NZDF Training Facility

The New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) new Battle Training Facility (BTF) was officially opened in 2014 by the Prime Minister, Rt Honourable John Key at a ceremony in Auckland.


The $46 million modern purpose-built facility in Ardmore took two years to build and replaces outdated and obsolete training facilities for Special Air Service (SAS) personnel in Papakura.

It includes facilities for all-weather training, live firing, use of helicopters, and scenario training based on specific environments and structures such as, aircraft fuselages, ship’s bridges, and public transport.