Auckland Airport and DOC Celebrate New Inter-Terminal Walkway Showcasing New Zealand’s Scenic Trails

Auckland Airport and DOC Celebrate New Inter-Terminal Walkway Showcasing New Zealand’s Scenic Trails

  • Auckland Airport together with the Department of Conservation (DOC) are celebrating the beautiful walks of Aotearoa New Zealand along the airport’s short walk between terminals, known as ‘the green line’
  • Improved shade and shelter for pedestrians as the walkway route changes to keep travellers safe and make way for construction bringing together domestic jet and international travel
  • Inter-terminal bus continues to operate every 15 minutes.

(IN SHORT) Auckland Airport, in partnership with the Department of Conservation (DOC), has launched an enhanced inter-terminal walkway known as ‘the green line.’ This walkway, featuring panoramic photos of New Zealand’s scenic trails, accommodates 24,000 weekly travelers between terminals. The updated route provides improved shade and shelter and highlights 36 DOC tracks, including popular and lesser-known walks.

As construction for a new integrated terminal progresses, the green line has been rerouted for safety and convenience. A free terminal transfer bus runs every 15 minutes for those preferring not to walk. The new terminal is expected to open in 2028/2029, eliminating the need for inter-terminal walking.

(PRESS RELEASE) Auckland, New Zealand, 2024-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport, in collaboration with the Department of Conservation (DOC), has unveiled a revamped version of its iconic inter-terminal walkway, known as ‘the green line,’ highlighting the beauty of New Zealand’s walks. This enhanced walkway not only provides improved shade and shelter for pedestrians but also accommodates ongoing construction for the new integrated terminal development.

Every week, an estimated 24,000 travelers traverse the 950-meter walkway between the international and domestic terminals. The new route features panoramic photos of 36 DOC tracks, including multi-day and single-day walks such as the Abel Tasman, Paparoa Track, Rangitoto Summit Track, and the Kauaeranga Kauri Trail. Lesser-known tracks like Goat Island Walkway and Maunganui Bluff Track are also showcased.

Chloe Surridge, Chief Operations Officer at Auckland Airport, expressed excitement about the project, stating, “As New Zealand’s gateway airport, where 75% of international visitors first arrive, we’re delighted to shine a spotlight on our country’s stunning landscape and all the amazing places people can choose to visit. Our green line walkway is a well-known feature, and this collaboration with DOC allows us to give travelers a taste of New Zealand’s unique outdoor experiences.”

Sia Aston, DOC Deputy Director-General Public Affairs, added, “When Auckland Airport approached us about this project, we jumped at the chance to showcase some of New Zealand’s most stunning natural landscapes. We hope visitors will be inspired to explore these beautiful options in person.”

The new walkway is approximately 150 meters longer than the previous one, adding an extra two to four minutes of walking time. Nearly three-quarters of the route is now undercover, providing additional protection from the elements. The walkway features new rest areas, pōhutukawa trees, and passes through 15 containers and part of the Transport Hub building.

As construction for the new integrated terminal progresses, Auckland Airport remains focused on ensuring traveler safety and smooth operations. The green line walkway has been rerouted to navigate around construction zones, with barriers and assistance provided at pedestrian road crossings between 5 am and 11 pm.

For those who prefer not to walk, a free terminal transfer bus service operates every 15 minutes between the domestic and international terminals, running from 5 am to 11 pm.

The integrated terminal, set to open in 2028/2029, will eventually eliminate the need for walking between terminals for international and domestic jet flights, marking a significant upgrade in traveler convenience and airport infrastructure.

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Auckland Airport and DOC have worked with five photographers, who are each credited on their own images throughout the green line walkway.

This includes:

  • Jeremy Beckers
  • Katabatic Creative
  • Meghan Maloney
  • Rachel Stewart
  • Rob Suisted

For more information on the DOC walks, please visit

For more information on the new green line and its route, please visit: Travel between terminals | Auckland Airport

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Source: Auckland Airport