Jetstar’s New Zealand flight sale offers $188 return fares

Alex Keshen 29 November 2016

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New Jetstar sale discounts fares through summer and ski season 2017.

Cross-Tasman flights have dipped down to just $188 return in the latest Jetstar sale.

The budget carrier is offering discounted flights from Australia to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown, Nelson, Palmerston North and Napier.

While one-way fares are advertised from $125 on the airline’s site, we’ve found that booking return tickets comes out to much cheaper than the price of two one-way fares.

Sample fares in the sale include Melbourne to Auckland or Christchurch for $188 return, Gold Coast to Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch for $192 return and Sydney to Auckland for $192 return.

These $188 flights from Melbourne to Auckland are almost half the price of the next-cheapest fares, which come from Virgin Australia at $360 return.

Unlike Virgin’s offering, Jetstar sale fares don’t include extras like checked baggage, in-flight entertainment, meals or drinks. If you add these perks (not including entertainment, which can’t be booked online), Jetstar’s fare comes in at $256 return - still more than $100 less than Virgin.

These flights are also cheaper than what Jetstar offered in its last New Zealand flight sale in September, where fares started at $196 return.

Flights are available during various periods throughout 2017, including January until March, May until June and July until September. This is ideal for those looking for anything from a summer road trip in New Zealand to a winter ski getaway on the South Island.

This Jetstar sale ends at 11:59pm AEDT on 2 December.

Check out the full list of fares as advertised by Jetstar:

While the fares below are what Jetstar's advertising, we were finding the cheaper return fares through I Want That Flight, which you can see here.

FromToTravel DatesPrice
Gold CoastAuckland18 July 17 until 13 September 17$125.00
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Wellington01 February 17 until 27 February 17$125.00
Gold CoastWellington17 January 17 until 29 March 17$125.00
Gold CoastChristchurch03 May 17 until 21 June 17$125.00
Gold CoastWellington03 May 17 until 21 June 17$125.00
Gold CoastAuckland03 May 17 until 21 June 17$125.00
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Auckland01 May 17 until 28 June 17$125.00
SydneyChristchurch02 May 17 until 28 June 17$125.00
SydneyAuckland02 May 17 until 28 June 17$125.00
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Christchurch02 May 17 until 28 June 17$125.00
Gold CoastWellington18 July 17 until 13 September 17$125.00
Gold CoastChristchurch18 July 17 until 13 September 17$125.00
SydneyChristchurch19 July 17 until 20 September 17$125.00
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Auckland19 July 17 until 20 September 17$125.00
SydneyAuckland19 July 17 until 20 September 17$125.00
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Christchurch19 July 17 until 20 September 17$125.00
Gold CoastQueenstown19 January 17 until 27 March 17$139.00
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Christchurch18 January 17 until 28 March 17$139.00
Gold CoastChristchurch17 January 17 until 28 March 17$139.00
SydneyChristchurch17 January 17 until 04 April 17$139.00
Gold CoastQueenstown04 May 17 until 15 June 17$139.00
Gold CoastQueenstown31 Aug 17 until 14 September 17$139.00
Gold CoastAuckland16 January 17 until 29 March 17$149.00
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Auckland18 January 17 until 29 March 17$149.00
SydneyAuckland21 January 17 until 04 April 17$149.00
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Nelson01 May 17 until 28 June 17$153.00
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Palmerston North01 May 17 until 28 June 17$153.00
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Napier01 May 17 until 28 June 17$153.00
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Nelson19 July 17 until 20 September 17$153.00
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Napier19 July 17 until 20 September 17$153.00
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Palmerston North19 July 17 until 20 September 17$153.00
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Nelson18 January 17 until 29 March 17$177.00
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Palmerston North18 January 17 until 29 March 17$177.00
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Napier18 January 17 until 29 March 17$177.00
SydneyQueenstown17 January 17 until 03 April 17$179.00
SydneyQueenstown01 May 17 until 21 June 17$179.00
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Queenstown01 May 17 until 21 June 17$179.00
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Queenstown30 Aug 17 until 14 September 17$179.00
SydneyQueenstown30 Aug 17 until 14 September 17$179.00
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Queenstown17 January 17 until 27 March 17$189.00

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