There is one thing unique about the Queenstown Koru Lounge. Can you guess what it is? This is the only Koru lounge in the country that services both domestic and international travelers departing Queenstown airport and hence why this lounge is always manned.
Even though the lounge is manned, you are still required to scan your boarding pass that informs the staff member who is in the lounge, in case they need to contact you for some reason.
As you enter the lounge, a small self service food area is located straight ahead as you enter the lounge offering a selection of snacks that include cheese, sweet slices, fresh fruit, and soup.
A fridge containing wines, beers and soft drinks are on offer also and during certain times of the day, spirits such as vodka etc…. are offered.
All the seating and business centre is located to the right, offering a variety of seating is available from high tables with stools to couches that are generally grouped into fours.
Small selection of magazines and newspapers are on offer in which you can help yourself to.
Toilets are located outside of the lounge, directly to the right.
Boarding calls are made in the lounge for AirNZ operated and codeshared flights.
Amenities: Free Wifi, Business Centre (includes computers, fax, scanner, printer), newspapers,
Hours: 1 hr before the first domestic departure until the departure of the last flight
Location: Upstairs between Patagonia Chocolates and the Rental Cars. The lounge is accessible via stairs or an elevator. Most people opt for the stairs, as it is faster
Verdict: Ample of natural light flowing into the lounge. seating is nicely spread out without feeling cramped. Only busy when flights are departing, otherwise the lounge is empty. Small selection of snacks and beverages. Good lounge to relax in before your flight and definitely good to grab a much deserved drink.