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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are currently 10+ open flights from Australia to South Island within the next 7 days for less than $1,300.
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.
$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.
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.
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering South Island.
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.
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.
Visitors from South Island are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.
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