Qantas/Air New Zealand flights war: Best deals from $160

Posted: 4 May 2021 11:00 am

Queenstown, Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington all await your arrival.

  • Fares to 4 major cities starting from as little as $160 each way.
  • Travel dates range from mid-May to the end of June 2021.
  • Book by midnight 6 May via Air New Zealand.

You can tick New Zealand off your bucket list this year with these Air New Zealand cheap-as-chips fares.

Kicking things off from $160 one way is the Gold Coast to Auckland. Following closely behind is Sydney to Christchurch from $209.

Don't think the discounts stop there with:

  • Melbourne to Christchurch from $212 one way
  • Sydney to Wellington from $228 one way
  • Brisbane to Queenstown from $263 one way
  • Perth to Auckland from $300 one way

Now let's check out those travel dates. We won't lie, these aren't the best we've seen but you're still able make the most of the first few weeks of the ski season. Take off between 17 May and 24 June 2021.

Waste no time in booking by heading to Air New Zealand before midnight 6 May 2021.

How do these prices stack up?

After comparing these Air New Zealand flights to the current Qantas sale, you save $78 on a round trip between the Gold Coast and Auckland.

Although Air New Zealand works out relatively cheaper, Qantas' travel dates give you more options ranging from May to September.

What's the catch?

  • Flexibility: Great. From 17 February 2021, passengers who book international flights for travel before midnight 20 June 2021 have the option to change the date free of charge or hold the value of their ticket up until 30 June 2022.
  • Airline: Great. Your seat across the Tasman includes checked baggage, in-flight meals and entertainment.
  • Travel time: Great. No need for connection times with all the Air New Zealand flights heading directly there.
  • Weather: Okay. Keen to see the likes of New Zealand's snow season? Book your trip for June to catch the beginning of the popular recreational period.

See the full list of Air New Zealand flights on sale here

FromToTravel periodPriceBook
Gold CoastAuckland17 May - 24 Jun 2021$160Book now
SydneyChristchurch17 May - 24 Jun 2021$209Book now
MelbourneChristchurch17 May - 24 Jun 2021$212Book now
BrisbaneWellington17 May - 24 Jun 2021$212Book now
BrisbaneChristchurch17 May - 24 Jun 2021$212Book now
SydneyWellington17 May - 24 Jun 2021$228Book now
SydneyAuckland17 May - 24 Jun 2021$229Book now
SydneyAuckland17 May - 24 Jun 2021$231Book now
MelbourneWellington17 May - 24 Jun 2021$231Book now
BrisbaneAuckland17 May - 24 Jun 2021$233Book now
CairnsAuckland17 May - 24 Jun 2021$260Book now
BrisbaneQueenstown17 May - 24 Jun 2021$263Book now
SydneyQueenstown17 May - 24 Jun 2021$279Book now
PerthAuckland17 May - 24 Jun 2021$300Book now
AdelaideAuckland17 May - 24 Jun 2021$317Book now

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