Cheap flights to New Zealand

Flights to New Zealand in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 24% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 7% potential price drop
Average price$462Average for return flights in January 2022
Return from$316From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Auckland Intl
One-way from$196One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to New Zealand

Cheap flights to New Zealand in January, February 2022

The best prices found for AKL flights for January, February
6 Feb. - 13 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 00m
AKL

Auckland Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 40m
$558

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18/1/22

15 Feb. - 30 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 00m
AKL

Auckland Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 55m
$592

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 20/1/22

25 Feb. - 4 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 00m
AKL

Auckland Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 40m
$616

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

New Zealand 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to New Zealand found for this year
13 May - 27 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
AKL

Auckland Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 50m
$316

Jetstar

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Deal found 20/1/22

3 Apr. - 13 Apr.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
AKL

Auckland Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 50m
$321

Jetstar

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Deal found 17/1/22

1 Jun. - 1 Jul.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 05m
AKL

Auckland Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 50m
$325

Jetstar

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Deal found 19/1/22

Last minute flights to New Zealand

Late deals on return flights to New Zealand, departing today and this week
26 Jan. - 31 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 00m
AKL

Auckland Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 25m
$676

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 19/1/22

28 Jan. - 31 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 00m
AKL

Auckland Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 25m
$716

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 20/1/22

28 Jan. - 31 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

23h 45m
AKL

Auckland Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 25m
$801

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 20/1/22

Can I fly to New Zealand from Australia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to New Zealand

Most visitors from Australia need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter New Zealand.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering New Zealand.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher - Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Can I fly back to Australia from New Zealand?

Returning to Australia from New Zealand

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

What is the cheapest month to fly to New Zealand?

The cheapest ticket to New Zealand found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$393

February

$379

March

$380

April

$466

May

$375

June

$379

July

$391

August

$377

September

$375

October

$409

November

$384

December

$445

Currently, May is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to New Zealand. Flying to New Zealand in April will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to New Zealand?

Average New Zealand flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SYD - AKL

Price

$374 - $741

AKL

Temperature

11 - 20 °C

AKL

Precipitation

70 - 130 mm

Peak season

Just a short hop across the Tasman Sea, many Australian travellers book cheap flights to New Zealand to discover its natural beauty. With over a third of the country designated as national parks or reserves and 15,000 km of coastline, New Zealand is a playground for visitors who want to experience hiking, biking, boating and a myriad of other land and watersports this pristine country offers. It even has its own adventure capital, Queenstown in the South Island, where bungy jumping was invented. Those keen to witness the landscapes made famous in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, also won’t be disappointed when they arrive on cheap flights to New Zealand, with many film location tours and visitor centres set up around the country to oblige curious tourists. Don’t miss Hobbiton near Matamata for the ultimate hobbit experience. The main cities of New Zealand (Auckland and Wellington in the north, and Christchurch and Dunedin in the south), experience the highest influx of visitors in the summer months (December to February), especially around Christmas / New Year until the end of January. Easter, Labour Day weekend in October and school holiday periods during the year are also busy. Flights to New Zealand are most expensive during these times.

Off season

The shoulder months of November and April are much quieter and it is easier to find accommodation and cheap flights to New Zealand. Winter (June to August) can be a good time to pick up cheap flight deals, and the days though cold and crisp can offer up sunny skies if you strike it lucky. Both the North and South Island have a lively winter ski and snowboard season which runs from June to October.

How long is the flight to New Zealand?

Flights from Sydney to New Zealand – 3 hrs

Flights from Melbourne to New Zealand – 3 hrs 25 mins

Flights from Brisbane to New Zealand – 3 hrs 5 mins

Flights from Adelaide to New Zealand – 4 hrs 10 mins

Flights from Perth to New Zealand – 6 hrs 20 mins

Which airlines operate flights to New Zealand?

Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia, China Air and Emirates operate plenty of direct flights to New Zealand from Australian cities on a daily basis. You should have no trouble finding flight tickets to suit your budget and your dates if you book well in advance. Last minute travellers should also be able to get great flight deals, especially if flying from Sydney to Auckland, the route that offers the cheapest flights to New Zealand. Indirect flights to smaller cities in New Zealand are also possible from Australia via Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland. Expect to pay slightly more if you’re flying into Queenstown.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Auckland International Airport (AKL), Wellington International Airport (WLG) and Christchurch International Airport (CHC) all offer airport buses, super shuttles and taxis for disembarked travellers wishing to reach the city centres. Auckland has the Airbus, Wellington has the Airport Flyer and Christchurch has the Metro Red Bus service. The airports are where you can also rent a car or pick up your pre-booked campervan for independent travel around the country.

What is good to know if travelling to New Zealand?

  • Over 30% of New Zealand’s land mass is protected, making it one of the best havens on earth.
  • The country is renowned for its natural beauty. For example the Southern Scenic route is a great way to see the best of what New Zealand has to offer.
  • There is also no shortage of things to do. Once you’ve booked your flights check out our guide on 30 things to do in New Zealand.

How popular are flights to New Zealand this year?

Flights to New Zealand have seen a 55% decrease in demand compared to the previous year.

Popular regions to fly to in New Zealand

Not sure where to visit in New Zealand? Start by selecting one of the most popular places in New Zealand below to filter down your possible destination.