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Deals For This Weekend's Flights

OriginDestinationTravel DatesFlights From*
AKLQueenstownDecember 10 to December 15$232
AKLNapierDecember 10 to December 10$308
AKLPalmerston NorthDecember 11 to December 18$342
AVVAucklandDecember 9 to December 16$605
MELChristchurchDecember 10 to December 16$623
SYDQueenstownDecember 9 to December 16$675
BNEChristchurchDecember 10 to December 14$742
BNEQueenstownDecember 10 to December 17$829
SINAucklandDecember 9 to December 13$2,176
LAXWellingtonDecember 9 to December 18$2,521
HKGAucklandDecember 9 to December 16$2,773
FCOAucklandDecember 10 to December 17$2,943
FCOPalmerston NorthDecember 10 to December 15$3,726
LAXQueenstownDecember 9 to December 16$3,805
LAXMomonaDecember 10 to December 14$3,837
*Prices include taxes and fees

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Score Epic New Zealand Accommodation Deals

ibis budget Auckland Airport

ibis budget Auckland Airport

3 out of 5
2 Leonard Isitt Drive, Auckland, 2150
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Auckland. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,005 reviews)
Great value - much better than expected
"It was challenging to maneuver around all of our luggage in the tiny room, but we knew what to expect and just dealt with it. The "budget" price is possible because of the volume of stays - lots of tiny rooms and mostly guests transiting through NZ. The services, however, were much more than expected: ..."

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

ibis budget Auckland Airport
Kiwi International Hotel

Kiwi International Hotel

3 out of 5
411 Queen Street, Auckland, 68241
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $41 per night from Dec 26 to Dec 27
$41
per night
Dec 26 - Dec 27
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Auckland. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,000 reviews)
"This is a great place to stay if you just want the basics, feels almost like a backpackers. Definitely a dated property/building/everything, don’t expect a nice hotel. Had the family room with 3 beds. Had a mini fridge and a few glasses and a kettle. Very small ensuite. Colour scheme was nice and ..."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

Kiwi International Hotel
ibis Budget Auckland Central

ibis Budget Auckland Central

3.5 out of 5
20 Wyndham Street, Auckland, 1001
The price is $89 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
$89
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Auckland. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff in ...
3.5/5 Good! (1,003 reviews)
"Room did not smell clean. Maybe poor drainage? Very small room with wasted space of empty cabinets"

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2022

ibis Budget Auckland Central

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Epsom Motor Inn

Epsom Motor Inn

3 out of 5
115 Great South Road, Epsom, Auckland, 1051
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly motel in Auckland. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and limo/town car service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
2.3/5 (1,001 reviews)
"We had a late check in and staff left key out for us"

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Epsom Motor Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Our Top New Zealand Apartment Hotels

Nesuto Stadium Hotel and Apartments

Nesuto Stadium Hotel and Apartments

4.5 out of 5
40 Beach Road, Auckland, 1010
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $131 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
$131
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Auckland. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,002 reviews)
"Overall a nice place to stay. Was a little disappointed about having a balcony with no furniture on"

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2022

Nesuto Stadium Hotel and Apartments
Nesuto St Martins Apartment Hotel

Nesuto St Martins Apartment Hotel

4.5 out of 5
6-12 St Martins Lane, Auckland, 1010
The price is $113 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 20
$113
per night
Dec 19 - Dec 20
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Auckland. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and dry cleaning or laundry services. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (2,951 reviews)
"I like the view and the staff were friendly and welcoming. Need improvement in changing the bath towels and emptying bins. We had to do it ourselves and had to ask for the new sets of bath towels for the duration of our stay."

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Nesuto St Martins Apartment Hotel
Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park Auckland

Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park Auckland

4.5 out of 5
206 Victoria Street West, Auckland, Auckland, 1010
The price is $153 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 13
$153
per night
Dec 12 - Dec 13
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Auckland. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (584 reviews)
"nice and easy, good comms from staff"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park Auckland

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Boulcott Suites

Boulcott Suites

5 out of 5
5 O'Reily Ave, Wellington, 6011
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $119 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
$119
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Wellington. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and dry cleaning or laundry services. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,785 reviews)
"Our balcony looked right out onto the gorgeous Church, stunning when lit at night time. Easy walking to dining and shopping."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

Boulcott Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Grand Millennium Auckland

Grand Millennium Auckland

4.5 out of 5
71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland, 1010
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $123 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
$123
per night
Dec 20 - Dec 21
Stay at this 4.5-star business-friendly hotel in Auckland. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the overall value ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,002 reviews)
"Very Clean, great location, comfortable beds."

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

Grand Millennium Auckland
Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group

Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group

5 out of 5
83 Symonds Street, Box 2771, Auckland, 1010
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $187 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 23
$187
per night
Dec 22 - Dec 23
Stay at this 5-star spa hotel in Auckland. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,004 reviews)
Happy with the stay
"Decent stay at this hotel. Room was well appointed. Loved the local produce in the bar, nice touch. Convenient location. Gym could do with an update."

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2022

Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group
Sudima Auckland Airport

Sudima Auckland Airport

4.5 out of 5
18 Airpark Drive, Auckland, 2022
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $146 per night from Dec 26 to Dec 27
$146
per night
Dec 26 - Dec 27
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Auckland. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,004 reviews)
"It was a great property close to the airport. The only negative was there were no USB or USB-C chargers built into the room outlet given I forgot my worldwide adapter at home. However, the staff was very helpful and lent me one of their personal adapters for the night."

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Sudima Auckland Airport

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Naumi Auckland Airport

Naumi Auckland Airport

4.5 out of 5
153 Kirkbride Road, Auckland, Auckland, 2150
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $140 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
$140
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Auckland. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,005 reviews)
"Nice hotel, perfect for one night stop before catching the next flight."

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Naumi Auckland Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Family Friendly Hotels in New Zealand

Nesuto St Martins Apartment Hotel
Great for families

Nesuto St Martins Apartment Hotel

4.5 out of 5
6-12 St Martins Lane, Auckland, 1010
The price is $113 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 20
$113
per night
Dec 19 - Dec 20
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Auckland. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and dry cleaning or laundry services. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (2,951 reviews)

Families like: Outdoor pools, kitchen, extra beds/cribs, laundry

Travelers say...
"I like the view and the staff were friendly and welcoming. Need improvement in changing the bath towels and emptying bins. We had to do it ourselves and had to ask for the new sets of bath towels for the duration of our stay."

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Nesuto St Martins Apartment Hotel
Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay
Great for families

Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay

4 out of 5
100 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay, Wellington, 6011
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $158 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
$158
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Wellington. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,001 reviews)

Families like: Close to beach, laundry

Fantastic view
"We stayed on the 10th floor. View was fantastic and the room was equipped with everything we needed. The breakfast was awesome with plenty of options (western only)."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay
Platinum Queenstown Villas
Great for families

Platinum Queenstown Villas

4.5 out of 5
96 Fernhill Road, Fernhill, Queenstown, 9300
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury apartment in Queenstown. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a ski shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the bathrooms ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (455 reviews)

Families like: Kitchen, babysitting, close to beach, skiing nearby

Travelers say...
"Amazing location and views. Very clean and superb amenities. Friendly staff and great service."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Platinum Queenstown Villas

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Rydges Rotorua
Great for families

Rydges Rotorua

4.5 out of 5
10 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, 3043
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $148 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
$148
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Rotorua. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,005 reviews)

Families like: Outdoor pools, laundry

Travelers say...
"Lovely and accomodating staff throughout our stay. Loved the view from our room. We plan to come back and stay longer and have more time to try out the pool."

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Rydges Rotorua
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Need a Car For After Your Flight?

People gravitate towards New Zealand for the incomparable mix of adventure and refined culture that this country offers. As edgy as it is laid back, New Zealand has something to offer everyone.

Flights to New Zealand

There are several airports that service both international and domestic flights to New Zealand. International flights to New Zealand are either direct or connected through Australia. Hamilton Airport, located in Hamilton on the North Island, is more commonly used for domestic flights to New Zealand. Wellington International Airport connects New Zealand’s capital, Wellington, with Australia and Fiji. Rural Queenstown Airport takes domestic flights and connects to Australia. Aukland Airport is New Zealand’s largest and busiest airport, servicing a large amount of international flights, not restricted to Australia as with many other New Zealand airports. International and domestic terminals are usually constructed separately, and are connected via free shuttle service, making it easier for travelers to make their transfers. Taxis, shuttles, and cars for hire are available at all of the airports, taking visitors into the city or town center.

New Zealand Weather

New Zealand’s two islands are surrounded by the South Pacific Ocean. Both the ocean and New Zealand’s world-famous mountains act as regulators for the country’s climate. The temperate climate means a lack of extreme temperatures, but the weather can change very swiftly. The seasons are reversed from what the North Hemisphere experiences, with summer in December, January, and February, and winter in June, July and August. Temperatures are usually between in the 70s-80s in the summer and 30s-40s in the winter. It is important to pack plenty of sun protection, including hats, sunglasses, and lotion on flights to New Zealand. Light sweaters and rain jackets are essentials for the summer. If you’re visiting New Zealand’s mountains or travelling in the winter, pack heavier sweaters and some winter clothes.

Getting Around New Zealand

Flights to New Zealand offer travelers many great opportunities to get around the country. Public transportation is well established. Buses and taxis are available in all of the larger cities. Many visitors enjoy hiring a car for the duration of their stay. You will need your driver’s permit, and usually must be 21 to hire a car. For a truly unique and scenic experience, consider hiring a camper or motor-home to make your vacation in New Zealand all the more unforgettable. Motor-homes can give you the freedom to experience parts of New Zealand you might not otherwise find accessible, and you will save a fortune on hotels and meals. Ferries can transport you and your vehicle between New Zealand’s islands.

New Zealand Attractions

Rock-climbers, hikers, and bungee jumpers flock to the islands every year to push their limits in the majestic landscape.

  • Classic New Zealand Wine Trail: an enormous self-tour of over 120 wine-cellars, vineyard restaurants, and cafes.
  • Dunedin Botanical Gardens: blooming since 1863, marveling visitors
  • Auckland Art Gallery: 15,000 art works, including many pieces by renowned New Zealand artists.
  • Fiordland National Park: over 300 miles of walking trails, as well as magnificent forests and waterfalls.
  • Rotorua: geysers, hot springs, and mud pools.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to New Zealand?
Before you book your seat, take a look at our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This page has all you need to know about current travel advice, quarantine regulations and other vital info for your flight to New Zealand.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
Head over to our convenient Customer Service Portal for important info regarding COVID-19 and flight cancellations or changes. Also read through your preferred airline’s terms and conditions so you know what to expect.
Which airlines fly to New Zealand?
Browse the deals from the 15 airlines that provide services to New Zealand. Whether you’d like to live large in the pointy end of the plane or save cash in economy, there’ll be a seat for you. Make your way to Auckland Intl. Airport (AKL) with one of these reputable carriers:

  • Air New Zealand - 285 flights to New Zealand per month
  • The Flying Kangaroo - 105 flights to New Zealand per month
  • Jetstar - 47 flights to New Zealand per month

What is the best airport to fly to in New Zealand?
Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) is the major entry point for this unique region. Once you’ve walked out of the terminal, the options are endless when it comes to adventuring around New Zealand.
How much is a flight to New Zealand?
Travelers from far and wide scored return-flight bargains ranging from $232 to $3,837 this week to New Zealand. Starting your trip from ()? The most affordable one-way fares were just .
How to book the cheapest flight to New Zealand?
Snapping up cheap flights to New Zealand is as easy as booking with Orbitz. But if you’d love to make sure you’re getting the best flight deals around, here are a few tips to keep your wallet happy:

  • Depending on your departure city, click on the ‘Nearby airports’ function (located under the departure and arrival options). Occasionally, alternative departure points offer more competitive fares.
  • If you’re flexible with when you take off, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ option. You’ll see the flight deals for the days around your chosen departure. Fares often vary depending on what day it is.
  • Hit ‘Show options’ to narrow down your search results. You can choose your preferred seating class and airline here. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even specify whether you’d like to fly in the morning, afternoon or evening.
  • Reserve your seat as soon as you know your travel dates. While you can get lucky once in a while, flights rarely get more affordable as your departure date approaches.
  • Save more on your adventure by bundling your hotel, flights and car rentals into an Orbitz package. Your bank account will thank you.
  • Where possible, don’t fly in peak seasons. Airfares often hit their highest during school breaks, summer and other vacation periods like Easter and Christmas.

How long is a flight to New Zealand?
Flights times can vary for lots of reasons, including the place you leave from. If you’re unsure whether you’ll have enough time for a quick power nap on your way to New Zealand, check out our list of popular domestic routes and flight times:

  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) to Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) - 1 hour and 9 minutes
  • Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) to Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) - 55 minutes
  • Nelson (NSN) to Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) - 38 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to New Zealand?
Purchase your flights to New Zealand in January. This is the ideal time of the year for low prices, followed by February and August. Land cheap flights and make your dream vacation a reality with Orbitz.
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to New Zealand?
When it comes to cheap flights to New Zealand, the best days to book are generally Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. An unbeatable flight deal is just clicks away with Orbitz.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to New Zealand?
Look into going early in the week to score cheap flights to New Zealand. Orbitz data from 2020 suggests Monday is generally the most affordable day to head off, followed by Tuesday. Saturday was found to have the most expensive ticket prices. This is possibly because many passengers choose to start their getaway at the end of the week.
What is the cheapest month to fly to New Zealand?
You can jet for less in August. This is generally the best month to take off if you’re after cheap flights to New Zealand, based on Orbitz data. The most expensive time to take off is June, so try to avoid this month if you’re on a budget.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
Flexibility is important, that’s why Orbitz lets you search for flights that won’t hit you with a fee for any amendments. Add your departure and arrival destinations, then click on “Filter by flexible change policies.” We’ll show you all the options that include free cancellation and no change fees.
What do I need for the flight to New Zealand?
The trick to having a smooth and stress-free flying experience is to be prepared. Below are some handy tips to take note of before you depart:

  • You’ll need identification such as a valid passport. To avoid confusion during check-in, make sure you book your flight tickets under the same name as your government-issued ID. It’s smart to have electronic copies of your travel documents too, just in case!
  • If you’re jetting directly to New Zealand, chances are you’ll be in the sky for quite some time. Pack enough snacks and entertainment to keep you busy. Now is the perfect time to dive into that book you’ve haven’t finished!
  • Temperatures in the cabin can go from hot to cold quickly, so it’s best to dress in comfortable layers. Also consider wearing compression socks. They can help prevent swelling and improve blood circulation.

How many direct flights are there to New Zealand?
With approximately 261 direct flights every month, you’ll be jetting straight into New Zealand and kicking off an exciting new adventure in no time at all. Some of the carriers that journey nonstop to New Zealand include Air New Zealand, Sounds Air and Jetstar. Qantas, Air Chathams and Fiji Airways are some other frequently booked options.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to New Zealand?
If you think a first or business-class ticket is out of your reach, think again. Here are some tips to help you land a premium flight to New Zealand for a whole lot less:

  • Be more flexible with your travel dates and wait for deals on business or first-class airfares.
  • A lot of low-cost carriers these days offer terrific business or premium-class seating for a reasonable price.
  • Make a bid for an upgrade. Some carriers hold online auctions that let you put down a price for a seat at the front of the plane. You can also try upgrading with points earned through a loyalty scheme.

Travel tips for New Zealand

  • The possibilities for adventure in New Zealand are almost endless — and Sydney Opera House is just one place you’ll find it. Organize a car rental, find out how to get to this fabulous attraction and then step on the gas!
  • If you enjoy the buzz and excitement of major cities, start your trip in Auckland. This fascinating destination is the first stop for many travelers to the area.

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