Car rental at the Nelson Airport, New Zealand
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Car rental at the Nelson Airport, New Zealand

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At the Nelson Airport, New Zealand we recommend the following car rental offers

from 57 $ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

Compact
e.g. ToyotaCorollaHatchback
6 Days from 18.02 - 23.02.2024
Example vehicle
from 82 $ per day
Economy

Small, agile and economical - that's all it takes!

e.g. Toyota Yaris
6 Days from 18.02 - 23.02.2024
Example vehicle
from 65 $ per day
All-round carefree package

This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

Compact
e.g. ToyotaCorollaHatchback
6 Days from 18.02 - 23.02.2024
Example vehicle

Car Rental Stations at Nelson Airport

The airport hosts several reputed car rental agencies. Upon arrival, you can find car hire services from brands such as Avis, Budget, Hertz, and Europcar in the terminal building. Pre-booking online can often guarantee a better deal and ensure your chosen vehicle is ready and waiting for you.

Choosing the Right Car Class

Most visitors prefer a compact or economy class car for the city's narrow lanes. If you plan to conquer more rugged terrain or explore the region's natural parks, an SUV or 4WD may be more suitable. Remember to check whether your chosen vehicle comes with other essentials like GPS, child seats, or ski racks, especially if you are travelling with family or planning outdoor activities.

Fuel up: Gas Stations near Nelson Airport

Whether you're picking up or dropping off your rental car, it's essential to know about nearby fuel stations. There's a BP station just 4 minutes drive from the airport and a Caltex station about 5 minutes away. Make it a point to return your rental car with a full tank unless you've chosen a car hire package that includes fuel.

Getting Around Nelson: Routes and Accessibility

From Nelson Airport, it's an easy 6km drive to Nelson city center. If you're heading towards Abel Tasman National Park, take the SH6 and SH60 highways for a scenic 1-hour drive. For a longer drive across the region, the famous Classic NZ Wine Trail is a must-do. Driving in New Zealand is relatively straightforward, with well-signposted roads that take you through some of the country's most stunning landscapes.

Local Information: Climate, Currency and More

Expect sunny, mild weather in Nelson, with summer temperatures averaging between 20-25°C. Always have some New Zealand dollars handy, although most places do accept cards. English is the primary language, making it quite navigable for international English-speaking tourists.

Connecting Cities: Beyond Nelson

Nelson's location makes it an excellent base to explore surrounding cities. Serene vineyards in Blenheim, local artists in Mapua, and the sea-front town of Picton are all less than two hours away by car. For a longer trip, consider hitting the road to Christchurch, New Zealand's largest city on the South Island.

With a little planning and the right car hire, your trip to New Zealand’s sunny city of Nelson promises to be a memorable one. Safe travels!

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