Takaka Airport

The Takaka Aerodrome, or Takaka Airport, serves the small town of Takaka in the South Island of New Zealand. It is located in the northwest of the town, on State Highway 60. The aerodrome was established in 1940 and is owned by Tasman District Council. It is managed by the Takaka Aerodrome Management Committee. The two runways of Takaka Aerodrome are designated 11/29 and 18/36. Runway 11/29 has a gravel road and measures a length of 1,982 ft (604 m). Runway 18/36 has a length of 2,730 ft (832 m) and is paved.

Takaka Aerodrome serves as a hub for Godlen Bay Air. The airline operates year-round scheduled flights between Takaka and Wellington. The 50-minute flight involves impressive views of the Wellington city and coastline, Marlborough Sounds, and the golden sands of Abel Tasman National Park. There are also flights to Karamea Airport, and charter flights to Nelson Airport. In addition, Adventure Flights Golden Bay also offers charter flights to Karamea and Nelson.

Takaka is the largest (but still small) town at the southeastern end of Golden Bay, situated on the lower reaches of the Takaka River. Between 1853 to 1876, it was administrated as part of the Nelson Province. The main industries in Golden Bay are agriculture and tourism. The area of Takaka is known for being mineral-rich, as iron ore, copper, gold, silver, and asbestos can all be found locally (just not all in commercially viable amounts). The surrounding area also features interesting cave systems, and a large Fonterra dairy factory in the township itself. In addition, Takaka is known for Te Waikoropupu Springs. Also known as Pupu Springs, it holds the world record for fresh water clarity.

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Rental cars are available to and from the airport.

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 Location Details

Longitude:172° 48' 0'' E
Latitude:40° 51' 0'' S
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