Taupo Airport is a vital part of the Taupo experience. Taupo Airport is a fresh and vibrant part of the local community, both as the point of arrival and departure, or as the launch-pad for the many activities the region offers.

Proving big is not necessarily better, Taupo Airport with a small management team and a four person governance board, provides efficient and safe air transport support for visitors, as well as local residents and businesses.

Taupo Airport is certificated under Civil Aviation rules Part 139 and operates just like its larger cousins hosting regular services, charter and private aircraft 365 days a year, weather permitting.

With Taupo District Council and the Government as shareholders Taupo Airport supports the local economy and people of the area. For details of the management and governance structure, please contact us.

The future is bright as demand has driven improvement in terminal car parking and increasing opportunities for businesses at the aerodrome.


Located in the airport terminal, the airport-cafe has a variety of food & beverage choices to temp your taste buds. Enjoy excellent viewing of aircraft departing & arriving.

The Tarmac cafe can cater from individuals to large groups with scrumptious food, drinks and friendly service.

The cafe is open 7.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 7.00am to 12.30pm Saturdays. To contact the Tarmac cafe please phone (07) 378 2967, or email alanann.lanham@xtra.co.nz