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The reasons for Australians to visit their closest neighbour are endless: vast national parks, towering mountains, rolling coastline, outdoor pursuits and world-renowned wine to name a few. Travellers are often surprised to find that despite its proximity, cheap flights are not that easy to come by. Plan ahead and you can discover the natural beauty of New Zealand’s spectacular landscapes without blowing your budget on the flights.

You’ll generally find the cheapest flights to New Zealand between Sydney and Auckland. Direct flights operate from four airports on Australia’s east coast to four destinations across New Zealand. Visitors can also fly indirectly from and to smaller airports on both sides.

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Up to 50% off AirAsia flights

Valid for travel until 30 June 2019, including over Christmas. Destinations include Auckland, Kuala Lumpur, Bali, Phuket, Maldives and more. T&Cs apply.

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San Francisco flights from $807 return

Valid for travel between November - December 2019. Sample fare is Melbourne-San Francisco with Air New Zealand.

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New Zealand flights from $372 return

Valid for travel from 1 February - 31 March 2019 and 1 May - 19 August 2019. Sample fare is Melbourne-Christchurch.

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South America flights from $1,183 return

Valid for travel from February - September 2019. Sample fare is Melbourne-Buenos Aires.

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North America flights from $999 return

Valid for travel from October - November 2018 and January - June 2019. Destinations include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Chicago, Vancouver and Honolulu. Sample fare is Sydney-Los Angeles.

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New Zealand flights from $179

Valid for travel from 6 February - 3 April 2019 and 1 May - 19 August 2019. Sample fare is Sydney-Christchurch.

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Virgin Australia flights from $495 return

Valid for travel between January - August 2019. Sample fare is Canberra-Hong Kong. Destinations include Fiji, Los Angeles, New York, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland, Las Vegas and more.

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New Zealand flights from $239

Valid for travel from 12 November - 13 December 2018 and 31 January - 31 May 2019. Destinations include Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. Sample fare is Melbourne-Christchurch.

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International flights from $363 return with Air New Zealand

Valid for travel until December 2018, including over Christmas. Sample fare is Melbourne-Auckland. Destinations include Los Angeles, San Francisco and more.

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New Zealand flight times

  • From Sydney: 3 hrs+
  • From Melbourne: 3 hrs 15 mins+
  • From Perth: 8 hrs 40 mins+
  • From Brisbane: 3 hrs 5 mins+

Airlines that fly to New Zealand

  • Air New Zealand
  • Emirates
  • Jetstar
  • Qantas
  • Virgin Australia

New Zealand insider flight tips

  • Direct flights: You can fly direct to Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown and Wellington from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast airports. Direct flights are also available from Norfolk Island to Auckland and between the two countries’ capitals of Canberra and Wellington. There are currently no direct flights from Perth but you can fly with a quick change elsewhere in Australia.
  • Checking in luggage: Jetstar usually has the cheapest flights to New Zealand but basic fares are seat and hand luggage only so it will cost extra to take baggage and equipment. Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand’s lowest fares are also seat only – adding on baggage with the latter is cheaper than it is with Virgin. If you do need to check luggage then it’s worth considering Qantas and Emirates as they include 30kg of checked luggage in their basic economy fares.
  • There’s a free bus or a 10-minute walkway between the International and Domestic terminals at Auckland Airport for those taking an indirect flight to their destination.

How to get from the airport

Visitors travelling to the respective cities can do so easily via public transport, private airport shuttle or taxi from New Zealand’s four major international airports: Auckland (AKL), Christchurch (CHC), Queenstown (ZQN) and Wellington (WLG). You can pre-book transfers online or just decide on arrival; many services run 24 hours a day. The above airports are all 20–30 minutes’ ride from the city centre, with the exception of Auckland which takes up to an hour. Taxis can be a cheaper option if travelling in a group.

You can undoubtedly get the best out of your holiday in New Zealand by choosing to self-drive. Many rental companies let you pick up a car or campervan directly from the airport terminal – there is a lot of competition so shop around. The hills and windy roads give visitors some of the most impressive views of the scenery that New Zealand is famous for.

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