Cheap flights from Melbourne to New Zealand

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 47% on flights from Melbourne to New Zealand compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $469. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $567.

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

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to New Zealand from Melbourne. Prices for May average $377 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $204. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a May flight can save you 69% on your journey compared to booking in May

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to New Zealand (ME1 - NZ)?

When flying from Melbourne to New Zealand, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

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

The best prices found for Melbourne to New Zealand flights in October, November
15 Nov. - 18 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

3 stops

31h 25m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

28h 05m
$1,901

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 20/10/21

1 Nov. - 8 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

31h 45m
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

28h 40m
$3,595

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18/10/21

14 Nov. - 18 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

2 stops

31h 50m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

30h 00m
$5,166

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 20/10/21

Melbourne to New Zealand 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to New Zealand from Melbourne found for this year
20 Dec. - 24 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 30m
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$449

Jetstar

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Deal found 20/10/21

28 Dec. - 10 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 30m
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$481

Jetstar

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Deal found 18/10/21

24 Dec. - 31 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
CHC

Christchurch

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 45m
$513

Jetstar

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Deal found 19/10/21

Direct flights to New Zealand from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to New Zealand direct flight deals
1 Feb. - 30 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 30m
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$272

Jetstar

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Deal found 21/10/21

3 Feb. - 17 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 30m
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$284

Jetstar

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Deal found 19/10/21

4 Feb. - 7 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 30m
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$285

Jetstar

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Deal found 20/10/21

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to New Zealand

Late deals on return flights to New Zealand from Melbourne, departing today and this week
31 Oct. - 8 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

20h 25m
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

28h 30m
$6,135

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18/10/21

26 Oct. - 2 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

31h 45m
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

34h 50m
$9,955

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 20/10/21

One-way flights to New Zealand from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to New Zealand
17 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 30m
$200

Jetstar

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Deal found 19/10/21

4 Apr.
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 30m
$207

Jetstar

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Deal found 18/10/21

21 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CHC

Christchurch

Nonstop

3h 15m
$253

Jetstar

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Deal found 20/10/21

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Melbourne to New Zealand flights.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Jetstar, Air New Zealand, and Virgin Australia flying from Melbourne to New Zealand have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to New Zealand for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $284, but on average you can expect to pay $321.

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

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to New Zealand under $300. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to New Zealand is less than $324.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to New Zealand for under $6,200?

There are currently 2+ open flights from Melbourne to New Zealand within the next 7 days for less than $6,200.

What days are direct flights available from Melbourne to New Zealand?

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Saturday.

How popular is this Melbourne to New Zealand flight route?

This flight path from Melbourne to New Zealand was viewed by 31,388 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

How many flights depart from Melbourne to New Zealand on average per day?

1 flight departure from Melbourne to New Zealand per day on average.
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Melbourne to New Zealand?

Airlines like Jetstar fly from Melbourne to New Zealand in about 3h 30m. The time it takes to get you to your destination is usually consistent. Melbourne and New Zealand are separated by a distance of 2651 km. All flights are typically direct.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne to New Zealand one-way?

$200 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Jetstar. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways, with prices starting from $300 and $323, respectively.

What are the most popular routes from Melbourne to New Zealand?

The most popular route from Melbourne to New Zealand is Melbourne - Queenstown Intl. You may also consider Melbourne - Christchurch or Melbourne - Auckland Intl.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne to New Zealand?

Before booking your flight from Melbourne to New Zealand, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Emirates, Jetstar or Air New Zealand.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to New Zealand?

On average you can expect to pay $588 for a flight from Melbourne to New Zealand. The cheapest flight overall is $173 while the most popular route, (Melbourne - Queenstown Intl) is currently priced at $429.

Can I fly to New Zealand from Melbourne right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to New Zealand

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne 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 Melbourne from New Zealand?

Returning to Melbourne 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 Melbourne.

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

Top 6 airlines flying from Melbourne to New Zealand

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to New Zealand choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$138
Average$531
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Singapore Airlines
Cheapest$186
Average$604
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
Cheapest$208
Average$483
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
Cheapest$228
Average$516
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$260
Average$497
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
Cheapest$262
Average$530
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety