Direct flights to New Zealand from Australia depart from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast.
Many of these flights land in Auckland and other popular arrival locations include Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. Domestic services connect Auckland airport with a number of other airports in New Zealand.
Cruising is another popular way to get to, and explore, the country. Cruises to New Zealand from Australia depart from various locations in Australia such as Adelaide, Brisbane, Fremantle, Melbourne Sydney, and Cairns. There are also cruises from the Pacific Islands and some are round-the-world journeys.
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Travel requirements to New Zealand
Find out more about what you need to enter New Zealand from your country of origin, including regulations, visa requirements and health and safety guidelines.
Travellers currently need to fill in a paper Passenger Arrival Card, which is handed out onboard your flight to New Zealand.
From July 2023, travellers arriving at selected international airports in New Zealand will be able to complete an online declaration.(opens in new window)
- Travellers arriving into Christchurch airport or Wellington airport will be able to complete an online declaration from the week starting 10 July 2023.
- Travellers arriving into Queenstown airport will be able to complete an online declaration from mid to late July.
- Travellers arriving into Auckland airport will be able to complete an online declaration later in August 2023.
The Passenger Arrival Card will continue to be accepted for a period of time after the NZTD is introduced.