A guide to Auckland Airport

Heading to Auckland Airport on the way to, or on the way home from, your holiday? There’s more to the airport than first meets the eye! Whether you love to shop until you drop, enjoy a good bite to eat, or simply value the convenience of some seriously handy facilities, Auckland Airport offers it all. If you’re headed to or are departing from Auckland any time soon, check out my Auckland Airport guide to New Zealand‘s greatest airport.

Auckland Airport Guide


There’s a wide variety of dining options to choose from across the airport, from global fast food favourites through to great cafes and bars. Whether you’re after a quick bite to eat between flights or are looking to enjoy for a meal before you embark on your New Zealand adventure, there’s something to suit most budgets and tastes. Head to Burger King, KFC, McDonalds or Subway for familiar favourites, enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee at Cafe Espresso, Retro Espresso or Shaky Isles, or feel refreshed with a juice from Tank or JuicyDetails.


From the latest fashions from leading international labels through to the best in cosmetics and electronics, there are plenty of opportunities to shop up a storm during a visit to Auckland Airport. Make the most of New Zealand’s generous duty free alcohol allowances during a visit to Aelia Duty Free, shop for contemporary and traditional New Zealand art at Artport or discover great jewellery and accessories at Stolen Girlfriends Club, Walker and Hall or Saben.

Auckland Airport Guide: Arrival at Auckland Airport New Zealand
Arrival at Auckland Airport: Photo Kristina D.C. Hoeppner / CC BY-SA 2.0


Whether you’re visiting Auckland Airport from overseas or from elsewhere in New Zealand, there are a wide variety of services available to help make your journey as smooth as possible. Make the most of the airport’s arrival pick up service and leave your duty free shopping in safe hands as you see the world, store your luggage safely with baggage services or exchange your money at Travelex. From telecommunication providers through to handy document services, there are plenty of great facilities scattered throughout the airport.

Getting to and from the airport

Auckland Airport is situated between Auckland and Manukau, offering plenty of great transport options as a result. Making your way to the airport is easy aboard a bus, in a taxi or by simply driving your own car and using the airport’s car park. If you’re arriving at Auckland Airport and are thinking of heading out on your own New Zealand adventure, there’s also the option of renting a car. Call rental car operators such as Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz or Thrifty directly or make use of online travel agencies such as Webjet that allow you to compare a great range of rental car choices on a single site.

Auckland Airport Guide: Auckland Airport New Zealand
Inside Auckland Airport: Photo Jocelyn Kinghorn / CC BY-SA 2.0

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