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Australia to New Zealand

All the information you need to plan the best null to AKL flight in 2021: compare Australia to New Zealand flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in New Zealand.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Australia to New Zealand (AU - NZ)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Australia to New Zealand as you normally would.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Australia to New Zealand?

Find a great deal and save up to 53% by booking at least 57 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Australia to New Zealand within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $440.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Australia to New Zealand?

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to New Zealand from Australia. Prices for May average $352 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $220. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a May flight can save you 70% on your journey compared to booking in May

Cheap flights from Australia to New Zealand in October, November 2021

The best prices found for Australia to New Zealand flights in October, November
7 Nov - 19 Jan
$517pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
21 Nov - 30 Jan
$541pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
7 Nov - 19 Jan
$575pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Australia to New Zealand 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to New Zealand from Australia found for this year
20 Dec - 24 Dec
$449pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
26 Dec - 12 Jan
$465pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
26 Dec - 12 Jan
$476pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to New Zealand from Australia

Save time with Australia to New Zealand direct flight deals
1 Feb - 30 Mar
$272pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
3 Feb - 17 Feb
$284pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
4 Feb - 7 Feb
$285pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Australia to New Zealand

Late deals on return flights to New Zealand from Australia, departing today and this week
31 Oct - 30 Nov
$969pp
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
31 Oct - 30 Nov
$1,120pp
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
   
2 STOPS
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
31 Oct - 30 Nov
$1,471pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Fiji Airways
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to New Zealand from Australia

The cheapest one-way flights from Australia to New Zealand
19:55 - 16:40
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
18h 45m
MEL - ZQN
Multiple Airlines
$259
Kiwi.com
05:10 - 10:25
Air New Zealand
Direct
3h 15m
MEL - ZQN
Air New Zealand
$300
Mix&Match
10:40 - 15:35
Jetstar
Direct
2h 55m
SYD - ZQN
Jetstar
$311
Travelstart

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Australia</span> to <span class="emphasized">New Zealand</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Australia to New Zealand

Which airlines flying from Australia to New Zealand have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Australia to New Zealand have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, and Jetstar are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Air New Zealand with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Australia to New Zealand for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Australia to New Zealand for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $272, but on average you can expect to pay $316.

Are there direct flights from Australia to New Zealand for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Australia to New Zealand under $300. A good price for a direct flight from Australia to New Zealand is less than $323.

Are there last-minute flights available from Australia to New Zealand for under $1,000?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Australia to New Zealand within the next 7 days for less than $1,000.

How popular is this Australia to New Zealand flight route?

Flights from Australia to New Zealand have been viewed 49,091 times in the past calendar month.

What airports serve Australia to New Zealand flights?

You’ll find different flight options for New Zealand at Australia’s leading airports. Flights depart daily from Sydney Airport as well as airports in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Perth. Sydney International Airport is the largest in the country, and all major airlines serve it. Only eight km from Sydney’s CBD, the airport is accessible by taxi, shuttle, or ride-share services. There is also a direct train link into the city, with a station conveniently located at the northern end of the terminal. Adelaide is the fifth busiest, and Brisbane, the third. Melbourne International Airport, is the second largest, and along with Perth International Airport, the fourth largest, offer service to New Zealand, with flight times for all airports varying from three to five hours.

Which airlines fly directly from Australia to New Zealand?

Many international carriers fly from Australia’s Sydney Airport to New Zealand’s Auckland International Airport each day, including Air New Zealand, Qantas, Jetstar, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia, Emirates, and Cathay Pacific. Christchurch International Airport is also a hub with direct routes from Australia on the same airlines.

What are the stopover options on flights from Australia to New Zealand?

The flight times between Australia and New Zealand are rarely long enough to warrant a stopover. For example, Sydney to Auckland is only three hours, while the longest flights are from Perth to Auckland, which last six hours or less.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Australia to New Zealand?

If you are the owner of an Australian passport, you do not need a visa or the NZeTA to enter the country of New Zealand. If you are in permanent residence in Australia or an Australian resident with a valid return visa, you need to request an NZeTA. If you have the right to reside in the UK, six months visits to New Zealand without a visa are allowed, but the NZeTA is mandatory. The same terms apply to citizens of visa waiver countries or regions, as well as citizens of a transit visa waiver country or region.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for New Zealand

Do I need a COVID test to fly to New Zealand from Australia?

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.

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


Do I need a test to 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.

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Destination information for New Zealand

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Australia to New Zealand.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.05
Flight duration from Australia to New Zealand
3h 40m

Airports servicing

Christchurch (CHC)
Chatham Islands (CHT)
Dunedin (DUD)
Great Barrier Island (GBZ)
Gisborne (GIS)

Top 8 airlines flying from Australia to New Zealand

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Australia to New Zealand choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
$138 $685 No cancel fee 74%
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Singapore Airlines
$184 $528 No cancel fee 81%
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Jetstar
$185 $531 No cancel fee 74%
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LATAM Airlines
$213 $387 No cancel fee 81%
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Emirates
$228 $620 No cancel fee 75%
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Air New Zealand
$250 $674 No cancel fee 78%
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Virgin Australia
$260 $607 No cancel fee 80%
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China Airlines
$287 $438 No cancel fee 70%
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