Waiheke Island Aerodrome
|Waiheke Island Aerodrome|
|Operator||Flight Hauraki Ltd, Heliscene|
|Elevation AMSL||445 ft / 137 m|
Waiheke Island Aerodrome is situated on the top of a ridge line south of Onetangi Bay and is the only airport on Waiheke Island. Privately owned and run, prior permission to land is required. The airport is used primarily for residents of and visitors to Waiheke Island where Flight Hauraki is the only Island-based operator. The airfield is also used for medevac from Waiheke Island to Auckland hospitals.
The grass runway is positioned on the top of the ridge line, with the northerly landing direction preferred due to the uphill slope. 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. 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 licensed landing site for helicopters on Waiheke Island, although there are some other private landing sites but with capped monthly landing counts.
Airlines and destinations
|Flight Hauraki||Ardmore, Claris, Okiwi|
- NZAIP Volume 4 AD
- New Zealand AIP page for NZKE airfield (PDF)
- "Island Hopper Service". Flight Hauraki. Retrieved 24 June 2015.