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Mountains to Mudpools

The mountains and the mudpools are two of New Zealand's great natural features. This week's SNO takes us on a journey between the nation's two most popular tourist centres, Queenstown (NZQN) and Rotorua (NZRO).

Flight time will vary depending on aircraft type. As a guide a B737 would take just over an hour and a high performance turboprop would take around 2 hours.

These routes are typically suited to B737 aircraft and turboprops but if you have another aircraft you want to bring, feel free to bring it along.

Late-comers/shorter alternative: Late-comers or people looking for a shorter flight should consider flying between Wellington and Rotorua.

Flight Routes

Queenstown to Rotorua

  • QNRO3 -QN Q787 NS H438 TM H247 RO

Rotorua to Queenstown

  • ROQN2 - RO H247 TM H438 NS Q787 BELEE Y496 UPNIX Y266 QN

Note: In most scenery the QN (Queenstown) VOR is named SH (Slope Hill) but it is the same frequency and location.



 CallsignRadio NameFrequencyFreq
CTRNZCH-B_CTRBay Approach119.500
 NZCH-S_CTRChristchurch Control129.300
TWRNZQN_TWRQueenstown Tower118.100
 NZRO_TWRRotorua Tower121.200