Cheap Flights to Auckland

Trimmed by harbours and flecked with volcanic cones, Auckland is a sprawling metropolitan hub that blends modern life and traditional Polynesian heritage

What to know before you fly to Auckland?

Located on the north half of New Zealand's North Island, Auckland is a multicultural city beloved for its picturesque surroundings. From the panoramic views found on its extinct volcanos, to the sight of sprawling oceans that surround the city, Auckland has numerous photo opportunities to choose from. The harbour in particular is a major drawcard for the city, where yachts are docked and water sports thrive. See more of the harbour or explore the city on an Auckland tour.

Auckland: Harbour Ferry Building

Harbour Ferry Building

Away from the bay, Auckland's city is an urban playground made up of trendy eateries, inner city apartments and a lively nightlife. This is also where a great range of Auckland accommodation can be found, ranging from luxury hotels to budget hostels. The city's large multicultural community has resulted in a fusion of cultures which can be seen in its innovative fashion, retail and dining scenes. The arts and culture are very much alive and well in Auckland as the streets continue to buzz with the latest gallery opening, the latest hit show and the latest bar to watch the rugby.

Head beyond the city and you'll find an array of peaceful suburbs featuring wooden houses lined along leafy streets. With numerous green covered peaks, beautiful parks and million dollar views, it's little wonder why life in Auckland is regularly rated amongst some of the best in the world. Rural areas on the city's outskirts are where you'll find the typical peaceful and green scenery New Zealand is famous for. From sea to city to country, Auckland really does have it all.

Auckland: City Skyline

City Skyline

Best times to fly to Auckland

Auckland also known as Tāmaki Makaurau is a diverse multicultural hub and the most populated city in NZ. Sprawling across volcanic landscape and coastal areas it boasts an exciting urban lifestyle surrounded by natural beauty. Visiting Auckland from November through April during the summer months is perfect for those longer days and outdoorsy adventures. Autumn/Winter in Auckland is fairly mild from May through October. Take a look at our Auckland Travel Guide for inspiration.

Auckland flight times

Scheduled flight times: Wellington to Auckland flights take 65 minutes; Christchurch to Auckland flights take 80 minutes; Queenstown to Auckland flights take 1 hour 50 minutes and Tauranga to Auckland flights take 40 minutes.

Activities and things to do in Auckland

Auckland is a metropolitan delight, where city meets nature. Beautiful beaches are within half an hour’s reach wherever you are, and lush native bush with multiple walking and hiking trails weave throughout suburbia. The Hauraki Gulf surrounding Auckland encompasses a haven of boutique wineries and eateries. The volcanic cones on which Auckland is made, offer unique and panoramic views of the city. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to nightlife, shopping, and food with the newly established Commercial Bay precinct in downtown Auckland, the Viaduct Harbour, Wynyard Quarter, and Westfield Newmarket to name a few, all offering a world-class experience. The options are endless. Our Auckland Travel Guide will give you some more ideas on things to do in Auckland.

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