Sleeping in Airports

Tauranga Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Tauranga Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Airport Overview

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 Tauranga Airport.

What to Expect

  • Tauranga airport consists of a single, walkable terminal.
  • 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.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • We have not received any reviews on this airport. If you have been there recently, please write a review to help future travellers.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program (ie. Koru Club). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Airport Hotels

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

  • Gateway Motor Inn – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Blue Wave Motel– (6 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Bay Palm Motel – (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle available daily before 7:00PM. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Tauranga Airport.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, next to the check in counters.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available in the baggage claim area, Rates: unknown.

Conference Facilities – A boardroom is available for rent. It can accommodate up to 12 people and comes with a whiteboard, overhead projector and a screen. Catering is available on request. There are also conference facilities in the Classic Flyers Club, located a short walk from the terminal building.

Duty Free & Shopping – There is no duty free shopping at Tauranga. The café sells reading materials and souvenirs.

Food & Drink – There is one licensed café in the main terminal building. It opens 30 minutes before the first flight of the day, and closes after the final departure. There is also a café in the nearby Classic Flyers club, located a short walk from the terminal building.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Museum – The Classic Flyers Club runs an aviation museum. It is located on the airport property, a short walk away from the terminal.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The Airport is open 24 hours.


As of February 2018, Tauranga airport is served by the following airlines: Air New Zealand • Emirates • Qantas.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rentals are available at the airport. The following companies have counters in the terminal: Avis • Budget • NZ Rentacar • Hertz • Thrifty.

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: Bay Palm Motel   •   Cobblestone Court Motel.


The airport partners with Mount Tauranga Taxis and Taxicabs. They are available in the taxi rank outside the arrivals hall when flights arrive, but reservations can also be made in advance.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide,  write a review or send an email to [email protected]