In public spaces
You can fly your drone or UAV in most parks and public spaces around Auckland without a permit.
Before you fly your drone in public spaces, check the map showing controlled airspace on the
Where you can't fly your drone
For more information about UAV use in Auckland parks, contact us on 09 301 0101.
On private property
If you want to fly over privately owned property, you need the property owner's permission.
The Civil Aviation Authority designates controlled airspace on some parts of Auckland. In these areas you can only fly UAVs below the height of a nearby tree or structure, no further than 100m away.
See a map showing controlled airspace on the
In uncontrolled airspace, you can only fly UAVs up to a height of 120m.
In conservation areas
To fly over conservation lands and waters, you need a concession or authorisation from the
Department of Conservation.
Over the road
For guidelines on flying a drone over the road, see the
Auckland Transport website.