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Taupo Airport

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Airport type  Public
Elevation AMSL  1,335 ft / 407 m
Code  TUO
Phone  +64 7-378 7771
Location  Taupo
17/35  4,547
Elevation  407 m
Taupo Airport
Operator  Taupo Airport Authority
Address  Anzac Memorial Dr, Wharewaka, Taupo 3378, New Zealand

Approach to runway 35 taupo airport

Taupo Airport (Māori: Te Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō, (IATA: TUO, ICAO: NZAP)) is a small airport 8 km (5.0 mi) to the south of Taupo township on the eastern shores of Lake Taupo, New Zealand.


Scheduled flights are operated by Air New Zealand Link, using Bombardier DHC-8-Q300 from Auckland, Sounds Air also operate from Wellington using Pilatus PC-12. Due to its close proximity to world-renowned trout fishing, golf, hunting, skiing and luxury resorts, the 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 two commercial tandem skydiving operators making Taupo Airport the busiest drop zone in New Zealand.

Taupo airport webcam saturday 14th may 2011

Operational information

  • Airfield elevation 1335 ft AMSL
  • Runway 17/35, 1386 x 30 metres sealed
  • Runway 11/29, 731 x 60 metres grass
  • Runway lighting available
  • Pavement strength PCN 26 is advisory only
  • Traffic circuit: RWY 11/17 — right hand RWY 29/35 — left hand
  • Circuit height: 2300 ft 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 6500 ft AMSL and controlled by Christchurch Control. Taupo Airport is the second-busiest non-towered airport in New Zealand.


  • Inflite
  • Helicopter Services (BOP) Ltd [1]
  • Heli Maintenance (BOP) Ltd [2]
  • Lakeview Helicopters
  • Philips Search and Rescue Trust [3]
  • Rotor and Wing Maintenance
  • Taupo Tandem Skydiving [4]
  • Skydive Taupo [5]
  • Super Air [6]
  • References

    Taupo Airport Wikipedia

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