A car rental in Palmerston, New Zealand invites visitors to explore the gorgeous rolling landscape near the banks of the Shag River, located just 5km from the Pacific coast. Between Palmerston and the sea rises Puketapu, known more commonly as Holy Hill, which is home to an annual race to commemorate a Palmerston police constable who ran to the top of the hill every day during World War II.
A region rich with history, Palmerston and the surrounding area of Southland offers tourists and visitors lush, verdant landscape. Palmerston is the largest town in the Waihemo Ward, but with a population under 1,000 it's an area most commonly enjoyed by visitors traveling State Highway 1 between Dunedin and Christchurch. Drivers looking to explore the interior of Southland should take State Highway 85 (commonly known to locals as "The Pigroot") which heads inland. Palmerston also falls along a popular tourist train route: the Main South Line railway makes a run from Dunedin to Palmerston one or two times each week.
Arriving at the Palmerston Airport? Pick-up your rental car at the Palmerston Airport as soon as you land, and start your vacation right away! If you're interested in a rental car in Palmerston, New Zealand please browse our fleet of available vehicles and get a free online quote. You're welcome to reserve your rental car through our secure 3 step online booking process, and if you have questions about your reservation give us a call at 1-888-223-5555 and our top-notch customer service agents will be happy to help you book a car rental in Palmerston, New Zealand.