Travel to Auckland
Auckland flights from the Airfare Experts
It takes on average three hours to jump the ditch from the east coast of Australia to Auckland. So why not visit New Zealand's largest city with Flight Centre's affordable flights to Auckland? Airlines including Qantas, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Jetstar and Emirates will happily take you there with spacious Economy cabins for budget-conscious travellers and Business Class on selected flights for those who prefer to work on the go.
The Airbus Express bus operates 24/7, year round, and can take up to an hour to reach the city depending on traffic. Tickets are available online, at airport kiosks, on the bus (cash needed) and at many Auckland hotels and hostels. Taxi fares into the city start at about $NZ75 and shuttles cost about $NZ33 per person.
Average flight time: About three hours from the east coast of Australia.
Daily flights from: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Perth.
Major airlines: Virgin Australia, Qantas, Air New Zealand, Jetstar and Emirates.
Cruise holidays in Auckland
One of Auckland's greatest attractions is its sparkling harbour which is constantly dotted with yachts, leading to the nickname the City of Sails. Auckland is a popular port of call on a number of cruises, bringing guests right to the doorstep of the bustling downtown district.
Awesome Auckland holiday packages
By booking an Auckland holiday package with Flight Centre you can save time and money with special deals on flights plus hotels. If you want to add tours, transfers or any other extras, we can take care of that as well!
Add more to your holiday with a tour
See the sights and discover the secrets of the city with an Auckland tour. Whether by bus, boat or foot, there are a number of tours that will take you to Auckland's must-see attractions.
See Auckland at your leisure with a hire car
To see more of the sprawling city, why not hire a car? If you've got some time up your sleeve, visit the parks and peninsulas in the north or make your way south to the capital, Wellington.
More destinations to discover
North or South Island, east or west coast, New Zealand is blessed with great natural beauty. Hire a campervan and hit the road, take a tour, or pull on a pair of skis or hiking boots and go exploring.
It might be the nation’s capital, but don’t let that put you off. The residents of Wellington know how to enjoy themselves. They live to eat, there is a packed events itinerary, especially around fashion and sport, and a robust arts scene. This hilly harbour town has some impressive buildings, most notably Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand.
This is the undisputed adrenalin capital of the world, plus one of the most beautiful spots you could ever envisage. In winter, the Remarkables and Coronet Peak are magnets that draw skiers from around the world. In summer, there’s bungy jumping, zip lining, white-water rafting, jetboating, parasailing and hiking. But it’s party time all year round.
Bay of Islands
In a word: Paradise. Lots of places claim just that, but the Bay of Islands delivers. Located in the sub-tropical far north of the North Island, the weather year round is near perfect. The scenery – the bay and its 144 islands – is always perfect. Little wonder it’s New Zealand’s favourite seaside destination.