Pukaki Airport

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Pukaki Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Pukaki Airport Authority
Location Twizel, New Zealand
Elevation AMSL 1,575 ft / 480 m
Coordinates 44°14′13″S 170°7′8″E / 44.23694°S 170.11889°E / -44.23694; 170.11889Coordinates: 44°14′13″S 170°7′8″E / 44.23694°S 170.11889°E / -44.23694; 170.11889
Website http://www.airportpukaki.co.nz
Direction Length Surface
ft m
33/15 3,550 1,082 asphalt
07/25 1,804 550 grass

Pukaki Airport (IATA: TWZ, ICAO: NZUK) is a small airport in the Mackenzie District of the South Island of New Zealand. The airport is located about 3 km North from the township of Twizel and is about 284 km from Christchurch.

The airport contains a fully automated Met Service weather station, eight hangars, and a BP petrol system containing 20,000 litres of JetA1 and 15,000 litres of Avgas fuel for planes to refuel with a BP Fuel Card.

Resident operators at Pukaki Airport include Aviation Adventures Ltd (trading as Red Cat Biplane Flights and glacierflights.com), The Helicopter Line and Otago Airspread. Aviation Adventures offers scenic flights in a three-seat open-cockpit Grumman Ag-Cat biplane and a Cessna 172 over the alpine lakes and glaciers of Aoraki Mount Cook and Westland national parks.

Air Safaris, based in Tekapo, operates scenic charter flights from this airport.

A record low was set at Pukaki Airport of -19.8 °C on the morning of 23 June 2015.[1]

The airport was also one of the filming locations of the Zombie movie Last of the Living

View of the Pukaki Airport in 2014

See also


  1. ^ "Temperatures returning to normal for most". Met Service. 25 June 2015.
  • AIP New Zealand (PDF)

External links

  • Official Airport Site

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