Car Rental in Whangarei Airport

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The Budget Whangarei Airport location is closed until further notice.

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Whangarei Airport (WRE)

Address: Terminal Building, Whangarei, 0110, New Zealand
Phone: (64) 9-438-7292
Hours of Operation: Sun 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM; Mon - Fri 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM; Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Holiday Hours:
GOOD FRIDAY   April  10  closed
EASTER MONDAY   April  13  closed
ANZAC DAY HOL   April  27  closed
QUEENS BIRTHDAY   June  1  closed
LABOUR DAY   October  26  closed
CHRISTMAS HOLS   December  25 - December  26  closed


Location Information

Whangarei is a lively city that combines a beautiful harbour with a wide variety of activities to suit all ages. Visit the city’s Quayside Town Basin and enjoy a beautiful waterfront development with museums, specialty stores, cafes, restaurants and art galleries. Discover Whangarei with Budget Rent a Car and experience the best of the winter-less north.

With around 2000 hours of sunshine every year, visitors can enjoy the beaches, walks and events in Whangarei all year! Make the most of hiking trails around the native forest rich in wildlife or wander along the coastal track for some of the greatest views in New Zealand. Some favourite walks include the Hatea Loop Walkway where you can walk across the award winning ‘Te Matau a Pohe’ opening bridge and the Parihaka Scenic Reserve which has been recognised as one of the best parks in the world.

Other attractions within driving distance include Bream Bay & Waipu, a small town south of Whangarei Airport with stunning white sand and estuaries that stretch from Langs Beach to Marsden Point, and Helena Bay a charming beach on the way to the Bay of Islands which provides great swimming for children and the whole family.

Conveniently located at the arrivals hall at Whangarei Airport, Budget Rent a Car offers a wide range of late model rental cars, 4WDs, and vans. Budget Whangarei Airport is open to meet all incoming flights and is managed by the Whangarei City location, so you can count on Budget for all your Whangarei and far north rental needs.

Budget car rentals include unlimited kilometres, free road maps, standard insurance, and the comfort of 24-hour Roadside Assistance. Optional extras such as GPS Navigation, Excess Reduction, and Child Safety Seats are available at time of booking or rental.

Keep an eye out for our latest car rental special offers and let Budget drive your dollar further.

Fastbreak Service
Proceed to the Budget counter Fastbreak line/or normal line if no Fastbreak line designation/or follow directions to the Fastbreak Kiosk. Present identification and receive your rental agreement. The counter representative will give the customer the keys & directions to their car.
FASTBREAK RETURN: Follow the airport signs for Car Rental return. You do not need to return to the counter to complete your rental. Record your mileage and fuel level on the rental agreement and drop it in the Budget Fastbreak return box. A closed rental agreement will be mailed to you within 48 hours.
General Directions
COUNTER: The office is located in the airport terminal, next to the cafe.
CARS: Vehicles are parked next to the terminal, just outside the office.
RETURNS: Same as pick-up.
AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: No after-hours facility available once airport terminal closes.
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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