Travel from New Zealand to Australia?


Feb 1st, 2007, 10:28 AM
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Travel from New Zealand to Australia?

Is it cheap/easy to get from NZ to lets say Sydney Australia? If so, how would you go about planning it?
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Feb 1st, 2007, 12:27 PM
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Keep in mind that it is over 2100 km from Auckland to Sydney, so it is never going to be cheap to get between NZ and Oz. There are no good surface (boat) connections, so you are pretty much limited to flying. It is certainly easy, as there are many flights between Auckland and Sydney/Melbourne. There are fewer flights originating in other NZ cities, like Christchurch, and fewer flights ending in other Oz cities, like Cairns, Brisbane, Darwin, or Perth.

Expect to pay US$300-$400 for round-trip airfare. There are several carriers, such as Air New Zealand, Qantas, and United.
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Feb 1st, 2007, 12:41 PM
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Don't forget the budgets like JetStar. We got $199 one way fares last year. Looks more like $204 this year.

I'd personally plan it around the best fare. JetStar only flies to/from Christchurch in NZ, for instance, so if it had the best fare I'd plan my NZ itinerary from North to South. Also, many many airlines fly to Cairns, Brisbane, Darwin, Perth etc as well as Sydney & Melbourne. You don't say how long your trip is, if you plan to return to NZ or fly home to ??

We started in Brisbane, drove to Sydney, flew JetStar to Christchurch, and drove to Auckland for a flight home.
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Feb 1st, 2007, 12:57 PM
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We enjoyed our Jetstar flight from Sydney to Christchurch. Not sure of the exact price since it was bundled into a larger ticket. We found Jetstar, even though it is a "budget" airline, to be much much nicer than most USA domestic airlines.

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