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New Zealand is the youngest country on earth - the last major landmass to be discovered. It has a rich and fascinating history, reflecting both our Maori and European heritage. Amazing Maori historic sites and taonga (treasures), some dating back almost a thousand years, are a contrast to many beautiful colonial buildings. New Zealand today is a culturally diverse and fascinating country. Discover the movie magic when you visit the Lord of the Rings filming locations. Take guided tours of the stunning locations shot in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS
AUCKLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Auckland International Airport is located about 20 kilometres south of the city centre in the suburb of Mangere. It is New Zealand’s largest and busiest airport. There is one terminal building for international flights and another for domestic flights.

Transport options
Inter-terminal bus service
A free bus runs between the international and domestic terminals from 6am to 10.30pm daily. The bus departs from directly in front of the terminals and stops at both the Air New Zealand and Qantas domestic terminals. There is also a walkway between the international and domestic terminals. The walk takes approximately 10 minutes.

Bus
$15 adult one way - about one hour. The Airbus airport-to-city service departs every 20 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes during the evening.
To the city: first bus 6.20am (4.40am, 1 November to 30 April) - last bus 10.00pm
To the airport: first bus 4.40am (3.40am, 1 November to 30 April) - last bus 9.00pm

The adult fare on the Airbus is $15 one way or $22 return. The child fare (4-14 years) is $6 one way or $12 return. The fare for Backpacker and Student Card holders is $13 one way or $20 return. If you are travelling with surfboards, snowboards or bikes (boxed only allowed) you will be charged an additional $6.

Shuttle
Approximately $26 for one person, $32 for two - about 60 minutes
A shuttle is a cost effective way to travel into the city. Discounts apply if two or more people are travelling together - approximately $6 per additional person. Shuttles are normally shared with other passenger groups. The shuttle’s travelling time depends on traffic conditions and the number of drop-offs or pick-ups along the way. Allow plenty of time to reach the airport for departing flights.

Taxi
Approximately $50 to $65 - about 30 minutes.
The journey between the airport and the central city can take considerably longer during peak traffic periods and may cost up to $80 at these times. If you’re travelling to the airport by taxi, make sure you allow plenty of time. Taxis licensed to operate from the airport carry a value and service guarantee.

Car rental
Major rental car companies operate from both terminal buildings. Bookings are strongly recommended.

Services and facilities
Toilets; showers; large range of duty/tax-free shopping and souvenirs; more than 100 retail outlets; pharmacy; cafes, restaurants, bars and fast food; banking, currency exchange, ATM; internet; telephones; inter-denominational chapel; wheelchair access; baggage storage; baby change and nursery; children’s playground.

WELLINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Wellington International Airport is located eight kilometres southeast of downtown Wellington in the suburb of Rongotai. International flights operate to and from four Australian destinations - Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne - as well as Fiji. Domestic flights are provided by Air New Zealand, Qantas, Sounds Air, Air2there and Air West Coast.

 

Transport options
Bus

Approximately $4.50 per adult - about 20 minutes

The Stagecoach ‘Airport Flyer’ service runs from the airport every 30 minutes from 6.20am to 8.20pm Monday - Friday; and every hour or half hour from 6.50am to 8.50pm on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. The route passes through the city centre and continues north as far as Upper Hutt. The fare depends on how far you are travelling. From the airport to the city centre it is $4.50 per adult and $2.50 for children (five to 15 years old). The adult fare all the way to Upper Hutt is $10.

Shuttle
Approximately $17 for one person, $22 for two - about 25 minutes.
A shuttle is a cost effective way to travel into the city. Discounts apply if two or more people are travelling together - $5 per additional person. Shuttles are normally shared with other passenger groups. The journey between the airport and the city centre can take up to 40 minutes at peak traffic times or when there are several drop-offs along the way. Allow plenty of time to reach the airport for departing flights.

Taxi
Approximately $30 to $40 - about 20 minutes.
The journey between the airport and central city can take up to 40 minutes during peak traffic periods. If you’re travelling to the airport by taxi, make sure you allow plenty of time. Taxis licensed to operate from the airport have met the airport company’s quality and area knowledge standards.

Car rental
Major rental car companies operate from the terminal building. Bookings are strongly recommended.

Services and facilities
Toilets, showers; large range of duty/tax-free shopping and souvenirs; bookshop, gifts, clothing, fine knitwear, music and movies shop; cafes, restaurants, bars and fast food; currency exchange, ATM; internet; telephones; wheelchair access; baggage storage; baby change and parenting room.

CHRISTCHURCH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Christchurch International Airport is located about 12 kilometres northwest of the city centre. It is the South Island’s largest and busiest airport. International flights operate to and from four Australian destinations - Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne - as well as Seoul, Singapore, Fiji (June to October) and Rarotonga. Domestic flights are operated by Air New Zealand and Qantas

Transport options
Bus

$7 adult one way - about 30 minutes There are two public bus routes from the airport to the city centre.
The Airport Flyer offers the most direct bus service with fewer stops along the way. It departs every 30 minutes Monday to Friday. On Saturday and Sunday it departs hourly from 7.30am to 10.30am then every 30 minutes from 11am to 4.30pm and hourly again from 5pm. Tickets are available from the driver.
The second route is the number 10, Harewood - Cashmere, which stops at more places along the way. This service takes 30 to 40 minutes to reach the city centre.

Shuttle
Approximately $15 for one person $19 for two - about 30 minutes,
A shuttle is a cost effective way to travel into the city. Discounts apply if two or more people are travelling together - $4 for each additional person. Shuttles are normally shared with other passenger groups. The journey can take up to 40 minutes at peak traffic times or when there are several drop-offs along the way. Allow plenty of time to reach the airport for departing flights.

Taxi
Approximately $25 to $40 - about 15 to 20 minutes.
There are several taxi companies available and prices may vary. Taxis licensed to operate from the airport are required to meet the airport company’s service standards. If you’re travelling to the airport by taxi, make sure you allow plenty of time.

Car rental
Major rental car companies operate from the terminal building. Bookings are strongly recommended.

Services and facilities
Toilets, showers; large range of duty/tax-free shopping and souvenirs; more than 20 retail outlets offering books and magazines, wine, clothing, pharmaceuticals, digital equipment, mobile phone rental, music and gifts; cafes, restaurants, bars and fast food; banking, currency exchange, ATM; internet; telephones; wheelchair access; baggage storage; baby change and parenting room, children’s play equipment and electronic arcade games.

QUEENSTOWN AIRPORT
Queenstown Airport is located close to the town centre, in the suburb of Frankton. International flights operate between Queenstown and three Australian destinations - Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Domestic flights are operated by Air New Zealand and Qantas.

 

Transport options
Bus

$5 adult one way - about 25 minutes.
The Connectabus service departs from the airport every 20 or 30 minutes from 7.20am to 10.50 pm daily.
The fare to downtown Queenstown is $5 for adults and $2 for children.
Reservations are not required. Tickets are available from the driver.
Visit www.connectabus.com for more information.

Shuttle
Approximately $15 for one person, $18 for two - about 20 minutes.
A shuttle is a cost effective way to travel into the centre of the town. Discounts apply if two or more people are travelling together - $3 for each addition person. Shuttles are normally shared with other passenger groups. The journey can take up to 30 minutes at peak traffic times or when there are several drop-offs along the way. Allow plenty of time to reach the airport for departing flights.

Taxi
Approximately $25 - about 15 minutes.
The above price and travelling time are for a journey between the airport and the centre of town. If you’re travelling to the airport by taxi, make sure you allow plenty of time.

Car rental
Major rental car companies operate from the terminal building. Bookings are strongly recommended.

Services and facilities
Toilets; duty/tax-free shopping; retail outlets offering clothing, fine knitwear, jewellery, souvenirs, reading material, pharmacy products and toiletries; cafes, bars and fast food; currency exchange, ATM; internet; telephones; wheelchair access; baggage storage; baby change and a parenting room.

Travel to New Zealand. There is just so much to do make sure you allow plenty of time for your visit. You will find a diverse range of scenery and conditions from sub-tropical to a little colder down south particularly in the winter time. New Zealand can be enjoyed at a pace to suit every age group. Grab a cheap flight to New Zealand for a game of golf, Buy a map, hire a rental car, have an adventure and fill your lungs with the smog free air New Zealand has to offer. Accommodation from backpackers, bed and breakfast to luxury hotel. Take your New Zealand tour.
TRAVEL TO NEW ZEALAND - HOME OF LORD OF THE RINGS
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