Depending on where you are coming from around the world, there are available flights to New Zealand that fly into Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Queenstown or Dunedin. Most flights from the United Kingtom depart from main cities, with most international flights landing in Auckland or Christchurch. The average flight time is about 24 hours.
Auckland Airport (AKL) is a major airline hub and is the most common airport for international flights. Visitors can continue to other destinations through domestic flights from Auckland.
Another popular way to get to and explore the country is by Cruise. Most cruises to New Zealand depart from Australia and the Pacific Islands and some are round-the-world journeys.
You can also contact a travel agent if you need help in planning your New Zealand holiday.
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 arriving into Queenstown, Wellington or Christchurch airports now have the option to complete a digital arrival declaration instead of a Passenger Arrival Card before travelling to New Zealand.
Travellers arriving into Auckland international airport still need to complete a paper Passenger Arrival Card, which will be handed out on-board your flight to New Zealand.
Find out more about the New Zealand Traveller Declaration here(opens in new window).