BNE: Brisbane Air New Zealand Koru Club Lounge

 

Air New Zealand Koru Club Lounge Brisbane
Brisbane Air New Zealand Koru Club Lounge
Air New Zealand's Brisbane International lounge is located through a rather anonymous looking door at the bottom of the escalators for the Qantas Club. Press the button here, and once the person on the desk on the other side has sized you up on CCTV, you'll be allowed in and asked to show your credentials.

If you are trying to get in with a flight on another Star Alliance airline, you may have to work hard to convince the lounge dragon that you are actually permitted in. There is a significant reason for doing this - the Koru Club is much brighter and airyer than the dark Singapore lounge. Alas, the windows don't face anywhere you can see the planes.

The Air New Zealand Koru Club Lounge Brisbane is actually a pretty decent lounge, if rather small and tired. It is in effect one long box, with a decentish view of the car park.

Air New Zealand Koru Club Lounge Brisbane
Brisbane Air New Zealand Koru Club Lounge

There is some pretty decent coffee too. On the two wooden pods in the middle of the room there is a latte machine, along with two boiling pots of coffee. Above these are some very basic Ikea mugs

Food

The food offerings are poor in the morning in the Air New Zealand Koru Club Lounge Brisbane, with just a few biscuits (although they are amazing) but much more impressive in the evening.

There are cold cuts of ham, salads, a variety of breads, and even sushi in the evening, complete with ginger, soy and wasabe and little dessert cakes.

Air New Zealand Koru Club Lounge Brisbane
Brisbane Air New Zealand Koru Club Lounge

Bar

However the bar is on the left hand side, on the wall as you go in. The beer fridge offers an OK seleciton, including DB Export Gold, Steinlager, Crown, VB, and XXXX Gold. There are 11 bottles of free pour spirits, including Jim Beam, Red Label, Baileys, and Bundy Rum.

Bathrooms

In the bathroom there is a shower: ignore the signs in there that seem to suggest there is a cupboard with towels: you actually have to ask at reception.

Business Facilities

Air New Zealand Koru Club Lounge Brisbane
Brisbane Air New Zealand Koru Club Lounge
There are two stands with newspapers. Magazines are on the left of the main door, while the papers are further in on the far stand, although the offerings here are rather poor; with just a few Australians, Courier-Mails and in the afternoon some New Zealand Heralds.

You have to race to get the newspapers quickly, before they all vanish (and many people take them onto flights).

There is also a small business centre in the Air New Zealand Koru Club Lounge Brisbane, at the far end and then turn left through the arch.

Air New Zealand Brisbane Lounge
Air New Zealand Lounge rated: 4 out of 10
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