Information on Airports in New Zealand
Wellington International Airport is New Zealand’s second busiest airport, reached from central Wellington by State Highway 1 Southbound where it is signposted in English and Maori. The Airport Flyer express bus runs every 15 minutes from the airport to central Wellington and the journey time is about 15 minutes. There are a number of shuttles operated by private companies, and a taxi rank.
The terminal offers ATMs, banking facilities and foreign exchange kiosks. There is a parenting room on level one and a first aid service is available. The airport has dedicated parking spaces for disabled people, car park lifts and lift access to all areas of the terminus buildings.
Auckland Airport is New Zealand’s largest and busiest, serving the country’s capital and largest city, Auckland. A free shuttle bus connects its terminals, which are about 15 minutes walk from each other. The airport is located on Highway 1 southbound from central Auckland, and can be reached by public transport including the Airbus Express, which provides an express bus service between Auckland Airport and the city centre. Auckland Transport offers connections by bus to Manukau City and other regional destinations. Shared-ride Super Shuttle busses depart from a shuttle rank outside the International Terminal. The journey time to the city centre is approximately 45 minutes, and the fare is roughly NZ$30 (US$25).
The International Terminal offers banks with Bureau de Change facilities, and ATMs are available at both terminals. Internet kiosks are situated at various points around the terminals, and paid-for Wi-Fi access is available at designated hotspots. There are public phones and a post office, and stamps are on sale at the Relay newsagents or in the duty free shop. More than 75 shops throughout the airport offer a varied shopping experience and there is a left luggage facility and free showers, a medical centre and a chapel and a Muslim prayer area. The airport is highly adapted for disabled passengers including automatic doors, lifts and accessible toilets, showers, and ATMs with Braille keys. There is a museum, several nurseries, a children’s play area and even a minigolf course!
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