Family Travel

Car Parking

We have a range of parking options and our car parks are the closest to the airport terminal.

The Loop

The Loop is a convenient Pick up/Drop off zone on the ground floor of the multi-level car park building (the Express Park).  This makes it easier for families to unload their luggage from a vehicle and minimises the walk to the terminal building. 

Express Park

The Express Park (car park building) provides covered parking spaces and these are the closest car parks to the terminal. Find more information on parent parks here.

Check out all of our parking options to see which suits you best.

Things To Do

  • Mini Explorer Passport Activity BookFilled with fun facts, colouring-in and even a post card to send to friends and family anywhere in the world. Pick up a Mini Explorer Passport Activity Book and a pack of crayons from one of the Airport Information desk.
  • International Antarctic Centre> A short walk from the airport terminal is the International Antarctic Centre.  The International Antarctic Centre recreates the atmosphere of the Antarctic providing visitors with a fun, interactive and exciting experience. Christchurch is the world's aerial gateway to Antarctica & The International Antarctic Centre showcases the activities happening down on 'the Ice'. Only 8 mins walk from the airport.
  • Kids' Zone> Located in the International Arrivals Hall, the Kids' Zone has an interactive world map, fun games like hopscotch and a scavenger hunt, and world clocks with the times of 14 destinations you can fly to from here.
  • Children's Play Area> Located in the Domestic and International Departure Lounges.
  • Book Shops> Book shops are located throughout the airport.  A range of paperbacks, magazines and newspapers are available.


Unichem is located at Spitfire Square, a short walk from the terminal, and stocks a range of baby supplies.  A Pharmacist is on duty there every day.

Parent Rooms

Baby changing and nursing facilities are available in the Domestic and International areas of the terminal.