If you’re travelling with a bicycle either to or from the airport, here’s what you need to know.
Departing with a bike:
Apart from children’s bikes with no chain, all bicycles must be correctly packed in a bike box or bike bag. Bike boxes are sold at New Zealand airports for NZD $25.00, subject to availability.
You don’t have to deflate the tyres, but packed bicycles can only be accepted as checked-in luggage if:
- Handlebars are removed or turned sideways
- Pedals are removed or turned in
- The pressure of any nitrogen gas in mountain bike struts is no more than 200kPa (kilopascal) or 29PSI (pounds per square inch)
- Any cartridges for inflating tyres are small (less than 50 ml) and contain a non-flammable gas
- Place any loose accessories into a bag then place in the box.
- Seal the box and label with your name and phone number.
- Ensure no part of the bike is protruding from the box
Arriving with a bike:
Flying into Rotorua Airport, you will need to collect your bicycle from the oversize baggage collection point at your conveyor belt in the arrivals terminal.