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Faqs - booking new zealand flights, i’m travelling to new zealand to visit the bay of islands. where should i fly to.

The Bay of Islands is a popular attraction in New Zealand. You can fly into Auckland Airport, one of the largest airports in New Zealand and the primary air hub for Air New Zealand. You can easily connect from Auckland to Bay of Islands-Wiroa-Kerikeri Airport (KKE) to visit the Bay of Islands.

Which airport is close to Poor Knights Islands?

If you want to visit the Poor Knights Islands in New Zealand, Auckland International Airport will be a good option. You can take a domestic flight to Whangārei Airport (WRE) and then take a taxi or bus to the islands. Alternatively, you can fly to Wiroa-Kerikeri Airport and then connect to Poor Knights Islands.

Can I bring a pet to New Zealand?

You can bring your pet to New Zealand, but you should check in with your airline to understand their policies. Qantas, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand allow you to fly with your pet, provided they are in a suitable and liquid-proof carrier.

What is a recommended way to get from Auckland Airport?

If you arrive at Auckland Airport, the SkyBus will be an ideal means to get to the centre. It operates 24/7 and stops near major hotels. Using Uber or a taxi takes approximately 30min to Auckland Central on light traffic. Alternatively, the public bus takes around 1h 35min but is the cheaper option to the city centre.

What airlines offer direct flights to New Zealand?

If you are interested in direct flights to New Zealand from Australia, there are several companies that you can book your travels with, including Air New Zealand, Jetstar, LATAM, and Virgin Australia, all of which offer trips to the country’s largest hubs.

I would like to visit Milford Sound. What airport should I arrive at?

When travelling to Milford Sound, you can first fly into Queenstown Airport (ZQN), where you can then grab a small jumper plane that will bring you directly to the fjord. Otherwise, you can fly into Te Anau Airport Manapouri (TEU), which is approximately a 2h 30min drive from Milford Sound. Additionally, there are buses that will take you from both of these airports to the fjord, and you will find that there are several departure times each morning.

What is the easiest airport to fly into if I am visiting Abel Tasman National Park?

To go to Abel Tasman National Park, you will first have to fly into Wellington International Airport (WLG), as it is the closest destination that services flights from Australia. From there, you can take a short 35min flight that arrives directly next to the park at Nelson Airport (NSN). It is also possible to take a ferry from Wellington, which takes about 3h total. If you end up flying into a different airport, such as Christchurch International Airport (CHC) or Auckland Airport (AKL), you will also be able to grab a short flight to Nelson Airport (NSN).

If I plan on visiting the interior of the North Island, where should I fly?

For those that would like to visit the interior of the North Island, it is easiest to fly into Rotorua Airport (ROT), as it is within easy driving distance of many central cities in the region, including Tauranga and Gisborne.

How long is the flight to New Zealand?

An average direct flight from Australia to New Zealand takes 8h 36m, covering a distance of 4631 km. The most popular route is Melbourne - Auckland with an average flight time of 3h 30m.

What is the cheapest flight to New Zealand?

The cheapest ticket to New Zealand from Australia found in the last 72 hours was $173 one-way, and $286 round-trip. The most popular route is Melbourne to Auckland Intl and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $322.

Which airlines fly to New Zealand?

Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines & Air New Zealand fly the most frequently from Australia to New Zealand.

What are the most popular destinations in New Zealand?

The next most popular destinations are Christchurch (18%) and Queenstown (16%). Searches for flights to Wellington (11%), to Dunedin (1%) and to Tauranga (0.5%) are also popular.

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  • Auckland Airport (AKL) is a hub for Air New Zealand and Jetstar. Flights arriving from Australia at Auckland Airport will typically arrive at the international terminal. Other airlines that operate flights from Australia to Auckland Airport include Qantas and Virgin Australia.
  • Anzac Day (April), Waitangi Day (February), Empire Day (March) and Christmas Day (December) are no ordinary holidays in New Zealand. During such seasons, fares might hike due to an influx of travellers and airlines working to meet the demand. Therefore, booking your flight months or weeks in advance is recommended.
  • Dunedin Airport (DUD) is one of the most practical locations to fly into for those that would like to explore the southeastern part of the country, and they accept many daily flights departing from Brisbane.
  • If you plan on visiting the South Island—a popular destination that is known for having scenic mountains, kayaking opportunities, and sports like skiing and bungee jumping—you will find that it is convenient to fly into Christchurch International Airport (CHC).
  • While travellers that are either permanent residents or citizens of Australia do not need to have a visa when going to New Zealand, they must have a valid passport that will not expire in between their arrival and departure dates.
  • Known for being the busiest airport in New Zealand and for servicing many daily flights to and from Australia, Auckland Airport (AKL) is a common destination for those that are travelling to areas throughout the North Island, such as North Shore.
  • To visit the southern part of the North Island, such as the cities of New Plymouth and Hastings, it is best to fly into Wellington International Airport (WLG), particularly as this airport offers many flights to and from cities in Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.

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Amazing service and food. However I didn’t get chance to choose my own seat which bothered me a little.

Check in and check out procedures Check in and onboarding was delayed by interval of 15 minutes .. total delayed by 90 minutes Bags took more than 2 hours to come out at Bali airport .. a very big wait after a 30 hour flight Bags were delayed for a very big crowd … 2 flights came in and their passengers were out sooner than ours

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Flying between Australia and New Zealand is a competitive business for airlines. Millions of passengers cross the Tasman Sea each year. The big players on the Tasman routes, Air New Zealand and Qantas, handle the bulk of the traffic. But there are options, including some very interesting fifth freedom flights. They open up some great aircraft options and a chance to travel in the premium seats for a great price.

In this story, we are going to focus on flights between the three large east coast Australian cities of Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, and the New Zealand cities of Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. That’s where the bulk of the services fly to and from and it’s also where the fifth freedom flights operate.

Flying out of Sydney

The busiest routes across the Tasman either originate or go to Sydney. Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia, and Jetstar all frequently criss-cross the 2000+ kilometers to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Jetstar and Virgin Australia flights tend to be once or twice daily. Jetstar uses A320s and Virgin Australia uses 737-800s.  Qantas and Air New Zealand step up the frequencies, particularly to Auckland. 

Qantas flies out of Sydney , Melbourne, and Brisbane to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Most days out of Sydney, it offers four flights a day to Auckland. Qantas operates the workhorse of its fleet, the 737-800, on the route, although there are some exceptions. Every Monday, QF143 flies to Auckland using the far nicer A330-300.

Air New Zealand offers a similar number of flights and uses a more eclectic range of aircraft. On flights to Auckland they mostly use Boeing 777-200s but on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays the 787-9 makes an appearance. You’ll also see the A320 and A321neo crop up during quieter times.

There are two interesting fifth freedom flights between Sydney and New Zealand. LATAM flies between Sydney and Auckland daily (and vice versa) using their rather nice 787-9 Dreamliners. The flight originates out of Santiago.

Emirates operates a daily A380 fifth freedom flight between Sydney and Christchurch. EK412 pushes back from Sydney at breakfast time and reaches Christchurch in time for lunch. The return flight leaves Christchurch in the early evening and arrives in Sydney an hour or so later.

As to the best flights between Sydney and New Zealand, if I was flying to Auckland I’d be looking at the LATAM flight or one of the wide-bodied Air New Zealand flights. If I was flying to Wellington, I’d veer towards Virgin Australia because I think they offer the best business class product on that route. For Christchurch, it’s a no brainer. I’d be relaxing on the Emirates A380.

You can check out our review of the LATAM fifth freedom flight here.

Flying out of Melbourne

The Melbourne to New Zealand routes are also busy ones and serviced by Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia , and Jetstar. Frequencies drop somewhat compared to the Sydney routes.

Qantas almost exclusively uses 737-800s from Melbourne to New Zealand, although on Tuesdays, QF153 is operated by an A330-300. Air New Zealand operates a combination of 777-200s and A321neos to Auckland, with the majority being operated by the 777s. Air New Zealand’s flights to other cities use their smaller Airbuses.

Virgin and Jetstar use 737-800s and A320s respectively. 

The fifth freedom flight out of Melbourne is Singapore Airlines’ four times weekly 777-200 service between Melbourne and Wellington . It departs Melbourne at breakfast time on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, arriving in Wellington at lunchtime and heading back the same afternoon.

Best flights between Melbourne and New Zealand? If I was flying to Auckland I’d be choosing one of Air New Zealand’s 777-200 services. If I was flying to Wellington, I’d be making myself comfortable on Singapore Airlines. And if I was flying to Christchurch, I’d probably lean towards Virgin Australia’s business class onboard their 737-800s.

Flying out of Brisbane

Finally, let's look at the Queensland capital of Brisbane. Jetstar doesn’t fly to New Zealand out of Brisbane, preferring to use Coolangatta Airport on the Gold Coast, ninety minutes drive south. But Qantas, Air New Zealand, and Virgin Australia all send planes across the Tasman from Brisbane.

Qantas uses 737-800s to New Zealand out of Brisbane, except for their weekly A330-300 oddity. QF119 to Auckland every Tuesday morning is an A330-300. 

Air New Zealand also uses single-aisle Airbus planes out of Brisbane. The exception is one of their daily Auckland-Brisbane-Auckland services which utilizes a 777-200.

Virgin Australia, as you’d expect, flies 737-800s on their Brisbane-New Zealand routes.

The fifth freedom flight out of Brisbane is offered by China Airlines which flies between Brisbane and Auckland daily using an A350-900. Their fares are super competitive.

Flying between Brisbane and New Zealand? The tough choice is the Auckland route. That Air New Zealand 777-200 is a nice plane, but I would be mightly tempted to try the China Airlines A350-900.

Having concentrated on the larger cities, it’s worth noting that flights across the Tasman Sea are also available from Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Adelaide, and Perth. Air New Zealand has a really tidy coverage of Australian cities. Plus there are some real bargains to be found when flying the thinner routes across the Tasman, such as on Virgin Australia’s seasonal Newcastle-Auckland flights .

But I keep getting drawn back to those fifth freedom flights. Wide bodied planes, premium cabins, and some super competitive fares. In my mind, they are the best way to cross the Tasman.

What have I missed? What’s your opinion? Post a comment.

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Good to know - cheap tickets from australia to new zealand, faqs for booking flights from australia to new zealand, i’m travelling to new zealand to visit the bay of islands. where should i fly to.

The Bay of Islands is a popular attraction in New Zealand. You can fly into Auckland Airport, one of the largest airports in New Zealand and the primary air hub for Air New Zealand. You can easily connect from Auckland to Bay of Islands-Wiroa-Kerikeri Airport (KKE) to visit the Bay of Islands.

Which airport is close to Poor Knights Islands?

If you want to visit the Poor Knights Islands in New Zealand, Auckland International Airport will be a good option. You can take a domestic flight to Whangārei Airport (WRE) and then take a taxi or bus to the islands. Alternatively, you can fly to Wiroa-Kerikeri Airport and then connect to Poor Knights Islands.

Can I bring a pet to New Zealand?

You can bring your pet to New Zealand, but you should check in with your airline to understand their policies. Qantas, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand allow you to fly with your pet, provided they are in a suitable and liquid-proof carrier.

What is a recommended way to get from Auckland Airport?

If you arrive at Auckland Airport, the SkyBus will be an ideal means to get to the centre. It operates 24/7 and stops near major hotels. Using Uber or a taxi takes approximately 30min to Auckland Central on light traffic. Alternatively, the public bus takes around 1h 35min but is the cheaper option to the city centre.

What airlines offer direct flights to New Zealand?

If you are interested in direct flights to New Zealand from Australia, there are several companies that you can book your travels with, including Air New Zealand, Jetstar, LATAM, and Virgin Australia, all of which offer trips to the country’s largest hubs.

I would like to visit Milford Sound. What airport should I arrive at?

When travelling to Milford Sound, you can first fly into Queenstown Airport (ZQN), where you can then grab a small jumper plane that will bring you directly to the fjord. Otherwise, you can fly into Te Anau Airport Manapouri (TEU), which is approximately a 2h 30min drive from Milford Sound. Additionally, there are buses that will take you from both of these airports to the fjord, and you will find that there are several departure times each morning.

What is the easiest airport to fly into if I am visiting Abel Tasman National Park?

To go to Abel Tasman National Park, you will first have to fly into Wellington International Airport (WLG), as it is the closest destination that services flights from Australia. From there, you can take a short 35min flight that arrives directly next to the park at Nelson Airport (NSN). It is also possible to take a ferry from Wellington, which takes about 3h total. If you end up flying into a different airport, such as Christchurch International Airport (CHC) or Auckland Airport (AKL), you will also be able to grab a short flight to Nelson Airport (NSN).

If I plan on visiting the interior of the North Island, where should I fly?

For those that would like to visit the interior of the North Island, it is easiest to fly into Rotorua Airport (ROT), as it is within easy driving distance of many central cities in the region, including Tauranga and Gisborne.

How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Australia to New Zealand?

KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Australia to New Zealand.

How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Australia to New Zealand?

KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to New Zealand from Australia is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Australia to New Zealand?

Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to New Zealand with an airline and back to Australia with another airline.

What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Australia to New Zealand?

Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to New Zealand from Australia up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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  • Auckland Airport (AKL) is a hub for Air New Zealand and Jetstar. Flights arriving from Australia at Auckland Airport will typically arrive at the international terminal. Other airlines that operate flights from Australia to Auckland Airport include Qantas and Virgin Australia.
  • Anzac Day (April), Waitangi Day (February), Empire Day (March) and Christmas Day (December) are no ordinary holidays in New Zealand. During such seasons, fares might hike due to an influx of travellers and airlines working to meet the demand. Therefore, booking your flight months or weeks in advance is recommended.
  • Dunedin Airport (DUD) is one of the most practical locations to fly into for those that would like to explore the southeastern part of the country, and they accept many daily flights departing from Brisbane.
  • If you plan on visiting the South Island—a popular destination that is known for having scenic mountains, kayaking opportunities, and sports like skiing and bungee jumping—you will find that it is convenient to fly into Christchurch International Airport (CHC).
  • While travellers that are either permanent residents or citizens of Australia do not need to have a visa when going to New Zealand, they must have a valid passport that will not expire in between their arrival and departure dates.
  • Known for being the busiest airport in New Zealand and for servicing many daily flights to and from Australia, Auckland Airport (AKL) is a common destination for those that are travelling to areas throughout the North Island, such as North Shore.
  • To visit the southern part of the North Island, such as the cities of New Plymouth and Hastings, it is best to fly into Wellington International Airport (WLG), particularly as this airport offers many flights to and from cities in Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.

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Amazing service and food. However I didn’t get chance to choose my own seat which bothered me a little.

Check in and check out procedures Check in and onboarding was delayed by interval of 15 minutes .. total delayed by 90 minutes Bags took more than 2 hours to come out at Bali airport .. a very big wait after a 30 hour flight Bags were delayed for a very big crowd … 2 flights came in and their passengers were out sooner than ours

Overall a positive experience. As long as you are not connecting-I found the discount offered by Kayak and the customer service to be very good.

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The worst experience in any flight I have ever had, delayed for more than 10 hours, lost my other flight so I lost one day during my trip. Didn’t gave me facilities with my luggage either. Never again

I was next to a quite large person. Soni essentially had 2/3 of my seat for myself and couldn't sit properly. Even though there were some other seat available, the staff refuse that I occupy another seat.

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  • Before you travel, check Immigration New Zealand's website  for current entry restrictions and requirements.
  • Most Australian citizens don't need a visa to enter unless you have a criminal record or if you've been deported from any country. Entry and exit conditions can change at short notice. You can contact the nearest New Zealand embassy or consulate for the latest details.

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For consular help, contact the  Australian High Commission in Wellington , or the Australian Consulate-General in Auckland.

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Crime rates in New Zealand are similar to those in Australia.

Thieves often target valuables left in cars and campervans.

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You may be at risk of cyber-based threats during overseas travel to any country. Digital identity theft is a growing concern. Your devices and personal data can be compromised, especially if you’re connecting to Wi-Fi, using or connecting to shared or public computers, or to Bluetooth.

Social media can also be risky in destinations where there are social or political tensions, or laws that may seem unreasonable by Australian standards. Travellers have been arrested for things they have said on social media. Don't comment on local or political events on your social media.

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Monitor local media and other sources, including:

  • Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management
  • Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System
  • GetReady website  (New Zealand government)

Earthquakes

Earthquakes  are a constant risk in New Zealand.

Most quakes are too small or deep in the earth to feel. However, about 150 to 200 quakes are big enough to feel each year.

Large, damaging earthquakes have occurred and could happen again at any time. Aftershocks can continue for days or weeks.

When an earthquake happens, you're advised to drop, cover and hold. If an earthquake is long or strong, and you're near the coast or large body of water, you should go to higher ground immediately.

If you're indoors during an earthquake:

  • move no more than a few steps to a heavy, solid object you can get underneath, and hold onto it
  • don't try to run outside
  • stay indoors until the shaking stops
  • stay away from windows, chimneys, and shelves with heavy objects

If you're in bed:

  • hold onto the bed and stay where you are
  • protect your head and body with a pillow and blankets

If you're outdoors:

  • move to the nearest clear spot
  • keep away from buildings, trees, and power lines
  • drop to the ground

If you're in a car:

  • drive to a clear place away from buildings, trees, and power lines
  • stay in the car with your seatbelt on until the shaking stops

If you're in a lift:

  • stop at the nearest floor and get out

After the earthquake finishes:

  • be aware of possible tsunami risks (see below)
  • prepare for travel delays
  • reconfirm your travel arrangements
  • check your accommodation with travel agents and tour operators

Because of the region's earthquake risk, tsunamis could happen.

All of New Zealand's coastline is at risk of a tsunami.  New Zealand is a member of the Pacific Tsunami Warning System.

The National Emergency Management Agency manages the National Tsunami Advisory and Warning Plan and issues tsunami alerts on its website. These are also broadcast by New Zealand media.

A tsunami could arrive within minutes. There may not be time for an official warning.

Move immediately to high ground, or as far inland as possible, if you're near the coast and you:

  • feel a strong earthquake that makes it hard to stand up
  • feel a weak, rolling earthquake that lasts a minute or more
  • see a sudden rise or fall in sea level
  • hear loud and unusual noises from the sea

Don't wait for official warnings.

Walk or bike if possible because of potential road congestion.

New Zealand's active volcanoes can erupt at any time. Volcanic alert levels may rise quickly. You may be ordered to evacuate at short notice.

If there's volcanic activity:

  • follow the instructions and advice of local authorities
  • follow evacuation orders
  • take official warnings seriously

If you plan to visit active volcanoes or surrounding areas:

  • monitor the  GeoNet  website
  • get local advice first

Visit  GeoNet  for information about volcanic activity at:

  • Mt Tongariro
  • White Island
  • other active volcanic sites

Severe weather

Weather conditions can change quickly. Severe weather can occur.

Creeks and rivers can experience  flash flooding  after heavy rains.

Rapid weather changes could leave you stranded or injured, particularly if you're in a remote area.

Monitor weather conditions, forecasts and warnings from  Metservice .

Take extra care if you're climbing, hiking or in a remote area. See  Travel

Parts of New Zealand experience  bushfires  in hot, dry conditions.

If there's a bushfire, follow local advice.

Adventure activities

Most people enjoy adventure activities safely in New Zealand. However, these activities carry risks.

Several serious accidents involving Australians and other travellers have occurred. People have died.

Some operators have been found to be negligent.

Safety standards can differ both between individual operators, and from standards in Australia.

If you plan to do an adventure activity:

  • be aware of the risks of individual or group activities
  • check the safety standards of operators
  • check to see if operators meet industry standards

Safety risks can increase in severe weather and remote areas.

Before you do any adventure activities :

  • make sure your  travel insurance  covers your planned activities
  • understand what your travel and other insurance doesn't cover
  • only book with operators with appropriate safety equipment and practices
  • always use the safety equipment, even if others don't

If you're trekking or travelling in a remote area:

  • get updates on local weather from the  Department of Conservation (DOC)
  • check conditions with the local DOC visitor centre
  • register your trip with a DOC visitor centre
  • tell your family and friends your plans
  • carry a personal locator beacon
  • avoid creeks and rivers after heavy rains

You can hire personal locator beacons throughout New Zealand.

When you return from a hike, check in with:

  • the DOC visitor centre
  • your family and friends
  • anyone else who knew your plans
  • AdventureSmart
  • Mountain Safety Council

Travel insurance

Get comprehensive  travel insurance  before you leave. 

Your policy must cover all overseas medical costs, including medical evacuation. The Australian Government won't pay for these costs.

If you can't afford travel insurance, you can't afford to travel. This applies to everyone, no matter how healthy and fit you are.

If you're not insured, you may have to pay many thousands of dollars up-front for medical care.

  • what activities and care your policy covers
  • that your insurance covers you for the whole time you'll be away (including if stopovers on the way to your destination are covered) 

Physical and mental health

Consider your physical and mental health before you travel, especially if you have an existing medical condition. 

See your doctor or travel clinic to:

  • have a basic health check-up
  • ask if your travel plans may affect your health
  • plan any vaccinations you need

Do this at least 8 weeks before you leave.

If you need counselling services in New Zealand, contact:

  • Lifeline – 0800 543 354 or free text HELP (4357)
  • Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
  • Healthline – 0800 611 116
  • Samaritans – 0800 726 666
  • General health advice
  • Healthy holiday tips  (Healthdirect Australia)

Not all medication available over the counter or by prescription in Australia is available in other countries. Some may even be considered illegal or a controlled substance, even if prescribed by an Australian doctor.

If you plan to take medication, check if it's legal in New Zealand. Take enough legal medication for your trip.

Carry a copy of your prescription or a letter from your doctor stating:

  • what the medication is
  • your required dosage
  • that it's for personal use
  • New Zealand Customs Service
  • Medicare Australia

Health risks

The ' boil water notice '  for Kelvin Heights water distribution zone, including Frankton, Hanley's Farm, Quail Rise and Tucker Beach Road, has been lifted.

Other health risks are broadly similar to those in Australia.

Medical care

Medical facilities, reciprocal health care.

New Zealand and Australia have a  reciprocal health care agreement . This lets Australians access public medical facilities and care.

It doesn't:

  • include ongoing treatment of existing health conditions
  • cover extra accommodation costs or flights for family members
  • cover flights to Australia
  • replace the need for travel insurance.

To access services under the agreement:

  • show your current Australian passport or evidence of permanent residency
  • show your valid Medicare card.
  • New Zealand Ministry of Health
  • Reciprocal health care agreement (Services Australia)

Accident Compensation Corporation

If you're injured in an accident, the  Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)  covers the costs of hospital treatment.

The cover provided by ACC:

  • offers injury cover on a 'no-fault' basis — this means accident victims don’t have a legal right to sue a third party
  • ends once you've left New Zealand
  • doesn't replace your need for  travel insurance .

You're subject to all local laws and penalties, including those that may appear harsh by Australian standards. Research local laws before travelling.

If you're arrested or jailed, the Australian Government will do what it can to help you under our  Consular Services Charter . But we can't get you out of trouble or out of jail.

Penalties for possessing and using drugs may include fines and prison sentences.

  • Carrying or using drugs

Alcohol laws

You'll need photo ID to buy alcohol or enter licensed premises.

You can't use your Australian driver's licence.

Approved IDs include:

  • current passport
  • current New Zealand driver's licence
  • Kiwi Access Card
  • Approved ID

Quarantine regulations

New Zealand has strict biosecurity rules.

If you don't declare items for quarantine, you'll get an instant fine.

If you make a false statement, you'll face heavy fines and prison sentences.

Customs requirements 

When you arrive, customs officers may check electronic devices they suspect are being used in criminal activity. Devices may include:

  • mobile phones
  • portable tablets
  • hard drives
  • digital cameras

Australian laws

Some Australian criminal laws still apply when you're overseas. If you break these laws, you may face prosecution in Australia.

  • Staying within the law and respecting customs

Dual citizenship

New Zealand recognises dual nationality.

If you're an Australian-New Zealand dual citizen, use your  Australian passport  to enter and leave Australia.

  • Dual nationals

Visas and border measures

Every country or territory decides who can enter or exit through its borders. Make sure you meet all entry and exit conditions. Contact  NZ Immigration  for details about visas, currency, customs and quarantine rules. If you don't meet the conditions, the Australian Government can't help you.

Visa conditions 

Most Australian citizens don’t need a visa to enter unless you have a criminal record or if you've been deported from any country.

Australian permanent residents need to apply online for a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) to enter New Zealand. Australian citizens are exempt from this rule.

For more information refer to the NZ Government Immigration website .

If you've been:

  • convicted of any crimes, or
  • deported from any country

contact a  New Zealand Visa Application Centre  for advice well before you travel.

New Zealand Visa Application Centre

Suite 9.03, Level 9, 139 Macquarie Street Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Phone: 1800 388 718 Website:  www.ttsnzvisa.com Email :  [email protected]

Border measures

Check the  latest requirements  before you book your travel.

Maritime border

New Zealand's maritime border reopened to all vessels, including foreign flagged vessels, cruise ships, recreational vessels (such as yachts and small craft) and specialist vessels used in research and exploration. 

For more information see the  Ministry of Health Maritime Sector website .

  • COVID-19 – International Travel  (New Zealand Government)
  • Information for visa holders  (New Zealand Immigration)

Some countries won't let you enter unless your passport is valid for 6 months after you plan to leave that country. This can apply even if you're just transiting or stopping over.

Some foreign governments and airlines apply the rule inconsistently. Travellers can receive conflicting advice from different sources.

You can end up stranded if your passport is not valid for more than 6 months.

The Australian Government does not set these rules. Check your passport's expiry date before you travel. If you're not sure it'll be valid for long enough, consider getting  a new passport .

  • NZ Immigration

Lost or stolen passport

Your passport is a valuable document. It's attractive to people who may try to use your identity to commit crimes.

Some people may try to trick you into giving them your passport. Always keep it in a safe place.

If your passport is lost or stolen, tell the Australian Government as soon as possible:

  • In Australia, contact the  Australian Passport Information Service .
  • If you're overseas, contact the nearest  Australian embassy or consulate .

Passport with ‘X’ gender identifier 

Although Australian passports comply with international standards for sex and gender, we can't guarantee that a passport showing 'X' in the sex field will be accepted for entry or transit by another country. Contact the nearest  embassy, high commission or consulate of your destination  before you arrive at the border to confirm if authorities will accept passports with 'X' gender markers.

More information: 

  • LGBTI travellers

The local currency is the New Zealand Dollar ($NZ).

Declare all amounts over $NZ10,000 or equivalent on arrival and departure. This covers all forms of currency, not only cash.

ATM availability is similar to Australia.

You can use debit or credit cards in most places as you would in Australia.

Contact your bank to let them know you'll use your cards overseas.

Local travel

Driving permit.

You can drive for up to 12 months with your Australian driver's licence.

After that, you'll need to get a local licence.

  • Driver licences

Road travel

Ice, snow, fog, high winds and roaming animals can cause hazardous conditions. Heavy rain can cause landslides across roads.

Outside major cities, there aren't many motorways. Overtaking opportunities are limited.

Prepare for longer travel times than in Australia.

Railway crossings don't always have barriers, particularly in country areas.

If you're driving in mountain areas or to ski fields, be aware that roads:

  • are often narrow and unpaved
  • may not have safety barriers
  • may require you to use snow chains
  • may only be accessible by 4WD

It’s illegal to use a mobile phone while driving, but there is an exemption for 111 calls in genuine emergencies. Hands-free devices and 2-way radio are permitted.

If you plan to drive in New Zealand:

  • learn the  local road rules  before driving
  • be careful if there's ice, snow, fog or high winds
  • check for road closures and warnings with the  New Zealand Transport Agency
  • equip yourself for current and possible weather conditions
  • Driving or riding
  • Driving in New Zealand

Motorcycles

Make sure your travel insurance covers using a motorbike, quad bike or similar vehicle.

Always wear a helmet.

Taxis and rideshares are generally reliable. The standards are similar to Australia.

The  New Zealand Transport Authority  regulates taxis and rideshare apps.

Public transport

Buses, trains and ferries operate throughout New Zealand. State-run services are also regulated by the New Zealand Transport Authority.

Take care of your belongings on public transport.

  • Transport and getting around safely

Several international cruise lines stopover in New Zealand. 

  • Going on a cruise

DFAT doesn't provide information on the safety of individual commercial airlines or flight paths.

Check  New Zealand's air safety profile  with the Aviation Safety Network.

Emergencies

Depending on what you need, contact your:

  • family and friends
  • travel agent
  • insurance provider

Always get a police report when you report a crime.

Your insurer should have a 24-hour emergency number.

Consular contacts

Read the  Consular Services Charter  for what the Australian Government can and can't do to help you overseas.

Australian High Commission, Wellington

72-76 Hobson Street Thorndon Wellington, New Zealand Phone: (+64 4) 473 6411 Fax: (+64 4) 498 7103 Website:  newzealand.highcommission.gov.au Facebook:  Australia in New Zealand Twitter:  @AusHCNZ

Australian Consulate-General

Level 7, HSBC Tower  186-194 Quay Street Auckland City, New Zealand Phone: (+64 9) 921 8800 Fax: (+64 9) 921 8820

Check the High Commission website for details about opening hours and any temporary closures.

24-hour Consular Emergency Centre

In a consular emergency, if you can't contact an embassy, call the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on:

  • +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas
  • 1300 555 135 in Australia

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Air New Zealand has unleashed epic sales for travellers to help tick off their 2024 travel dreams.

Since having taken out the title as the world’s safest airline for 2024, the well known Kiwi airline is helping customers celebrate the new year in style.

From Tuesday, Aussies will be able to jump on a flight and travel across the ditch for under $300 one way or check out the US for under $1,500, return.

Air New Zealand flights from Sydney to Auckland from as little as $257 one way. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Andrew Henshaw

Air New Zealand General Manager for Australia, Kathryn O’Brien, has encouraged travellers to snatch up the deals before they disappear.

“We expect sale fares will be snapped up swiftly so recommend getting in quickly to secure low fares for travel this year,” she said.

Flying from Australia to New Zealand

Sydney to Auckland from AUD $257 one way or to the popular holiday spot Queenstown from $267 one way.

Grab a flight from Brisbane to Auckland for $267 AUD one way.

With Melbourne customers being able to catch a flight to Auckland from AUD $266 one way.

Ms O’Brien said those who choose to travel with Air New Zealand should be ready to experience the traditional Kiwi ‘manaaki’ care.

“With more flights across the Tasman than any other airline, Air New Zealand gives Aussies plenty of choice when it comes to exploring nearby destinations … and to experience the famous Kiwi ‘manaaki’ (care),” she said.

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Those Aussies who are looking for an adventure further afield, can also hop on some affordable deals and holiday in the United States starting from as little as $1,299, with a quick stop over in Auckland.

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Flights from Sydney to Los Angeles are starting at $1,299 return or or San Francisco from $1,399 return.

Melburnians can catch a return trip to Los Angeles for as little as $1,444 return.

“Aussies are a travel hungry bunch and we know there’s no better way to start your year than with getting travel booked in to look forward to,” said Ms O’Brien.

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The Best Ways To Fly to New Zealand With Points and Miles [Step-by-Step]

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The Best Ways To Fly to New Zealand With Points and Miles [Step-by-Step]

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New Zealand is on many travelers’ radars, and for good reason. It is known for its gorgeous scenery and rich indigenous Polynesian culture.

The filming location of the popular “Lord of the Rings” series, New Zealand is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Thanks to its picturesque landscape and amazing serenity, the country is a bucket list destination for many.

However, getting to New Zealand from the U.S. can be pretty challenging. From the mainland U.S., you need to fly at least 6,000 miles one-way to get to New Zealand. Fortunately, there are still some nonstop routes between the U.S. and New Zealand, with most of the routes operated by New Zealand’s flag carrier, Air New Zealand.

This guide will look at some of the best ways to fly to New Zealand using points and miles. We’ll talk about some of the best nonstop flights and connections with excellent partner airline programs.

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Getting to New Zealand isn’t an easy feat: There aren’t a ton of nonstop flights from the mainland U.S. On top of that, economy fares to New Zealand can be expensive. This just makes your points and miles even more valuable.

Air New Zealand is part of the Star Alliance , and so, the most route flexibility will be through Star Alliance partners such as United Airlines.

Here are the airports that offer nonstop Air New Zealand flights to New Zealand from North America:

  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • Dallas Fort Worth (DFW)
  • Chicago (ORD)
  • Vancouver (YVR)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Houston (IAH)
  • New York (JFK)

United Airlines offers 3 routes to New Zealand featuring its Polaris business class :

  • San Francisco (SFO) – Auckland (AKL)
  • San Francisco (SFO) – Christchurch (CHC)
  • Los Angeles (LAX) – Auckland (AKL)

Hawaiian Airlines offers a single route to New Zealand on the A330:

  • Honolulu (HNL) – Auckland (AKL)

There are 2 American Airlines routes, and they both feature the 787 Dreamliner:

  • Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) – Auckland (AKL)

Qantas offers a single route:

  • New York (JFK) – Auckland (AKL)

Delta Air Lines offers 1 nonstop service between the U.S. and New Zealand:

Lastly, Air New Zealand offers a few nonstop routes between the U.S. and New Zealand:

  • Chicago (ORD) – Auckland (AKL)
  • Houston (IAH) – Auckland (AKL)

As we jump into each redemption option, it is important to note that nonstop routes in business class are difficult to find, as award availability tends to be nonexistent.

When award space is limited, your only option may be to take a positioning flight to an airport with the award space you want. Flexibility is key when it comes to award redemptions between the U.S. and New Zealand.

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The first program we will look at for award flights to New Zealand is ANA Mileage Club .

As usual, All Nippon Airways , better known as ANA, continues to impress with its amazing award redemption rates. Although ANA only allows for round-trip redemptions, the program offers some of the most competitive round-trip business class award prices in the world

Since ANA Mileage Club is also a member of the Star Alliance, you can fly to New Zealand nonstop on partners United Airlines or Air New Zealand. Best of all, ANA does not pass on fuel surcharges to United!

ANA has 2 award charts for redemptions: 1 award chart for ANA-operated flights and 1 for partner-operated flights. For awards operated by ANA, prices are subject to seasonal fluctuations. There is no seasonality pricing for award flights operated by ANA’s partners.

According to ANA’s partner award chart , North America is part of Zone 6, and New Zealand is part of Zone 10. Here is the round-trip award pricing for flights between the U.S. and New Zealand:

ANA requires round-trip bookings when it comes to award redemptions. However, the program does allow for stopovers and open-jaws on its award bookings.

Using ANA miles on partners is best for flying nonstops, even though it may cost more than flying on ANA’s own metal.

Here are examples of redemptions on nonstop routes:

  • Chicago (ORD) – Auckland (AKL) round-trip for 120,000 miles and about $128 in taxes and fees in business class on Air New Zealand
  • Los Angeles (LAX) – Auckland (AKL) round-trip for 120,000 miles and $128 in taxes and fees in business class on Air New Zealand
  • San Francisco (SFO) – Auckland (AKL) round-trip for 120,000 miles and $128 in taxes and fees on United Airlines in Polaris business class

ANA does not operate any of its flights to Auckland. Instead, it codeshares with Air New Zealand from Tokyo. Therefore, you can’t use the award chart for ANA’s own flights to save miles.

Regardless, Star Alliance partners Air New Zealand and United Airlines have amazing business-class products on flights to New Zealand.

If you’re booking a United flight with ANA miles, we recommend using United.com to search for award space because of United’s more user-friendly interface.

To redeem your ANA miles, follow these instructions:

  • Use United’s website to search for award space.
  • Visit ANA’s website .
  • Choose ANA Mileage Club .
  • Choose International, then Award Reservation .
  • Log in to your account.
  • Enter your desired route, dates, and desired class of travel.
  • Choose your flights.
  • Reserve your flight and pay for any applicable taxes and fees.

Earning ANA Miles

ANA is a transfer partner with  American Express Membership Rewards  and  Marriott Bonvoy .

ANA is an Amex airline partner whose points transfer at a 1:1 ratio. Amex Membership Rewards points can take 2 to 3 days to transfer to ANA.

Marriott Bonvoy points transfer to ANA at a 3:1 ratio. For every 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points you transfer, you receive a 5,000-mile bonus. Keep in mind that it can take up to 7 business days for your Marriott Bonvoy points to transfer to ANA.

ANA Mileage Club offers some of the best pricing for award flights between the U.S. and New Zealand.

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American Express® Gold Card

American Express ® Gold Card

This is the best card for food lovers who dine out at restaurants (worldwide), order take-out and want big rewards at U.S. supermarkets!

The American Express ® Gold Card  is a game-changer.

With this card, you can earn 4x Membership Rewards points at restaurants and you’ll also earn 4x Membership Rewards points at U.S. supermarkets on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1x.

There isn’t another card on the market that offers a 1-2 punch like this. Of course, there are several other benefits of the Gold Card as well, including extra monthly dining rewards and more.

  • 4x points per dollar at restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S.
  • 4x points per dollar at U.S. supermarkets, up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases; and 1x thereafter
  • 3x points per dollar on flights purchased directly from airlines or at Amex Travel
  • Up to $120 annual dining credit: up to $10 monthly statement credit when you pay with the Amex Gold card at Grubhub, The Cheesecake Factory, Goldbelly, Wine.com , Milk Bar and select Shake Shack locations
  • Up to $120 in annual Uber Cash : get $10 monthly in Uber Cash for Uber Eats orders or Uber rides in the U.S. when you add your Gold Card to your Uber account
  • No foreign transaction fees (see rates and fees )
  • Access to Amex’s The Hotel Collection
  • Access to American Express transfer partners
  • $250 annual fee (see rates and fees )
  • No lounge access
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards ® points after you spend $6,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards ® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards ® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards ® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • $120 Uber Cash on Gold: Add your Gold Card to your Uber account and each month automatically get $10 in Uber Cash for Uber Eats orders or Uber rides in the U.S., totaling up to $120 per year.
  • $120 Dining Credit: Satisfy your cravings and earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with the American Express ® Gold Card at Grubhub, The Cheesecake Factory, Goldbelly, Wine.com, Milk Bar and select Shake Shack locations. Enrollment required.
  • Get a $100 experience credit with a minimum two-night stay when you book The Hotel Collection through American Express Travel. Experience credit varies by property.
  • Choose the color that suits your style. Gold or Rose Gold.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
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Air New Zealand Boeing 787 business class seat 1K

Virgin Atlantic is another option for award flights to New Zealand. Although Virgin Atlantic joined SkyTeam earlier this year, the program has a special partnership with Air New Zealand. The partnership even has its own award chart .

Virgin Atlantic charges 62,500 points one-way for business-class flights between New Zealand and mainland North America. Again, it is worth mentioning that award space on Air New Zealand is difficult to come by.

Earning Virgin Flying Club Points

Fortunately, earning Virgin Atlantic Flying Club points is relatively easy. The program is a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards ,  Capital One Miles,   American Express Membership Rewards ,  Marriott Bonvoy , and  Citi ThankYou Rewards .

American Express Membership Rewards, Bilt Rewards, Capital One Miles, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Citi ThankYou Rewards instantly transfer at 1:1. Marriott Bonvoy points transfer at a 3:1 ratio, usually within 1 business day. You also get a 5,000-mile bonus when you transfer 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points

Be on the lookout for transfer bonuses to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club. There are frequent transfer bonuses from American Express and Chase.

Recommended Chase Cards (Personal)

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred ® Card

A fantastic travel card with a huge welcome offer, good benefits, and perks for a moderate annual fee.

The Chase Sapphire Preferred ® card is one of the best travel rewards cards on the market. Its bonus categories include travel, dining, online grocery purchases, and streaming services, which gives you the opportunity to earn lots of bonus points on these purchases.

Additionally, it offers flexible point redemption options, no foreign transaction fees, and excellent travel insurance coverage including primary car rental insurance . With benefits like these, it’s easy to see why this card is an excellent choice for any traveler.

  • 5x points on all travel booked via the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal
  • 5x points on select Peloton purchases over $150 (through March 31, 2025)
  • 5x points on Lyft purchases (through March 31, 2025)
  • 3x points on dining purchases, online grocery purchases, and select streaming services
  • 2x points on all other travel worldwide
  • $50 annual credit on hotel stays booked through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal
  • 6 months of complimentary Instacart+ (activate by July 31, 2024), plus up to $15 in statement credits each quarter through July 2024
  • Excellent travel and car rental insurance
  • 10% annual bonus points
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs like United MileagePlus and World of Hyatt
  • $95 annual fee
  • No elite benefits like airport lounge access or hotel elite status
  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards ® .
  • Enjoy benefits such as 5x on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards ® , 3x on dining, and 2x on all other travel purchases, and $50 annual Ultimate Rewards Hotel Credit, plus more.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards ® . For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel.
  • Count on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more.
  • Get complimentary access to DashPass which unlocks $0 delivery fees and lower service fees for a minimum of one year when you activate by December 31, 2024.
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Chase Sapphire Reserve®

Chase Sapphire Reserve ®

A top player in the high-end premium travel credit card space that earns 3x points on travel and dining while offering top luxury perks.

If you’re looking for an all-around excellent travel rewards card, the Chase Sapphire Reserve ®  is one of the best options out there.

The card combines elite travel benefits and perks like airport lounge access , with excellent point earning and redemption options.  Plus it offers top-notch travel insurance protections to keep you covered whether you’re at home or on the road.

Don’t forget the $300 annual travel credit which really helps to reduce the annual fee!

  • 10x points on car rentals, hotels, and dining booked via the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal
  • 10x points on Lyft purchases March 31, 2025
  • 10x points on Peloton equipment and accessory purchases over $250 through March 31, 2025
  • 5x points on airfare booked via the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal
  • 3x points on all other travel and dining purchases; 1x point on all other purchases
  • $300 annual travel credit
  • Priority Pass airport lounge access
  • TSA PreCheck, Global Entry, or NEXUS credit
  • Access to Chase Luxury Hotel and Resort Collection
  • Rental car elite status with National and Avis
  • $550 annual fee
  • Does not offer any sort of hotel elite status
  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $900 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards ®
  • $300 Annual Travel Credit as reimbursement for travel purchases charged to your card each account anniversary year.
  • Earn 5x total points on flights and 10x total points on hotels and car rentals when you purchase travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards ® immediately after the first $300 is spent on travel purchases annually. Earn 3x points on other travel and dining & 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Get 50% more value when you redeem your points for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards ® . For example, 60,000 points are worth $900 toward travel
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Access to 1,300+ airport lounges worldwide after an easy, one-time enrollment in Priority Pass™ Select and up to $100 application fee credit every four years for Global Entry, NEXUS, or TSA PreCheck ®
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Fiji Airways Airbus A350 Business Class Cabin from Front

Alaska Airlines might not be the first airline you think of for flights between the U.S. and New Zealand. That’s because Alaska doesn’t operate flights to New Zealand — but it has plenty of partner airlines that do.

Alaska Airlines is part of the Oneworld Alliance with other member airlines such as Cathay Pacific, Fiji Airways, Qatar Airways, and Qantas. These airlines all offer routes to New Zealand.

As of now, Alaska Airlines has an award chart for partner awards. However, this is due to change in March 2024, when Alaska moves to its new distance-based award chart . This will be a huge devaluation for flights between the U.S. and New Zealand, as these are some of the most long-distance flights you can take.

Here are the current award rates for flights between the U.S. and New Zealand using Alaska Airlines miles:

For now, Alaska miles can be used to book only 2 nonstop routes between the U.S. and New Zealand. These are American Airlines routes from Los Angeles (LAX) and Dallas (DFW) to Auckland (AKL).

Thanks to its numerous Oneworld partners, you have several options when redeeming Alaska Airlines miles. Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways are 2 airlines with single-stop routes worth considering. With these 2 airlines, you can connect through their respective hub airports, Hong Kong (HKG) and Doha (DOH), respectively.

Additionally, you can fly to several cities in New Zealand on Fiji Airways with a connection in Nadi (NAN), in Fiji, from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), and Honolulu (HNL).

Lastly, you can fly with Alaska Airlines’ partner outside an alliance, Korean Air. This route requires connecting through Seoul-Incheon (ICN) on your way to New Zealand.

Here are great example routes and their redemption costs

  • Boston (BOS) – Hong Kong (HKG) – Auckland (AKL) round-trip for 120,000 miles and $38 in taxes and fees on Cathay Pacific in business class
  • Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) – Sydney (SYD) – Auckland (AKL) round-trip for 140,000 miles and $38 in taxes and fees on Qantas in first class and business class  
  • Los Angeles (LAX) – Nadi (NAN) – Christchurch (CHC) round-trip for 110,000 miles and $38 in taxes and fees on Fiji Airways in business class
  • New York (JFK) – Seoul-Incheon (ICN) – Auckland (AKL) round-trip for 125,000 miles and $76 in taxes and fees on Korean Air in business class

Here are the steps to book partner awards using Alaska Airlines miles:

  • Go to Alaska’s website .
  • Search for your desired route (make sure you select Use Miles ).
  • Select your desired flight and Add To Cart.
  • Log in to your Alaska Mileage Plan account.
  • Pay the necessary taxes and fees and complete your booking.

Alaska has an incredible stopover policy, including one-way awards. For example, you can use Alaska miles to fly Cathay Pacific, have a stopover in Hong Kong, and then connect onward to New Zealand.

Earning Alaska Airlines Miles

Alaska Airlines miles are not the easiest to earn, as they only have one transfer partner: Marriott Bonvoy. Marriott Bonvoy points transfer at a 3:1 ratio, and with every 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points that you transfer, you receive 5,000 bonus Alaska miles.

Alaska Airlines does have co-branded credit cards offered by Bank of America . Applying for these cards is the best way to get extra Alaska miles.

Alaska Airlines also runs frequent bonuses for when you purchase Alaska miles . Alaska Airlines often offers discounts of up to 40% on purchased miles.

Recommended Marriott Bonvoy Cards

Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card

Marriott Bonvoy Bold ® Credit Card

A great option for Marriott hotel fans who want a no annual fee card and automatic Marriott Bonvoy elite status.

Casual travelers who like to frequent properties that are part of the Marriott Bonvoy collection of brands may want to consider the Marriott Bonvoy Bold ® Credit Card.

The Marriott Bold card rewards cardholders for Marriott stays and gives them a boost towards Marriott Bonvoy elite status.

  • Up to 14x points per $1 on Marriott purchases
  • 2x points per $1 on travel purchases
  • 15 Elite Night Credits each year (automatically gives you Silver Elite status)
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • No annual fee
  • Lower point earn rate than other Marriott Bonvoy cards
  • Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status is the lowest status tier
  • Earn 30,000 Bonus Points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
  • Pay no annual fee with the Marriott Bonvoy Bold ® Credit Card from Chase ® !
  • Earn up to 14X total points per $1 spent at thousands of hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy ® with the Marriott Bonvoy Bold ® Card.
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  • Receive 15 Elite Night Credits annually, qualifying you for Silver Elite Status. Restrictions apply.
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Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless ® Credit Card

Marriott loyalists will love this card's annual free night award, automatic elite status, and up to 17x points per $1 on Marriott hotel stays.

If you’re a frequent traveler and a Marriott loyalist, there’s a lot to love about the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless ® Credit Card . The card comes packed with several great benefits like a free hotel night once a year, automatic Silver Elite status (with a fast-track to Gold Elite status), and multiple options for redeeming points.

  • Earn big when you use your card at over 7,000 participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels
  • New benefit to earn big at grocery stores, gas stations, and dining
  • Automatic Silver Elite Status
  • 1 Free Night Award each cardmember anniversary (up to 35,000 points)
  • DoorDash DashPass subscription
  • Marriott Silver status is the lowest status tier
  • Earn 3 Free Night Awards (each night valued up to 50,000 points) after qualifying purchases.
  • Earn 3X points per $1 on the first $6,000 spent in combined purchases each year on grocery stores, gas stations, and dining.
  • Earn 1 Elite Night Credit towards Elite Status for every $5,000 you spend.
  • 1 Free Night Award (valued up to 35,000 points) every year after account anniversary.
  • Earn up to 17X total points per $1 spent at thousands of hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy ® with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless ® Card.
  • Receive 15 Elite Night Credits annually, automatic Silver Elite status, and path to Gold Status when you spend $35,000 on purchases each calendar year.
  • The 75,000 or 100,000 Bonus Point Offer for the Marriott Boundless
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Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express® Card

Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express ® Card

The Marriott Bonvoy Bevy card gives you automatic Marriott elite status and helps you earn more Marriott Bonvoy points on your everyday purchases.

The Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express ® Card , the latest mid-tier offering in the Marriott Bonvoy lineup of cards, offers cardholders automatic elite status and ways to earn more Marriott Bonvoy points on each of their stays and daily purchases.

  • 6x points per $1 at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy
  • 4x points per $1 at restaurants worldwide and U.S. supermarkets (on up to $15,000 in combined purchases per calendar year, then 2X points)
  • 2x points per $1 on all other purchases
  • Complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status
  • 15 Elite Night Credits per year
  • 1,000 bonus points per paid stay
  • 1 Free Night Award (up to 50,000 points) when you spend $15,000 on the card in a year
  • $250 annual fee ( rates and fees )
  • Free Night Award certificate is not an automatic benefit
  • Earn 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 6X Marriott Bonvoy ® points for each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy.
  • Earn 4X points at restaurants worldwide and U.S. supermarkets (on up to $15,000 in combined purchases at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets per calendar year, then 2X points).
  • Earn 2X points on all other eligible purchases.
  • 1K Bonus Points Per Stay: Earn 1,000 Marriott Bonvoy ® bonus points per paid eligible stay booked directly with Marriott for properties participating in Marriott Bonvoy.
  • With complimentary Gold Elites status, earn up to 2.5X points from Marriott Bonvoy ® on eligible hotel purchases with the 25% Bonus Points on stays benefit.
  • Marriott Bonvoy Bevy Free Night Award: Earn 1 Free Night Award after spending $15,000 on eligible purchases on your Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ Card in a calendar year. Award can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy ® points) at a hotel participating in Marriott Bonvoy ® . Certain hotels have resort fees.
  • 15 Elite Night Credits: Each calendar year with your Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express Card ® you can receive 15 Elite Night Credits toward the next level of Marriott Bonvoy ® Elite status. Limitations apply per Marriott Bonvoy member account. Benefit is not exclusive to Cards offered by American Express. Terms apply.
  • Plan It ® is a payment option that lets you split up purchases of $100 or more into equal monthly installments with a fixed fee. Plus, you'll still earn rewards the way you usually do.
  • $250 Annual Fee.
  • Terms apply.
  • APR: 20.99%-29.99% Variable

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant ® American Express ® Card

A premium card for Marriott fans who want perks like an annual statement credit and Free Night Award, plus a fast track to Marriott elite status.

The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant ® American Express ® Card  is a premium card designed with road warriors and Marriott Bonvoy loyalists in mind.

So is the card a worthwhile addition to your wallet?

  • 6x points per $1 at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy   program
  • 3x points per $1 on flights booked directly with airlines and restaurants worldwide
  • 25 Elite Night Credits each year
  • Priority Pass Select membership upon enrollment
  • Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fee statement credit
  • Annual Free Night Award after card renewal
  • Complimentary Platinum Elite status
  • Steep annual fee of $650 ( rates and fees )
  • 6x points per $1 is the same earn rate offered with lower annual fee alternatives like the Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express ® Card
  • Earn 95,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new Card to make $6,000 in purchases within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • $300 Brilliant Dining Credit: Each calendar year, get up to $300 (up to $25 per month) in statement credits for eligible purchases made on the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant ® American Express ® Card at restaurants worldwide.
  • With Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite status, you can receive room upgrades, including enhanced views or suites, when available at select properties and booked with a Qualifying Rate.
  • Earn 6X Marriott Bonvoy points for each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy ® . 3X points at restaurants worldwide and on flights booked directly with airlines. 2X points on all other eligible purchases.
  • Free Night Award: Receive 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card renewal month. Award can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy points) at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy ® . Certain hotels have resort fees.
  • Each calendar year after spending $60,000 on eligible purchases on your Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant ® American Express ® Card, you will be eligible to select a Brilliant Earned Choice Award benefit. You can only earn one Earned Choice Award per calendar year. See https://www.choice-benefit.marriott.com/brilliant for Award options.
  • $100 Marriott Bonvoy Property Credit: Enjoy your stay. Receive up to a $100 property credit for qualifying charges at The Ritz-Carlton ® or St. Regis ® when you book direct using a special rate for a two-night minimum stay using your Card.
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck ® : Receive either a statement credit every 4 years after you apply for Global Entry ($100) or a statement credit every 4.5 years after you apply for a five-year membership for TSA PreCheck ® (up to $85 through a TSA PreCheck official enrollment provider) and pay the application fee with your Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant ® American Express ® Card. If approved for Global Entry, at no additional charge, you will receive access to TSA PreCheck.
  • Each calendar year with your Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant ® American Express ® Card you can receive 25 Elite Night Credits toward the next level of Marriott Bonvoy ® Elite status. Limitations apply per Marriott Bonvoy ® member account. Benefit is not exclusive to Cards offered by American Express. Terms apply.
  • Enroll in Priority Pass™ Select, which offers unlimited access to over 1,200 lounges in over 130 countries, regardless of which carrier or class you are flying. This allows you to relax before or between flights. You can enjoy snacks, drinks, and internet access in a quiet, comfortable location.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on international purchases.
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  • $650 Annual Fee.
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Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card

Marriott Bonvoy Business ® American Express ® Card

A great option for business owners who stay in Marriott hotels and want automatic elite status.

Business travelers who opt for Marriott as their hotel chain of choice will definitely want to consider the Marriott Bonvoy Business ® American Express ® Card . The card offers great benefits to cardholders like a complimentary hotel night once a year, complimentary Gold Elite status, and multiple point redemption options.

  • 6x Marriott Bonvoy points on each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy ® program.
  • 4x points for purchases made at restaurants worldwide, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping.
  • 15 Elite Night Credits
  • Complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite Status
  • Receive a 7% discount off standard rates for reservations of standard guest rooms at hotels that participate in the Marriott Bonvoy program when you book directly. Terms and Conditions Apply.
  • Moderate annual fee of $125 ( rates and fees )
  • No premium perks like airport lounge access
  • Welcome Offer: Earn three Free Night Awards after you use your new Card to make $6,000 in eligible purchases within the first 6 months of Card Membership. Redemption level up to 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy ® points for each bonus Free Night Award, at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy ® . Certain hotels have resort fees.
  • Receive a 7% discount off standard rates for reservations of standard guest rooms at hotels that participate in the Marriott Bonvoy program when you book directly through Marriott. Terms and Conditions Apply.
  • 2x points on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card renewal month. Plus, earn an additional Free Night Award after you spend $60K in purchases on your Card in a calendar year. Awards can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy ® points) at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy ® . Certain hotels have resort fees.
  • Enjoy Complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite Status with your Marriott Bonvoy Business ® American Express ® Card.
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Air Canada Signature business class

Another solid program for award redemptions between the U.S. and New Zealand is Air Canada Aeroplan .

The program has some incredible award redemptions and plenty of airline partners, does not pass on fuel surcharges, and allows for stopovers on bookings, including one-way award tickets.

Aeroplan uses a zone-based award chart for partner awards and factors in the total distance flown. The farther you fly, the more Aeroplan points you need, assuming your mileage falls into the next distance band.

Aeroplan divides the world into 4 regions: North America, the Atlantic, the Pacific, and South America. The U.S. is in the North America zone, and New Zealand is in the Pacific zone.

Here is the award chart for partner award flights between the North America and Pacific zones:

Aeroplan zones between NA and Pacific zones

Aeroplan’s distance-based award chart favors those on the West Coast of the U.S., as flights price out for significantly less than those in other parts of the country.

For example, flights between Auckland (AKL) and Los Angeles (LAX) or San Francisco (SFO) fall within the 5,001-7,500-mile distance band. Thus, one-way bookings for these flights cost 75,000 Aeroplan points.

As mentioned above, Aeroplan also allows for stopovers on one-way awards for 5,000 points. This provides an excellent way to stop in 1 city before connecting to another city. However, you must be careful, as distance still applies. You do not want to fall into the next distance band, as award pricing will increase.

Here are the steps to follow when it comes to booking partner awards using Aeroplan points:

  • Visit  Aeroplan’s website .
  • On the top right, click  Sign in  and enter your Aeroplan number and password.
  • On the resulting page, you’ll see a search box. Fill in the desired trip type, origin and destination airports, travel dates, and number of passengers.
  • Check the box that says Book with Aeroplan points .
  • Click  Search.
  • Select your flight and pay for any taxes and fees.

Earning Air Canada Aeroplan Points

Air Canada Aeroplan is a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards, Bilt Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Capital One Miles, and Marriott Bonvoy.

All programs transfer at a 1:1 rate to Aeroplan, aside from Marriott Bonvoy. Marriott Bonvoy points transfer at a 3:1 ratio to Aeroplan. For every 60,000 Bonvoy points you transfer, you get a 5,000-mile bonus.

Another points program worth considering for flights between the U.S. and New Zealand is United MileagePlus. Although the MileagePlus has undergone serious devaluations over the years, the miles are still worth using for awards.

Unlike most programs with an award chart, United MileagePlus uses dynamic pricing. Thus, predicting how many miles are needed for an award redemption is difficult.

Award flights can sometimes cost upward of 250,000 miles one-way. Programs without true award charts are not the best options, as you don’t know what it will cost until you start looking for award space.

It’s noteworthy that United provides United Airlines credit cardholders and Premier members access to additional award space on United flights. When searching, you should make sure you are not logged out of your MileagePlus account, as this ensures you can find saver award space.

Here is an example route you can take with your United MileagePlus miles:

  • San Francisco (SFO) – Auckland (AKL) one-way from 100,000 miles and about $55 in taxes and fees in United Airlines in Polaris business class

United does not charge fuel surcharges on United-operated flights. Also, keep in mind that the mileage price quoted above is the saver-level pricing.

Check out our guide on the best ways to book United Polaris business class .

Earning United MileagePlus Miles

Earning United MileagePlus miles is easy, as Chase offers several  United co-branded credit cards that earn United miles .

The United MileagePlus program is also a transfer partner of Bilt Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Marriott Bonvoy. Chase and Bilt transfer at a 1:1 ratio, while the current Marriott Bonvoy transfer ratio is 3:1.1. If you transfer 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points, you get a bonus of 5,000 United miles.

Although United uses dynamic pricing for its award flights, there are still plenty of solid award redemptions.

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Another great program for award redemptions to New Zealand is with American Airlines AAdvantage . Like Alaska, American Airlines is a member of the Oneworld alliance.

Although the American AAdvantage program has undergone significant devaluations over the past few years, it can still offer great value, especially when you redeem American AAdvantage miles for partner awards.

American Airlines uses dynamic pricing for American-operated flights, making it difficult to know precisely how many miles you need for an award redemption. Redemptions can be upwards of 400,000 AAdvantage miles one-way. No thanks.

However, American Airlines has a simple award chart for partner awards, and prices are not subject to dynamic pricing. This is generally the best way to redeem AA miles.

American Airlines places New Zealand in the South Pacific region on its award chart. Here is the partner award chart for American Airlines partner awards for flights between the U.S. and New Zealand:

Here’s how you book on American Airlines:

  • Visit the  American Airlines website .
  • Log in using your AA username and password.
  • In the search box, check off the box that says  Redeem Miles .
  • Enter the departure city, destination city, travel dates, and number of passengers.
  • Click  Search .
  • Complete the booking 100% online by using your miles and a credit card for taxes and fees.

Need help booking?  See our step-by-step guide for  booking American Airlines business class .

American Airlines miles can be quite valuable. Check out our guide on the best ways to redeem American Airlines AAdvantage miles for maximum value .

Earning American Airlines AAdvantage Miles

Earning American Airlines AAdvantage miles is relatively easy, thanks to the company’s co-branded credit cards with Citi and Barclays and transfer partners.

American AAdvantage is a transfer partner of Bilt Rewards and Marriott Bonvoy. Bilt Rewards is a 1:1 transfer partner, and transfers from Bilt take around 1 business day. Marriott Bonvoy is a 3:1 transfer partner, and transfers from Marriott Bonvoy take around 2 business days.

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Lastly, we will look at another excellent program for Star Alliance awards: Avianca LifeMiles . The program has plenty of partners, does not add fuel surcharges on awards, and makes it easy to earn its miles.

There are many great ways to redeem Avianca LifeMiles for maximum value . One of them is to use them for award flights on United or Air New Zealand between the U.S. and New Zealand.

Here’s the award pricing for one-way flights between North America and New Zealand:

Avianca’s LifeMiles website can be tricky to navigate, but you can book awards completely online. To do so, follow these steps:

  • Go to the Avianca website .
  • In the top-right corner, click the flag icon and change the language to English, if needed.
  • Log in to your LifeMiles account.
  • On the redirected homepage, click  Travel .
  • Enter your flight details, and click the blue search button .
  • Find the flight you’re looking for and redeem your LifeMiles for the ticket.

Earning Avianca LifeMiles

As mentioned above, it’s incredibly easy to earn Avianca LifeMiles, thanks to its many partner programs. Avianca LifeMiles is a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards,  Brex Rewards , Capital One Miles,  Citi ThankYou Rewards , and Marriott Bonvoy.

All the programs transfer to Avianca LifeMiles at a 1:1 ratio, except for Marriott Bonvoy. Marriott Bonvoy points transfer to Avianca LifeMiles at a 3:1 ratio.

LifeMiles also frequently offers bonuses on the purchase of miles, which can be as high as 200%.

Avianca LifeMiles offers excellent rates on partner awards. They are also incredibly easy to earn, as the program is a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards,  Brex Rewards , Capital One Miles,  Citi ThankYou Rewards , and Marriott Bonvoy.

Although getting to New Zealand from the U.S. is relatively complicated, plenty of award programs can help get you there. Whether you want a nonstop flight to get you there quickly or don’t mind connecting elsewhere in the world to try a different airline, your options are endless.

Just a reminder, award availability from the U.S. to New Zealand can be challenging to find. However, you might find that coveted award seat if you are flexible with your dates and open to a positioning flight.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which airlines include carrier-imposed surcharges on award flights to new zealand.

None! There are no fuel surcharges when flying to New Zealand.

Can I use American Airlines miles to fly to New Zealand?

Yes, you can use American AAdvantage miles for award flights to New Zealand. Flights can be operated by American Airlines or its many Oneworld Alliance partners.

What is the fewest number of miles required to fly business class to New Zealand?

You can use 120,000 ANA miles to book a round-trip ticket in business class on Star Alliance flights to New Zealand.

What is the fewest number miles required to fly first class to New Zealand?

There aren’t any nonstop routes from the U.S. to New Zealand that offer first class.

However, you can use Alaska miles or American Airlines miles to fly partner airlines like Cathay Pacific and Qantas in first class.

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