Multi achievement

New Zealand North Island Bespoke Airport Tour

Official achievement authored by Clorix.

World Update XII - New Zealand is here, and with it comes a few bespoke airports located on New Zealand’s North Island. This tour of the included bespoke airports will see you traveling from Gisborne to Rotorua, and finally to Whangarei.

Gisborne is situated on the eastern coast of the North Island and is home to about 36,000 people. The city is known for its beautiful coastline, sunny climate, and thriving arts scene. It is particularly known for its wine production, with several nearby vineyards and wineries offering tastings and tours to visitors. Just don’t partake in this activity too much as you will soon be flying to Rotorua!

Rotorua is located in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island. Among other things, it is known for its geothermal activity, including mud pools, hot springs, and geysers, one of which can reach heights of up to 100 feet (30 meters)!

Finally you will visit Whangarei, located north-northwest of Auckland. It’s known for its plentiful opportunities to experience the outdoors in various ways, including kayaking, fishing and hiking. The city is surrounded by beautiful forests, mountains and rivers. The airport here is located in the center of a small peninsula, and is surrounded by homes on all sides. This is important to remember as the main runway is only about 3,600 feet in length. You certainly don’t want to overrun it here! On your way here, you may even have a chance at spotting Hobbiton, the famed home of the hobbits from the Lord of the Rings series!

Note: This achievement was created in celebration of the Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update XII - New Zealand release, but you may complete the flights in any simulator of your choice!


In order to obtain this multi-achievement you must complete each of the following achievements.

Date Departure Arrival Pilot Aircraft Landing rate Distance Flight time
17JUN24 1333Z NZRO NZWR Seasharks Embraer Phenom 100 (E50P) -33 ft/m 215 nm 00:51 View
28APR24 0716Z NZRO NZWR Niels1501 Socata TBM-9X0 (TBM9) -192 ft/m 171 nm 00:41 View
25MAR24 1547Z NZRO NZWR VAF118 Gennaro Pilatus PC-12 (PC12) -101 ft/m 177 nm 00:49 View
03MAR24 1509Z NZRO NZWR Nexus 15 Cessna Skyhawk (C172) -9 ft/m 174 nm 01:52 View
03MAR24 1229Z NZGS NZRO Nexus 11 Boeing 737-800 (B738) -1027 ft/m 318 nm 00:49 View
03MAR24 1101Z NZRO NZWR 6 Knots (Ciaran) Socata TBM-9X0 (TBM9) -77 ft/m 176 nm 00:46 View
03MAR24 0910Z NZGS NZRO Scotty Clifford Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-550/700 (CRJ7) -314 ft/m 114 nm 00:30 View
29FEB24 1838Z NZRO NZWR VAF187 Angelo Airbus Helicopters-Kawasaki H-145 (EC45) -28 ft/m 169 nm 01:20 View
26FEB24 1520Z NZRO NZWR Devildude1 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning 2 (F35) -341 ft/m 180 nm 00:15 View
02FEB24 1941Z NZRO NZWR Papa Bill Beechcraft 35 Bonanza (BE35) -334 ft/m 176 nm 01:13 View
02FEB24 1650Z NZRO NZWR VAF125 Antonino Socata TBM-9X0 (TBM9) -111 ft/m 184 nm 00:45 View
01FEB24 0255Z NZRO NZWR NightHawk1867 De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter (DHC6) -184 ft/m 201 nm 01:10 View
29JAN24 2123Z NZRO NZWR Brent Smith Beechcraft 58 Baron (BE58) -327 ft/m 178 nm 00:53 View
24JAN24 1027Z NZGS NZRO VAF121 Marco Airbus Helicopters-Kawasaki H-145 (EC45) -5 ft/m 85 nm 00:41 View
22JAN24 2006Z NZRO NZWR Hot_Pants On-Fire Pilatus PC-6B Turbo-Porter (PC6T) -220 ft/m 177 nm 02:01 View
20JAN24 2243Z NZRO NZWR VAF276 Giulio Cessna 700 Citation Longitude (C700) -161 ft/m 206 nm 00:39 View
19JAN24 0139Z NZRO NZWR Mark Gee Socata TBM-9X0 (TBM9) -147 ft/m 175 nm 00:47 View
06JAN24 2141Z NZRO NZWR VAF342 LeChiffre Socata TBM-9X0 (TBM9) -75 ft/m 181 nm 00:47 View
07DEC23 0532Z NZRO NZWR Unknown Airbus A320 neo (A20N) -970 ft/m 232 nm 00:33 View
05NOV23 1326Z NZRO NZWR PVZ Douglas DC-6 (DC6) -511 ft/m 176 nm 00:52 View