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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 47 days in advance to save up to 15% 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 47 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 Australia to South Island 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $527, or $536 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Australia to South Island?

May can be a great time to fly to South Island from Australia with a flight ticket averaging about $453. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as $305. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

Cheap flights from Australia to South Island in July, August 2021

The best prices found for Australia to South Island flights in July, August
14 Aug - 21 Aug
$1,333pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
31 Jul - 4 Aug
$1,364pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14 Aug - 21 Aug
$1,375pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Australia to South Island 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Island from Australia found for this year
10 Oct - 24 Oct
$344pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
8 Oct - 24 Oct
$365pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
8 Oct - 22 Oct
$370pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to South Island from Australia

Save time with Australia to South Island direct flight deals
10 Oct - 24 Oct
$344pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
8 Oct - 24 Oct
$365pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
8 Oct - 22 Oct
$370pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Australia to South Island

Late deals on return flights to South Island from Australia, departing today and this week
8 Aug - 15 Aug
$1,395pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
8 Aug - 15 Aug
$1,418pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
7 Aug - 12 Aug
$1,427pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to South Island from Australia

The cheapest one-way flights from Australia to South Island
05:35 - 15:35
Jetstar
1 stop
8h 00m
AVV - ZQN
Jetstar
$364
mytrip.com
01:05 - 10:05
Qantas Airways
1 stop
7h 00m
SYD - CHC
Qantas Airways
14:10 - 10:25
Air New Zealand
1 stop
17h 15m
MEL - ZQN
Air New Zealand
$405
Agoda.com

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Flight FAQs

From Australia to South Island

Can I find flights from Australia to South Island for under $408 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Australia to South Island for under $408. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $344, but on average you can expect to pay $427.

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.

Are there direct flights from Australia to South Island for under $408 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Australia to South Island under $408. A good price for a direct flight from Australia to South Island is less than $455.

Are there last-minute flights available from Australia to South Island for under $1,497?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Australia to South Island within the next 7 days for less than $1,497.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Australia to South Island?

Consider Emirates, Jetstar or Air New Zealand when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Australia to South Island.

What are the most popular routes from Australia to South Island?

Most travellers choose Melbourne - Queenstown Intl, Sydney Kingsford Smith - Christchurch or Brisbane - Queenstown Intl when deciding on the best route from Australia to South Island.

What are the cheapest flights from Australia to South Island?

The cheapest flight price from Australia to South Island is $165. On average you can expect to pay $942. The most popular route, (Melbourne - Queenstown Intl), can usually be booked for $435.

What are the most reliable airlines from Australia to South Island?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Australia to South Island are Turkish Airlines (73%), United Airlines (73%) and Air China (73%).

How long does is the flight from Australia to South Island?

Departing from Australia to South Island will take you 2h 55m. All flights are typically direct.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Australia to South Island return?

Currently priced at $344, Jetstar will fly you from Australia to South Island and back. In addition to Jetstar, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Australia to South Island one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Jetstar, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $193. Air New Zealand flights start at $299 while deals on Qantas Airways start at $332 one-way.

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Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Australia to South Island.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.06
Flight duration
3h 28m
Average temperature for August in South Island
12.0 °C
Avg rainfall for August in South Island
194.0 mm

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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
Jetstar
$139 $413 No cancel fee 74%
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Emirates
$171 $455 No cancel fee 75%
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Virgin Australia
$195 $477 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$104 $519 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$198 $558 No cancel fee 78%
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Singapore Airlines
$168 $594 No cancel fee 81%
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