Flights from New Plymouth

New Plymouth Airport is located on New Zealand's North Island, on its west coast. It's a domestic airport that has routes to the country's three biggest cities: Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.


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New Plymouth Airport


New Plymouth Airport, the ninth busiest airport in New Zealand, is located 11km from the town. It offers only domestic flights and has previously been voted the country's best regional airport.


Inside the departures terminal, passengers can buy drinks and small meals from the cafe. A Koru lounge is also available.


There are no public transport options to New Plymouth Airport, and those who aren't driving will likely have to take a taxi. The taxi ride from the town centre takes 10 minutes and can cost up to $45.


Popular destinations from New Plymouth Airport


Although New Plymouth boasts the airport closest to Australia in New Zealand, it currently only offers domestic flights to three cities.


The shortest journey is up to Auckland. New Zealand's largest city is just 45 minutes by plane, putting its famous harbour and multicultural restaurants within easy reach. Just outside the city are a number of the country's top vineyards.


Just under an hour away is the capital. As well as the obligatory tour of Parliament House, Wellington has a trove of attractions such as its fine galleries and museums, the old Nairn Street Cottage and the Botanic Garden, as well as its iconic cable car.


New Plymouth's final flight option is to Christchurch on the South Island. The city is centred around Cathedral Square, home to the famous religious icon, a large public chess board and a number of cafes, bars and restaurants. Buses from the square head to destinations all over the island, with routes to Dunedin, Napier and Queenstown being the most popular.


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Please note: all information is correct as of January, 2017.


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