Cheap flights from Melbourne to Queenstown

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The best prices from Melbourne to Queenstown Intl 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.
ME1 - ZQN
Price
$319 - $629
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

$456

Average for round-trip flights in 9月 2021

Round-trip from

HK$319

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

Users have found that flying from Melbourne to Queenstown on a Wednesday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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 13% 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 $477, or $503 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Queenstown from Melbourne. Users have commonly found prices around $418 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $276. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Queenstown (ME1 - ZQN)?

Unlike in the evening, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 23% on flights from Melbourne to Queenstown by exploring options for tickets at midday.

Melbourne to Queenstown 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Queenstown from Melbourne found for this year
23 Dec - 14 Jan
$626pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
22 Dec - 31 Dec
$692pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
22 Dec - 31 Dec
$694pp
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
11 Feb - 22 Feb
$495pp
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
10 Feb - 22 Feb
$576pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
22 Dec - 31 Dec
$694pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

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?

Located just 6.3 km from the city centre, Queenstown Intl is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Queenstown from Melbourne. Booking flights from Melbourne to Queenstown Intl (ZQN) should be relatively easy as there are 0 daily inbound flights from Melbourne from 5 different 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 $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Queenstown for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air New Zealand for just $495, but on average you can expect to pay $620.

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

Cheapflights has 9 direct flights from Melbourne to Queenstown under $500. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Queenstown is less than $718.

How popular is this Melbourne to Queenstown 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.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Melbourne to Queenstown is Air New Zealand. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $495 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Jetstar, starting at $500.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Queenstown?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Melbourne to Queenstown? While on average our users pay $869, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $172. The most popular route (Melbourne - Queenstown Intl), is priced around $495.

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

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

What are the most reliable airlines from Melbourne to Queenstown?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Melbourne to Queenstown consider choosing Air New Zealand(17%), Singapore Airlines(17%) or Qantas Airways(8%), as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

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 can enter Queenstown Intl without restrictions.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering 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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Destination information for Queenstown

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Queenstown.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.04
Flight duration from Melbourne to ZQN
3h 20m

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

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
$142 $516 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$268 $514 No cancel fee 80%
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Jetstar
$277 $451 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$307 $543 No cancel fee 78%
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Emirates
$530 $670 No cancel fee 75%
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