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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. The airport operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, making it a hub for the NZ Post and Air Freight NZ.
Palmerston North Airport is one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing regional airports with some 2 million passengers and visitors each year travelling through the terminal. Located 5.5km from downtown Palmerston North City, this bustling terminal acts as a regional gateway for travel to Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton and Wellington.
Palmerston North Airport is open daily from 5am until 30 minutes after the last arriving or departing flight of the day. The two cafes in the terminal are open from 5am until the day’s last flight 7 days a week. Major car hire terminals are located on the ground floor across from the baggage claim.
Parking is made easy with online booking for all the airport’s car parks whether you’re parking for one or 50 days. There’s also a pick up and drop off parking area 20-metres from the terminal doors with 15-minute free parking.
Palmerston North Airport address: Airport Drive, Milson, Palmerston North
Number of on-site suppliers: 5. Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty
Car rental opening hours: Car rental is available at Palmerston North Airport between 7:00am to 10:00pm, 7 days a week
The best way to get an idea of renting a car is to read about fellow traveller’s real recent experiences. Our team have reached out to some of our customers who recently rented from Queenstown Airport and their experiences are shared below.
Sam (October 2019): Sam picked up his hire car from Avis at Palmerston North Airport. He hired an Intermediate car and found their booking was good.
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:
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 let's 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.
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.
Car rental counters are conveniently located inside the Palmerston North Airport terminal in the arrivals hall.
There are several petrol stations around the airport including BP (26 Malden Street), Caltex (777 Tremaine Avenue) and Gull Tremaine (999 Tremaine Avenue)
No. Unless the car is considered excessively dirty, there may be a cleaning fee charged to your rental.
There is a variety of parking available and starts at $12NZD for an 8-hour stay
Find the allocated car park for the company you have hired your vehicle from, lock the vehicle and take any belongings with you. Bring the keys to the car hire company counter in the terminal. Always check with your car hire company when you collect the car to confirm return details.
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
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.