The Gisborne Airport terminal opens at 5am each day except Saturday, when it opens at 8am. It closes after the final flight of the day. We have a full range of facilities for travellers and visitors, including one of Tairāwhiti’s most popular cafés.


When you come into the terminal from the car park, turn left and you’ll see the Air New Zealand check-in counters at the end. For more information on checking in for flights,
click here.

Baggage claim
When you land at Gisborne Airport, turn left inside the terminal and collect your bags from our baggage carousel. Oversized items will be available from this area as well.
Passenger assistance

If you need a wheelchair, or any other assistance, please let the airline staff know when you check in. Or, notify the airline you’re flying with before you arrive at Gisborne Airport.

First aid and medical
Gisborne Airport staff are trained in first aid and have a full first aid kit on site. Ask us to help Please let us know if you or someone you’re with needs help. Always dial 111 in an emergency.
Charging stations
Power outlets and usb charging outlets for mobile phones are available at the high tables in front of our sustainability wall.
Baby facilities
Gisborne Airport has a quiet area for changing nappies. It’s right next to the bathrooms, which are located just before the baggage claim area.
Bike assembly area

We have a bicycle assembly station located outside the terminal, at the western (control tower) end. If you need to take your bike on the plane, please contact Air New Zealand. You can find additional information here.

Parking, taxis and car hire

Parking is just metres away from the terminal, taxis are right outside, and there’s a choice of car hire companies. For full details, click here.

Darton Field Café and Bar

Welcome to the only place in Tairāwhiti where you can enjoy fresh food, great coffee, local wines and beers, all while getting a close up view of the planes taking off and landing.

Locals’ tip: try a slice of the world-famous-in-Tairāwhiti banana loaf.

The café is named after Darton Field, Gisborne’s first aerodrome, which opened on this site in 1930.

It’s open for all Air New Zealand departing flights starting bright and early every morning, seven days a week.