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One of the many things which set our airport apart is our collection of themed air bridges. These stunning sensory experiences welcome travellers by showcasing the South Island as it has never been seen before. 


Each one-of-a-kid air bridge features floor to ceiling imagery of a special southern landscape, accompanied by the scene's distinctive sounds and scents (yes, really!). Visitors are left in no doubt that they’re journeying through the gateway to the South Island. Indeed, many have been known to head straight to an airport information desk to ask how they can get to the place they've just experienced.

Our air bridges are regularly updated and refreshed with new sights, sounds and smells. Current air bridges feature the Mackenzie Night Sky, West Coast, Kaikoura, Abel Tasman, Fiordland, a Canterbury sheep farm, Mackenzie country, Christchurch Adventure Park and a Marlborough vineyard.

Which gateway will you experience next!

Gate 15

Check out our newest themed air bridge

Christchurch Adventure Park

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