Terminal Building

The Airport Terminal building is modern and air-conditioned. It provides a toilet for the disabled and a baby changing table.

A Café (The Apron) operates within the terminal building. Opening hours are generally the same as those of Air New Zealand.

The Café is called ‘The Apron’. Owners Mel and Becky serve their award winning coffee and food daily. The cafe is very popular and many come to the airport just for the café.

Please remember that parking for 1 hour is free. After that just $1.00 per hour.

Disabled Access.

Whangarei Airport has four car park spaces reserved for the disabled immediately to the right of the terminal building (as you arrive). These spaces are immediately beyond the building when driving past the terminal building.

Disable access toilet facilities are provided inside. The terminal is all single level so getting about inside is easy. Air NZ have ramps available for boarding aircraft and these are now routinely used but do advise staff if you need assistance boarding.


Whangarei Airport has free high speed WI-FI available at the terminal building and immediate surrounds. We thank Northpower Fibre for providing this service.


Car parking is provided and it is well lit. We will be charging for parking of cars from the  16th of  March 2019 .

Short term parking of less than 1 hour will remain free.

While we don’t have a time limit, we would consider more than a month excessive and will investigate any car left longer than that time and may choose to remove it from the car park at owners expense. We would expect to be consulted in advance for such long term parking and an arrangement can be made.

If driving directly to the car park, an entrance just beyond the main entrance allow access direct into the car park, without having to negotiate past the Terminal frontage.

On site security is not provided but CCTV cameras are in use.

A drop off zone is situated just outside on opposite side of road to the departures entrance to assist with unloading of cars. Do not leave a car un-attended at all in the drop zone.

Rental car companies have their own car park just off to the left as you approach the terminal building (clearly sign posted). If these are full, park in the main car park.

Secure parking is offered by Lock n Fly. Simply place your keys in one of their envelopes  with your return instructions and post the envelope in the Drop Box in the Terminal Building. The vehicle will be locked away in a fenced compound until your return, where you will find the vehicle awaiting you in the Lock and Fly pick up zone. Ph: 436 4081

From February 2019 Lock and Fly clients will need to drop and collect cars in the designated area which is down the road to the left of the terminal building. (There will be signage). The main car park will have charges to use, so using the drop zone is only way to avoid complications with the service.

Email: book@locknfly.co.nz