Christchurch International Airport is situated in the suburb of Harewood, northwest of the Christchurch city centre. Handling domestic and international flights within two terminals, the airport is one of the busiest in New Zealand.
There is a pharmacy located within the airport, which enables travellers to purchase medicine over the counter. Other items they can pick up include health and beauty products that they may need during their trip.
Additionally, there is the JR Duty Free store, where passengers may buy products such as tobacco, liquor and wine, perfume and cosmetics, watches and so on. Travellers may download discount vouchers which are periodically available from the airport's official website. There are several shops selling local snacks and confectionery, as well as gifts and souvenirs that make great presents for friends and family back home.
There is a wide variety of food options available in Christchurch Airport, from fast-food and burgers to Japanese cuisine. Each traveller will surely find something to suit his or her taste buds. There are also many coffee joints for travellers to get their caffeine fix.
Children and teenagers will enjoy Time Zone, an arcade filled with games. They may win coupons, which they can exchange for prizes. Spend hours having fun with friends and family. For travellers with a little more time to spare, they may visit the International Antarctic Centre. Travellers can play with snow, experience an Antarctic storm and observe penguins.
Wi-Fi access is free of charge and passengers may use their Wi-Fi-enabled devices to surf the net, check emails or chat with friends online. There are internet kiosks for those who do not have their own devices, and computers with internet access are provided for all travellers' use.
Envelopes and stamps may be purchased from the newsagent, so any last-minute letters or parcels may be mailed out via the post box at the airport. Baggage wrapping can also be done at the airport.
IMPORTANT! Information is correct as of 1 August 2014 and is subject to change. Please always check Christchurch International Airport website for the latest update of the following information.