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Daily Car Hire Rates in Whangarei Airport

  • Economy

    Holden Spark
    5 |
    2 |
    3 |
    From € 50.20
  • Compact

    Holden Barina
    5 |
    3 |
    5 |
    From € 51.78
  • Standard

    Toyota Corolla
    5 |
    4 |
    4 |
    From € 59.36
  • Suv

    Nissan Qashqai
    5 |
    3 |
    5 |
    From € 60.69
  • Fullsize

    Holden Commodore
    5 |
    5 |
    4 |
    From € 68.06

*daily rates in Whangarei Airport based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Whangarei Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • The airport is found 4 miles south east of Whangarei city.
  • It was formerly an Air Force training base.
  • The longest flights from there are just under 400 miles taking an hour to complete.
  • The airport only services domestic flights.
  • Last year the airport saw 140,000 passengers pass through its terminal

Whangarei Airport Mini Guide

Where is Whangarei Airport?
Whangarei Airport is in Onerahi on New Zealand’s North Island. The airport is 7 km away from the town of Whangarei.

Whangarei Airport

Who Flies Into There?
Air New Zealand has flights from Auckland and Wellington. You can also travel with Salt Air from Auckland. The airport also has flights to Great Barrier Island with Mountain Air and Great Barrier Island Airlines.

How do I get to the Town?
You can use the Citylink bus service to get to the town or take a taxi. Hiring a car is always a good option as you can really explore the area. You can pick up your hire car at the airport and the town is just a ten minute drive away.

What Facilities are at the Airport?
Whangarei Airport is a small modern airport with air conditioning. There is a café offering refreshments and light meals.

What if I Need Special Assistance?
The terminal is single level for easy access for wheelchair users and passengers with reduced mobility. Air New Zealand has ramps to help with boarding the aircraft.

Why Would I be in Whangarei?
You would probably be there on holiday. The beaches are all within a 30 minute drive, Bream Bay and Tutukaka are the most well known. The diving is fantastic here at the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve.

Whangarei Bream Bay Beach

Where can I Stay Nearby?
The Asure Cherry Court Motor Lodge has 15 studios and apartments and is close to the airport. The apartments have cooking facilities and free Wi-Fi. There is an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi for guests use.

Anything Else you can Tell me?
The airport also has an aeroclub and offers scenic flights. You can take a trial flying lesson or if you are feeling brave try the tandem and sport skydiving. Until the recent economic downturn passenger numbers were increasing rapidly causing the owners to consider expansion of the airport. Those plans have now been put on hold.

Latest Update from Whangarei Airport:

29/04/12 - Despite being a small airport, demand for hire cars is high with the multitude of sights around Whangarei that need a hire car to get to. The only way to ensure you get a suitable vehicle is to pre-book early so what are you waiting for - only Rhino offer the lowest prices and the best quality car hire at Whangarei Airport.

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    Monday 27 Jan 2020

    Northland Anniversary Day - Local holiday

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The region around Whangarei has some spectacular sights. You’ll need to hire a car to access many of them such as the Whangarei Falls, the most photogenic and spectacular in the whole of the country where the water tumbles over 25m into a languid pool.

Head for Whangarei Quarry Gardens which have been laid out to beautify a disused quarry and which are now home to tropical and semi tropical plants. Finally, if you’re still feeling energetic, walk to the top of the hill, Parihaka for a spectacular vista over the city.

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