Parking

IMPORTANT NOTICE: During the current stage of the Nelson Airport terminal rebuild, the number of carparks we are able to offer visitors will be reduced. To avoid disappointment and delays around finding a park, we encourage visitors to add an extra 15 minutes to your travel time and to please be patient.

The Main Car Park is situated close to the terminal which includes a P120 designated zone whilst the Long Term Car Park is situated on the Terminal ring road close to the terminal, follow the designated signage.

  • The Automatic Pay Stations accept cash, eftpos or credit cards & are situated at the front of the terminal
  • The car park operates 24-hours a day, every day of the year
  • Parking is at owners’ own risk
  • Maximum stay is three months.

HOW TO PAY FOR YOUR PARKING

Our new technology now offers you three convenient ways to pay.

  • Complimentary Fifteen-minute free parking in all car parks
  • $1.50 per hour applies thereafter
  • Refer to the Car Park tariff tables or Car Park calculator for further information.

1 Ticket

  • Take a ticket on entry
  • Pay at the pay machine located at the front of the terminal using, cash, Eftpos or Credit Card
  • Pay machines are situated at the Pay Station at the front of the terminal.

2 Credit Card (ticketless option)

  • Enter the car park using your credit card by directly inserting it into the credit card slot on the ticket machine on entry
  • Exit the car park by inserting the same credit card used on entry into the credit card slot on the exit ticket machine at the barrier arm. You must leave the card in the slot until instructed to remove it
  • The barrier will only go up once you have taken your receipt.

3 Paywave

  • Enter the car park using Paywave card on entry
  • Exit the car park by using the same Paywave card used on entry. Hold card against Paywave reader until instructed to remove it
  • The barrier will go up once you have taken your receipt.

All pay machines are situated at the Pay Station at the front of the terminal.

Mobility Parks:

  •  Mobility parks are available in all areas.

Car Parking Map

Car Parking Calculator

Car Parking Calculator

Enter your entry and exit date and time below and click on the "Calculate Price" button to estimate your parking fees

Entry date
Exit date

 Parking tariffs

Long Term Car Park

Effective Early March 2016

Time Period Price
Up to 15 Minutes Free
Each Hour After 15 Minutes: $1.50/Hour
5-24 Hours: $8 Max.
Weekly Max: $50

Main Car Park

Effective Early March 2016

Time Period Price
Up to 15 Minutes Free
Each Hour After 15 Minutes: $1.50/Hour
6-24 Hours: $10 Max.