|Most popular in||December||High demand for flights, 16% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||May||Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop|
|Average price||$1227||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||$811||From New York to Auckland|
$897 - $1822
57.2 - 75.2 °F
0.79 - 2.24 inches
Best Time to Fly to New Zealand
December, January and February (New Zealand’s summer months) are the best time to travel. Average temperatures are between 68 and 86 degrees (F). The autumn months of March through May are good times to book trips to New Zealand. The temperatures are slightly cooler than summer, but the weather can still be excellent and this is the time of year for beautiful autumn foliage.
Traveling is cheaper during July and August and visitors can likely find cheap flights to New Zealand during this time. Average winter temperatures are 50-59 degrees (F).
Why you should take a flight to New Zealand
New Zealand is surrounded by mountains, fast-flowing rivers, lakes, forests, and miles-long beaches. Travelers seeking peace, nature, and paradise book flights to New Zealand to gain tranquility from the general chaos of everyday life. Thanks to an excess in tourism, the country’s economy continues to grow at a steady pace. Add tourism to New Zealand’s main export business — meat, wool, and dairy — and the country continues to thrive and produce.
Travelers booking trips to New Zealand will find there is plenty to taste. Dine on a dozen different varieties of fish and shellfish fresh from the New Zealand waters. The vast land mass and farming gives diners some of the best prime beef, lamb, venison, and ostrich. And what meal is complete without a glass of wine. New Zealand wines are revered around the world and continue to be praised by some of the best sommeliers in the world.
Once your flight to New Zealand arrives, take in some hiking, rafting, swim with the dolphins, whale-watch, and, of course, take a turn at bungee-jumping. New Zealand is a country of adventures just waiting for travelers to set foot and explore.
The New Zealand climate changes throughout the year. There are mild winters and warm, humid summers on the North Island, while the South Island is colder and has huge glaciers and snowfields. The mountains get snow in the winter and the west coast sees most of the rain. Summer lasts from November to April.
Air New ZealandThe following chart gives approximate journey times from Wellington (in hours and minutes) to other major cities and towns in New Zealand.
Note: *Plus ferry crossing of three hours.