Virgin Australia sale: New Zealand flights from $159

Andrew Munro 10 April 2017

New Zealand countryside

Virgin Australia is running a 48-hour sale on New Zealand escapes.

Sorry, this sale is no longer running. Check our list of current flight sales to find a bargain!

Flights from many major Australian cities bound for New Zealand's top spots are on sale with Virgin Australia right now. The catch? It's a 48-hour sale only - which ends at midnight 11 April 2017 and you must travel in groups of 2-9, so you'd better round up your mates now!

Fares start from $159 each way, which is for journeys between Melbourne and Christchurch. Other cheap one-way flights are:

  • Brisbane to Auckland from $169
  • Sydney to Christchurch from $169
  • Melbourne to Auckland from $179
  • Brisbane to Dunedin from $189

Book: Flights can be booked directly with Virgin Australia here.

While these rates are pricey compared to budget airlines Jetstar's last sale, which saw New Zealand flights drop to $154 return, keep in mind that these are with a luxury carrier. These prices are valid for dates from May to December and can give you a lot of flexibility with return flights.

To get the cheapest fares, you will need to add in luggage if needed.

The other advantage is the full range of New Zealand destinations you can fly directly to, including Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch and Queenstown. Whether you want summer or winter, snow or beaches, these flights might be a way to snag a cheaper deal in advance from many Australian cities.

These fares are only available until midnight 11 April. Full details and how to book are below.

Current Virgin Australia sale: 48-hour Escape to New Zealand

FromToTravel datesPriceBook
AdelaideAuckland22 May, 2017 to 04 Jul, 2017$289Search for flights
AdelaideAuckland28 Aug, 2017 to 27 Sep, 2017$289Search for flights
AdelaideAuckland01 Nov, 2017 to 13 Dec, 2017$289Search for flights
BrisbaneAuckland09 May, 2017 to 30 Jun, 2017$169Search for flights
BrisbaneChristchurch09 May, 2017 to 29 May, 2017$169Search for flights
BrisbaneChristchurch13 Jun, 2017 to 20 Jun, 2017$169Search for flights
BrisbaneDunedin02 May, 2017 to 02 Jul, 2017$189Search for flights
BrisbaneDunedin01 Aug, 2017 to 27 Sep, 2017$189Search for flights
BrisbaneDunedin17 Oct, 2017 to 15 Dec, 2017$189Search for flights
BrisbaneQueenstown11 Oct, 2017 to 11 Dec, 2017$219Search for flights
BrisbaneWellington08 May, 2017 to 30 Jun, 2017$189Search for flights
BrisbaneWellington24 Jul, 2017 to 24 Sep, 2017$189Search for flights
BrisbaneWellington16 Oct, 2017 to 07 Dec, 2017$189Search for flights
CairnsAuckland21 Aug, 2017 to 17 Sep, 2017$279Search for flights
MelbourneAuckland08 May, 2017 to 31 May, 2017$179Search for flights
MelbourneAuckland06 Jun, 2017 to 28 Jun, 2017$179Search for flights
MelbourneChristchurch08 May, 2017 to 27 Jun, 2017$159Search for flights
MelbourneChristchurch27 Jul, 2017 to 05 Sep, 2017$159Search for flights
Gold CoastAuckland31 Jul, 2017 to 26 Sep, 2017$189Search for flights
Gold CoastAuckland30 Oct, 2017 to 10 Dec, 2017$189Search for flights
Gold CoastChristchurch24 May, 2017 to 25 Jun, 2017$199Search for flights
Gold CoastChristchurch24 Jul, 2017 to 30 Aug, 2017$199Search for flights
Gold CoastChristchurch25 Oct, 2017 to 10 Dec, 2017$199Search for flights
MelbourneQueenstown13 May, 2017 to 27 Jun, 2017$229Search for flights
MelbourneQueenstown04 Sep, 2017 to 10 Sep, 2017$229Search for flights
MelbourneQueenstown03 Dec, 2017 to 14 Dec, 2017$229Search for flights
MelbourneWellington08 May, 2017 to 28 Jun, 2017$199Search for flights
MelbourneWellington01 Aug, 2017 to 14 Sep, 2017$199Search for flights
MelbourneWellington07 Nov, 2017 to 14 Dec, 2017$199Search for flights
PerthAuckland08 May, 2017 to 28 Jun, 2017$409Search for flights
PerthAuckland24 Jul, 2017 to 17 Sep, 2017$409Search for flights
PerthAuckland16 Oct, 2017 to 15 Dec, 2017$409Search for flights
SydneyAuckland08 May, 2017 to 30 Jun, 2017$189Search for flights
SydneyChristchurch05 Jun, 2017 to 22 Jun, 2017$169Search for flights
SydneyQueenstown08 Jun, 2017 to 22 Jun, 2017$219Search for flights
SydneyQueenstown19 Sep, 2017 to 27 Sep, 2017$219Search for flights
SydneyQueenstown10 Oct, 2017 to 22 Oct, 2017$219Search for flights
SydneyWellington08 May, 2017 to 28 Jun, 2017$199Search for flights
SydneyWellington24 Jul, 2017 to 24 Sep, 2017$199Search for flights
SydneyWellington16 Oct, 2017 to 14 Dec, 2017$199Search for flights

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