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Cheap flights from Melbourne to Queenstown

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The best prices from Melbourne to Queenstown are usually found in May or August, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

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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
$301 - $594

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 34% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

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

Round-trip from

$301

From Melbourne to Queenstown

One-way from

$359

One-way flight from Melbourne to Queenstown

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne to Queenstown?

Monday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 18%.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 11% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 61 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Melbourne to Queenstown 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $507, or $558 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Queenstown from Melbourne. Users have commonly found prices around $464 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $311. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Melbourne to Queenstown is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the evening tend to be the most expensive. A flight at midday could potentially save you up to 23% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Queenstown in June, July 2021

The best prices found for MEL to ZQN flights in June, July
15 Jul - 22 Jul
$348pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
15 Jul - 20 Jul
$375pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
5 Jul - 26 Jul
$377pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Queenstown 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Queenstown from Melbourne found for this year
15 Jul - 22 Jul
$348pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
22 Oct - 25 Oct
$363pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
28 Oct - 2 Nov
$364pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Queenstown from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Queenstown direct flight deals
15 Jul - 22 Jul
$348pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
22 Oct - 25 Oct
$363pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
28 Oct - 2 Nov
$364pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Queenstown

Late deals on return flights to Queenstown from Melbourne, departing today and this week
25 Jun - 30 Jun
$606pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
25 Jun - 30 Jun
$673pp
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
25 Jun - 30 Jun
$757pp
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Queenstown from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Queenstown
19:30 - 11:40
Jetstar
1 stop
14h 10m
MEL - ZQN
Jetstar
$360
JQ
14:45 - 16:40
Air New Zealand
2 stops
23h 55m
MEL - ZQN
Air New Zealand
$400
mytrip.com
02:00 - 15:20
Qantas Airways
2 stops
11h 20m
MEL - ZQN
Qantas Airways

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 airports do I use to fly from Melbourne to Queenstown?

If you book a flight from Melbourne to Queenstown, you will be flying from Melbourne to Queenstown Intl. Flights to Queenstown Intl (ZQN) from Melbourne (MEL) take 3h 05m for a nonstop flight. There is 1 flight from Melbourne to Queenstown per day from 5 airlines.

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 to Queenstown for under $389 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Queenstown for under $389. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $348, but on average you can expect to pay $405.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Queenstown for under $389 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Queenstown under $389. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Queenstown is less than $407.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Queenstown for under $648?

There are currently 5+ open flights from Melbourne to Queenstown within the next 7 days for less than $648.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Melbourne to Queenstown Intl was viewed by 4,515 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in Melbourne or Queenstown?

Expected rainfall in Melbourne is more than in Queenstown. You can expect this to be the case over the next 15 days.

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to Queenstown?

There are many flights that can get you from Melbourne to Queenstown in 3h 05m. Fly via Jetstar to get the fastest option. All flights are typically direct.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Melbourne to Queenstown return?

According to our current data, Jetstar ($348), offers the cheapest pricing from Melbourne to Queenstown. This flight start at 11% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

$235 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 $400 and $799, respectively.

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
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Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Queenstown

Top 5 airlines flying from Melbourne to Queenstown

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
Jetstar
$201 $328 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$195 $374 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$104 $375 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$223 $395 No cancel fee 78%
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Emirates
$386 $487 No cancel fee 75%
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Weekly flight availability
from Melbourne to Queenstown
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Melbourne to Queenstown.
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
0 flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
0 flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
2 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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