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New Zealand International Airports

New Zealand has seven airports that offer international arrivals and departures. The two largest international airports are Auckland Airport and Christchurch Airport. Below is information on all of New Zealand's international airports.

International Airports in New Zealand

Most international visitors arrive in the major hubs of Auckland Airport or Christchurch Airport. However, many flying from Australia or the Pacific Islands find that arriving at one of New Zealand's smaller international airports is more convenient for their holiday schedule. Follow the links below for detailed information on each of New Zealand's International Airports.

Auckland Airport

New Zealand's largest airport and a hub for many international flights.

Hamilton Airport

Hamilton airport operates international flights to Australia.

Rotorua Airport

New Zealand's newest international airport, with regular flights to and from Sydney.

Wellington Airport

International gateway to the lower North Island and New Zealand's capital city.

Christchurch Airport

Most international visitors enter the South Island through Christchurch.

Dunedin Airport

A small airport, servicing the lower South Island.

Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Airport boasts one of the most scenic landing strips in the world.

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