Media and Filming


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If you have a media enquiry, please contact the Wanaka Airport Communications Executive Naomi Lindsay on +64 3 443 1112 or +64 21 942 502.


Media are very welcome to film at Wanaka Airport and with expansive Central Otago landscapes, stunning mountain backdrop, aviation themed hangars, there’s plenty of great locations – some well-hidden from view.

However because of the nature of our operations, there are processes around security access and filming locations that must be followed.

News media are able to film in the public areas of the airport but we ask that, as a courtesy, you contact Wanaka Airport Operations on +64 3 443 1112 to advise of your visit.

When requesting airfield access, 1 week’s notice is preferred in order to make the appropriate arrangements. Permission must be granted by Queenstown Airport Corporation, acting as the Manager for Wanaka Airport. Crews will be escorted by a staff member at all times.

If you are non-news media and would like to undertake commercial filming or photography, please call us on +64 3 443 1112 to discuss your requirements.

A film permit application will need to be completed and this will be reviewed by our team and signed off as appropriate.