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Flights to New Zealand in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 19% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 9% potential price drop
Average price$215Average for round-trip flights in July 2021
Round-trip from$64From Christchurch to New Zealand

Cheap flights to New Zealand in July, August 2021

The best prices found for WLG flights for July, August
26 Aug - 29 Sep
$76pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
11 Aug - 12 Aug
$80pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
8 Aug - 15 Aug
$89pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch

New Zealand 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to New Zealand found for this year
24 Oct - 28 Oct
$64pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
26 Aug - 29 Sep
$76pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
11 Aug - 12 Aug
$80pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch

Last minute flights to New Zealand

Late deals on return flights to New Zealand, departing today and this week
2 Aug - 5 Aug
$140pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
31 Jul - 2 Aug
$156pp
CHC
Christchurch
Jetstar
Direct
WLG
Wellington
WLG
Wellington
Jetstar
Direct
CHC
Christchurch
1 Aug - 3 Aug
$159pp
CHC
Christchurch
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CHC
Christchurch

Cheapest prices for New Zealand flights by month

The cheapest ticket to New Zealand found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$178
February
$181
March
$168
April
$158
May
$162
June
$151
July
$159
August
$179
September
$174
October
$162
November
$191
December
$191
June is currently the cheapest month to fly to New Zealand. At this moment in time December is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to New Zealand?

Average Auckland Intl flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
CHC - AKL
Price
$151 - $247
AKL
Temperature
14 - 24 °C
AKL
Rainfall
20 - 57 mm

Peak season

New Zealand experiences a relatively mild temperate climate, with distinct seasons that range from cold, snowy winters to warm, sunny summers. December through to February is generally considered the peak tourist season across both the North and South Islands, with both domestic and Australian holiday makers on their long annual break. The long daylight hours are perfect for exploring New Zealand’s many outdoor pursuits and hiking permits get booked out well in advance as visitors descend on the national parks. If you are visiting during this period you should expect inflated hotel and flight ticket prices across the country.

New Zealand’s ski resorts experience their peak tourist season between July and August when snow blankets the landscape. Bookings should be made well in advance if you are planning a ski vacation, with an increased demand for both flight tickets and lodge rooms at popular ski destinations.

Off season

The mild autumn and spring months are ideal for trekking if you want quieter trails and cooler temperatures, provided you don’t visit during the short school holiday breaks. With far fewer tourists across the country, there are some good accommodation deals to be found, and the landscape offers beautiful changing colours during both seasons.

Provided you aren’t travelling to the ski resorts and can handle the chilly temperatures, winter is another quiet time to visit New Zealand, with snow-capped mountainous landscapes all around. Many hotels reduce their prices during this season and you will have many of the national parks largely to yourself.

When is the best time to book a flight to New Zealand?

For the best deals on flights to New Zealand, try and book as far in advance of your travel dates as possible, particularly if you are planning to fly during the school holiday periods. Some airlines offer cheaper flight tickets during mid-week, so if you have a flexible schedule and want to get the best deals, then try and avoid flying on the weekends.

Which day is cheapest to fly to New Zealand?

The cheapest day to fly to New Zealand is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Friday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to New Zealand?

Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to New Zealand. Flights in the afternoon are usually the most expensive.

How long is the flight to New Zealand?

Flights from Auckland to Christchurch – 1 hours 25 minutes.

Flights from Christcuhrch to Wellington – 55 minutes.

Flights from Dunedin to Auckland – 1 hours 45 minutes.

Flights from Nelson to Dunedin – 1 hours 35 minutes.

Flights from Queenstown to Wellington – 1 hours 40 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to New Zealand?

Air New Zealand is the main airline for flights to New Zealand, servicing almost all destinations across both the South and North Islands. Many of the major routes are also serviced by Jetstar, a low-cost carrier which operates some of the cheapest flights to New Zealand as part of the Australian airline, Qantas.

Flight tickets for some of the more regional routes can also be found with Sounds Air, a smaller airline which flies Wellington to Nelson and Blenheim to Napier, while Kiwi Regional Airlines also services smaller towns and cities across the country, including Hamilton, Nelson, Tauranga and Dunedin. If you are looking for flight tickets between Wellington, Nelson and Palmerston North, Originair is another small operator that offers some good flight deals.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Most New Zealand airports offer a range of both private and public ground transportation services to get you from the airport to the city centre, with the private services tending to be slightly faster, but more expensive.

Some public bus routes travel via the airports, dropping off and picking up passengers before returning to the city centre. Alternatively, many New Zealand airports also offer private shuttle bus services which will travel express into the city, then either drop passengers at designated points or provide door-to-door transport.

Usually the fastest means of travelling from New Zealand’s airports into the city centre is with a metered taxi which wait in designated ranks outside the airport terminal. While this is the most expensive ground transportation option, it will get you to where you want to go with little hassle.

Almost all of New Zealand’s airports offer rental car services for those who are planning to self-drive, with bookings best made prior to arrival if you want to get the best deals.

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