Virgin Australia sale: New Zealand flights from $159

Andrew Munro 10 April 2017 NEWS

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

From To Travel dates Price Book
Adelaide Auckland 22 May, 2017 to 04 Jul, 2017 $289 Search for flights
Adelaide Auckland 28 Aug, 2017 to 27 Sep, 2017 $289 Search for flights
Adelaide Auckland 01 Nov, 2017 to 13 Dec, 2017 $289 Search for flights
Brisbane Auckland 09 May, 2017 to 30 Jun, 2017 $169 Search for flights
Brisbane Christchurch 09 May, 2017 to 29 May, 2017 $169 Search for flights
Brisbane Christchurch 13 Jun, 2017 to 20 Jun, 2017 $169 Search for flights
Brisbane Dunedin 02 May, 2017 to 02 Jul, 2017 $189 Search for flights
Brisbane Dunedin 01 Aug, 2017 to 27 Sep, 2017 $189 Search for flights
Brisbane Dunedin 17 Oct, 2017 to 15 Dec, 2017 $189 Search for flights
Brisbane Queenstown 11 Oct, 2017 to 11 Dec, 2017 $219 Search for flights
Brisbane Wellington 08 May, 2017 to 30 Jun, 2017 $189 Search for flights
Brisbane Wellington 24 Jul, 2017 to 24 Sep, 2017 $189 Search for flights
Brisbane Wellington 16 Oct, 2017 to 07 Dec, 2017 $189 Search for flights
Cairns Auckland 21 Aug, 2017 to 17 Sep, 2017 $279 Search for flights
Melbourne Auckland 08 May, 2017 to 31 May, 2017 $179 Search for flights
Melbourne Auckland 06 Jun, 2017 to 28 Jun, 2017 $179 Search for flights
Melbourne Christchurch 08 May, 2017 to 27 Jun, 2017 $159 Search for flights
Melbourne Christchurch 27 Jul, 2017 to 05 Sep, 2017 $159 Search for flights
Gold Coast Auckland 31 Jul, 2017 to 26 Sep, 2017 $189 Search for flights
Gold Coast Auckland 30 Oct, 2017 to 10 Dec, 2017 $189 Search for flights
Gold Coast Christchurch 24 May, 2017 to 25 Jun, 2017 $199 Search for flights
Gold Coast Christchurch 24 Jul, 2017 to 30 Aug, 2017 $199 Search for flights
Gold Coast Christchurch 25 Oct, 2017 to 10 Dec, 2017 $199 Search for flights
Melbourne Queenstown 13 May, 2017 to 27 Jun, 2017 $229 Search for flights
Melbourne Queenstown 04 Sep, 2017 to 10 Sep, 2017 $229 Search for flights
Melbourne Queenstown 03 Dec, 2017 to 14 Dec, 2017 $229 Search for flights
Melbourne Wellington 08 May, 2017 to 28 Jun, 2017 $199 Search for flights
Melbourne Wellington 01 Aug, 2017 to 14 Sep, 2017 $199 Search for flights
Melbourne Wellington 07 Nov, 2017 to 14 Dec, 2017 $199 Search for flights
Perth Auckland 08 May, 2017 to 28 Jun, 2017 $409 Search for flights
Perth Auckland 24 Jul, 2017 to 17 Sep, 2017 $409 Search for flights
Perth Auckland 16 Oct, 2017 to 15 Dec, 2017 $409 Search for flights
Sydney Auckland 08 May, 2017 to 30 Jun, 2017 $189 Search for flights
Sydney Christchurch 05 Jun, 2017 to 22 Jun, 2017 $169 Search for flights
Sydney Queenstown 08 Jun, 2017 to 22 Jun, 2017 $219 Search for flights
Sydney Queenstown 19 Sep, 2017 to 27 Sep, 2017 $219 Search for flights
Sydney Queenstown 10 Oct, 2017 to 22 Oct, 2017 $219 Search for flights
Sydney Wellington 08 May, 2017 to 28 Jun, 2017 $199 Search for flights
Sydney Wellington 24 Jul, 2017 to 24 Sep, 2017 $199 Search for flights
Sydney Wellington 16 Oct, 2017 to 14 Dec, 2017 $199 Search for flights

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