Where can I fly unmanned aircraft and drones?
Use the table below to find out where you can fly in Council-managed spaces.
Where you can fly
|All parks and reserves (includes Hamilton Lake, Taitua Arboretum and Council-owned gullies)||Noting that flying within 100m of a children's playground within a park is banned at all times.||
|Car parks (Council-owned)||Flying over only|
|Council-owned or operated buildings||Flying over only|
|All public roads including Worley Place shared zone||
Assessment-based requests for activity:
|Cemeteries||Special requests can be considered on a case-by-case basis for activities such as mapping etc.|
|Hamilton Gardens||You will need written permission from the control tower at Hamilton Airport. This must be provided to Hamilton Gardens staff before approval will be given.
Assessment will be based on whether the request is for:
|Hamilton Zoo||Special requests can be considered on a case-by-case basis for controlled filming over specific areas for activities such as mapping.|
|Pedestrian malls (Garden Place and Commerce Street), Civic Square||Assessment will be based on where activity is linked to an event.|
|Pools and surrounding play areas||If the venue is booked out for an event a request could be considered.|
|Treatment plants, water reservoirs||Special requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.|
|FMG Stadium Waikato, Seddon Park, Claudelands, The Grandstand, Founders Theatre||
|Fire ban period||All such activity is banned during a fire ban|
|Car parks||Taking off and landing in car parks|
|Children's playground||Flying within 100m of a children's playground within a park is banned at all times.|
|Council-owned or operated buildings||Take off and landing banned|