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Cheap flights from Melbourne to Queenstown

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to Queenstown (ZQN)

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to ZQN flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to Queenstown flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Queenstown.
MEL - ZQN
Price
$232 - $458
ZQN
Temperature
3 - 15 °C
ZQN
Precipitation
50 - 80 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 34% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 24% potential price drop

Average price

$369

Average for round-trip flights in October 2021

Round-trip from

$313

From Melbourne to Queenstown Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown?

To save up to 13% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown from $469 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $494 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown?

Wednesday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Queenstown.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown (MEL - ZQN)?

When flying from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight at midday, which can drop the price by up to 23% versus a flight in the evening.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown?

May can be a great time to fly to Queenstown from Melbourne Airport with a flight ticket averaging about $411. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as $271. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

Melbourne to Queenstown 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Queenstown from Melbourne found for this year
3 Dec - 10 Dec
$564pp
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
26 Dec - 31 Dec
$583pp
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
3 Dec - 10 Dec
$599pp
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Queenstown from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Queenstown direct flight deals
3 Apr - 16 Apr
$435pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
21 Mar - 4 Apr
$493pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
14 Feb - 28 Feb
$545pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Queenstown Intl from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Queenstown
04:10 - 09:25
Air New Zealand
Direct
3h 15m
MEL - ZQN
Air New Zealand
$354
Kiwi.com
15:00 - 11:30
Virgin Australia
1 stop
18h 30m
MEL - ZQN
Virgin Australia
$374
Booking.com
05:30 - 15:35
Jetstar
1 stop
8h 05m
MEL - ZQN
Jetstar
$397
TravelFusion

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Melbourne</span> to <span class="emphasized">Queenstown</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Queenstown

What airport do you fly into for flights to Queenstown from Melbourne?

For a flight from Melbourne to Queenstown, you will be flying into Queenstown Intl. Queenstown Intl (ZQN) is just 6.3 km from the centre vof the city. Queenstown Intl is the only Queenstown airport and it handles 0 inbound flights from Melbourne per day. 5 airlines have flights to Queenstown Intl from Melbourne on a regular basis.

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to Queenstown Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Melbourne to Queenstown Intl that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Jetstar, Air New Zealand, and Virgin Australia. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $435, but on average you can expect to pay $562.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 15 direct flights from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown under $500. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown is less than $712.

How popular is this Melbourne Airport to Queenstown flight route?

Within the past month, 4,515 users have taken a look at flights from Melbourne to Queenstown Intl.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown return?

Currently priced at $435, Jetstar will fly you from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown and back. In addition to Jetstar, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Air New Zealand for as low as $564.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Jetstar, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $282. However, be on the lookout for offers from Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia, as they are both options that can get you from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown for a low price.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown?

Consider Emirates, Jetstar or Air New Zealand when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Melbourne Airport to Queenstown? While on average our users pay $854, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $169. The most popular route (Melbourne - Queenstown Intl), is priced around $435.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Queenstown, New Zealand

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Queenstown from Melbourne?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to Queenstown Intl

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering Queenstown Intl.

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 Melbourne from Queenstown?

Returning to Melbourne from Queenstown Intl

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Queenstown Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Melbourne.

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Alternative routes for Melbourne to Queenstown

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Queenstown

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Queenstown.
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Flight duration from Melbourne to ZQN
3h 17m

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Queenstown

Top 5 airlines flying from Melbourne to Queenstown Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Queenstown 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
$140 $507 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$263 $505 No cancel fee 80%
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Jetstar
$272 $443 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$302 $534 No cancel fee 78%
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Emirates
$521 $658 No cancel fee 75%
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