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: Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Holiday Hours:
2021
LABOR DAY   October  25  09:00AM - 03:30PM
CHRISTMAS HOLS   December  27 - December  28  09:00AM - 03:30PM

2022
NEW YEARS HOLS   January  3 - January  4  09:00AM - 03:30PM

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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.

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.

Renter Requirements

Optional Coverages

Loss Damage Waiver (LDW)

Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) is included in most Avis New Zealand rentals. LDW limits the renters responsibility for loss or damage to the Avis vehicle to the standard excess amount.

Optional Extras

Excess Reduction (ER), available online, or Zero Excess, available at counter in participating locations, are optional coverages that further reduces the standard excess. Please click here for further information.


Credit Card Policies

Avis accepted cards include; Visa, MasterCard, American Express and an Avis Charge Card. At the start of your rental, a physical credit and or a debit card must be presented. Your card must show your name, signature and card number, with applicable logo. The cardholder must be the renter and present when collecting the vehicle.

Avis does not accept, bank cards worded cardholder, nor accepts prepaid or reloadable store value cards, travel money cards and EFTPOS cards. Avis also does not accept cards presented on phones/watches and doesn't allow contactless payment methods such as pay-wave.

At the end of the rental, some Avis locations will accept a prepaid or reloadable stored value card as a final form of payment.

Please Note: Credit card and or debit cards are subject to a card transaction fee of 2.53% for Visa and MasterCard and American Express 3.57% (including GST) at time of pick-up and payment.

Avis New Zealand may require a customer renting a vehicle to complete a Rental Qualification Form and provide additional identification as it deems necessary or appropriate or in accordance with applicable law. Please see Rental Qualification Policy.


Debit Card Policies

Please see Credit Card Policies


Drivers License

The Driver must (i) hold a full and valid driving licence appropriate for the vehicle class while they are using the vehicle. (not being a learner’s, provisional or Pink licence) and (ii) have an International Driving Permit (IDP) or official translation (if licence is not in Roman alphabet).

New Zealand issued Pink licences will state the words Limited, Alcohol Interlock or Zero Alcohol Limit on them. Avis will not rent to a Pink licenced customer.
An International Driving Permit is not a stand-alone document and this must be carried with your valid domestic driving licence for it to be valid.

Digital drivers licence from Australia are not accepted. You must present a physical (plastic) drivers licence.

Chinese licences are acceptable as long as they are also accompanied with a full English translation from an approved translator. This also includes a notary translation done in China.


Public Liability and Property Damage

Public liability insurance is in accordance with the insurance laws of the country.  Customer may inquire at the time of rental for additional information of the benefits, conditions and acceptance.

Note: Some credit cards provide insurance coverage, with certain limitations, as a benefit of using the card to rent vehicles.  The customer is advised to contact the card issuer before the rental.  Any waiver must be discussed directly with the location upon arrival.


Additional Drivers

All additional drivers must meet the same minimum age & drivers licence requirements as the main renter. Each Additional Driver may be charged a daily fee.

For further information, view our Additional Driver policy here.


Additional Fees

Extensions or late returns result in additional charges.


Age Requirements

The minimum age to rent a vehicle is 21 years of age. A Young Driver Surcharge may apply.


Cancellations

You may cancel your booking at any time by calling reservations or managing your booking online.

 

For Pay Now reservations, depending on when you cancel, you may be charged a cancellation or no-show fee.

  • If you need to cancel at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled pick-up time, you will be refunded the pre-paid amount less a cancellation fee of up to $86.25 NZD.
  • If you need to cancel within 24 hours prior to the scheduled pick-up time, you will be refunded the pre-paid amount less a cancellation fee of up to $172.50 NZD.
  • If the value of the reservation is less than the cancellation fee, you will not be charged any further amount and will not be entitled to any refund.
  • If you fail to cancel your reservation prior to the pick-up time and do not collect the vehicle on the pick-up date, a no show fee of the entire prepaid amount will be forfeited.
  • Amounts indicated above are inclusive of GST.
  • For 'Pay at Counter' reservations, no cancellation and or no show fee applies

COVID-19 Cancellation Waiver: Until 28 February 2022, we are offering free cancellation on Pay Now Rentals when you cancel at least 24 hours in advance of rental collection.


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Modifying Your Booking

  • You may change your booking (whether a Pay Now or Pay at Counter booking) any time before the day you are due to pick-up the vehicle by calling reservations or managing your booking online (if available). We will send you a revised booking confirmation email confirming your new booking details. For Pay Now reservations, the additional amount to be paid will be charged at time of rental pick up.
  • For Pay Now reservations, if you return the vehicle before the original return date (early return), you will not be refunded any portion of your payment. This does not detract from your rights as a consumer under applicable consumer protection legislation, including the New Zealand Consumer Law.
  • Modifying or returning your vehicle to a different location, changing the dates or the rental duration, will result in the reservation being recalculated at the new daily rates and any applicable one way fees or other charges may apply.

Multi Island Hires

Customers wishing to travel between the North and South Islands are not permitted to take Avis rental vehicles on the Inter-island ferries across Cook Strait. To allow for this type of inter-island travel Avis has a special rental system called a Multi-Island Hire which creates one continuous rental. If you require a Multi-Island Hire, the following rental conditions apply:

  • A minimum rental of 3 consecutive days is required on each island, with a minimum total of 6 days across both islands. If this requirement is not met the rental will be charged as two separate hires.
  • If you are traveling more than once between the two islands, the third (and subsequent) rental period has no minimum length of rental requirement.
  • The rental can start and finish at any Avis location in New Zealand (subject to vehicle availability).
  • You can cross between the two islands using the Picton Ferry Terminal and the Wellington Ferry Terminal, or you can fly into cities where Avis is located. Note: this policy only applies if you are traveling to the other island, not to a location within the same island.
  • A maximum of 5 hours is allowed between the drop off of the vehicle in one island and the pick-up of the next vehicle.
  • A minimum of 72 hours' notice is required of the customer's intention to cross between the islands if a crossover booking has not been previously made. If notice is not given, we cannot guarantee a vehicle will be available on the other side.

It is important to note that no Avis vehicle is allowed to cross Cook Strait between the North and South Islands. Any customer taking a vehicle across on an Inter-island ferry will not be covered by insurance for any damage occurred to the vehicle. If you collect a car in one island and leave the vehicle in the other island location without Avis authorisation, you will face an automatic relocation fee of NZ$450.00 plus GST. Further information and details may be found here.


Pre-Authorisations

At the start of your rental, a pre-authorisation will be placed on your credit/debit card for the total estimated rental charges.
A pre-authorisation holds an amount of money on your credit/debit card. Once a pre-authorisation has been held, you will not be able to use that money. You must have sufficient funds to cover the total estimated rental charges and the card be in your name.
At the end of your rental, the final payment amount will be processed and if applicable, the unused portion of the pre-authorisation will be released. Depending on your bank, the money is usually released within 7-10 working days. Avis will not be held responsible for any overdraft fees.
Customers who prepay or who use the Pay Now option, an additional pre-authorisation of up to $200 at time of pick up will apply.


Privacy

The collection, use, disclosure and retention of your information, including your personal information, provided to us in connection with payment for our services and products, or participation in our programs, whether directly by you or on your behalf through a payment service, is subject our Privacy Notice located on our website or in the terms and conditions of the Rental Agreement and the Privacy Act 1993.


Rates and Inclusions

The vehicle rental price is calculated based on your requested start and end dates and times, the rental location(s), the amount of time you rent for and the type of vehicle you request.

During the year, Avis offer discounted relocation rates. Relocation rates can range from $1.00 to $30.00 NZD per day.
While Avis will endeavour to provide you the vehicle group selected, you may be required to drive another vehicle due to operational requirements.
Changes to returning the vehicle to a different location other than what you select will result in the reservation being recalculated at the prevailing daily rate which will be significantly higher than the advertised price. 
Any applicable one way fee or other charges will apply.

Unless stated otherwise, the price also includes all costs you must pay - for example, GST and any Airport or Wharf fees.


Rental Qualification Policy

Avis New Zealand may require a customer renting a vehicle to complete a Rental Qualification Form and provide additional identification as it deems necessary or appropriate or in accordance with applicable law. For further information and to download the form please click here.  https://www.avis.com.nz/en/rental-qualification-policy


Travel Into Other Countries

Vehicles are not permitted to leave New Zealand.


Other Nearby Locations

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.