Motueka Aerodrome

Motueka Aerodrome (IATA: MZP, ICAO: NZMK) is the airport serving Motueka, New Zealand and is owned and managed by Tasman District Council.

Motueka Aerodrome
Motueka Aerodrome
Airport typePublic
OwnerTasman District Council
OperatorTasman District Council
Elevation AMSL38 ft / 12 m
Coordinates41°7′24″S 172°59′38″E
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 2,391 729 Asphalt

The current runway is 729 metres long and 11 metres wide with an asphalt surface. This is an adequate length to operate Piper Navajo aircraft. The aerodrome has no control tower but hangars and refuelling facilities are available.

The following companies operate from Motueka Aerodrome:

  • Blue Sky Microlight
  • Motueka Aero Club
  • Nelson Aviation College
  • Skydive Abel Tasman
  • Nelson Tasman Air

The runway at Motueka Aerdrome is often used by the Nelson Drag Racing Association for drag racing events.[2] In 1984, Motueka Air started scheduled passenger flights from Motueka to Wellington, New Zealand using a Piper Aztec aircraft. Within a couple of years the Motueka Air network had grown to include Nelson, Wellington and Palmerston North using additional Piper Chieftains. In 1988, Motueka Air was renamed Air Nelson and relocated to Nelson Airport.[3]

Airlines and destinations

Golden Bay Air Karamea


  1. "Motueka Aerodrome » Tasman District Council". Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  2. "History". Nelson Drag Racing Association. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  3. "Company Facts - About Us - Air Nelson - Air Nelson Site". Air Nelson. Retrieved 19 September 2015.