Information & Facts
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.
Taxis are available outside the domestic terminals or to the
left of customs in the international terminal. The trip to the city
centre costs between NZ$50 an d NZ$65.
There is plenty of parking adjacent to both terminals, with fees
ranging from NZ$9 per hour to NZ$39 per day. There are also cheaper
long-term parking options located off site with free shuttle
services to the terminals.
There are numerous car rental companies including Avis, Budget,
An Airbus bus service leaves regularly (every 20 minutes during
the day and every 30 minutes at night) for the city centre and
costs NZ$15 for a single ticket. Shuttle buses also offer
economical transportation between the airport and city or suburbs
on a 'shared ride' basis. Maxx also offers public transport to and
from the city and surrounding areas. Visit their website
Taxis are also available; the airport to city fare is about NZ$50
Tel: +64 (0)9 275 0789 or 0800 247 767 (NZ only).
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.
The official languages in New Zealand are English and
Local currency is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD), divided into 100
cents. Most businesses accept MasterCard and Visa, and while Diners
Club and American Express are also widely accepted in the main
tourist centres, they might have limited acceptance elsewhere.
Travellers cheques and foreign currency can be exchanged at banks,
bureaux de change and some hotels. ATMs can be found in all towns
A free bus runs between the International Terminal and the Air
New Zealand and Qantas NZ Domestic Terminals from 6am until
10.30pm. Passengers are also able to walk between the terminals by
following the blue and white lines painted on the ground, the walk
takes about 12 minutes.