Things to do at Christchurch Airport

Things to do at Christchurch Airport

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After exploring Christchurch, chances are you'll have a hard time convincing yourself to leave the Garden City.

When the time comes to say goodbye though, why not make the most of your last few moments in the city by exploring its very own international airport?

Christchurch Airport is one of the main gateways to and from New Zealand, offering plenty of diversions for the whole family while you wait for your flight.

Restaurants and Cafes

As with any major international transport hub, Christchurch Airport offers numerous eateries catering to various tastes, giving you a chance to mull over your memories of the city while enjoying a meal.

From burgers to sushi and noodles to smoothies, in addition to a fantastic selection of cafes, there is no excuse to ever get hungry at the airport.


Shopping is one of the most popular airport pastimes, as you can pick up some great gifts for yourself or others on the way out of a country.

You can grab some unique Kiwi souvenirs or browse a range of gifts at the Duty Free store, and there's even a MAC Cosmetics outlet as well.

Just don't let the wife or kids get too excited with the credit card!


Located in the food court, Time Zone features a host of classic and modern arcade games sure to keep the kids happy and prepared for a long flight.

If you have a bit of time before entering the airport, the nearby International Antarctic Centre offers a unique experience you won't find elsewhere in the country.

You'll have the chance to frolic in real snow, see some live penguins and learn some interesting facts about the world's coldest continent.

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