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Location information for New Plymouth Airport

Serving the North Island city of New Plymouth, New Plymouth Airport is a domestic airport that ranks as New Zealand’s 11th busiest. Scheduled flights arrive here from Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington, with Air New Zealand being the only carrier to use the airport. The airport sits along the west coast of the island, 10kms from the city centre, with car hire in New Plymouth Airport the best way to make the journey between the airport and the city.

New Plymouth Airport facilities

This is just a small airport with one passenger terminal building that has only a few facilities inside. These include a café and a VIP lounge as well as counters for car rental in New Plymouth Airport. It is recommended to compare car hire choices online before landing to catch the best rates.

New Plymouth Airport excursions

State Highway 3 leads travellers from the airport to the city, making arriving with car hire in New Plymouth Airport stress-free. Many tourists come here to visit Mount Taranaki National Park, although the city itself has a few events of interest, including the annual World of Music, Art and Dance festival which takes place each March.

Best time to visit

New Plymouth can be enjoyed year round, although many travellers prefer to avoid visiting during the cool winter months of July and August. The summer months of January, February and March are the warmest months and the best times to visit, although many Europeans also enjoy visiting in April, November and December.

Car rental in New Plymouth Airport

Traffic is light and the roads both in and around New Plymouth are in great condition, as are the state highways in and out of the city centre. The city itself is easy enough to walk around although car rental in New Plymouth Airport is needed to explore the mountain and beaches close by.