Richard Pearse Airport

Richard Pearse Airport, also known as Timaru Airport is located on Falvey Road, 12.6km north of Timaru. It is the main airport in South Canterbury, with daily flights between Timaru and Wellington.

The hours of business operate with in/outbound flights.


Richard Pearse Airport
Falvey Road

Flight Details, Bookings and Information

Daily flights are operated by Air New Zealand between Timaru and Wellington.

For passenger inquiries during aircraft arrivals and departures call +64 3 688 2500


Airport terminal facilities include:

  • Toilets
  • Vending machines
  • Baggage claim area

Maps and tourist information is available in the terminal. The airport terminal is smoke-free.

A parking area is located next to the terminal building. Parking is free of charge.

Taxis are available upon request. Contact Timaru taxis on (03) 688 8899.

Rental cars

Rental cars can be hired through contacting local firms:

  • Avis: +64 3 688 6240
  • Hertz: 0800 654 321 or +64 27 441 9015

Aviation Information

Timaru Airport is uncontrolled airspace but a Mandatory Braodcast Zone (MBZ) exists.

Richard Pearse Airport covers a land area of around 205 hectares, comprising one sealed night capable runway (Rwy 02/20) 1,280 metres long and two grass runways suitable for light aircraft. Fuel facilities are available from BP AvGas and Z Energy AvGas/Jet A1 via swipe cards.

Landing fees are payable through an honesty box. Unpaid landing fees are invoiced with a $20 administration fee.

For full and detailed Richard Pearse Airport pilot information, head to the Aeronautical Information Publication New Zealand website -