The amount of time it will take you to travel to Memphis, United States will be somewhat different based on your departure point in New Zealand as well as the number of stops you need to make along the way on your trip. From Auckland International (AKL) to Memphis International Airport (MEM), Memphis, you should plan on a flight time of about 19h 30min, whereas if you are departing from Wellington (WLG), you can plan on a travel time of about 36h 5min.
Although it is unfortunate that there are no direct flights to Memphis from any city in New Zealand, that does not mean that there are not some great Memphis flight deals that you can find to help you make this trip. There is a two-stop flight that departs from Auckland International Airport that has layovers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Denver International (DEN) and there is a three-stop flight that departs from Wellington Airport with layovers at Auckland International, Los Angeles International Airport, and Las Vegas McCarran (LAS).
Upon your arrival at the airport in Memphis, there are several options to get you to the centre of the town from the airport. One choice is to hire a taxi to make the trip in about 14min for a price of around 21 USD (30 NZD). You could also board a bus provided by the local transit company MATA Transit. Their line Number 28 makes the trip from the airport to downtown in about 28min for a cost of around 2.50 USD (3.50 NZD). There are also airport shuttles that make the trip in about 14min for a cost of about 37 USD (52 NZD).
Quite possibly one of the most popular destinations in Memphis is the former home of Elvis Presley, called Graceland. There are tours available of the stately southern mansion that give a detailed history of the singer's life. If you're looking for a popular destination for nightlife, a great stop for you would be Beale Street. If you have brought the entire family along on the trip, a great place to spend an afternoon is at the Memphis Zoo. If your idea of a good way to spend a day outdoors is in an open green space, then by all means make the trip to the Memphis Botanic Garden. If you're interested in the history of the music that is such a big part of the city, make the trip to the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.
If you are a resident of New Zealand that would like to fly to Memphis in the United States, you will need a valid passport before you board your flight. You need not obtain a visa to fly to the United States; however, you will need a travel authorisation. You can obtain this authorisation from the United States government’s website. You can expect to pay around 14 USD (20 NZD).
For a flight to Memphis, you will be flying into Memphis. Memphis (MEM) is just 13.4 km from the centre of the city.