Car Rental in Blenheim Airport

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Blenheim Airport (BHE)

Address: Terminal Building, (South Island), Blenheim, 7206, New Zealand
Phone: (64) 3-572-8328
Hours of Operation: Sun 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM; Sat 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

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Car Rental from Avis Blenheim Airport is a quick and convenient way to start your visit to Blenheim. Avis Rent a Car is well positioned in the arrivals hall at Blenheim Airport and with so much to see and experience in Blenheim a rental car offers you the flexibility to fully enjoy your stay.

Avis Blenheim Airport offers a wide variety of late model rental cars to suit any travel needs, including the compact Toyota Corolla. Whatever your plans we have the right rental car for you.

Avis operates car rental locations at all major airports in New Zealand including Auckland Airport, Wellington Airport, Christchurch Airport, Dunedin Airport, and Queenstown Airport, as well as other metropolitan areas. Make driving around Blenheim easy by including a portable GPS in your reservation. Rent your car from Avis Blenheim Airport today, and enjoy the wonderful city of Blenheim with Avis Rent A Car.

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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Blenheim Airport Car Rental

As a regional airport that was one of the first of its kind in New Zealand, Blenheim Airport is small and intimate. It has excellent connections with the rest of the country, which are maintained through the use of domestic carriers. If you’re looking for a Blenheim Airport car hire service, Avis New Zealand is here to help. With our dependable fleet and our strong customer focus, we’re confident we’ll exceed your expectations.

How to find the car hire desk at Blenheim Airport

You’ll find the car hire offices at Blenheim Airport on the left as you exit the main terminal building.

How to reach Blenheim Airport

To reach Blenheim Airport from Blenheim, head west on State Highway 1. When you reach the roundabout, take the third exit to remain on SH1. Eventually, you’ll reach another roundabout, where you should take the second exit and head for State Highway 6. Continue until you can turn left onto Tancred Crescent, then at the roundabout take the third exit. From there, follow signs for Blenheim Airport until you arrive at the terminal.

Things to do near Blenheim Airport

Hiring a car at Blenheim Airport gives you more time to explore everything in the immediate area. Here are some of our favourite nearby attractions:

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

If you love everything to do with planes, the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre is worthy of your attention. In addition to seeing old aircraft, you can immerse yourself in a world of experiences where audience participation is encouraged, leaving you feeling as though you’ve travelled back in time. Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre is 8.2km away from Blenheim Airport.

Wither Hills Farm Park

No matter what your fitness abilities are, you’re almost guaranteed to find a cycling route or walking trail at Wither Hills Farm Park that you can tackle. With Mount Vernon Lookout onsite, it’s also the perfect place for taking in stunning scenery. Wither Hills Farm Park is less than a 10-minute drive from Blenheim Airport.

Upton Oaks Garden

If you’re ready to spend time in nature while grabbing a little peace after your flight, try Upton Oaks Garden. After being recognised as a Garden of National Significance by the NZ Gardens Trust, it’s become exceedingly popular amongst visitors to the area. Despite this, it still provides plenty of tranquillity. Upton Oaks Garden is 5.8km away from Blenheim Airport.

Refuelling locations nearby

When you hire a car at Blenheim Airport, you’ll need to return it with a full tank of fuel. Here are some of our recommended refuelling locations:

  • Z Service Station on Halifax Street
  • Z Service Station at 165 Middle Renwick Road
  • Z Service Station at 225 Scott Street
  • Z at 101 High Street Picton

Our fleet and the cars you can hire

At Avis, we offer a broad selection of cars for hire at Blenheim Airport. We know that our customers are diverse, which is why we maintain an equally diverse fleet to meet their requirements. If you’re looking for something small and compact, try one of our city cars. Otherwise, we have an excellent selection of family estates and SUVs for you to choose from.

Distances to popular surrounding attractions

Whether you’re flying into Blenheim Airport to explore nearby nature or enjoy a thrilling experience, here are some of the distances to nearby surrounding attractions:

  • Pollard Park 7.7km
  • Marlborough Farmers Market 8.9km 
  • Villa Maria Marlborough Winery 7.1km 
  • Taylor Dam 13.9km 
  • Horton Park 9.2km

Blenheim Airport FAQs

How busy is Blenheim Airport?

As the 12th busiest airport in New Zealand, Blenheim Airport welcomes 302,884 passengers through its terminals each year. Passengers catch regular domestic flights to a variety of major airports throughout New Zealand, including Auckland and Christchurch. One of the biggest carriers to serve the passengers is Air New Zealand, which provides international connections via other major airports.

Does Blenheim have an airport?

Blenheim has a small regional airport that provides domestic flights only. It’s also known as Marlborough Airport and it’s a popular landing location for those who want to visit nearby areas such as Nelson. Blenheim Airport is also a popular choice amongst individuals who want to tour New Zealand’s wine region, as nearby Marlborough makes most of the country’s wine.

How do I get to Nelson from Blenheim?

The best way to reach Nelson from Blenheim Airport is to take State Highway 6. You’ll remain on the highway for just over 100km, eventually arriving at Nelson via a roundabout where you’ll need to exit to Trafalgar Street.

At Avis, we’re here to make hiring a car at Blenheim Airport a seamless experience. To learn more about what we can do for you, browse through our fleet or book online today.