Whangarei Airport has car parking available within easy reach of the terminal.
General parking can be accessed directly by going in the 2nd gate about a 100m beyond the main entrance gateway.
If you wish to drop off passengers first, there is still the option to come in the first main entrance and park in the drop zone across the drive from the main terminal. These spaces are immediately past the taxi rank on opposite side of the raised pedestrian crossing. Please use these spaces just for dropping off passengers and bags. No vehicle is allowed to wait in this area and certainly not to be left un-accompanied.
Once dropped you can access car park direct from the exit drive.
Please note; no stopping is permitted on the left side outside the terminal. These are reserved for the frequent bus service, and shuttle buses who meet every flight. Room is limited and any parked vehicle on this side considerably hinders the traffic flow.
Parking is only available in the main car park.
From about February 2019 Whangarei Airport will begin to charge to park cars.
It is proposed that parking for 1 hour will be free. After that hour the charge will be $1.00 per hour to a maximum of $10.00 for that day.
The $10 per 24 hour period will continue everyday until end of period 6 when the subsequent daily fee will reduce to $5.00 per 24 hours. By day 14 total fee will be $100.00 and will not increase beyond that.
Lost ticket fee will be $100.00. However an avenue will be open to apply for a reduction if CCTV can confirm actual period of stay. A small charge will be made to process this.
Payment will be via EFTPOS on either of two machines at the terminal building. However a tap in and tap out option will be available at the control gates using credit cards. (No cash).
The car park is well floodlit and CCTV watches over the area. Random security patrols.
Car owners are advised that the main entrance gates are locked each evening about 10:00 pm and unlocked again at about 4:00 am. This enhances security considerably. If flights are late or passengers are otherwise delayed Air NZ will arrange gates to remain open later. However anyone else wishing to get their car out during the time gates are locked will need to ring security (Phone number on sign at gate). They can release the car but a fee of $75.00 will apply.