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The best prices from Melbourne to Wanaka 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 Wanaka (ZQN)

MEL - ZQN
Price
$302 - $596

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

$452

Average for round-trip flights in January 2021

Round-trip from

$302

From Melbourne to Wanaka

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 Wanaka?

Leaving on a Monday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 21% on the overall cost on flights from Melbourne to Wanaka.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne to Wanaka?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 11% on flights from Melbourne to Wanaka compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $509. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $560.

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Wanaka from Melbourne. Prices for August average $465 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $312. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 51% on your journey compared to booking in August

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Wanaka (MEL - ZQN)?

It’s optimal to fly from Melbourne to Wanaka at midday. By choosing this option you can save up to 34% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Wanaka in January, February 2021

The best prices found for MEL to ZQN flights in January, February
23 Jan - 30 Jan
$2,189pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
23 Jan - 30 Jan
$2,291pp
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
   
2 STOPS
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Wanaka 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Wanaka from Melbourne found for this year
1 Oct - 6 Oct
$398pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
30 Sep - 5 Oct
$428pp
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Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
30 Aug - 1 Sep
$475pp
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Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Wanaka from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Wanaka direct flight deals
11 Jul - 16 Jul
$502pp
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Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
Jetstar
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Melbourne
4 Jul - 7 Jul
$767pp
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Melbourne
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Queenstown Intl
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Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Wanaka

Late deals on return flights to Wanaka from Melbourne, departing today and this week
23 Jan - 30 Jan
$2,189pp
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Melbourne
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Queenstown Intl
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Queenstown Intl
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Melbourne
23 Jan - 30 Jan
$2,291pp
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Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Melbourne to Wanaka flights.

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Wanaka

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Wanaka for under $521 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Wanaka for under $521. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $502, but on average you can expect to pay $1,050.

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 Wanaka for under $521 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 2 direct flights from Melbourne to Wanaka under $521. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Wanaka is less than $634.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Wanaka for under $2,213?

There are currently 2+ open flights from Melbourne to Wanaka within the next 7 days for less than $2,213.

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.

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 11 days.

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to Wanaka?

A quick flight from Melbourne to Wanaka can take about 3h 05m. Jetstar provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $503. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

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

Flying on Jetstar is currently your cheapest option to Wanaka, with prices starting at $503. Additional return tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Qantas Airways and Air New Zealand, with the lowest prices starting at $1,100 and $2,291, respectively.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Wanaka

Destination information for Wanaka

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Melbourne to Wanaka
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.08
Flight duration
3h 15m

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Queenstown

Top 5 airlines flying from Melbourne to Wanaka

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Wanaka 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
$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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