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Cheap flights to New Zealand

The top flight destination for New Zealand is Auckland

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Arriving at New Zealand

Long haul flights to New Zealand will arrive at 1 of the 7 international airports in the country. There are 4 on the north island – Auckland, Rotorua, Hamilton and the capital Wellington; and 3 on the south island – Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown. Transfers from all airports are efficient, with Auckland offering an airbus service and Wellington offering a flyer, both are exceptionally reliable. Taxis and car rental are heavily represented at all airports. Passengers arriving at Queenstown are treated to a stunningly scenic backdrop. None of the transfers are longer than 30 minutes.

Getting Around New Zealand

There are quite a few cheap flights to New Zealand and once there, internal flights are possibly the best bet if moving from city to city, as these can be extremely low cost. Cycling, even motor cycling, are popular forms of transport, both very easy to hire. There are efficient rail services that connect too, as well as a no frills bus operation, which does the job, but without too many creature comforts. Hire car outlets are also well represented across both islands, and travel companies also recognize that there is a need for tour buses with many routes covered.

Main Attractions in New Zealand

There is splendor all over this marvelous country, and exploring it fully will uncover many wonderful surprises, but the big cities each have their own treats, so with an affordable airfare to New Zealand there is certainly plenty to see. The Sky Tower and the underwater marine world at Auckland are great attractions for tourists, as too are the National Museum and St James Opera House in Wellington. The Gondola, a 1500 ft high structure in Christchurch, offers amazing 360º views of the city, the Southern Alps and the Pacific ocean. The remarkable geysers and bubbling mud pools of Rotorua have to be seen, to be believed and for wildlife, Dunedin is undoubtedly the place to be. 

Shopping, Dining and Nightlife

Throughout New Zealand the shopping is good, with each city containing malls full of fashion stores. Auckland probably offers the best variety; local crafts are highly prominent too. Dining captures many ethnic cultures, with Polynesian and Asian blends mixing with European and North American. The New Zealand favourite dishes include lamb, salmon, lobster, kiwi fruit and pavlova, the national dessert. Pubs, clubs and bars are plentiful in all the cities, but Wellington is not only the country's legislative capital, but also the night-life capital too, and is the place to head for the liveliest of times, with Courtenay Quarter not to be missed.

On Arrival...
  • There are 62 airports in New Zealand and the 5 biggest are
  • Auckland Intl Airport (Auckland, New Zealand)
    • Right now, 42 airlines operate out of Auckland Intl Airport.
    • Auckland Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 54 cities.
    • Every week, at least 3,339 domestic flights and 2,072 international flights depart from Auckland Intl Airport.
  • Christchurch Intl Airport (Christchurch, New Zealand)
    • Right now, 25 airlines operate out of Christchurch Intl Airport.
    • Christchurch Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 23 cities.
    • Every week, at least 2,268 domestic flights and 532 international flights depart from Christchurch Intl Airport.
  • Wellington Intl Airport (Wellington, New Zealand)
    • Right now, 20 airlines operate out of Wellington Intl Airport.
    • Wellington Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 24 cities.
    • Every week, at least 2,485 domestic flights and 371 international flights depart from Wellington Intl Airport.
  • Nelson Airport (Nelson, New Zealand)
    • Right now, 2 airlines operate out of Nelson Airport.
    • Nelson Airport offers nonstop flights to 4 cities.
    • Every week, at least 518 domestic flights and 0 international flights depart from Nelson Airport.
  • Blenheim Airport (Blenheim, New Zealand)
    • Right now, 2 airlines operate out of Blenheim Airport.
    • Blenheim Airport offers nonstop flights to 3 cities.
    • Every week, at least 322 domestic flights and 0 international flights depart from Blenheim Airport.
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