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New Zealand is a country made up of islands, customs laws vary depending on which Island you are flying into. See items that you can and cannot carry on flights to New Zealand on the official list of restrictions


The largest and busiest airport New Zealand is Auckland Airport , but there are other New Zealand airports in various major cities, including Christchurch, Wellington,  Dunedin, Hamilton, Rotorua and Queenstown Airport.


International flights are available from:


  • Emirates - to Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown airports
  • Qantas- to Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown airports
  • British Airways -to Auckland and Christchurch airports
  • Malaysia Airlines -to Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown airports
  • Singapore Airlines - to Auckland airport
  • (Air France) KLM - to Auckland, Queenstown, and Christchurch
  • Air New Zealand -to Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington,  Dunedin, Hamilton, Rotorua and Queenstown Airport.


Duration of flights to New Zealand


Journey times for New Zealand air journeys vary depending on where you are travelling to, with a flight from Auckland to Europe, for example, taking around 30 hours and involving at least one stop-over in Asia or the Middle East, depending on the airline. Auckland to Sydney will take 3 hours and Auckland to South America, Santiago (Chili) takes 14 hours.


25 hrs 55mins flight from United Kingdom

3 hrs 13mins flight from Brisbane, Austrailia

15 hrs 24mins flight from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

16 hrs 16mins from India

12 hrs 44mins flight from South Africa (Durban)


Flight fares / Round the World flights


As with most flights, the fare depends on how far in advance you book, and it is always worth shopping around to compare prices. Before booking your flights to New Zealand, you should consider which season you are planning to visit the country, bearing in mind that prices will double in the summer season of December to March. Some airlines offer  youth rates (under 26) or Working Holiday Visa rates, so it is worth looking out and searching for these rates.


Why not consider a round the world ticket ? The round the world ticket would suit a keen traveller who would perhaps prefer to tailor their trip in different countries and not just limit travel to New Zealand. There are so many options for travel in and around New Zealand!

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