Drop everything, flights to New Zealand are now $168

Stephanie Yip 14 August 2018 NEWS

That's 11% less than they were selling for yesterday.

New Zealand flight sale details:

  • Airline: Air New Zealand
  • Cheapest flights: Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to Christchurch from $168 each way.
  • Travel dates: 1 November 2018 - 30 May 2019
  • Sale ends: Midnight, 17 August 2018, unless sold out prior
  • Book: with Air New Zealand

Only yesterday did Air New Zealand tease us with sale flights to the island nation from $189 each way. Now, the luxury carrier has dropped the dollars that much more with fares starting at just $168 each way.

Madness, right?

After doing a quick search on last-minute flights in November, I found that returns can start from as little as $274 which is dollars less than you would be paying had you booked these flights yesterday.

These fares run on numerous routes from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Gold Coast bound for Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown.

Aside from the starting price, the other notable difference in fares is that they're for a slightly later travel period; November 2018 - May 2019, as opposed to October 2018 - March 2019.

If they fit in with your travel plans, you can book your seats now via the Air New Zealand website.

How good are these fares?

  • Price: Great. It's rare you see sale flights to New Zealand drop below $189 each way with this airline, dubbing this a winner in our eyes. It also outshines the latest Virgin Australia sale which has flights from $209.
  • Airline: Great. Air New Zealand is a lauded carrier that has won numerous awards; it's a luxury liner. However, sale fares are seat only. You can add bags on for $20 more each way which shortens the distance between it and Virgin Australia's price, though still wins out in the end.
  • Travel time: Great. All flights are direct.
  • Weather: Great. Flights include spring, summer and autumn dates. Pick and choose your season as you prefer, though personally, we'd recommend summer for warm sightseeing weather.

Where will you go? Check out your flight options below:

From To Travel dates Each way (from) Book via Air New Zealand
Sydney Wellington 1 Nov - 13 Dec 2018, 31 Jan - 26 Mar, 9 - 30 May 2019 $179 Book your flight to New Zealand
Sydney Christchurch 1 Nov - 13 Dec 2018, 30 Jan - 27 Mar, 8 - 30 May 2019 $168 Book your flight to New Zealand
Melbourne Wellington 14 Nov - 6 Dec 2018, 11 Feb - 18 Mar 2019 $173 Book your flight to New Zealand
Melbourne Christchurch 15 Nov - 10 Dec 2018, 30 Jan - 18 Mar, 7 - 30 May 2019 $169 Book your flight to New Zealand
Melbourne Auckland 12 Nov - 10 Dec 2018, 30 Jan - 18 Mar, 7 - 30 May 2019 $179 Book your flight to New Zealand
Sydney Auckland 31 Oct - 13 Dec 2018, 30 Jan - 27 Mar, 7 - 30 May 2019 $179 Book your flight to New Zealand
Brisbane Wellington 5 Feb - 28 Mar, 29 Apr - 26 Jun 2019 $189 Book your flight to New Zealand
Brisbane Christchurch 6 Nov - 7 Dec 2018, 31 Jan - 24 Mar, 7 - 30 May 2019 $169 Book your flight to New Zealand
Brisbane Auckland 1 Nov - 11 Dec 2018, 30 Jan - 27 Mar, 7 - 30 May 2019 $189 Book your flight to New Zealand
Gold Coast Auckland 12 Feb - 26 Mar 2019 $179 Book your flight to New Zealand
Sydney Queenstown 19 Feb - 3 Mar 2019 $209 Book your flight to New Zealand
Melbourne Queenstown 11 Feb - 6 Mar 2019 $209 Book your flight to New Zealand
Brisbane Queenstown 13 Feb - 29 Mar, 8 May - 14 Jun 2019 $229 Book your flight to New Zealand

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