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.

TRG Airport Overview

tauranga airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Tauranga Airport.

What to Expect

The small, recently updated terminal at Tauranga Airport (code: TRG) handles several domestic routes. Facilities are limited to a combination cafe/shop. Another cafe is located in the Classic Flyers Club, a short walk from the terminal. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Tauranga Airport Guide.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

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 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 WiFi/Internet

Free 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.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there is a baby care room for breastfeeding and diaper-changing. Location: near car rental desks.

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 – A reader tells us that mobile charging is available.

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 – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The Airport is open 24 hours.


Tauranga airport is served by the following airlines: Air New Zealand • Island Air • Sunair.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rentals are available. The following companies have counters in the terminal: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • NZ Rent A Car • Pacific Auto Rentals • Rite Price Rentals • 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: 2019-12-13

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 or  write a review.