Ashburton Airport

​​​About the Airport

Ashburton Airport occupies over 100 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 is lit to enable night flying. Installation of the lights was undertaken by the Mid Canterbury Aero Club. Onsite fuelling is available from BP services.

For aeronautical information of the site visit AIP New Zealand

Site Leases

Hangar sites are available for lease for ground rental only. For any enquiries to lease Hangar Site(s) please contact Customer Services on 03 307 7700​.​

Ashburton Aviation Museum

The airport boasts an outstanding Aviation Museum which 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 Ashburton Aviation Museum is open daily 1pm – 3pm with extended hours on Wednesday and Saturday 9am – 3pm. Cost of entry is $10.00 with children under 12 years of age free. To arrange to visit the museum outside of these hours please phone (03) 308 6408.​

Southern DC3 ZK-Amy Aircraft

Ashburton Airport is home of the Southern DC3 (ZK-AMY) aircraft.

The DC3 is a legend around the world and nowhere more than in NZ. Since its first flight in 1935 the DC3 has been renowned for its reliability, safety and style.

ZK-AMY began her life flying for the US Air Force in 1944. She flew Australia from top to bottom between 1947–1994 and most recently flew with Pionair and Vincent Aviation.

With just 18,000 hours logged, she is the youngest airworthy DC3 in the Southern Hemisphere.

ZK-AMY is operated by a charitable trust as a ch​​arter plane for specialty trips and events. When the plane is retired from service it will join the collection at the Ashburton Aviation Museum.

Page reviewed: 29 May 2018 2:27pm