Information about the use of Drones in Arthur’s Pass National Park

We’ve had a few guests making bookings and asking about where they can use a drone.  Here is some recent information and a link for further ino https://www.flyyourdrone.nz/

Can I operate over Department of Conservation land, such as parks, walking tracks or lakes? What about council land?

Part of flying a drone responsibly means you must have permission from landowners before you fly over their property – that includes conservation and council land. See the property owner consent information page at www.airshare.co.nz for the details of DoC and New Zealand councils’ consent processes.

All drone pilots must have a concession (a permit) from the Department of Conservation (DoC) to fly a drone of any size on public conservation land. Also see the section CAR 101.207(a)(1) in the advisory circular AC101-1 for guidance around getting property owners’ consent.