Welcome to NZKE

Welcome to Waiheke, Auckland’s Island Airfield


Waiheke Island Aerodrome (NZKE) is the only functional airfield on Waiheke island. The airfield is situated on a ridge approximately halfway between Onetangi and Woodside Bay, and 2 NM east of Ostend. The 630m grass runway is aligned 17/35. Privately owned and run, prior permission to land is required from the Operator. The NZ CAA AIP page is available here for specific field operational information.

The aerodrome is used primarily for residents and visitors of Waiheke Island, with parachute jumping also available. The airfield is also used for medevac from Waiheke Island to Auckland hospitals. Pilot training flights (circuits) are not encouraged. The grass runway is positioned on the top of the ridge line, with a Northerly landing direction. As the area features significant changes in topography, there is the possibility of tricky crosswinds, sometimes coming from both sides of the runway at the same time.

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This along with the local noise sensitivity, is part of the reason that prior permission to land is required before planning of any trip to the airfield. The airfield is also the only licenced landing site for helicopters on Waiheke Island, although there are some other private landing sites.

Operational information:

Contact: Jolon Marshall, Tel: 0274 777 339

Landing fees:

Private fixed wing and helicopter operations: $25.00

Commercial fixed wing and helicopter operations: $45.00

Parking (includes all landing fees):

Overnight: $50.00 includes all landing fees.

Weekly: $100.00 includes all landing fees.

All commercial and training organisations must contact the airfield operator and register before carrying out any operations.

Waiheke Island Aerodrome coordinates: 36°48′30″S, 175°05′07″E