Rent a Car at New Plymouth Airport (NPL)

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New Plymouth Airport (NPL)

Address: Terminal Building, (North Island), New Plymouth, 4373, New Zealand
Phone: (64) 6-755-9600
Hours of Operation: Sun 10:00 AM - 8:45 PM; Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 8:45 PM; Sat 9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Holiday Hours:
HOLIDAY   December  5  02:00PM - 06:45PM
CHRISTMAS DAY   December  25  09:00AM - 06:00PM
BOXING DAY   December  26  09:00AM - 06:00PM



What is New Plymouth known for?

New Plymouth is known for its culture, backpacker-friendly environment, and surfing. Those who visit the area on a tight budget often find that there’s still lots to do that’s affordable. For individuals who love to surf, the waves surrounding New Plymouth’s coastal walkways present plenty of challenges. Finally, the city is brimming with art galleries that serve all tastes, making it one of the most cultured destinations in New Zealand.

What is there to do around New Plymouth Airport?

If you’re looking for activities to try near New Plymouth Airport, we recommend:

  • New Plymouth Coastal Walkway – 15.2km
  • Te Rewa Rewa Bridge – 10.6km
  • Back Beach – 16.5km
  • Todd Energy Aquatic Centre – 12.9km
  • Meeting of the Waters – 16.3km

At Avis Australia, we want to make hiring a car at New Plymouth Airport easier. If you’re ready to see what we can do for you, it’s time to explore our fleet.

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After-hours Returns
Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the Drop Box located in the Returns area. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.

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New Plymouth Airport Car Hire

With an abundance of coastal walkways and a scattering of mountains, New Plymouth attracts thousands of tourists from Australia each year. Whether you’re visiting to soak up the sunny climate in the summer or you’re exploring the rugged landscape in the winter, now’s the time to plan your transport options. At Avis Australia, we’re here to show you why you should choose us for your New Plymouth car hire service.

How to find our New Plymouth Airport car hire desk

You’ll find our New Plymouth Airport car hire desk inside the arrivals hall. If you want to spend less time queuing and more time exploring, download the Avis Australia app. After entering your car hire details into the app, you can manage your rental from there. The app allows you to make changes to your agreement, request upgrades, and extend your hire period. It also provides information on past and future rentals, allowing you to keep track of the services you use through us.

Your guide to New Plymouth Airport

New Plymouth Airport features only one terminal, which makes it easy to find the terminal once you arrive. If you need to reach the airport from New Plymouth, use the following directions:

  • Start on Liardet Street and head north-west to State Highway 44
  • Turn right onto SH44
  • Turn right onto Hobson Street
  • Continue straight onto State Highway 3
  • Take a slight left to remain on SH3
  • Turn left onto Airport Drive
  • You’ll see the airport on your left

Things to do near New Plymouth Airport

When you rent a car at New Plymouth Airport, you’ll find that you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do. Fortunately, we have a few useful suggestions you might love.

Pukekura Park

Pukekura Park is a city park that takes its approach to urban greenery to the next level. Alongside plenty of native trees and plants, it features exotic flora and fauna. Combined with its water features, this makes it a relaxing city park to spend time in. The park is a 12.6km drive away from the airport.

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

As a free art gallery that features towering modern architecture, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery will keep you entertained for hours. The exhibitions change three times a year, but it’s always home to New Zealand classics. As a result, it’s an excellent place to learn more about New Zealand’s culture. The art gallery is 12.2km away from New Plymouth Airport.

Henui Walkway

Henui Walkway combines coastal strolls with blossoming greenery to provide a serene hiking experience that’s like nothing on this Earth. It’s perfect for grabbing some peace after a hectic travelling experience, and it’s excellent for taking social media-worthy photos. The walkway is just 10.3km away from New Plymouth Airport.

Refuelling locations nearby

When you hire a car at New Plymouth Airport, you’ll need to replace the fuel you used before returning it. Here are some nearby refuelling locations:

  • Z Service Station on the corner of Devon Road and Smart Road
  • BP on De Havilland Drive West
  • Z at 202 to 204 Mangorei Road
  • Z Service Station on the Corner of Courtenay Street and Liardet Street
  • Gull at 107 Leach Street

Our car hire fleet

When you choose to hire a car with Avis, you’re opening yourself up to an impressive fleet that’ll take you anywhere. If you’re travelling with all the family or a large group, consider one of our SUVs or 4X4s. In addition to featuring plenty of room for your passengers, they’ll accommodate your luggage. Alternatively, if you’re part of a small group or you want to economise, give one of our city cars a whirl.

Driving distances to nearby locations

No matter which car you hire at New Plymouth Airport, we’re confident you’ll love exploring the sites that are nearby. Here are some distances to popular locations:

Puke Ariki 12.2km Brooklands Zoo 12.7km Lake Magamahoe 22.1km Fitzroy Beach 9.1km Lake Rotomanu 10.4km