Air travel within New Zealand is a great option if you need to be somewhere quickly or cheaply. Prices have recently come down with the introduction of new budget airlines and around 40 destinations are linked by scheduled internal air services. A good tip is that it is always cheaper to fly between bigger cities.
Traveling New Zealand by plane
A couple of good websites that often have really cheap flights include:
You can also go to the airline’s website and buy direct, which is a great option. The two main airlines that operate domestically in New Zealand are Air New Zealand and Jetstar. Their websites are:
Remember that it is always cheaper to fly from a “big” airport to another.
Here is a list of the biggest airports in New Zealand:
- Auckland Airport
- Christchurch Airport
- Wellington Airport
- Queenstown Airport
- Hamilton Airport
- Nelson Airport
Scenic Flights in New Zealand
Scenic flights are also a great way to get a different perspective of some of the most diverse and spectacular geography New Zealand has to offer. In a relatively short time, large areas of wilderness can be covered giving you a unique view of remote islands, volcanic cones and snow-covered mountains. You can do these flights in planes, seaplanes and, of course, helicopters!
Scattered throughout New Zealand, there are scenic flight operators who will take you flying above White Island in the Bay of Plenty, the glaciers on the West Coast, or Milford Sound in the Fiordland National Park among others.
We are here to give you all the information you need about scenic flights around New Zealand so if you have any questions, or would like to book a flight just flick us an email.