Easter and School Holiday fun at Wellington Airport

6 Apr 2023

April is going to be super busy and exciting at Wellington Airport with the school holidays bookended by Easter and Anzac Day. We've set out below some of the great entertainment we'll be hosting in the terminal, along with some helpful advice for travellers.


  • Face painting by Rainbow Circus: Thursday 6 April

  • Kids Zone - featuring colouring materials, toys, and kid-sized chairs and tables: until Wed 26 April

  • Live music from Stacey Sina: 3:30pm - 5:30pm Friday April 21 at Fortune Favours

  • Face painting by Rainbow Circus: Friday 21 April, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

  • Artist in Residence Em Wafer - in the main terminal from mid-April

  • Colouring competition - win an Easter Hamper of treats plus books and toys from Relay: running through to 9am Wed 26 April. Find out more

  • Plus over Easter weekend if you’re lucky you might get a free mini Easter egg from our Airport Ambassadors or the team at Gorilla Burger/Blue Lady (while stocks last).

  • Most food and beverage operators will be open throughout Easter, although with operating restrictions for the bars. Some fashion retailers will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.


  • There are likely to be queues at times, so aim to get to the airport nice and early to allow time to drop your bags and go through security screening.

  • Check-in online before leaving home if you can, otherwise check directly with your airline to see when check-in opens.

  • Keep an eye on Wellington Airport’s website for the latest flight information, and check with your airline directly if any issues.

  • The busiest times at the airport are around 9am and 5pm so allow for extra time if travelling around then.

  • There are still staffing shortages in many areas of the travel sector, including the Government screening agencies. The pressure can be exacerbated if there are flight delays or cancellations, so please be patient with frontline staff who are doing their best.