Car Rental in Invercargill Airport

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Invercargill Airport (IVC)

Address: 73 Airport Avenue, (South Island), Invercargill, 9879, New Zealand
Phone: (64) 3-218-7019
Hours of Operation: Sun 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM; Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM


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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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Car Hire at Invercargill Airport

As the most southern Airport in New Zealand, Invercargill Airport is the perfect endpoint for exploring the Fiordlands. If you need to hire a car at Invercargill Airport, come to Avis New Zealand. With a firm focus on exceeding our customers’ expectations, we’re confident we have the right hire car agreements for you.

How to find our car rental desk at Invercargill Airport

You’ll find our car rental desk inside the main terminal of Invercargill Airport.

How to get to Invercargill Airport

To reach Invercargill Airport from the centre of Invercargill, head south on Conon Street towards Forth Street. Take the third exit at the roundabout and continue onto Tweed Street. At the second roundabout, go straight on onto Stead Street and then turn right onto Airport Avenue. From there, keep left and follow the signs for the main terminal building.

Things to do near Invercargill Airport

With some of the best scenery in New Zealand, the area surrounding Invercargill Airport has plenty for visitors to see and do. Here are some of our favourite activities:

Dig This Invercargill

If you’ve always wanted to try using a digger, but you don’t have any intentions of getting a license for one, try Dig This. Under the watchful eye of professional operatives, you can dig until your time runs out. It’s only a 5.6km drive from the airport.

Queens Park

If you prefer to spend time in nature after flying, head to Queens Park. As well as being ideally located for seeing everything Invercargill has to offer, it’s an excellent place for enjoying the greenery. Queens Park is 5.5km from Invercargill Airport.

Oreti Beach

With 26km of perfectly smooth sand, Oreti Beach is the perfect location to escape to after a hectic day. It was also a filming location for The World’s Fastest Indian and it’s only a 9.3km drive from the airport.

Refuelling locations

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

  • Z Petrol on Airport Avenue
  • Z Petrol at 455 Dee Street
  • Z Service Station at 206 to 214 Dee Street
  • NPD Fuel Stop at 248 Bond Street
  • Mobil at 298 Elles Road

Cars you can hire at Invercargill Airport

At Avis, we’re proud of our range of cars for hire at Invercargill Airport. We know the area has lots for you to explore, which is why we feature plenty of rugged 4x4s. Or, if you need something smaller, try one of our city cars. No matter which vehicle you choose, we guarantee you’ll benefit from fair prices and unbeatable reliability.

Distances to nearby popular attractions

After collecting your rental car, you’ll want to start exploring the area. Here are some distances to some of the most popular attractions near Invercargill:

  • Bill Richardson Transport World 5.4km
  • Fiordland National Park 157.8km
  • Demolition World 8.2km
  • Anderson Park 9.4km
  • Otepuni Gardens 3.1km

Invercargill Airport FAQ

What is there to do in Invercargill Today?

If you’re looking for something to do in Invercargill today, head to the Southland Museum. As a natural history exhibition, it’s open daily to visitors and features a Maori gallery for those who want to learn more about social history. It’s an excellent place for learning everything you need to know about evolution from the Jurassic period onwards.

Alternatively, the Invercargill Water Tower is a free attraction for those who want to admire its architecture. As it’s surrounded by lots of open and green spaces, you may want to take a picnic when the weather is warm.

What is Invercargill known for?

Invercargill is best known for its Scottish heritage and gathering of quirky farms. The airport is the most southern managed airport in New Zealand, making it a go-to place for those who want to explore the Fiordland. The Invercargill area is also known for its fertility, which is perhaps what makes it so popular amongst farmers. It’s that same fertility that gives it an almost pre-historic feel, making it the perfect destination for learning more about natural history.

How long does it take to get to Invercargill?

If you’re trying to reach Invercargill by air from some of New Zealand’s larger airports, you’ll find that the flights last no longer than 90 minutes. Christchurch has the longest flight time, lasting one hour and 20 minutes. If you want to reach Invercargill from Auckland, you’ll need to change at either Christchurch or Wellington.

How much does it cost to rent a car from Invercargill Airport?

To provide you with a cost to rent a car from Invercargill Airport, we need to know more about your hire period, the car you want, and how long you need it for. Enter your details and get a quote today!

Where is the Avis car rental counter located at Invercargill Airport?

The Avis car rental counter is located in the arrivals hall opposite baggage claim.

Can I collect an Avis rental car from Invercargill Airport and return to another location?

Yes, you can collect a car from Invercargill Airport and return to other South Island locations. Fees and restrictions may apply so enter your details in our search form for quote.

At Avis New Zealand, we’re here to make hiring a car at Invercargill airport affordable and easy. Book your Invercargill car hire online today!