New Zealand Airports

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Auckland International Airport (AKL)

Location: The airport is situated 13 miles (21km) south of Auckland.
Time: Local time is GMT +12 (GMT +13 from the last Sunday in September to the first Sunday in April).
Contacts: Tel: +64 9 275 0789 or 0800 247 767 (NZ only)
Transfer between terminals: A free bus links the two terminals, and walking is also possible.
Getting to the city: SkyBus is the airport's transfer bus service and leaves regularly (roughly every 10 minutes during the day on weekdays, every 15 minutes during the day on weekends, and every 30 minutes overnight) for the city centre. Taxis are also available, as is car rental.
Car rental: There are numerous car rental companies including Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, and Europcar.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available in ranks outside both terminals. Any taxi can transport passengers to the airport, but only authorised taxis can pick people up from the airport.
Facilities: Facilities at the airport include left luggage, business facilities, a medical centre, banks and ATMs, bars, restaurants and shops, a crèche, a post office, a hairdresser, supermarket, internet kiosks, tourist information and hotel reservations desks. Disabled facilities are good, but those with special needs should inform their airline or travel agent in advance.
Parking: There is plenty of parking adjacent to both terminals including a 'wait zone' where cars can park free of charge for 30 minutes. Fees range from about NZD 7 to NZD 13 per hour to NZD 50 per day. There are also cheaper long-term parking options located off site with free shuttle services to the terminals. Substantial parking discounts are available for those who book online in advance.
Airport hotels: There are a number of hotels located close to the airport. Many of the hotels have free shuttle services and free phoning services from the airport.
Website: www.aucklandairport.co.nz

Christchurch International Airport (CHC)

Location: The airport is situated eight miles (13km) from Christchurch.
Time: Local time is GMT +12 (GMT +13 from the last Sunday in September to the first Sunday in April).
Contacts: Tel: +64 3 358 5029.
Getting to the city: The airport is connected to Christchurch city centre by two public bus routes (the Purple Line and Bus 29) departing from the regional transport hub at the northern end of the International Arrivals Hall. Tickets can be bought directly from the driver. Door-to-door shuttles are available with advance booking. Taxis and rental cars are also available.
Car rental: Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz, and Thrifty, among others.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available from outside the terminal. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the city centre.
Facilities: There are shops (including duty-free), bars and restaurants, banks, ATMs and currency exchange at the airport. Other facilities include left luggage, mobile phone rental, showers, a business centre, a post office, and a hotel reservations desk. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should inform their travel agent or airline in advance.
Parking: There is covered and uncovered parking available at varying rates in a selection of parking areas. In the short-term lot the minimum charge (up to two hours) is NZD 10, and in the long-term lot the minimum charge (up to 24 hours) is NZD 10.
Airport hotels: There are a couple of hotels located within walking distance of the terminal buildings.
Website: www.christchurchairport.co.nz

Wellington International Airport (WLG)

Location: The airport is situated five miles (8km) east of Wellington.
Time: Local time is GMT +12 (GMT +13 from the last Sunday in October to the last Sunday in March).
Contacts: Tel: +64 4 385 5100 (24 hours).
Transfer between terminals: There is only one terminal. Arrivals is located on the lower level while departures is on the upper level.
Getting to the city: The Stagecoach Flyer bus services tourists between the airport and the city. Shuttle services and taxis all go to the city centre.
Car rental: Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and Thrifty.
Airport Taxis: Taxis can be hailed outside the baggage claims area.
Facilities: Facilities at the airport include left luggage, bureaux de change, ATMs, bars, shops and restaurants, a parent's room, post office and a tourist information and hotel reservations desk. Disabled facilities are good and those with special needs are advised to inform their airline or travel agent in advance.
Parking: Parking at Wellington International Airport ranges from about NZD 5 per half hour up to about NZD 40 per day for Premium parking, which is close to the terminal. Long-term parking is around NZD 27 for the first day and NZD 12 per day thereafter. The long-term parking lot is situated off Freight Drive and regularly serviced by a free airport shuttle.
Website: www.wellington-airport.co.nz

Queenstown Airport (ZQN)

Location: The airport is just four miles (6km) from central Queenstown.
Time: GMT +13
Contacts: Tel: +64 3 450 9031.
Getting to the city: The best way to get into the city is by taxi, however, shuttles are also available to be booked. Shuttle fares are cheaper for children, but cost extra for transporting ski gear.
Car rental: Rental companies including Apex, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Jucy, Nationwide, THL, and Thrifty all offer car rental services at Queenstown Airport.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available from outside the terminal.
Facilities: ATM, currency exchange, baggage lost and found office, baggage storage facilities, tourist help desk, first aid facilities, wifi, retail outlets, and restaurants. The terminal is fully accessible for disabled passengers.
Parking: Long- and short-term parking is available. It is free for the first 20 minutes, with a maximum charge of NZD 25 for the first day, and NZD 75 for a week.
Website: www.queenstownairport.co.nz
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