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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)

MEL - ZQN
Price
$299 - $590

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

$299

From Melbourne to Queenstown

One-way from

$363

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 21%.

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 $504, or $554 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 $460 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $309. 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 afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight at midday could potentially save you up to 34% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Queenstown in January, February 2021

The best prices found for MEL to ZQN flights in January, February
16 Jan - 17 Jan
$2,298pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
16 Jan - 17 Jan
$2,495pp
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Melbourne
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ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
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Melbourne

Melbourne to Queenstown 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Queenstown from Melbourne found for this year
5 Sep - 21 Sep
$473pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
2 Sep - 23 Sep
$489pp
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Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
7 Sep - 21 Sep
$498pp
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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
2 Apr - 12 Apr
$742pp
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Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
4 Jul - 7 Jul
$752pp
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Melbourne
Jetstar
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ZQN
Queenstown Intl
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Jetstar
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Melbourne
4 Jul - 7 Jul
$755pp
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One-way flights to Queenstown from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Queenstown
06:00 - 06:25
LATAM Airlines
2 stops
46h 25m
MEL - ZQN
LATAM Airlines
$364
CheapFlights
12:30 - 05:25
Qantas Airways
2 stops
38h 55m
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Qantas Airways
$947
CheapFlights
16:10 - 04:50
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
34h 40m
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Multiple Airlines
$1,395
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Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Melbourne to Queenstown flights.

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Queenstown

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Queenstown for under $644 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Queenstown for under $644. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $638, but on average you can expect to pay $710.

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.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Queenstown for under $773 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 4 direct flights from Melbourne to Queenstown under $773. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Queenstown is less than $751.

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 11 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 or Air New Zealand to get the fastest option. All flights are typically direct.

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

According to our current data, Jetstar ($665), and Air New Zealand ($742) offers the cheapest pricing from Melbourne to Queenstown.

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

$357 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from LATAM Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways, with prices starting from $423 and $793, respectively.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Queenstown

Destination information for Queenstown

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Melbourne to Queenstown
Today's exchange rate
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Flight duration
3h 17m

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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