It was my first time to be at Auckland International airport, but I was transitting to Wellington as a domestic flight. So I haven’t seen any of Auckland yet. I attended Koru Air New Zealand Domestic lounge , which was pretty large, but very busy compared to other international lounges in Asia region I’ve been to. They do have restrooms and shower rooms. Their shower rooms were pretty small, but better facilities than the domestic U.S. shower rooms. Finding a power outlet can be challenging since they are often used in the lounge, just make sure you stick to your place with a nearby power outlet!
Location and Access for Koru Air New Zealand Lounge (Domestic Flights)
- Auckland Airport, New Zealand: AKL domestic terminal, by gate 29, after security
- Open 45 minutes before the first domestic departure until the departure of the last flight
- Star Alliance Gold Card member and Koru Members
I only stayed there for the day, where they had lunch, mid-day snack and lastly dinner and after-dinner snack. They changed meals in the buffet area by the hours as mentioned in the 1st sentence. There are fresh fruits and beverages to start with, including ginger beer or sour green apple soda and of course, plenty of New Zealand wines and beers to try! I wouldn’t dare touch these margarines or bread or Anzac cookies because they may contain animal fat if you are not 100% sure about the actual ingredients. They don’t have ingredients in the labels. During dinner, there was green tabouli and fresh salad, which I was able to eat. I wish there are more vegan-friendly dishes to try out with ingredients labelled, especially for people with dairy-free, gluten-free or nut-free needs. It would be great if Koru Air New Zealand lounge in Auckland could do that.
Special note: I think the Koru Air New Zealand lounge in Sydney, Australia has dishes with ingredients on labels, which was exceptional.