Queenstown Airport is located in Frankton, 10 kilometres, or a 10 minute drive, from the town centre. The airport services the major airports of Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington along with direct flights to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. With the backdrop of the Remarkables mountains, it's no surprise the airport was named in the top 10 most stunning approaches in the world, by travellers from around the world.
All the major rental companies are situated at the airport terminal including JUCY, Hertz, Avis, Thrifty and Europcar. As you exit the airport, most of the rental car collection car parks are to your right.
Parking is free for the first 20 minutes. Thereafter, it’s $1 for every 20 minutes. 20-40 minutes will cost you a $1, 40-60 minutes $2 and so on. After three hours, it’s $1 per hour. There is a $21 maximum for the first 24 hours followed by $18 for each additional 24 hour period. The Parking Machines accept eftpos, credit cards and cash.
The taxi rank can be found just outside the main terminal entrance and will set you back about $35 for a trip into town.
The Super Shuttle is a shared passenger service, holding up to 11 passengers. The price is fixed and works out as $25 (for a couple) from the airport to your hotel.
Internet Access / Wi-Fi
The airport has an internet lounge with a number of PC’s. Head to the Airport Help Desk to purchase vouchers to access the internet on a time basis. They can also help out with printing at a cost per page. The airport offers 60 minutes of free Wi-Fi throughout the airport for every 4 hours you’re in the terminal building. Additional WiFi access can be purchased with a Surfspot Card.
Head to the main Baggage Claim area for storage lockers. The Airport Help Desk can help with oversized items for a modest cost a day (per item). Key drop services are also provided by the Airport Help Desk. Storage services are available during normal terminal hours (An hour before and an hour after scheduled flights).
Lost & Found
Contact the airport help desk for lost items in the terminal.
Tel: +64 3 450 9031 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Postal: PO Box 2641, Queenstown, 9349, New Zealand
Food and Shopping
The main cafe is the Airspresso which overlooks the runway. There's also a juice bar and pizza place. Shops include the 'Remarkables Sweet Shop', 'Kapa' souvenir shop, Global Culture (a kiwi clothing shop), a pharmacy and a newspaper shop.