The flight time to Cali, Colombia, can vary somewhat depending on where you plan on departing from in New Zealand. For example, a trip from Auckland Intl (AKL) will total a flight time of around 31h 30min whereas if you are leaving from Christchurch (CHC), the flight time will be more around 35h. If you plan on starting your trip in Wellington (WLG), you should plan on a trip time of around 36h.
While it is unfortunate that there are no direct flights from anywhere in New Zealand to Aeropuerto Internacional Alfonso Bonilla Aragón (CLO), Cali, there are still some great Cali flight deals that you can find. For example, there is a great two-stop service that has layovers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Bogotá El Dorado (BOG). From both Christchurch and Wellington, you can make the same trip with an additional stop in Auckland.
There are two or three really nice options to make the short trip from the airport in Cali to the centre of town. One choice is to take the Expreso Palmira bus that will make the trip in about 40min for a price of around 8,000 COP (3 NZD). You can also hop aboard one of the many taxis you will find at the airport for about 53,400 COP (20 NZD) and be in the centre of town in about 25min. One final option is to take the Azula shuttle that costs around 80,100 COP (30 NZD) and will have you in town in about 25min.
If you love to visit great cultural sites when you are travelling, an amazing stop in Cali is at the Museo La Tertulia, which is not only a fantastic museum of modern art but also hosts a number of cultural events throughout the year. When you visit the Cristo Rey, not only can you behold an amazing work of art when you visit the statue, the views from the top of the hill of the city below are quite breathtaking. If you fancy yourself a bit of an animal lover, a nice place to visit here is the Zoológico de Cali, which features a number of both native and global species. Of the most iconic places to visit in the city is El Gato del Río, which is a large bronze statue in a park that also contains a number of other cat statues that are certainly quite unique in their creation.
For those citizens of New Zealand that will be travelling to Colombia, you will need a valid passport to visit this country. It's important to make sure that you have at least one blank page in your passport for entry stamps. You will not need a visa of any kind so long as the length of your stay will not exceed six months.
For a flight to Cali, you will be flying into Alfonso B. Aragon Intl. Cali Alfonso B. Aragon Intl (CLO) is just 19.5 km from the centre of the city.