Melbourne is the stylish state capital of Victoria. It tempts in over 2 million travellers a year – and New Zealanders are one the city’s top customers. Why? For starters, there’s a great choice of cheap, direct flights from Auckland to Melbourne. And the journey only lasts around 4 hours.
Then there’s Melbourne itself. The city is an intriguing mix of gold rush architecture, hipster haunts and elegant Victorian neighbourhoods.
Direct Auckland to Melbourne flights last just over 4 hours. Stopovers can add several hours to the journey time.
Lots of companies fly direct, including Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Emirates and Jetstar. Other carriers such as China Airlines offer flights from Auckland to Melbourne via Sydney.
There are usually at least 10 direct flights a day.
Most flights from Auckland to Melbourne land in Melbourne Tullamarine, but there’s a chance you’ll end up in another local airport called Avalon. All flights start off from Auckland Airport.
The cheapest route is usually the direct Auckland to Melbourne flight. The best prices often come from budget airlines like Jetstar.
Melbourne is having a bit of a renaissance at the moment. Its pop-up restaurants, street art, mind-bending art galleries and achingly cool coffee shops tick all the travel trends boxes.
It’s not without old-world charm, either. Some of the stateliest architecture dates back to the 19th century, when the city made a fortune on the back of the Victorian gold rush. The State Library of Victoria and Collins Street are prime examples of its heyday as a boomtown.
Best of all? A cheap flight from Auckland to Melbourne will deliver you to this cutting-edge city in around 4 hours.
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