Whangārei Airport


The Whangārei District Airport is located on Handforth Street in the suburb of Onerahi, an easy ten minute drive from the city centre.

It is jointly owned by the Ministry of Transport and Whangarei District Council, and managed by Northland Aviation.


The first hour of parking is free after which charges apply.

Find more on parking charges, and other services on the Whangārei Airport website.

Whangārei Airport Website

We have completed the first of a number of investigations into the future of air transport in the District.

The Whangārei Airport Strategic Study confirms that growing issues related with Civil Aviation rules, runway length, and significant costs for extending the existing runway, mean the current airport has a life-span of only 10 to 15 years. 

For further details on the Airport Strategic Review contact the Infrastructure and Services Manager on 09 430 4200.

We have agreed in principle to support the relocation of the Northland emergency helicopter base to Whangārei District Airport.

Read further details here:

Relocation of Northland Emergency Services Trust