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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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Melbourne (MEL) to Queenstown (ZQN)

MEL - ZQN
Price
$304 - $601

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

$304

From Melbourne to Queenstown

One-way from

$362

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 $513, or $564 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 $469 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $315. 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 April, May 2021

17 May - 21 May
$562pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
1 May - 15 May
$571pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
8 May - 15 May
$575pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Queenstown 2021 flight deals

11 Oct - 18 Oct
$392pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
13 Oct - 20 Oct
$394pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
11 Oct - 28 Oct
$398pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Queenstown from Melbourne

6 Oct - 20 Oct
$472pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
6 Oct - 20 Oct
$478pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
17 Jul - 19 Jul
$486pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Queenstown

20 Apr - 20 May
$651pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
21 Apr - 21 May
$661pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
20 Apr - 20 May
$669pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Queenstown from Melbourne

11:00 - 16:40
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
51h 40m
MEL - ZQN
Multiple Airlines
$363
Kiwi.com
19:45 - 11:40
Jetstar
1 stop
13h 55m
MEL - ZQN
Jetstar
$371
TravelFusion
05:20 - 10:30
Air New Zealand
Direct
3h 10m
MEL - ZQN
Air New Zealand
$376
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Queenstown

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Queenstown for under $525 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Queenstown for under $525. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $471, but on average you can expect to pay $500.

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 $525 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Queenstown under $525. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Queenstown is less than $520.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Queenstown for under $656?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Melbourne to Queenstown within the next 7 days for less than $656.

What days are direct flights available from Melbourne to Queenstown?

Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Friday.

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.

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

Travellers can expect 1 flight from Melbourne to Queenstown Intl on average per day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 100% of flight departures

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 12 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. There are 2157 km between Melbourne and Queenstown. All flights are typically direct.

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

According to our current data, Jetstar ($472), offers the cheapest pricing from Melbourne to Queenstown.

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

$260 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, with prices from $374.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Queenstown

Destination information for Queenstown

Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.09
Flight duration
3h 15m

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Queenstown

Top 5 airlines flying from Melbourne to Queenstown

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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