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How to find the cheapest flight from
Australia to South Island

All the information you need to plan the best null to CHC flight in 2021: compare Australia to South Island flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in South Island.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Australia to South Island?

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to South Island from Australia. Prices for May average $467 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $314. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a May flight can save you 43% on your journey compared to booking in May

How far in advance should I book a flight from Australia to South Island?

To save up to 15% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 47 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Australia to South Island from $543 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $553 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Australia to South Island (AU - EDG)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Australia to South Island as you normally would.

Cheap flights from Australia to South Island in November, December 2021

The best prices found for Australia to South Island flights in November, December
27 Dec - 1 Jan
$941pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
31 Dec - 6 Jan
$950pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
31 Dec - 6 Jan
$988pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Australia to South Island 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Island from Australia found for next year
27 Dec - 1 Jan
$941pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
31 Dec - 6 Jan
$950pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
31 Dec - 6 Jan
$988pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Direct flights to South Island from Australia

Save time with Australia to South Island direct flight deals
9 Apr - 23 Apr
$471pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
21 Mar - 24 Mar
$536pp
BNE
Brisbane
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
5 Feb - 5 Mar
$539pp
BNE
Brisbane
Air New Zealand
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
Direct
BNE
Brisbane

Last-minute flights from Australia to South Island

Late deals on return flights to South Island from Australia, departing today and this week
4 Dec - 12 Dec
$1,299pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4 Dec - 12 Dec
$1,334pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
5 Dec - 10 Dec
$1,363pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to South Island from Australia

The cheapest one-way flights from Australia to South Island
03:00 - 09:30
Air New Zealand
Direct
3h 30m
BNE - CHC
Air New Zealand
$365
Lucky2Go
04:50 - 09:50
Virgin Australia
Direct
3h 00m
SYD - ZQN
Virgin Australia
$368
Jettzy
01:00 - 15:25
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
12h 25m
SYD - ZQN
Multiple Airlines
$384
Travel2Be

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Australia</span> to <span class="emphasized">South Island</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Australia to South Island

Which airlines flying from Australia to South Island have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Australia to South Island have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Air New Zealand are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Jetstar with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Australia to South Island for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Australia to South Island for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $447, but on average you can expect to pay $543.

Are there direct flights from Australia to South Island for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Australia to South Island under $500. A good price for a direct flight from Australia to South Island is less than $623.

Are there last-minute flights available from Australia to South Island for under $1,300?

There are currently 10+ open flights from Australia to South Island within the next 7 days for less than $1,300.

How popular is this Australia to South Island flight route?

This flight path from Australia to South Island was viewed by 9,361 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 to fly from Australia to South Island 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 and Qantas Airways, with prices starting from $317 and $346, respectively.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for South Island

Do I need a COVID test to fly to South Island from Australia?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to South Island

Most visitors from Australia need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter South Island.

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering South Island.

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 Australia from South Island?

Returning to Australia from South Island

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Island are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

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Destination points for flights from Australia to South Island

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Destination information for South Island

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Australia to South Island.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.05
Flight duration from Australia to South Island
3h 35m
Average temperature for November in South Island
16.0 °C
Avg rainfall for November in South Island
197.0 mm

Airports servicing

Kaikoura (KBZ)
Takaka (KTF)
Christchurch (CHC)
Timaru (TIU)
Dunedin (DUD)

Top 6 airlines flying from Australia to South Island

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Australia to South Island 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
$145 $746 No cancel fee 74%
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Jetstar
$194 $560 No cancel fee 74%
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Singapore Airlines
$235 $833 No cancel fee 81%
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Emirates
$239 $634 No cancel fee 75%
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Virgin Australia
$273 $648 No cancel fee 80%
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Air New Zealand
$278 $781 No cancel fee 78%
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