Book Your Flight from Auckland to Queenstown
Flying From Auckland
Finding low-fare flights from Auckland is simple with the help of Orbitz.com. Flights originate at Auckland Airport, which is located in the Auckland suburb of Mangere. It is approximately 21 kilometers, or a 40-minute drive, from the city center. Auckland Airport is the central hub for Air New Zealand and is also serviced by many other airlines offering international flights, such as British Airways, Emirates, and Air China.
Parking at the Auckland Airport
Auckland Airport offers several types of parking near the terminals, including short-term and long-term covered and uncovered parking. Business Express parking is available, as is a park-and-ride with shuttle service to the terminal.
Transportation to the Airport
An Airbus service is available for transport to the airport from Auckland's CBD and downtown ferry rerminal. Tickets are available on the bus for approximately NZ$16. There are several taxi and shuttle services that can transport you to the airport from the city of Auckland. They include Alert Taxis, North Shore Taxis, and Super Shuttle. Taxi fares to the Auckland Airport are between NZ$60 to NZ$80. When you book your tickets with Orbitz.com, you can find car rental services to and from Auckland.
Restaurants at Auckland Airport
At Auckland Airport, there are over 20 restaurant options for grabbing a quick bite before your flight. There is Espresso Plus, where you can get an iced coffee and cafÃ© foods. Hayama Sushi and Sumo Salad offer tasty alternatives to fast food. If it is fast food you are looking for, McDonald's, Burger King, and Subway offer tasty sandwiches. You can find whatever you are in the mood for at the airport after booking your flights from Auckland with Orbitz.com.
Vacationing in Queenstown
Queenstown, New Zealand, has quickly become a top destination for resort travelers, and Orbitz.com is a top travel tool for researching cheap flights to Queenstown. The coastal town is served by Queenstown International Airport, located in Franklin on New Zealand's South Island. The airport handles approximately one million passengers a year, offering service through Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways, Qantas Airways, and Virgin Australia. International flights to the island arrive through Australia.
Getting around in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport offers a myriad of options for getting you from the baggage claim to your hotel. If you've booked a rental car through Orbitz.com, the 13 rental agencies are located directly inside the terminal. Connectabus offers connections from the airport to Queenstown hotels and resorts on a 15-minute schedule, while Connexions and Tracknet bus services offer daily transportation from the airport to points in and around Queenstown. Private car services such as Corporate Cabs and Queenstown Taxis pick up outside of the terminals.
Weather in Queenstown
The climate in Queenstown tends to be mild, with the average high being 73 degrees in February, the warmest month. The coolest month is July, with average temperatures maxing out at 47 degrees. Queenstown is fairly dry but does see snow in the months of June through early October, so you can leave the umbrella behind in favor of an extra sweater.
Things to Do in Queenstown
Located along the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is the perfect destination for the adventurous. Activities include skiing, river rafting, canyon swinging, and horseback riding. For those who enjoy scenic hikes, there are several trails that wend their way through beautiful mountain and lake settings. Central Otago, just outside of Queenstown, is also a popular destination for fans of The Lord of the Rings, as it is a setting for many of the Middle-earth scenes. Historians can delve into Queenstown's vibrant gold-mining past, even panning for gold themselves. Whatever activity you have in mind, look to Orbitz.com when you're ready to search for cheap flights to Queenstown, New Zealand.
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