Flights to Great Lake Taupo

Air New Zealand and Sounds Air operate flights to and from the Taupo Airport, situated just eight kilometres from the Taupo town centre. With hardly any traffic from the airport to town, you’ll be at your destination in a jiffy!

Sounds Air operates the Taupo - Wellington route

Flights to Taupo

Auckland to Taupo

Air New Zealand operates daily flights between Auckland and Taupo using a 19 seater Beech 1900D and a 50 seater Q300 aircraft.

For more information about scheduled flights to the Taupo Airport, go to Air New Zealand's website

Wellington to Taupo

Marlborough-based air operator Sounds Air, provide at least three return flights on each weekday and two return flights on Saturdays and Sundays.

The 45-minute flights operates on a nine-seater Pilatus PC12 – a single-engine, turboprop plane widely used in Australia and the United States and manufactured in Switzerland. Seats are offered at a fixed price of $219 per flight regardless of when booked. Concessions for 10 flights at $209 per seat are also available.

Book your flights online at or phone 0800 505 005.


Private Charters

You can also fly to Taupo Airport via private chartered flights, jets and helicopters. Taupo Airport services Global Expresses, to light twin engine aircraft. Please check out Inflite Charters for private charters.



Taupo Airport has a public car park adjacent to the terminal building. All parking is free of charge. While secure parking is not currently available, security gates on Anzac Drive are closed at night.


Transport Shuttle

A shuttle service meets each scheduled flight and operates a door to door service. Taupo Airport's comfortable, spacious shuttles seat up to 9 occupants.

Airport Shuttle: phone 0800 654 875



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 6.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday and 7.00am to 12.00pm Saturdays. To contact the Tarmac cafe please phone (07) 378 2967, or email


With approximately 35,000 aircraft landings and take-offs each year the Airport is the springboard for the largest commercial Tandem Skydive drop zone in the world and offers a range of scenic flights by helicopters, floatplanes and light aircraft.

Taupo Airport can be contacted at +64 7 378 7771 or

Book your flight to Taupo with Air New Zealand below. 


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