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Distance from WLG to:

Kapti Coast 94 km
Wairarapa 106 km
Wanganui 215 km

Nearest Major Airports:

Hamilton Airport 528 km
Christchurch International Airport 587 km
Auckland Airport 653 km

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Wellington Airport Guide

Wellington, North Island is known as the ‘windy city’ and located between a harbour and mountains. It is home to cultural attractions such as the national museum Te Papa. Take the cable car from Lambton Quay up to the Botanic Gardens and have a picnic or enjoy the sun and swim at Oriental Parade. Enjoy one of many food and drink tours of this food capital and then walk up to Mount Victoria for great views of the city. You can take a ferry trip to the historic Soames Island or visit the Zealandia Wildlife Park. Discover the natural beauty of the Kapti Coast with your car hire Wellington and visit the wineries in Wairarapa too.

Wellington Airport Directions

The airport is 15 minutes away from the city and 8 km, using the State Highway 1.

Wellington Airport Parking

The car park directly at the terminal is suitable for short stay car parking. There is an alternative car park available further away, for long stay and at a better price. Premium car parking is also available – this is covered and has security.

Wellington Airport Flight Information

At the present time, 12 airlines operate from the airport. Most routes are domestic but you can also fly to Australia and Fiji.

Hotels Near Wellington Airport

The Airport Motel and the 747 Motel are within a 5 minute drive of the airport. Both offer an airport shuttle service if you do not have car hire Wellington Airport.

Wellington Time Zone

Wellington is 12/13 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, depending on daylight saving and is in the New Zealand Time zone (GMT+12/13).

Wellington Info

This modern new terminal has everything you could need for your trip.  Visitor assistance will help with any enquiries you have and there are VIP lounges should you require them. ATMs are available and there are facilities for currency exchange. There is free Wi-Fi and internet kiosks are located around the terminal. There are 9 food outlets including Wishbone and Orb Coffee and 10 stores selling everything from sunglasses to clothing, as well as duty free items. The Airport Retail Park is also close by.

Wellington Airport Trivia:

  • Wellington International Airport was formerly known as Rongotai Airport.
  • It is the 3rd busiest airport in New Zealand.
  • It is nicknamed ‘the rock’ due to its unique design.
  • Wellington International Airport was voted the best airport in Australasia in 2011.
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