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Nelson Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Nelson Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

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Airport Overview

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To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Nelson Airport.

What to Expect

  • The Nelson airport has a single terminal.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.
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Where to Sleep

  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers flying on Air New Zealand can find comfort in the lounge which is accessible with an airline membership. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

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Nelson Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Nelson Airport for one hour. Connect to 'Nelson Airport free SPOT' and follow instructions.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Nelson Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Nelson Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs - One ATM is located in the main terminal.
  • Baby Care Facilities - Yes.
  • Baggage Trolleys – Available in the main terminal.
  • Children's Play Area - Yes, there is an outdoor play area for children.
  • Conference Facilities – A small meeting room is available for hire in the main terminal.
  • Food & Drink - At the time of writing, no 24-hour options are available. The only dining option is the Airport Café, located in the departure lounge. It serves coffee, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Family Services – Baby changing facilities and a children’s outdoor play area are located in the main terminal.
  • Medical Services - Customer Service Officers, located by the departure gate, have Automated external defibrillators (AED) and basic first aid training for emergencies.
  • Observation Lounge and Deck – Located in the main terminal
  • Walking Track – A 5.75km walkway circles the airport perimeter. The track starts at the recreational car park, where cars can be left for up to 3 hours. Pets and bicycles are not permitted on it.

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Airport Hours

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rentals are available at the airport, and counters are available in the terminal. Companies include: Avis • Budget • NZ Rentacar • Hertz • Thrifty.

Airport Shuttle

Super Shuttle operates fixed rate transfers from the airport to Nelson. Bookings can be made online or over the phone.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service to their guests either for a fee or as a courtesy. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Apartments   •   Greens Motel Nelson   •   Saxton Lodge.


Taxis are available in front of the airport at the designated taxi rank. The following companies have taxis on rank: Nelson City Taxis • Nelson Bays Cabs.

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Last Updated: 26 April 2017

The information in this Airport Guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports and their web sites. The information above is subject to change without notice. Use it for informational purposes only to help you during your stay. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please email us at

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