Travelling with children

Travel through the eyes of kids


Enlisting the help of TV presenter, comedian and Dad, Jeremy Corbett, Auckland Airport interviewed a number of students from Waterlea School in South Auckland as it prepared for the school holidays, to find out how children view the world of travel, with some amusing results.


Tips for traveling with children

During the school holidays thousands of New Zealand families go on a vacation, be it domestic or overseas, and it’s an exciting time especially for the kids. However, unless you’re well prepared, an exciting holiday can turn stressful. Auckland Airport understands this, and that’s why we have organised the following events and facilities to help make sure your journey is enjoyable.


Bottles, Stroller and Medicine allowances

For passengers traveling with children, we allow bottles up to 100 ml in your carry-on luggage. For baby stroller allowances, please check with your airline.

Medicine allowances differ from country to country. If you’re traveling overseas, please check the allowances of your holiday destination. However, we recommend you take a First-aid pack with the essentials such as:

  • Sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher
  • Prescription medicines
  • Thermometer
  • Pain reliever
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Sticky plasters
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Cough and cold medicine
  • Bandages and tape
  • Insect repellent
  • Antihistamine cream to soothe insect bites and stings
  • Calamine lotion for soothing rashes and sunburn
  • Rehydration powder for preventing dehydration
  • Ice or gel packs
  • Saline lotion and an eye bath
  • Water purification tablets
  • Emergency contact numbers.

(This is only a basic guideline please check with a medical professional for any specific conditions)


Shopping for Toys

Keep your kids entertained with funny toys or interesting games. There are a selection of toys available in some of the at Auckland Airport shops in departures. From Lego, Buzzy Bee to Trunki, check out our toy shops’ locations and toys they offer.


Traveling tips

Here are some top tips on traveling with children so you can make the most of your holiday:

  • Check your children’s passports weeks before departure. Make sure they’re still valid. If they’re already expired, don’t wait until the last minute to renew.
  • Get appy, there are a selection of children’s games and apps that you can find on your mobile or tablet device these can also be very educational. Keep your children entertained without having to carry baskets of toys.
  • Don’t let the bugs bite. Make sure you bring insect repellent wherever you go. Antibacterial wipes and hand sanitizer are also useful to keep germs away when you can’t find washing facilities.
  • Keep your children entertained and occupied by giving them a child-friendly camera or travel journal. Kids love to explore and observe new surroundings. You might be surprised at some of the pictures they take. Get them to draw or list interesting things they see in a journal. All these can be nice mementos to take back home.
  • Make sure you bring the right clothing for the climate of your destinations. Don’t forget to pack gloves, scarf and beanies if you’re going skiing, or jandals if you’re going to the tropics.
  • Be patient and take your time. Kids love to explore and don’t understand time pressure as well as we do. So make sure you allow enough time in your travel itinerary to avoid missing your flight or other holiday plans.

We welcome your feedback

Help us do our best to keep your family trips at Auckland Airport enjoyable. If you have feedback on how we can improve your experience traveling with children, please contact us.


FAQ


Are there any parent rooms at the Airport?

Yes, parents with little tots can utilise the Airport’s well-appointed Parent Rooms, equipped with changing and feeding facilities.

They are located throughout the international terminal:

  • Ground Floor, Landside by Door 3
  • First Floor, Landside in the food court area opposite Subway
  • First Floor, Airside next to Around NZ shop.

Are there any shower facilities at the Airport?

Yes, our shower facilities are located near Emperor Lounge.


Can I get milk powder and baby formula at the Airport?

You can find milk powder or baby formula at Kiwi Discovery or Travelpharm.


Where can I get my baby's essentials?

The Collection Point at Departures sell baby needs such as baby wipes, nappies, baby wipes and dummies/pacifiers.

They also sell children’s medicines like Pamol and Neurofen. For more kids medicines and supplements, please visit Travelpharm.


Are there any kids shops at the Airport?

Yes, there are plenty of exciting shops for the littlies.

Around NZ: If you’re looking for Kiwiana toys, soft toys, stationery or gifts, Around NZ is the perfect place. Located before and after security at international terminal.

Duty Free: Collectible M&M’s, Chupa Chups and Toblerone are everyone’s favourites, llittle kids and the big kids too.



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