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.
Bicycle assembly areas
We are in the the process of building a convenient place to disassemble or assemble your bike, free of charge. Station will be equipped with tools, bike pumps and stands for you to hang your bike on. Our bike assembly station will be located outside the glass walkway. Bike boxes can be stored at the airport at no cost and by pre arrangement, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange storage.
We are installing a bike rack for secure storage of your bike on the road side area of the glass walkway.