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Location information for Richard Pearse Airport

Serving New Zealand’s South Island city of Timaru, Richard Pearse Airport is a small domestic airport. Commonly called Timaru Airport, the airport is served by Air New Zealand and Eagle Airways scheduled flights to Wellington. The airport sits around seven miles from the city, with car rental in Timaru Airport an ideal way to make this short journey.

Timaru Airport facilities

The airport is very small and it does not have much in terms of facilities. It has three runways, two of which are grass, which are equipped to handle small aircraft and private jets. There is a snack bar and public toilets in the terminal building, and car hire in Timaru Airport is available through both international and local companies.

Timaru Airport excursions

The airport sits between state highways 1 and 8, which both head south to the city centre. Caroline Bay is the main draw here and sits just north of the city centre. Many visitors also come to drive along the Scenic Highway from Winchester to Arundel. To enjoy this route, arranging car rental in Timaru Airport is necessary.

Best time to visit

Although mainly a summer destination, Timaru can be visited year round. Many Europeans like to avoid the cold winter months of June, July and August. The wettest month is April, while February is the driest month. December, January and February are the best months to visit.

Car rental in Timaru Airport

The city has a good road network that is easy to navigate and State Highway 1 passes through the city, connecting it to other areas on the South Island. There is no public transport here so booking car hire in Timaru Airport is a must. Compare car hire online in advance of booking a suitable vehicle.