|Popular in||February||High demand for flights, 2% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||August||Best time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop|
|Average price||$314||Average for round-trip flights in February 2021|
Flights to Kaitaia from other areas of New Zealand range from about 1h-8h. The length of your flight will depend on several factors, including your departure city and the airline you’re flying. For example, if you’re planning a trip to Kaitaia from Wellington, you can enjoy nonstop flights via Air New Zealand or Jetstar airlines that will take only an hour, or connecting flights through Qantas or Virgin Australia that can take two to seven hours, as these airlines do not offer direct flights.
In addition to the flights listed above, you can also enjoy direct flights to Kaitaia from Auckland and Great Barrier Island through Barrier Airlines. These flights range from one to two hours. You can also take direct flights to Kaitaia from Christchurch when booking with Air New Zealand and Jetstar, as well as from Dunedin, with nonstop flights lasting less than two hours.
Kaitaia is home to one major airport, Kaitaia Airport (KAT), which is where you’ll fly into when visiting this beautiful city. This small domestic airport is about 10km to Kaitaia city centre and has limited services in terms of public transportation options. To reach the city centre from Kaitaia Airport, you will be able to take a taxi or a rental car. Be sure you research both options before setting off on your trip to find out which is best for you, what the prices are in advance, and to arrange for either a scheduled taxi pickup or a car rental. No matter which option you choose, driving into Kaitaia city centre from the airport should only take about 10 minutes or so.
Kaitaia is one of the most exciting destinations in the northlands thanks to its excellent climate, stunning natural scenery, and thrilling activities on offer. At Ninety Mile Beach, you can do more than splash around in the azure waters, you can also rent four-wheelers to race along the beach and over dunes or enjoy a more tranquil afternoon fishing. Te Ahu Centre will introduce you to the history of the Northlands and native Maori peoples, as well as provides a library, cinema, and other cultural goodies. Be sure to stop by the café for a delectable bite before departing. Serious hikers will appreciate Herekino Forest Track, dense forestlands with steep paths surrounded by unique kauri trees.
No, New Zealand citizens do not need a passport or visa when travelling to Kaitaia as it is a part of New Zealand too. Keep in mind that you always need valid government-issued photo identification when travelling by air, though whether you choose to bring a passport or driver’s license with you is your choice.