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What is New Zealand like?

Whether you've been here all your life or you've only recently moved to New Zealand, there's always something new to explore.

From the world-class diving and abundant geothermal activity on the North Island to the dramatic scenery and popular ski resorts on the South Island, and not forgetting the charms of all the small outlying islands, there's plenty to see and do.

Add to that the slow moving glaciers, the incredible wine regions and the cosmopolitan cities, and you have to wonder why people bother leaving New Zealand at all, especially with so many cheap flights available.

Which airlines fly around New Zealand?

There are 3 main airlines offering cheap flights in NZ:

Some flights sold through Air New Zealand are operated by their subsidiaries Air Nelson or Mount Cook Airline.

How long are flights in New Zealand?

As well as being cheap, domestic flights in NZ also tend to be short and non-stop. Some of the most common routes are:

Flights to Auckland International Airport

Christchurch to Auckland

1 hour 20 minutes (direct)

Dunedin to Auckland

1 hour 45 minutes (direct)

Queenstown to Auckland

1 hour 50 minutes (direct)

Wellington to Auckland

1 hour 5 minutes (direct)

Flights to Christchurch International Airport

Auckland to Christchurch

1 hour 25 minutes (direct)

Dunedin to Christchurch

1 hour (direct)

Queenstown to Christchurch

55 minutes (direct)

Wellington to Christchurch

50 minutes (direct)

What is the best time to visit New Zealand?

The best time to travel depends a lot on where you're going. The warmer North Island is popular in the summer, especially in the coastal regions, but this demand (and school holidays) often pushes up the price.

In the winter, the South Island sees a surge in bookings. With ski resorts and glaciers to explore, it's easy to see why an extra sprinkling of snow can help.

Spring and autumn are generally a bit cheaper across New Zealand and both have pleasant weather, no matter if you're exploring the cities, staying at the vineyards or hiking through nature.

Do I need a visa for New Zealand?

No. To travel on some domestic flights, you don't even need a passport. Air New Zealand allows passengers to check in with other forms of ID, such as a driving licence or a Koru card.

How expensive is New Zealand?

New Zealand has fairly consistent prices across the board, although you may find that Auckland, Queenstown and Wellington are some of the country's pricier cities.

Dunedin, Napier and Rotorua are all on the cheaper end of the scale.

Useful tips about New Zealand

Looking for a quick getaway? Read Skyscanner's list of the best weekend breaks in New Zealand.

New Zealand is a picturesque country that sometimes requires a bit of driving to fully appreciate. Find out where the best road trips in NZ start.

Get inspiration for your NZ staycation by following some of New Zealand's best Instagram accounts.

Find your cheap flights to New Zealand on Skyscanner today - use the search panel above to search for the cheapest airfare and specials.

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

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