Arriving in the middle of the night with 2 kids. The transfer costs seem outrageous for the 4km drive. Are taxis easy to find? Any tips appreciated.
OK, just back. Here's what we did:
Arrived at 2am, lots of taxis out the front of the airport and easy to get one. The trip was about 5km and cost $30NZD which I was a bit surprised about as I had read that taxis were quite reasonable/cheap. Too tired to argue though ;-)
Two days later, transferred to another hotel 5kms away and this taxi cost $39 NZD. Turns out taxi's really do cost that much.
Hired a small car for the next 5 days at $45NZD/day... much better value! And on the last day our accom organised us a transfer to the airport (about 14kms in total) - nice mini bus, got a shell necklace from the super friendly driver and it cost $15 per adult, $10/kid with our 2 year old, free. If anyone else is reading this, the transfers turned out to be about the same in terms of money, but a predictable cost and I'd recommend them. about 8 years ago