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Car Parking

Parking Costs


Main and Secure Car Parking

Hawke's Bay Airport has three car parks for the convenience of passengers and visitors. Car parks cannot be booked in advance. To enter a car park, press the button at the entrance to obtain a ticket and raise the barrier arm. Take the ticket with you. On your return from your trip, take the ticket to a Pay Station inside the main terminal building to pay, return to your car, and use the paid ticket to raise the barrier arm and exit the car park.

The above calculator will give you an indication of the expected parking costs for the Main and Secure car parks based on when you plan to arrive and depart.

Please note: All Carparks (Main, Secure and Visitor)  offer 15 minutes free parking.    

Lost Ticket

The penalty for a Lost Ticket is $100 and evidence of your arrival and departure at the airport (i.e. flight details) will be required for validation purposes. 


Exiting the carparks without payment is an offence. The Airport Company may choose to prosecute the registered owner of the vehicle for a breach of bylaw 25 which under section 9(8) Airport Authorities Act 1966 carries a maximum penalty of $500.

Unauthorised Parking

No motor vehicles or motorbikes are permitted on grass, private lanes, staff car parks or any other areas that are not designated for public parking. Thank you in advance for using our designated public car parks.    

Infringement notices will be issued for parking other than in the designated car parks and offending vehicles may be towed away at the vehicle owner's cost.

Frequent Flyers avoid queuing

Prepayment cards can be obtained from the Car Park Office, and the Airport Company offices on level 1 of the main terminal building. Take your card to a pay station and prepay $50. That credit is deducted from your card each time you pay for parking. Remember to top up the card to ensure there is sufficient credit to pay for your parking. Additional amounts of $50 can be added at any pay station inside the main terminal at any time.

Main Car Park

The Main Car Park is conveniently located and can be used by any passengers. The charge is $3 per hour, up to a maximum of $15 for the first 24 hours. Each subsequent day or part thereof is charged at $15/day dropping to $10/day from day 6 on wards.

Secure Car Park

The secured car park is fully fenced and is locked after the last flight in the evening and reopened prior to the first flight in the morning. It is intended for passengers requiring extra security for their vehicles. For the period of the Airport Expansion Project the pricing will be common to the Main Car Park.

The charge is $3 per hour, up to a maximum of $15 for the first 24 hours. Each subsequent day or part thereof is charged at $15/day dropping to $10/day from day 6 onward. The maximum length of stay is two months. 

Visitor Car Park P120

The visitor car park is for people meeting or seeing passengers off who intend to stay at the airport for up to two hours. The first 15 minutes are free, then $3 per hour thereafter.

Drop Off/Pick Up Area (No Wating)

There is an area directly in front of the terminal to drop off/pick up passengers before using a car park or leaving the airport. Parking is not permitted in this area. Unattended vehicles will be issued with an infringement notice.

Paying for Parking

You can pay for your car parking at one of the four pay stations in the terminal using coins, notes, eftpos or a credit card (Visa or Mastercard). We offer PayWave at all pay stations.

Please take great care of your parking ticket as magnets override the data.

Car Park Office

The car park office is situated outside the terminal, in the corner of the carpark to the left of the terminal. Staff are available to deal with parking queries or problems.

Larger Vehicles

Our car parks are designed for standard sized cars and small vans. A limited number of larger vehicles can be accommodated by prior arrangement.

Infringement notices will be issued for overstaying or parking other than in the designated car parks and offending vehicles may be towed away at the vehicle owner's cost.

Car Park Costs Calculator

The parking costs calculator provides indicative pricing only. Where there is a discrepancy between the website displayed amount and the Pay Station displayed amount, the Pay Station is the correct amount that must be paid prior to returning to your vehicle.