Great Barrier Aerodrome

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Great Barrier Aerodrome
Aircraft Great Barrier Island Aerodrome.jpg
Aircraft at the aerodrome


GBZ is located in New Zealand Auckland
Location of the Great Barrier Aerodrome
Airport type Public
Operator Auckland Council
Location Great Barrier Island
Elevation AMSL 21 ft / 6 m
Coordinates 36°14′29″S 175°28′19″E / 36.24139°S 175.47194°E / -36.24139; 175.47194Coordinates: 36°14′29″S 175°28′19″E / 36.24139°S 175.47194°E / -36.24139; 175.47194
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 2,034 620 Grass
10/28 3,116 950 Bitumen/Grass
Great Barrier Airfield from the northeast.

Great Barrier Aerodrome (IATA: GBZICAO: NZGB) is the major airfield of the three on Great Barrier Island. It is a small, uncontrolled aerodrome 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) north-east of Claris on Great Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf off the North Island of New Zealand. Fuel is not available.

The town of Claris is a short walk to the north east, and there are rental car and bicycle hire services available at the airport. Landing fees were previously payable at Council offices, but are now billed direct to aircraft operators.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Great Barrier Airlines Auckland, North Shore, Okiwi, Tauranga, Whangarei, Whitianga[1]
Fly My Sky Auckland, Okiwi
Sunair Ardmore [2] Tauranga, Whitianga

Operational information[edit]

  • Bitumen runway strength: ESWL 2100
  • Grass runway strength: ESWL 1230
    • AGA
  • NDB 274 GB
    • Lighting
  • Emergency PAL strobe approach lighting Runway 28. Transmit 5 pulses on frequency 119.1
    • FAL
  • Passenger
  • Card-operated public telephone
  • Fire extinguisher in information kiosk
  • First Aid kid adjacent to terminal

The aerodrome is operated by Auckland Council, Great Barrier Island Service Centre, +64 9 429 0258

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