Taupo District airfields and no-fly zones
- Lake Taupo Aerodrome (includes area above water and 4km buffer from shoreline)
- Taupo Airport
- Taupo Hospital Helipad
- Heli Adventure Helipad
- Centennial Park Aerodrome
- Turangi Aerodrome
Complying with Civil Aviation Authority rules
The CAA rules include restrictions on various conditions of flight; including heights, weights, proximity to airfields and permissions required for flying over private and public property.
If you breach the CAA’s drone rules you are subject to possible fines, criminal prosecution and confiscation of the aircraft. As a drone operator you can still face penalties even if you are unaware you are breaking the rules.
Getting consent from people and property owners
Flying a drone over Taupō District Council landIf you would like to fly a drone over Taupo District Council land, including reserves, you must apply for a permit.
The Civil Aviation Authority is responsible for investigating complaints about the dangerous use of drones.
If a drone flies above your property without permission and you feel your privacy has been breached, you can make a complaint to the Privacy Commissoner.
If a drone presents an immediate danger to public safety, contact the Police.