Families can find many facilities at Christchurch International
Airport that make travelling a little easier with children.
There is a convenient drop-off zone on the ground floor of the
Multi-level Parking Building (Premium Parking). This makes it
easier for families to unload their luggage from a vehicle and
minimises the walk to the terminal building. Visit
the Carparking and Transport
section for more information.
The upper levels of the car park building provide covered
parking spaces and are the closest parks to the terminal
building. Use the parking calculator here to
find out costs.
- Antarctic Attraction > A short walk
from the Airport terminal building is the Antarctic
Attraction. The Antarctic Attraction 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 Antarctic Attraction showcases the activities
happening down on 'the Ice'. Only 8 mins walk from the airport by
following the blue footprints from outside the international
- Book Shops > Book and magazine shops
are located at all points throughout the airport. A whole
host of paper backs, magazines and newspapers are available for all
tastes and interests.
- Children's play area > In the
International Terminal Departure Lounge there is a new children's
play area, complete with glow worm cave.
- Games Arcade > The Time Zone, Time Out
and KidZone family entertainment centres provide fun and games for
all ages. These are located in the international
- 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.
Kids Web Section
Before you head off to the Airport, check out our web page for kids
here, which features some great colouring-in
The Airport Pharmacy is located on Level One of the new
terminal and stocks a range of baby supplies. A Pharmacist is
on duty here every day.
Baby changing and nursing facilities are available in the
Domestic and International Terminals.