Taupo Airport

Taupo Airport is a small airport 8km to the south of Taupo township on the eastern shores of Lake Taupo, New Zealand.

Scheduled flights are operated by Eagle Airways, a division of Air New Zealand, using Raytheon Beechcraft 1900D aircraft. Due to its close proximity to world renowned trout fishing, golf, hunting, skiing and luxury resorts Taupo Airport is becoming an increasingly popular destination for private jets. A number of small charter and training operations are also based here along with maintenance providers and a large search and rescue facility. In addition there are three commercial tandem skydiving operators making Taupo Airport the busiest drop zone in New Zealand.

Airlines and Destinations

Operational information

  • Airfield elevation is 1335ft AMSL
  • Runway 17/35, 1386 x 30 meters sealed
  • Runway 11/29, 731 x 60 meters grass
  • Runway lighting available
  • Pavement Strength PCN 26 is advisory only
  • Circuit: RWY 11/17 - right hand RWY 29/35 - left hand
    • Circuit Height: 2300ft AMSL
  • RWY 11 is not available for takeoff
  • Grass parallel to Rwy 17/35 closed take-off and landing

Taupo Airport is located within a Mandatory Broadcast Zone (MBZ) in uncontrolled (G) airspace with type C airspace starting at 6500ft AMSL and controlled by Christchurch Control. Taupo Airport is the second busiest non-towered airport in New Zealand.


  • Air Charter Taupo
  • Clark & Jolly Helicopters
  • Farmers Air
  • Freefall Skydiving
  • Harvey Helicopters
  • Helicopter Services (BOP)
  • Heli Harvest
  • Helispecs
  • Philips Search and Rescue Trust
  • Rotor and Wing Maintenance
  • Taupo Air Services
  • Taupo Tandem Skydiving
  • Skydive Taupo
  • Super Air
  • Volcanic Aeroplane Adventures

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