Families can find many facilities at Christchurch International
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.
- International Antarctic Centre > A
short walk from the Airport terminal building 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 by following
the blue footprints from outside the International Arrivals
- Book Shops > Book and magazine shops
are located at all points throughout the airport. A range of
paperbacks, magazines and newspapers are available for all tastes
- Children's play area> In the International
Departure Lounge there is a children's play area.
- 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 here every day.
Baby changing and nursing facilities are available in the
Domestic and International areas of the terminal.