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Ashburton Airport

​​​About the Airport

Ashburton Airport occupies over 99 hectares of land located on the outskirts of Ashburton, 5.5km from the town centre. Ashburton District Council owns the airport and leases sites for hangars and airport activities.  Facilities consist of four unsealed runways, one of which has lighting to enable night flying. Onsite fueling is available.

For aeronautical information of the site visit AIP New Zealand

For any airport enquiries please contact

Landing Fees

All aircraft landing at the Ashburton Airport are required to pay a landing fee.

Payment for all Landing Fees and Touch and Go’s must be completed via bank transfer and paid by the 1st day of the month following when the movement occurred. Failure to make payment for any landing will result in additional charges (Failure to pay landing fee) as set by Councils 2023/2024 Fees and Charges.

Landing Fees - Please note that the landing fees are for the period 01 July 2023 to 30 June 2024

  • Maximum take-off weight, under 600kg Casual Fee per landing - $9.00
  • Maximum take-off weight, 600kg- 1499kg or Helicopter Casual Fee per landing - $12.00
  • Maximum take-off weight, over 1500kg Casual Fee per landing - $16.00
  • Touch and Go Movements Casual Fee per movement - $3.00
  • Failure to pay landing fee
    • 1st Offence - $40.00
    • 2nd Offence - $100.00

Please note: The landing fees above do not apply to commercial operators. Casual landing fees or annual landing fees for commercial operators must be agreed directly with Council’s Property Manager

Please contact for any enquiries about Landing Fees.

Ashburton District Council Bank  Account Details

Account: 03-1592-0521970-00

Particulars: Aircraft ID/Tail Number (12 Characters max)

Code: 10149

Reference: Landing Fees

For any enquiries about a ground lease (for a hangar site) at the Airport, please contact Customer Services on 03 307 7700​ or email

Ashburton Aviation Museum is based at the Ashburton Airport and is home to some of New Zealand's most unique aircraft, including the GR3 Harrier VTOL Jetfighter, 1933 Porterfield, B2 Canberra Bomber cockpit and the 1942 German Veihe Glider and the Skyhawk.

The Museum is open daily, please visit the Ashburton Aviation Museum website for hours and visitor information.

We’re working on a plan that will guide the development at the airport over the next 30 years. If you’re interested in the future of the Ashburton Airport, we encourage you to learn more about this exciting project and how you can be involved.

Learn more