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How to find the cheapest flight from
New Zealand to Melbourne (MEL)

All the information you need to plan the best null to MEL flight in 2021: compare New Zealand to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.
How far in advance should I book a flight from New Zealand to Melbourne?

To save up to 40% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 58 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from New Zealand to Melbourne from $489 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $586 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from New Zealand to Melbourne?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, June can be a great choice for travel to Melbourne. Flights to Melbourne from New Zealand in June are about $404 on average during June, but can be found for as low as $245.

When is the cheapest time to fly from New Zealand to Melbourne (NZ0 - ME1)?

When flying from New Zealand to Melbourne, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from New Zealand to Melbourne in September, October 2021

The best prices found for New Zealand to MEL flights in September, October
22 Oct - 24 Oct
$601pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
16 Oct - 23 Oct
$632pp
WLG
Wellington
Air New Zealand
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
WLG
Wellington
22 Oct - 24 Oct
$669pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

New Zealand to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from New Zealand found for this year
22 Dec - 7 Jan
$477pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
22 Dec - 7 Jan
$525pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
22 Oct - 24 Oct
$601pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

Direct flights to Melbourne from New Zealand

Save time with New Zealand to Melbourne direct flight deals
11 Mar - 25 Mar
$357pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
22 Dec - 7 Jan
$477pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
22 Oct - 24 Oct
$601pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

Last-minute flights from New Zealand to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne from New Zealand, departing today and this week
27 Sep - 30 Sep
$990pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
27 Sep - 30 Sep
$1,034pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
24 Sep - 28 Sep
$1,303pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl

One-way flights to Melbourne from New Zealand

The cheapest one-way flights from New Zealand to Melbourne
01:00 - 03:05
Jetstar
Direct
4h 05m
AKL - MEL
Jetstar
$201
mytrip.com
08:15 - 17:20
Qantas Airways
1 stop
11h 05m
WLG - MEL
Qantas Airways
$289
Travelgenio
04:10 - 10:40
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
8h 30m
AKL - AVV
Multiple Airlines
$290
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From New Zealand to Melbourne

Which airlines flying from New Zealand to Melbourne have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Jetstar, Air New Zealand, and Virgin Australia flying from New Zealand to Melbourne have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from New Zealand to Melbourne for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New Zealand to Melbourne for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $357, but on average you can expect to pay $610.

Are there direct flights from New Zealand to Melbourne for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 11 direct flights from New Zealand to Melbourne under $400. A good price for a direct flight from New Zealand to Melbourne is less than $626.

Are there last-minute flights available from New Zealand to Melbourne for under $1,000?

There are currently 9+ open flights from New Zealand to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than $1,000.

What days are direct flights available from New Zealand to Melbourne?

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Saturday.

How popular is this New Zealand to Melbourne flight route?

Flights from New Zealand to Melbourne have been viewed 36,414 times in the past calendar month.

How many flights depart from New Zealand to Melbourne on average per day?

1 flight departure from New Zealand to Melbourne per day on average.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from New Zealand to Melbourne?

A quick flight from New Zealand to Melbourne can take about 3h 45m. Jetstar provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $357. The distance from New Zealand to Melbourne is about 2651 km. All flights are typically direct.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from New Zealand to Melbourne one-way?

$149 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Jetstar. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways, with prices starting from $245 and $285, respectively.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Melbourne, Australia

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Melbourne from New Zealand?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New Zealand to Melbourne

Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Melbourne.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Melbourne.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Melbourne.

Documents
Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.


Do I need a test to fly back to New Zealand from Melbourne?

Returning to New Zealand from Melbourne

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering New Zealand.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering New Zealand.

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Departure points for flights from New Zealand to Melbourne

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Destination information for Melbourne

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from New Zealand to Melbourne.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.97
Flight duration from New Zealand to Melbourne
3h 41m
Average temperature for September in Melbourne
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Melbourne
122.0 mm

Airports servicing

Christchurch (CHC)
Chatham Islands (CHT)
Dunedin (DUD)
Great Barrier Island (GBZ)
Gisborne (GIS)

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

Top 6 airlines flying from New Zealand to Melbourne

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from New Zealand to Melbourne choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$156 $340 No cancel fee 74%
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Emirates
$130 $357 No cancel fee 75%
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Singapore Airlines
$139 $367 No cancel fee 81%
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Virgin Australia
$169 $384 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$157 $395 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$213 $433 No cancel fee 78%
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