Baggage best practice

When packing for both domestic and international flights, follow our suggestions to avoid any setbacks.

  • Always pack your own baggage.
  • Check weight and size restrictions for checked baggage with your airline.
  • Put your name and address on all checked and carry-on luggage. Remove all old bag tags to avoid confusion.
  • Avoid carrying metal items that may trigger metal detector alarms (e.g. belts, buttons, body piercings and steel toe shoes).
  • Make sure your baggage does not contain any restricted items

Baggage storage

Self storage lockers are located on Level 1 of the Multi-Level car park by the motorbike parking area. Payment can be made by EFTPOS or credit/debit card at the lockers. All goods stored at your own risk and Wellington International Airport cannot be held responsible for damaged or lost goods.

We are unable to store baggage containing dangerous goods or hazardous material.

Baggage storage charges

Small items (Cabin luggage):

  • $5.00 – half-day
  • $10.00 – full day
  • $10.00 each additional 24 hours

Checked in luggage size:

  • $10.00 - half-day
  • $20.00 - full day
  • $10.00 - each additional 24 hours

Storage locker sizes:

  • Small: 110mm wide, 310mm high, 500mm deep
  • Large: 395mm wide, 815mm high 750mm deep

Oversized Baggage storage

Oversized Baggage (eg: Bikes, Surf boards etc) that will not fit into the Self storage lockers can be stored in the Oversized Baggage storage. This is located on Level 0 by Baggage Belt 1. Once you arrive go to the phone on the wall, this will connect you to our Operations team who will send someone to put your bag away.

Oversize Baggage storage charges

Per oversized item

  • $20.00 - half-day
  • $40.00 - full day
  • $10.00 - each additional 24 hours

Payment can be made by EFTPOS or credit/debit card at the storage facility. Please note that cash is no longer accepted.

Transporting Animals

If you’re travelling with an animal, transporting an animal via cargo, or receiving an animal from a foreign country, please contact the airline and/or freight forwarder of your choice.

Find out more information about importing pets and animals into New Zealand.

Please note that pets are not permitted inside the terminal building unless they are service animals or in a kennel.

Unattended baggage

Baggage should never be left unattended in public areas. All such baggage will be treated as suspicious, removed by security services, and may be destroyed.