Compare cheap flights from Tauranga to Melbourne

Flight information Tauranga to Melbourne

Cheapest return price last month


Direct airlines


Average flight time, total distance 2755 kilometres

5h 55min

Most popular airline last month

Air New Zealand

Melbourne Tullamarine, Melbourne Avalon and Melbourne Essendon

3 airports

Which airlines fly from Tauranga to Melbourne?

Air New Zealand offers 1-stop flights from Tauranga to Melbourne. Some of these flights connect with another airline in Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington.

Is there a time difference between Tauranga and Melbourne?

Yes. The time in Melbourne is 2 hours behind Tauranga.

What is the weather like in Melbourne?

Melbourne's climate is much more variable than Tauranga's. It also gets significantly less rain all year round, the driest months being January and February.

January is Melbourne's warmest month at 21°C average, July is the coldest at 10°C.

How expensive is Melbourne?

Melbourne prices can be higher when it comes to hotels and transport, but with so many restaurants, cafes and bars, you won't have trouble finding food and drink to fit your budget.



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Essential travel information for Melbourne

New Zealand citizens don't need a visa to visit Australia.

Check the government's SafeTravel website to stay safe in Melbourne and Australia.

Departing from Tauranga

Tauranga Airport (TRG) is 3km from Tauranga CBD. It can be reached by taxi ($27-$35) or private vehicle ($2 for parking up to 2 hours).

The airport consists of a single terminal with 2 levels. It has a cafe, Koru Lounge and meeting rooms available for hire. Free Wi-Fi is also available.

Since flights to Melbourne require a domestic connection first, you should arrive for check-in at least 30 minutes before your flight is scheduled to depart.

Arriving in Melbourne

Melbourne has 2 airports: Tullamarine Airport (MEL) and Avalon Airport (AVV). Nearly all flights from Tauranga arrive at Tullamarine, which has more facilities and is closer to Melbourne at 22km.

Melbourne Airport has 4 terminals, and the one you arrive at will depend on the airline you're flying with. Most flights land at Terminal 1, except Qantas in Terminal 2, Virgin Australia in Terminal 3 and low-cost airlines in Terminal 4.

You can get into Melbourne by taxi (AU$55-AU$65), SkyBus (AU$19), public bus or shuttle (price based on destination). To ride public transport, you'll need to buy a Myki card.

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

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