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Take a moment to envision a beautiful city on an island in the middle of the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Got it? We bet we can describe that mental picture. You’re probably thinking of a little strip of land flanked by two harbours and surrounded by tall mountain peaks.
Well, guess what? You’re picturing Auckland, New Zealand. Yes, it exists and yes, you need to go there. Hop on one of our fantastic Auckland flights and send us a postcard from the “City of Sails”.
The flights to Auckland will touch down at Auckland Airport (AKL), 21km from the central business district. Hop on the Skybus that runs between the two terminals and it will take you straight to the city centre. Unless you want your own set of wheels, in which case you can book car hire.
If you’re arriving right as the sun is rising over the horizon, take care of your appetite at one of the breakfast cafes along Elliott Street. A classic meal of Maori porridge and a hot cup of coffee is a perfect way to start the day.
The afternoon is perfect for taking the ferry from Waitemata Harbour out to Rangitoto Island, a volcanic island just off the coast. Up your selfie game with a picture from the summit and then make your way back down to explore the lava tubes. Don’t worry, the volcano is extinct.
Are you arriving after dark? Perfect! Drop your bags at one of our Auckland hotels and then disappear into the night for some fun. The Britomart precinct is perfect for a cutting up a rug to some live music while knocking the drinks back one by one.
To live like a local, you’ve got to shop like a local. The Parnell Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8am to 12pm, and it’s a perfect place to pick up fresh produce, local greens and Maori souvenirs. You can’t go home without souvenirs for your friends.
There you have it. We’ve told you what to do, where to go and how to get there. Now it’s up to you to book one of Wotif’s cheap flights to Auckland and split to New Zealand.
Flights to Auckland start as low as NZ$115. Once you’ve snagged your flight, it’s time to build that itinerary. If your flight touches down in a bustling city, you’ll want a head start, so you can get from jet-way to getaway as quickly as possible. Flying for business? Squeeze in some sightseeing and a snack at a locally loved restaurant between meetings—you’ll have plenty of cash thanks to our cheap business class flights to Auckland. You know what they say about all work and no play, after all.
Jetstar, Air New Zealand. Pack your favourite magazines or stack your video queue for a mini-marathon of that television show your co-workers have been raving about. And if you get hooked a few episodes in, don’t worry; there’s always the return flight to finish the binge. Ready to book cheap flights to Auckland? Check out our selection of airfares and start putting together a holiday that fits your schedule and price range. We offer sweet deals, so you don’t have to move mountains to see the world. In fact, we’ll help you get to those mountains (or ocean, or forest) today!
Here’s an insider tip: Sunday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight booked on Wotif.co.nz in 2019, we found that flights departing on a Sunday generally had the lowest average price. Wotif data also shows Tuesday and Thursday generally have the highest average ticket prices according to our demand data.
Guess what? Boring ol’ Monday really is the best day to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif.co.nz in 2019, we found that flights purchased on Mondays had the lowest airfares on average. Saturday, on the other hand, can be the most expensive day of the week to buy your airfare, with generally a higher than average ticket value.
When comparing 2019 flight demand on Wotif.co.nz, August is one of the cheapest months to fly, when ticket prices are generally at their lowest. February is a close second for the cheapest time to fly. And—no surprises here—the December holiday period is often the most expensive time to travel, with higher than average ticket prices, so plan ahead and book early for your holiday travel plans.
Are you a super organised traveller? Even though not all airlines release their fares a year in advance, you can start researching your flights 12 months in advance for many carriers. It’s good to book your international flights to popular destinations early, particularly in peak holiday periods. According to Wotif’s 2019 travel trends, last minute planners can also bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 2-4 weeks prior to travel.
Mixing and matching your airlines and fare types is a great way to try and save on airfares. According to Wotif 2019 data, travellers who booked flights on Wotif.co.nz in 2019 saved up to 35% when their return flights had two different airlines or fare types.
*According to flight demand on Wotif.co.nz from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on Wotif.co.nz from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.