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Car Hire from Picton Airport

Car Hire at Picton Aerodrome

This information is correct as of July 2015.

When looking for a unique destination within New Zealand, drop by Picton, via Picton Aerodrome. Some of the stops within the town include Marlborough Sounds, Queen Charlotte Sound, Edwin Fox, Picton Community Museum, Te Awhina Kaha Marae, Ecoworld Aquarium, among others. Drive to any of these destinations with the help of the car rental companies that operate from within and around the airport.

Where to hire a car at Picton Aerodrome

As a small aerodrome serving only flights to and from Wellington, there is no known service or facility that is available within the vicinity of Picton Aerodrome, including car rental offices. Within the town of Picton, however, are various car rental providers located conveniently in the city centre, downtown, and the ferry terminal. These companies include major providers like Auto Europe,, Hertz, Holiday Autos, Budget, Avis, Europcar, Thrifty, and Argus Car Hire. Local car rental providers also serve Picton, such as Picton Car Hire Rental Cars, Omega Rental Cars, A2B Car Rentals, and Quality Car Rental Picton.

What to expect when hiring a car from Picton Aerodrome

Picton Aerodrome is located approximately 7.4 kilometres or 4.6 miles south of Picton in the South Island of New Zealand. Driving from Picton Aerodrome to Picton town proper will take approximately seven minutes for 7.6 kilometres. Starting from the airport, drive northeast down SH 1 to Freeths Rd. Next, take a left down Kent St, then take the 3rd exit at the roundabout to reach Dublin St and get to your destination.

Driving around Picton Aerodrome

Even though Picton is small enough to explore on foot, car rentals is a convenient way to get to many places within and beyond the town. Picton is served by State Highway 1, which continues to Blenheim, Kaikoura, and Christchurch. The scenic Queen Charlotte Drive also passes through Picton going westward to Havelock via Rapaura near Blenheim.

Getting to your destination

Major destinations to drive to starting from Picton Aerodrome are Christchurch, Nelson, and Rolleston, to name a few. Hop on your rental car and begin your scenic road trip!

Get to Christchurch for its International Arctic Centre, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, Orana Wildlife Park, Canterbury Museum, Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Christchurch Arts Centre, in addition to many more.

Christchurch can be reached within a total of 329 kilometres or four hours and 14 minutes from Picton Aerodrome. Go down SH 1 to Manchester St in Christchurch Next, go down Manchester St to reach Hereford St in Christchurch Central.

As the economic and cultural centre of the Nelson Region, the city of Nelson houses notable destinations like Abel Tasman National Park, World of Wearable Art, Nelson Lakes National Park, Kahurangi National Park, Nelson Provincial Museum, and Lake Rotoiti, to name a few.

Getting to Nelson from Picton Aerodrome will require driving for an hour and 37 minutes for 126 kilometres. Go southwest down SH 1 to reach Factory Rd. Take a right down State Highway 62 or SH 62 then another right down State Highway 6 or SH 6. Lastly, when you reach the roundabout, take the first exit to Trafalgar St to get to the destination.

When driving to Rolleston, some of the attractions and stops to visit include Lone Goat Winery and Larcomb Vineyard. Known to be the largest town and seat of the Selwyn District, the town is within the Canterbury Region of New Zealand and features a large community centre, library, aquatic centre, among others.

From Picton Aerodrome, drive down SH 1 to reach Tennyson St in Rolleston, take one left down Tennyson St and reach your destination after a total of 347 kilometres for four hours and 27 minutes.

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