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Creativity galore

When it comes to our airport, air travel is just the beginning! From arts to events and more, there's so much to discover while you're here.


From live music to seasonal events, we love to keep people entertained and celebrate things happening here and around the world.


We’re honoured to have a range of amazing artworks on display here at the airport.

Air bridges

One of the many things which set our airport apart is our collection of themed air bridges.


Explore new technology initiatives at the airport from robots to touchscreens, and get a glimpse of what the future has in store! 

Canterbury Planes giant puzzle

Move the puzzle pieces around to make two different images, inspired by our beautiful South Island landscape. Conceptualised and curated by the Oi YOU! team, artwork by Australian artist Emmanuel Moore. If you're up for the challenge, you'll find the giant puzzle on Level One in the Domestic Arrivals waiting area.

Play Me piano

This tuneful beauty, donated by The Vocal Collective, our own world-famous singers, moves around the airport waiting for someone to take up the invitation painted on it – “Play Me”. Conceptualised by the Oi YOU! Team, and created by local artist Paul Walters. Never a day goes by without these ivories being artfully tickled!

Table tennis tables

Our table tennis tables in the plaza are free to use, 24 hours a day. Created collaboratively by local organisations C. Lund & Son, Gap Filler and the Chinese Cultural Association, the table tennis tables help to celebrate Christchurch's diverse migrant communities. First to 11 points wins!

Mini Explorer Activity Book

Travelling with children or visiting the airport with little ones? Keep them entertained with our Mini Explorer Activity Book. Filled with fun facts, colouring-in and even a post card to send to friends and family anywhere in the world. Grab a Mini Explorer Activity Book and pack of pencils from one of the airport Information desks. 

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