Families can find many facilities at Christchurch Airport that
make travelling a little easier with children.
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
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.
Things To Do
- 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.
- Book Shops> Book shops are located
throughout the airport. A range of paperbacks, magazines and
newspapers are available.
- Children's play area> In the International
Departure Lounge there is a children's play area.
- 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.
- Games Arcade> The Time Zone, Time Out and
KidZone family entertainment centres provide fun and games for all
- Toys > Luggage Solutions is located
in the Check-in Hall and provides a great range of
aviation and travel toys including toy planes of the airlines
flying from Christchurch.
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.
Baby changing and nursing facilities are available in the
Domestic and International areas of the terminal.