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About Flights to New Zealand

Summary info about New Zealand flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price


Best Round-Trip Price


Fastest flight time

2h 55m

Operated By

2 airlines
The best one-way flight price to New Zealand from Australia in the last 72 hours is $181 (Sydney Kingsford Smith to Auckland Intl).
The best round-trip flight price to New Zealand from Australia in the last 72 hours is $327 (Sydney Kingsford Smith to Auckland Intl).
The fastest flight to New Zealand from Australia takes 2h 55m (Sydney Kingsford Smith to Auckland Intl).
There are 2 airlines operating flights to New Zealand, including AirAsia X and Jetstar.

New Zealand flights insights and trends

Explore insights for your New Zealand flight to craft the best travel plan

What is the cheapest flight to New Zealand?

If you are looking to fly to New Zealand for less, look to airlines like Jetstar, Air New Zealand, and Barrier Air, with prices starting at $64, $83, and $158 respectively.
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What are the most popular cities to visit in New Zealand?

Some of the world’s most well-travelled cities are in New Zealand. The most popular city to travel to in New Zealand is Auckland, which momondo users choose as their landing destination 57% more often than other cities. The next most popular cities in New Zealand are Queenstown and Christchurch.

How long is the flight from Australia to New Zealand?

Flight times vary depending on what airport in Australia you fly out of and what airport in New Zealand you fly into. For example, flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Auckland Intl takes 2h 55m on average. On the other hand, flying from Melbourne to Auckland Intl takes 3h 30m on average. Keep in mind that it’s always quicker to opt for a non-stop flight, so be sure to check momondo to see if there are any available for your route.

Which airlines fly to New Zealand?

You can find flights to New Zealand from 13 airlines. If you’re unsure which to fly with, consider booking your flight with Jetstar, Air New Zealand or AirAsia X as these are the most popular among our users. Jetstar is the most favoured with 37% of momondo travellers booking flights with this airline.

Popular cities and sights

Looking to visit New Zealand? Check out these cities and spend time seeing some of the most popular sights in the country

Cheapest flights to cities in New Zealand

Click on the cities below to find out when it's cheapest to fly to New Zealand from Australia

Useful information for your flight to New Zealand

Get up-to-date answers for some of the most frequently asked questions regarding flying to New Zealand

What popular landmarks are in New Zealand?

What is the most popular airport in New Zealand to fly to?

How much are flights to New Zealand?

Flights to New Zealand have been found on momondo for as low as $174 per ticket recently. However, the average price tends to be $887 and anything for $677 or less is a good deal. $4,665 is the most expensive flight we’ve seen in the past week, though you may be able to avoid this price depending on what airport you fly from, what airline you choose, and how far in advance you book your flights.

What is the best day of the week to fly to New Zealand?

The best day to take a flight to New Zealand is on Monday, followed by Thursday. Monday and Thursday tend to have the lowest flight prices to New Zealand. If your travel dates are flexible, then try to avoid booking on a Friday, which is known for being the most expensive day of the week to fly to New Zealand.

Where is it cheapest to fly into New Zealand?

To save money on airfare when visiting New Zealand, consider Auckland Intl airport in Auckland, which has the cheapest flights with an average airfare of $174. You may also consider flying to Wellington airport in Wellington for the second cheapest option with an average airfare of $177.

When did momondo last update prices for flights to New Zealand?

Prices for flights to New Zealand were last updated today.

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How old do you have to be to fly to New Zealand?

Although the minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UMNR) service may have their own age limits, which could be impacted by factors such as flight length, timing, and stopovers. It is recommended that you verify with the airline you are booking with for travel to New Zealand.

What documentation or ID do you need to fly to New Zealand?

The travel and health documents you'll need for your trip to New Zealand may differ based on your itinerary and personal situation. Typically, you should have several documents on hand, such as a national ID card or driver's licence and a passport that is valid for six months after your intended arrival at New Zealand. It is always advisable to seek advice from your airline or a trusted third party, such as IATA.

Recent flights found to popular cities in New Zealand

Find flights to these popular cities in New Zealand from your nearest airport.

Cheapest flight routes to New Zealand

These routes have the cheapest flights to New Zealand found by momondo users in Australia
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
MelbourneAuckland3h 30m$320
CoolangattaAuckland2h 55m$327
SydneyAuckland2h 55m$327
CoolangattaWellington3h 20m$342
BrisbaneAuckland3h 10m$357
CoolangattaChristchurch3h 15m$392
MelbourneChristchurch3h 10m$408
MelbourneQueenstown3h 05m$430
SydneyQueenstown2h 55m$437
SydneyWellington3h 10m$470
SydneyChristchurch3h 04m$485
BrisbaneWellington3h 30m$487
MelbourneWellington3h 35m$487
BrisbaneChristchurch3h 15m$490
CoolangattaQueenstown3h 20m$497
BrisbaneQueenstown3h 30m$503

Best things to do and see in New Zealand

How long does it take to fly to New Zealand?

If you want to book flights between Australia and New Zealand, you will find plenty of cheap flights and a variety of convenient routes to choose from. Multiple airlines, such as Jetstar, LATAM Airlines, Air New Zealand, and Qantas Airways, regularly operate New Zealand flights from Australian airports. On most flight routes between Australia and New Zealand, you can expect to be in the air for around 3h before you land. This is the case if you fly from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) to destinations like Auckland, Wellington, or Christchurch with Air New Zealand. 3h is also your expected journey time if you fly from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Auckland Airport (AKL) or to Christchurch Airport (CHC) with Jetstar. When you fly from Brisbane Airport (BNE) to Auckland or Wellington Airport (WLG), you can expect to be in the air for around 3h with Air New Zealand. If you fly this route with Qantas Airways, however, your journey time can increase by around 5h.

Can you get direct flights to New Zealand from Australia?

Passengers looking for flights to New Zealand will find plenty of non-stop flights from various Australian airports. For example, direct flights are available from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport to Auckland Airport with Air New Zealand, LATAM Airlines, Jetstar, and Qantas Airways. You can also book direct flights from Sydney to Wellington with Qantas Airways and non-stop flights from Sydney to Christchurch with Air New Zealand. If you plan to make your departure from Melbourne Airport, you can find direct New Zealand flights to Auckland and Christchurch with Jetstar and with Air New Zealand. Direct flights are also available between Brisbane and Auckland Airport with Air New Zealand. However, if you want to leave Brisbane with other airlines, such as Qantas Airways or Jetstar, you will usually have to make one stopover before landing in New Zealand. These stops can add between three and 5h to your overall travel time before you reach your destination.

What is the best way to travel around New Zealand?

New Zealand is a large but sparsely populated country, with many vast rural areas to explore. Visitors to New Zealand may find that travel by road and air are convenient ways to get around and see different parts of the country. New Zealand has several major airports, including Auckland International Airport, Wellington Airport, and Christchurch Airport, which operate frequent domestic flights with affordable airfare rates. New Zealand is also a great destination to explore by car, making car hire an ideal option. Many airports offer car hire at the terminals so you can collect your vehicle on arrival and get your trip underway. While public transport options, like buses, are available in New Zealand, these services may be limited, especially in less populated areas. Travelling by car will allow you to get off the beaten track and find your way to the many secluded beauty spots that New Zealand has to offer.

Does an Australian citizen need a passport or visa to fly to New Zealand?

Australian nationals travelling to New Zealand must show a valid passport to enter the country. However, you do not need to have a visa to enter New Zealand as a tourist from Australia. When you book your ticket to New Zealand, you should also make sure that your passport is valid for several months after the date of your arrival. This is important as the authorities will need to see that you have a valid passport to board your flight back to Australia.

Useful information for finding New Zealand flight deals

Learn about all of the flight booking features offered by momondo for free.
  • How do I get Price Alerts for flights to New Zealand?

    Confirm your travel details to search for the latest offers. While browsing offers there will be the option to toggle “Price Alerts”. You’ll then receive updates when prices for the flight route increase or decrease.

  • How can I save money on flights to New Zealand with momondo?

    By using tools like our “Price Calendar”, you can see the best days for return flights on your travels. Our “Price Forecast” tool uses AI to predict whether you should purchase or hold off on booking for potentially cheaper prices. Explore shows you all flight options from a city or airport to build your own unique adventure. The Discover blog also provides valuable insights for saving money while booking your experience. After searching you can toggle on “Price Alerts” to track prices for your desired flight and book at the ideal moment.

  • How does momondo find its flight prices?

    We aggregate our prices from over 700+ competitors from airlines to OTAs. We operate in over 30 markets worldwide to show you a wide range of travel options.

Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to find a flight deal to New Zealand?

Finding the right flight to New Zealand is quick and easy when you have a range of options in front of you, from reputable agents and recognisable airlines. These options can then be filtered down to find the best fit. That is what momondo does. We make finding flights to New Zealand quick and easy, saving you time and money.

Can I find flights to New Zealand with flexible booking policies on momondo?

All flight searches to New Zealand on momondo can be filtered to show those which offer flexible booking policies.

How can momondo help me find flights to New Zealand?

momondo offers useful filters to help you find the right flight. Choose specific flight times, airports or even what payment method you prefer. We have numerous options to help you book your ideal flight to New Zealand.

I’m not ready to book a flight to New Zealand right now. Can momondo alert me if prices change?

If you are simply researching potential flights to New Zealand, momondo offers a useful price alert feature which will track prices for flights to New Zealand and alert you when they change.

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