Auckland International Airport is located between Auckland city and Manukau city in New Zealand. It is one of the busiest airports in Australasia. It received more than 15 million passengers in 2013. Apart from Christchurch Airport, it is one of the only two airports in New Zealand capable of handling Boeing 777, Boeing 747 and Airbus 380 aircrafts.
The airport has been rated among the top 3 worldwide for airports handling 5–15 million passengers annually. It was also voted the 12th best airport in the world in 2013 at the Skytrax World Airport Awards, as well as being the best airport in the Australia/Pacific region.
There are thousands of passengers streaming through the airport at any given time in a day. The international terminal is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the shops in the terminal are for all incoming and outgoing flights.
Unsurprisingly, an airport of such immense global significance is equipped with facilities and services commensurate with its standing. It has everything from airport VIP lounges to document services, luggage storage and information points. Internet access is also not an issue as its Wireless hotspots in the international terminals keep passengers connected. The wireless network allows you to email, surf the Net or access your company's Intranet using your handheld device or laptop.
That is not all. There are medical services and first aid, foreign exchange and banking services. There are about ten stores located in the international and domestic terminals, open 365 days a year, for all arriving and departing flights, retailing everything from apparel to wines and travel accessories. A wide array of restaurants serving fast food to bistro fare as well as Asian options are strewn across the sprawling halls of the airport
All major and many exotic currencies are available from Travelex at the international and domestic terminals.
The airport also has free shower facilities for transit passengers and vending machines sell toiletries and travel products that meet the security requirements of international flights.
The domestic terminal is home to a number of domestic and regional airlines, including Air New Zealand and Qantas.
A free terminal transfer bus service operates every 15 minutes between the international and domestic terminals which ends its run at 10.30pm daily.
Auckland Airport’s Campervan Park is situated just minutes from the airport, so for a different type of accommodation, why not put up at the park instead of a hotel? It has all the amenities you’d expect from a campervan site and is fully fenced with CCTV. Children can enjoy paintball and climbing the ropes, while adults can shop, play golf and visit a butterfly sanctuary.