New Zealand Tips

From Lake Tekapo to Mount Cook, the New Zealand has countless amazing locations for shooting aerial photos and videos.

To help you fly your drone safely and responsibly, we've listed some important drone flight regulations and battery transportation policies below.


Fly Below the CAA’s Altitude Limit (120 m/400 ft)

Always Fly Within Line of Sight

Stay 4 km Away from Aerodromes

Check the Local Aviation Authority's Website

Don’t Fly Over People Without Permission

Don’t Fly at Night

  • Do not fly near emergencies such as a car crashes, police operations, fires, and rescue operations.
  • Do not fly drones within 30 meters of people.
  • Fly only one drone at a time.
  • Do not record or photograph people without their consent.
  • Do not fly above festivals, stadiums, populated beaches, parks, busy roads, or footpaths.
  • If you are considering flying FPV, please check Civil Aviation Safety Authority regulations here