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West Auckland Airport, 76 Green Rd, Parakai, West Auckland. Road Map.. Ph 09 420.8010



West Auckland Airport Parakai is available for General Aviation, drop-in visitors welcome. Radio 123.5 in MBZ.  Due to frequent skydiving, please join downwind, base or final (not overhead).  Visitor parking by the hangars down taxiway


Whangarei Airport is a popular place to visit on a short flight from West Auckland.  AIP listed as NZWR. 53 nm north of West Auckland at S35 46' E174 22'.  If stopping at the cafe in the terminal building, go through the airside fence by way of the GA gate 100m or so to the West of the terminal (so you will be able to get back to the airside).   Fuel available on BP fuelcard. Whangarei Airport is further up the harbour than first time visitors expect... look for the Portland Cement works at the far western end of the harbour, an aircraft at that point is on early right base for runway 06. Whangarei is a popular cross country destination and lunch stop for West Auckland flyers and is the home of the Whangarei Flying Club (WRF). Websites: WRF, Whangarei Airport

NZWR from the NE. Limestone island at the top left. WFC hangar #10 and clubrooms circled.


  • West Auckland Airport Parakai: Facilities & Services. Visitor facilities with tea / coffee / cold drinks / toilets in Pilot Lounge.   Icecreams and more cold drinks are often available at the skydiving base across the road.  

    Courtesy car for aviators by arrangement (35 mins to Auckland CBD, 30 mins to Albany, 25 mins to  Silverdale), and Studio apartment on airport can be booked for overnight stays.

    Aircraft Engineering, Aerobatics, Skydiving, Introductory flights and Flight Training for PPL/CPL, Microlights and Gyrocopters. Aircraft parking, Hangarage, Hangar building sites.

    Phone first 09 420 8010 if you will need fuel, as sometimes we're all off flying. Commercial opportunities exist for new operators at West Auckland.


    Tekapo Airport: From a recent trip to the South Island.    Tekapo is in the Mckenzie basin, which also has Mt Cook, Pukaki, and Omarama Airports.


    Tekapo Airport


    Tekapo Airport




    Coming Events:


    Sunday 30th September:   Matamata Fly-in BBQ:   Details in poster below...




    Weekend, 12th - 14th October:   Tiger Moth Spring Fly-in, Taumaranui. Annual return to the Tumaranui Club's roots... Contact Graeme Wood 027 293 2318  or


    Weekend, 2nd to 4th November:  Black Sands fly-in at Raglan, NZRA.   Annual fly-in organised by SAA, and always a very well attended event with often more than 100 aircraft on the ground at once.  Fly-around, food, socialising, and beach landings depending on conditions.  Contact Bruce Cooke, 021 112 2364.     web




    New Yera's Day, 1st January 2019:  Lower North Island new year's day fly in.  Airfield t.b.a.   Always the first aviation event of the year (anywhere) because of NZ's summer time being 13h ahead of UTC.    Aircraft fly in from all round the lower half of the North island, with usually some from Auckland, and the South island.  A good chance to see some different aircraft.   Moves around the local airfields... sometimes at Athbey Farm.


    Weekend, 26th to 28th January 2019:  Autogyro Assn fly-in at Dannevirke.  Annual get together for gyros, with fixed wing also welcome.   Flyout to Athbey Farm, socialising, AGM, lunches and more.   For details see


    Northland Aviators Club Events for the Coming Year.   At the recent committee meeting discussion was held about the programme of flying events for the coming year, and the following is a draft programme.  The Poker Run – to be organized by Paul Hopper, time to be advised  Christmas Flyin at Kaipara Flats – to be organized by Tim Harrison/Keith Morris  Whananaki Flyin – to be organized by Martin Farrand, 30 December  Mata Flyin – to be organized by Brian Millett – in February  Mangawhai Flyin – to be organized by Steve Williams  Kaikohe/Cape Reinga/Beach Landing/Dargaville – to be organized by Willie Morton  Waiheke Flyaway – to be organized by Trevor Dance, to be held mid-week  Possible flyaway to Whitianga (every Wednesday afternoon).


    DARGAVILLE: Every Saturday. Fly in for lunch. Famous throught the north for it's lamb on a spit, and usually draws a good crowd of hungry aviators. Clubhouse Ph 09 439 8024. Click here for airfield details.

    COROMANDEL: Lunch 2nd Sunday of each month from 12:30. Clubhouse Ph 07 866 2055. Click here for airfield details.

    WHANGAREI: Last Saturday of each month at hangar 10, the Western end of the row of hangars.  Whangarei Flying Club meeting at 10:30 with lunch to follow.  Clubhouse phone 09 436 4053.  Click here for airfield details.



    Tower and Engineering

     West Auckland Airport Parakai, from the NE on mid right base for 25. Click for larger photo


     West Auckland Airport Parakai, from the SW (non traffic side).  Click for larger photo

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