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How to get cheap flights from New Zealand

New Zealand has 4 international airports: in Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown and Wellington. Auckland has the most flight options, followed by Christchurch, Wellington and then Queenstown which, currently, only has Australia available as an international destination.

As a general rule, the cheapest month to travel is November, which is followed by the most expensive month to travel.

You can also save money if you book 29 weeks before departure, however this can change depending on where you're flying to.

Save more money on your flights by reading Skyscanner's guide to the best time to book.

What are the cheapest international destinations from New Zealand?


It's no surprise that Australia is the cheapest destination to get to from New Zealand, with Melbourne, the Gold Coast and Sydney among the cheapest cities to fly to. There are direct flights available from 4 airports in New Zealand.

There are many similarities in culture between the 2 countries, which makes it a great spot to visit for something new, but not too new. One of the biggest differences is the warmer weather and the beach culture it inspires.

Because of the Trans-Tasman Agreement, New Zealand citizens are able to travel and work freely in Australia.

Cook Islands

With direct flights from both Auckland and Christchurch to Rarotonga, it's easy for people from both main islands to get to a tropical paradise.

Fifteen small islands make up this collection and each has its own attractions. The picturesque beaches and tranquil lagoons are among the top reasons to go, but don't be surprised to see a foodie culture springing up across the country too.

As well as the Cook Island dollar, New Zealand dollars are acceptable currency here.


Although it may not be the first Pacific Island that springs to mind, flights from Auckland to Tonga tend to be cheaper than those to Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu or any others in the vicinity.

Flights from New Zealand land at Tongatapu, the capital found on Tonga's main island (one of more than 170 that make up the country).

Like many countries in the area, Tonga's beaches are a huge appeal for tourists. The water also offers the chance to snorkel with tropical fish, dive among the local reefs and swim with humpback whales.

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Please note: all information is correct as of August, 2017.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.