Pukaki Airport

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 284 km from Christchurch.

Pukaki Airport
Pukaki Airport in 2014
Airport typePublic
OperatorPukaki Airport Authority
LocationTwizel, New Zealand
Elevation AMSL1,575 ft / 480 m
Coordinates44°14′13″S 170°7′8″E
Direction Length Surface
ft m
33/15 3,550 1,082 asphalt
07/25 1,804 550 grass

The airport contains a fully automated Met Service weather station, eight hangars, and a fuel supplies.

Resident operators offer charter and scenic flights from the aerodrome.

A record low temperature 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 2009 zombie movie Last of the Living.[citation needed]

See also


  1. "Temperatures returning to normal for most". Met Service. 25 June 2015.