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Cheapest Transportation from New Zealand to Australia

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1. Posted by RunAmuck (Budding Member 12 posts) 9y

Hello, I was just wondering if anyone knew any cheap ways to get from Auckland to Sydney or Melbourne. If anyone can suggest an airline or something that would be great.


2. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 9y

The cheapest (and only easily accessible) way for the general public to get from New Zealand-Australia is by plane. Sometimes you can get cheap specials on Jetstar or Virgin Blue from New Zealand-Australia, but usually that involves booking quite a long way in advance ie at least 3 months and more in peak travel times. Also sometimes other airlines like LAN Chile come and put on some really cheap fares, but do be aware that the price you pay at the travel agent isn't all you will pay as New Zealand has a departure tax which gets paid at the airport.

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3736 posts) 9y

If you are prepared to fly between less popular destinations, for example between the gold coast and hamilton (about 1.5 hours drive from auckland) then you might find a good deal with Freedom Air.

I paid $500 for a return flight between auckland and sydney with Qantas, and that was the cheapest I could find (booking only around 6 weeks in advance though).

4. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 9y

The departure tax aharrold45 mentions is only $25

5. Posted by RunAmuck (Budding Member 12 posts) 9y

Thank you guys so much. I think this pretty much answers my question. :)