Car Rental in Hamilton Airport

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Hamilton Airport (HLZ)

Address: Terminal Building, (North Island), Hamilton, 3282, New Zealand
Phone: (64) 7-839-4915
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Holiday Hours:
QUEENS BIRTHDAY   June  7  09:00AM - 03:30PM
LABOR DAY   October  25  09:00AM - 03:30PM
CHRISTMAS HOLS   December  27 - December  28  09:00AM - 03:30PM

NEW YEARS HOLS   January  3 - January  4  09:00AM - 03:30PM
Location Information

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

Avis Hamilton 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 Hamilton easy by including a portable GPS in your reservation. Rent your car from Avis Hamilton Airport today, and enjoy the wonderful city of Hamilton with Avis Rent A Car.

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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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Hamilton Airport Car Hire

As the gateway to the Waikato Region, Hamilton Airport is popular with visitors from around the world. Whether you’re visiting the area for business or leisure, you’ll need to find a reliable way to get around. At Avis New Zealand, we provide an efficient and effective Hamilton Airport car hire service, and we’re confident that you’ll love it.

Where to find our car hire desk at Hamilton Airport

You’ll find the Avis car hire desk in the terminal building after you’ve cleared security following your flight. If you’d rather spend more time exploring and less time waiting at our desk, why not try using the Avis self-service app? 

How to reach the airport

To reach Hamilton Airport from Hamilton, you’ll need to take State Highway 1. Continue following SH1 until you see signs for State Highway 3, then exit onto it. Once you’re on SH3, follow the signs for Waitomo Caves until you reach a roundabout. At the roundabout, take the first exit and continue on until you see a second roundabout, where you’ll take the second exit. Turn left, left again, and then right. You should now be at Hamilton Airport.

Things to do near Hamilton Airport

After picking up your rental car, it’s time to start exploring. Here are some of our favourite activities to enjoy near Hamilton Airport:

Riverside Golf Club

One of the best ways to relax after your flight is to hit a few balls at Riverside Golf Club. With panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, it’s also the perfect location for enjoying a leisurely lunch. It’s only 3.4km away from Hamilton Airport.

Hamilton Gardens

As the most visited tourist attraction in Waikato, Hamilton Gardens is like something out of a fairy tale. With an undeniable Mediterranean vibe, the gardens are perfect for strolling around no matter what the weather is like. You can reach Hamilton gardens with an 11.1 km drive.

Classics Museum

Whether you love cars or not, you’ll find the Classics Museum hard to resist. While there, you can explore Cadillacs, Belairs, and other classic car models. It’s a 16.8km drive away from Hamilton Airport.

Moondance Manor Gardens

With vibrant flowerbeds scattered throughout the grounds, Moondance Manor Gardens is both romantic and family-friendly. It’s located between Hamilton and Cambridge, making it an ideal pitstop if you’re heading from one to the other. You can reach it with a 7.5km drive down State Highway 21.

Refuel locations near Hamilton Airport

When you hire a car at Hamilton Airport, you’ll need to return it with a full tank of fuel. Some of our recommended refuelling locations include:

  • Z at 116 Grey Street
  • Z at 124-126 Kahikatea Drive
  • Waitomo on Glenview
  • Z at 121 Anglesea Street
  • Z on Liverpool Street

Our fleet of rental cars

When it comes to hiring a car, choosing Avis New Zealand means choosing diversity. We understand all our customers have different car hire needs, which is why we vary our fleet accordingly. Whether you want an everyday saloon or a super-tough SUV, you’ll benefit from our excellent customer service too.

Distances to nearby locations

Hiring a car at Hamilton Airport gives you a chance to explore some of the North Island’s best attractions. Here are the distances to the most popular ones:

  • Waitomo Caves 63km
  • Hamilton Zoo 21.4km
  • Zealong Tea Estate 21.5km
  • Pirongia Forest Park 25.8km
  • Te Parapara 11.9km

Hamilton Airport FAQs

Is Hamilton an international airport?

Hamilton Airport only serves domestic destinations. Those who want to travel from Hamilton Airport to international destinations must change at other major New Zealand airports. For example, Wellington or Christchurch.

What airlines fly out of Hamilton Airport?

The airlines that fly out of Hamilton Airport include:

  • Air New Zealand
  • Sun Air

Hamilton Airport can also act as a landing and departure field for private aircraft.

Does Hamilton have an airport?

Hamilton does have an airport, although it is limited to certain types of aircraft. The largest aircraft it can accommodate is the Boeing 757 or the Airbus A320. The airport is open 24 hours a day and operates seven days per week. Hamilton Airport does not offer international flights. 

At Avis New Zealand, we’re here to make hiring a car at Hamilton Airport easier. Each of our vehicles benefits from maintenance throughout the year, making them highly dependable. No matter what you choose from our fleet, we’re confident you’ll love our customer service and our prices. Book your Hamilton Airport car hire online today.