zealand is to rent a car at Palmerston North Airport. Explore 'Palmy' and more exciting destinations on the North Island with your hire car. Palmerston North Airport is the seventh busiest airport in New Zealand, handling 40 commercial flights each day to destinations like Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Hamilton and Nelson. The airport operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, making it a hub for the NZ Post and Air Freight NZ.
The airport is experiencing significant increases in visitor numbers with Jetstar also offering flights in competition with Air New Zealand. The airport caters to other aircraft such as the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737.
Why book a hire car at Palmerston North Airport with us?
There are plenty of reasons why our customers choose to book their car rental with us. Here are just a few reasons to book your Palmerston North Airport car rental with VroomVroomVroom:
- Easy booking system: Using our system to book a hire car at Palmerston North Airport will take you less than five minutes.
- Choice of vehicles: By booking in advance you will get a wide selection of cars. We have partnered with New Zealand's most trusted rental car suppliers such as Avis, Hertz, Thrifty, Budget and Europcar.
- Great rates: Get the best deal when you book a car hire through VroomVroomVroom. Read our Price Promise for more details.
- Excellent service: Reach out to our customer care experts who are ready to help via phone call, email or live chat. We have been helping people book a car rental since 2001.
Best time to visit Palmerston North
Spring season is a great time to visit Palmerston North. Each spring, the city celebrates the diversity of cultures through music, dance, food, art and games. You'll find exhibits and see performances from different countries and lets not forget the international cuisines you get to taste. It is the perfect outing for the family.
Manfield Park is a motorsport venue, that also hosts equestrian events. If you are a fan of cars, or like to watch horses, check out their events calendar while you are in the city.
Driving tips at Palmerston North Airport
Palmerston North Airport is an eight minute drive from the CBD. You can reach the town square by using McGregor St, Tremaine Avenue and Rangitikei Street. If you are travelling from overseas, keep in mind that you must keep to the left when driving in New Zealand. If you are planning to travel to Wellington, the drive should take you about two hours.
Weather in New Zealand can be unpredictable. Palmerston North Airport has been dubbed as the "lifeline" airport because it is often used as a diversion airport in difficult weather conditions such as fog for other regional airports. When you are driving be sure to check the weather conditions, and take extra care in foggy, snowy or icy conditions.
Use Palmy as a base for exploring the lower North Island
Palmerston North is an inland city that has the 7th largest population in the country. Where urban meets rural, it is home to Massey University and the largest wind farm in New Zealand. Booking your car rental with VroomVroomVroom provides you with the most convenient way to get around the city and its surrounding region.
Mokai Gravity Canyon
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.
Cornwall Motor Lodge
Address: 101 Fitzherbert Avenue
Palmerston North Holiday Park
Restaurants & Bars
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.