Auckland International Airport is New Zealand's largest and busiest airport. It is the main airport for international arrivals into New Zealand and most flights directly from the US and Canada arrive and depart from here. It is located around 40 minutes drive from Auckland's central business district. Airport shuttle buses operate regularly or a taxi will cost around NZ$65.
Wellington International Airport is located in the suburb of Rongotai. It services all major international flights into the lower North Island as well as a comprehensive domestic network with dozens of flights to Auckland and regional centres every day. It is a 25 minute drive to the central city, around NZ$45 for a taxi or there are regular shuttle buses.
Christchurch International Airport is the main airport serving Christchurch City and the arrival point for long haul international flights into the South Island. It is located 12 kilometres from Christchurch's central business district or about a 20 minute drive or a NZ$30 taxi ride. It also supports a comprehensive domestic network between the main centres and regional towns.
Queenstown Airport is New Zealand's fastest growing airport. It has been comprehensively refurbished recently to accommodate evening arrivals and increased international arrivals from Australia. The airport is located in Frankton, Queenstown, a 15-minute drive from Queenstown's town centre or is around a NZ$25 taxi ride or a smaller fee for a shuttle. It also serves as a busy domestic airport connecting to the major centres.
New Zealand's North Island is incredibly diverse. Cities buzzing with life, deserted beaches, rainforests, volcanic plateaus and tons of great activities to enjoy. From the cafe quarters of Auckland city to the rugged coast line of the Wairarapa region, the North Island is a great place to explore.
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Home to much of New Zealand's iconic scenery from the golden sands of Abel Tasman National Park to the rugged West Coast and its glaciers to the majestic Southern Alps and the world heritage area of Fiordland National Park
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