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Our district is at the Orange setting of the new traffic light system (COVID-19 Protection Framework). Council offices and facilities are open. Please wear face coverings when visiting our facilities.

Matamata Aerodrome

The Matamata Aerodrome camping facilities are currently closed to the public until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. Aviation/Aerodrome bookings will continue as normal. 

Matamata Aerodrome is an small regional airport that is situated on Matamata Piako District council owned property.  It is adjacent to Waharoa township – just outside of Matamata. It’s central location makes it easily accessible from Tauranga, Hamilton, Rotorua and Auckland.

A variety of user groups operate from the Aerodrome including;

Matamata Aerodrome

Address: State Highway 27 Waharoa
Phone:  07 884 0060


Waharoa (Matamata) Aerodrome management plan review

We have started reviewing the management plan for the Waharoa (Matamata) Aerodrome. 

The suggestion phase of the review has now closed. Twenty-three suggestions have been recieved and are helping us form the Draft Waharoa (Matamata) Aerodrome Management Plan. If you would like to recieve updates on the review please contact Jenni Cochrane, Communications Manager on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be put on the mailing list. To read the most up-to-date information sheet click on the link: 

Waharoa (Matamata) Aerodrome Reserve Management Plan Review 2019 - Factsheet

If you want to know more about the Aerodrome? Check out the current Matamata Aerodrome Reserve Management Plan (pdf, 925kb)


Safety Management

A Safety Management System was developed and implemented in April 2019. The SMS manual and Safety Plan is available to download below.

NZMA Safety Management System Manual and Safety Plan version 1.0 (PDF, 804KB)


Memorandum of Understanding

View the Memorandum of Understanding