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Location information for Westport Airport

New Zealand’s Westport Airport services the city of Westport, which is located in the West Coast region of the South Island. It can be found five kilometres west of the city centre, with car hire in Westport Airport being the best way to cover this distance. Currently Air New Zealand is the only carrier that operates scheduled flights here although business charter aircraft also use the airport.

Westport Airport facilities

The airport is a small, single terminal facility that has few amenities. Public toilets and payphones can be found inside, and car rental in Westport Airport is on offer through some of the biggest names in the business but should be pre-booked. Compare car hire options in advance to grab the best deals.

Westport Airport excursions

State Highway 67A merges with State Highway 67, which provides access to the city centre. This route also heads north along the West Coast. The main draw here is the seal colony found at Cape Foulwind as well as the picturesque Truman Track. Many people also come to visit Karamae, as Westport has the only road with access to this town, from where trips to Kahurangi National Park and walks along Heaphy Track can be launched.

Best time to visit

Westport temperatures stay comfortable throughout the year therefore it can be visited at any time. May, September and December are the wettest months, while February is the driest and warmest month, making it perhaps the best time to visit.

Car rental in Westport Airport

Westport has a good road network that is set up in a grid, making it easy to navigate by car, although it is small enough to walk around. The state highways leading out of the city are in great condition. Car hire in Westport Airport is the most practical way to reach out-of-town locations such as Kahurangi National Park.