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Free wifi and internet access at airports in New Zealand

A lot of people hate internet connection in Australia – it is expensive and slow, but wait till you come to New Zealand. It probably has worst internet in developed world and it was hard to find free internet(WiFi ) at airports in New Zealand, but it is getting better. Here are the options you can find in New Zealand.

Auckland Airport – there is wireless internet access in International and domestic terminals or you can use internet kiosks. NZ$2 coin buys 10 minutes online and credit cards are also accepted.

Christchurch airport – Internet kiosks are available within the check in, departures and arrivals halls in the terminal or you can use free wireless internet service available at airport .

Dunedin airport – has trial free wireless internet access at the moment. Alternatively there are two Internet kiosks upstairs adjacent to Velluto.  It take coins and credit cards. NZ$2 for 12 minutes.

Hamilton airportfree wireless internet access is available throughout the terminal. There is complimentary internet kiosk located on the mezzanine floor but you are asked limit your session to 15 minutes as a courtesy to others.

Palmerston North airportfree wireless internet access provided by Central Free Wi-Fi is available, but limited to 100 megabytes per device (laptops, iPads and other mobile devices)  per month. Two Internet Kiosks are available in terminal with very expensive internet access – NZ$2.00 minimum for 10 minutes and NZ$1 per 5 minutes thereafter.

Queenstown airport – there is free internet access in airport for 1 hour in every 4 hour period. If you need Wi-Fi access for more than 1 hour, you can go to internet lounge. Internet Lounge also has 16 computers. The prices are: NZ$2 for 15 minutes, NZ$4 for 30 minutes or NZ$6 for 60 minutes.
Printing service is available at Airport Help Desk for 20 cents per page.

Rotorua airport – there are two internet kiosks available in the main airport terminal or you can purchase pre-paid voucher for wi-fi access from the Airport Development Levy desk.

Wellington airport – a free wireless internet connection is available for all passengers.


Free wifi and internet access at Australian airports

Most airlines require you to arrive to airport for check-in at least 2-3 hours before your flight. It won’t take much time if you arrived earlier, so what to do with another waiting time you left? For most people it means shopping or internet browsing. Unfortunately not all airports have free wifi. Here is list of major airports in Australia with internet details.

Adelaide Airportfree internet access it provided by Internode throughout T1. Excellent coverage at all gates and cafe’s. Good coverage within airline lounges.

Avalon Airport – has free wifi across airport.

Brisbane International Airportthere is 60 minutes free access to wi-fi at Level 3 and Level 4 retail areas in International Terminal and at Level 2 retail areas in Common User Domestic Terminal.
In case you need more time Internet Kiosks are available on Levels 2, 3 and 4 of the International Terminal. 20 minutes will cost $AU2.00

Cairns International Airport – no information available about wifi.

Darwin International Airport – wireless internet is available on the first floor of the Terminal building. There is no information it is free or not.

Hobart International Airport – free internet access for Qantas Lounge customers only, but usually you could connect if you are sitting close to the lounge.

Melbourne International Airport – there is no free internet access at Melbourne airport.  Though wireless access is available in most public areas and gate lounges inside Terminals 2, 3 and 4 but you need to buy timed blocks which are quite expensive. 15 minutes for AU$4.00, 30 minutes – AU$6.00, 60 minutes – AU$11.00, 120 minutes – AU$20.00

Perth International Airport – there is no free internet at Perth airport either. Wireless internet access is available at International Terminal 1 and domestic Terminal 3 but there is no pricing provided.

Sydney International Airportfree wifi is available at International Terminal T1 and Domestic Terminal T2. Internet browsing is limited for up to 2 hours and 500MB of data.
Alternatively it is possible to use internet kiosks. Internet Kiosks are located at International Terminal T1 departure level before customs in the food court near Sumo Salad and after customs near 21,31 and 53 gates.
At Domestic Terminal T2 Internet kiosks are located after Security on the way to gates 31 – 41 and at arrivals level in the baggage claim area near baggage Carousel 1.