Top tips for your next visit to Auckland Airport


There are not many feelings as exciting as the anticipation of heading to the airport, ready for your next adventure. All your planning and packing is done, and it’s time to relax before taking off to a new destination.

But large, busy airports can be often be overwhelming, even to the most seasoned travellers. Did you know that Auckland Airport offers a host of services and facilities to make your journey stress-free?

app-tripitOrganise travel plans and receive alerts with the Auckland Airport app and TripIt

With the new Auckland Airport app you can book transport, be alerted when to leave home to make your flight, view up-to-date terminal maps, and more. And Auckland Airport is partnered with TripIt, the world-leading app that organises all your travel plans in one place so linking the two means you’ll have all your travel details at your fingertips.

novotelStay overnight within walking distance

Travellers making international or domestic connections can stay at the ibis Budget, less than a 20 minute walk from both the international and domestic terminals, and the Novotel, situated just outside the international terminal. Both hotels offer reduced mobility rooms and 24 hour reception.

conciergePersonalised Concierge

Depending on your needs, you can be escorted through duty free shopping, passport control, baggage collection and customs and be delivered safely to your awaiting transport. Auckland Airport’s experienced Concierge team will assist with hand baggage, and prepare you in advance for border processing.

emperor-loungeRelax at the Emperor Lounge

Before your next departure or transit, visit the Emperor Lounge, open from 6:00am until 1:00am, seven days a week. Ideal for relaxing before your international flight, the quiet space is perfect for a delicious international cuisine meal, a final check of emails and messages, or a revitalising shower. See the details at the bottom of this page for your chance to win a double pass for the Emperor Lounge to enjoy before your next international flight.

the-wait-zoneThe Wait Zone 30 minutes free parking

Now available at both terminals, The Wait Zone was designed to give people picking up friends and family from the airport a place to park and wait until their traveller arrives. Follow the pink signs from the pick-up and drop-off areas, or head straight to the entrance. The entrance for the international Wait Zone is on Tahinga Lane, with the domestic terminal’s Wait Zone off Laurence Stevens Drive. When travellers arrive and are ready to be picked up, simply exit The Wait Zone car park and drive around to the pick-up area.

Auckland Airport giveaway

Auckland Airport has a giveaway exclusively for Grownups readers!
To enter the draw for a double pass to the Emperor Lounge or one of 50 TripIt Pro licenses, click here.

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