If you’re after warm weather booking flights to Fiji is always a good idea. This sun-lover’s paradise has a tropical climate and the scenery isn’t bad either with blue lagoons, mountain backdrops and white-sand beaches bordered by coconut palm trees. Made up of 322 islands in the Pacific, Fiji can cater to any budget with hotels ranging from no-frills hostels, to 5 star resorts. Peak season is July to September with temperatures averaging 25C – 27C. July and August sees an influx of Kiwis escaping the New Zealand winter, so get in early to secure the best deals on flight tickets and hotels. The school holiday period in late July can see prices can go up by 10% to 20%; the Christmas period also tends to be busy in Fiji.
Fiji’s off season or ‘wet season’ is November through April and constitutes temperatures in the late 20Cs / early 30Cs, and high humidity punctuated by rainfall and short storms. The weather puts off many travellers at this time, but if you travel now you’ll get the cheapest flights to Fiji and accommodation.
There is no bad time to book a flight to Fiji, the weather is good throughout the year, even in the wet season. Look for discounted flights to Fiji in March and April which is a pleasant time to visit as it is at the end of the wet season. If you wish to avoid the worst of the rain and fewer people, then April, May, June and October are considered the best months to visit Fiji.
Flights from Auckland to Fiji – 3 hrs 5 mins
Flights from Wellington to Fiji – 3 hrs 40 mins
Flights from Dunedin to Fiji – 6 hrs 30 mins
National carrier Fiji Airways operates two direct flights to Fiji per day from Auckland to Nadi, one flight a week from Wellington and 2 flights a week from Christchurch. Air New Zealand also offers several flights a week to Nadi. Fiji Link, the official domestic carrier of Fiji, is the fastest way to travel between the Fiji islands.
Nadi International Airport (NAN), where flights to Fiji land, is Fiji’s main gateway to the islands and is 10km from the city centre. You will find plenty of yellow airport taxis awaiting you from the arrivals area; the starting rate out of Nadi International Airport is FJD$5.00. There is also a public bus service which serves major towns and resorts.