Bikes at Rotorua Airport

Rotorua is one of the worlds top mounting biking destinations. Whether you are here to visit the Redwoods or cruise the downhill park at the Skyline Gondola, you are in for a treat! Rotorua Airport offers a range of bicycle services to make your journey easier.

Travelling with Bikes

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

Remember to:

  • 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.

Bike Zone

We have recently created a Bike Zone at Rotorua Airport. It's never been easier to fly with your Mountain Bike. The station is fully equipped with Park Tools for assembly and disassembly. We offer bike box storage while your are in Rotorua and there is a bike rack for storing your bike short term.

Our bike assembly station is located outside the glass link walkway close to the arrivals hall. Bike boxes can be stored at the airport at no cost please contact to arrange storage.


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