Whangarei District Airport







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Welcome to Whangarei Airport
Your Gateway
to Northland

Situated at Handforth Street, Onerahi, Whangarei Airport is an easy 10 minute drive from the centre of New Zealand’s Northernmost city. The location is within the pleasant harbour side suburb of Onerahi which means that local shops and accommodation are even closer at hand.

This Airport website aims to provide information, which is both current and interesting, to a wide range of potential users including:

  • Passengers

  • The General Public

  • Airport Operators; such as:

  • Aviation users/tenants

  • Car Rental

  • Bus and Taxi services

  • Pilots

  • Parking of cars.

The site will also look to provide information about the immediate Whangarei District, and beyond, in order to assist visitors with travel plans including:

  • Places To Stay

  • Places to Eat

  • Activities/ Local attractions

  • Local Events




Situated in Hangar 10 at Onerahi Airport is the Whangarei Flying Club.

The Club was inaugurated as the Northern Recreational Flying Club in March 2001 and expanded and strengthened in 2012 when the Northland Districts Aero Club, which was closing down its operation, invested its funds in the Club and the name was changed to the Whangarei Flying Club.

Having gone through some difficult times the Club now boasts 150 members, of which, a good number are active flyers. The pilots range from new students to pilots with thousands of hours – ages range from 14 to mid-nineties with many pilots aged from 60 upwards – age is no barrier.

The Club Patron, June Billings, is in her nineties and is still an active pilot of some skill. She is a Committee member of long-standing and is a most generous benefactor to the club.

A dedicated and forward-looking Committee has managed the Club into a position of strength over the last few years. The flying rates are by far the cheapest around, a fact which has attracted several student pilots from the Auckland city area who each come up for a day at a time, spending these days flying and taking exams.

Six volunteer instructors handle the training from an initiation flight to the gaining of passenger ratings, type ratings and license renewals. Subjects studied cover Aircraft Technical Knowledge, Meteorology, Navigation, Aviation Law and Radio Procedures.... READ MORE

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We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Whangarei Airport terminal
and be a part of keeping you safe and making your journey the best it can be.