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Sydney to Christchurch

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Sydney to Christchurch


What is the cheaper flight from Sydney to Christchurch ? How about the weather for Christchurch for mid Aug ? Is that very cold to travel ?

Please advise,

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Sydney to Christchurch

Cheapest flights are usually with Jetstar or Virgin, but by the time you pay extra for luggage etc AirNZ might be just as competitive.

Yes, August is the coldest month of the year, with day time temperatures sometimes as low as 5, or a max of 10-12. Snow and ice can sometimes be a problem on Alpine passes so you need to be careful to check the weather forecast every day and have a "Plan B".

Edited: 03 March 2012, 09:28
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I suggest that you register with www. jetstar.com.au or http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/ or http://www.virginaustralia.com/nz/en/ to get the best prices. Air new Zealand and Virgin Australia code share flights accross the Tasman Sea. It is the middle of the ski season so would book sooner than later

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3. Re: Sydney to Christchurch

As frequent travellers on this particular route, we usually try webjet.com.au - they have all the airlines, a nice comparison display and you can easily book different airlines there and back to pick the best prices. Sometimes we find Emirates is the cheapest which is a bonus as they are the nicest imo at the moment. Do check the flight times though - otherwise you might find yourself on a flight via Auckland or Wellington and who wants to fly all day just to save $20.

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4. Re: Sydney to Christchurch

I find that webjet has expensive booking fees - while they are the easiest to compare on - I would never book on them.

So search webjet for the best fares then book on the individual airline sites

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5. Re: Sydney to Christchurch

To answer the rest of you question, August is mid winter so it could be wet and cold. Generally except for 2 or 3 days a year, snow is usually only on the mountains. The temperature will not go much below 0, if at all but will be in single figures. You could also have some lovely clear sunny days, just not that hot.

You would need a wind and waterproof jacket thats not too thick, and a jumper to put under it.

Edited: 22 March 2012, 02:20
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