The global and local network of airports in New Zealand is
Although the largest amount of international departures and
arrivals are in Auckland Airport, other airports such as
those in Dunedin, Wellington, Hamilton, Christchurch,
Queenstown, Palmerston North also get flights coming from
The strategic positioning of domestic airports make it
possible to access every part of the nation, from the far
north’s Kaitaia Airport to Stewart Island’s Ryan’s Creek
Aerodrome. Facilities of airport differ depending on the
size of the area’s population.
Located just 20 km. south of Auckland’s center, the Auckland
International Airport is found in the Mangere suburb. It is
the busiest and largest New Zealand airport. There are
separate terminal buildings for international and domestic
15 km. south of Hamilton City center is the Hamilton
International Airport. It ranks as the 4th largest airport
in New Zealand. Sunair and Air New Zealand operate domestic
journeys into and out of Hamilton. Hamilton’s Pacific Blue
flies 6 times a week into and from Australia in both
Brisbane and Sydney.
In the Rongotai suburb, a mere 8 km. southeast of Wellington’s downtown
is the Wellington International Airport.
This airport’s flight journeys to and from four
Australian key cities: Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, and
Sydney. It also has fights to and from the Fiji Islands.
Qantas, Air New Zealand, Sounds Air, Air West Coast, and
Air2there provide domestic flights.
Northwest of Christchurch City’s center, just 12 km. away is
the Christchurch International Airport.
It is the busiest
airport of South Island.
Flights bound overseas operate to
and from different key cities of Australia: Sydney,
Brisbane, Melbourne, and the Gold Coast as well as
Singapore, Seoul, and Fiji from the months of June to
October and Rarotonga. Quantas and Air New Zealand operate
Very close to the city’s town center is the Queenstown
Airport in Frankton suburb. Three key cities in Australia
are served: Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne. Quantas and Air
New Zealand take care of domestic flights.
Approximately 30 km. south of the town’s center near Mosgiel
is the Dunedin International Airport. Freedom Air handles
overseas flights to two key cities in Australia: Sydney and
Brisbane. Air New Zealand is responsible for domestic
flights to and from Dunedin.
A passport that will not expire for at least 3 months after
your scheduled departure date is necessary when you get to
In some cases, a visa may be necessary,
depending on where you came from.
Unlike in other countries in the world, New Zealand is
virtually free of many plant diseases, insect pests, and
animal infections. The government puts a lot of effort into
minimizing the possibility of any these coming into the
Visitors to New Zealand are therefore advised to follow the
laws of the country.
This means you must dispose of or
declare goods that are considered high contamination risk
upon arrival at the country’s international borders.
This is important as you may have brought things with you
that might be carrying diseases or pests. These foreign
contaminants may cause New Zealand’s economy and environment
damages amounting to millions of dollars. Incorrect
declaration may incur fines that you will be required to