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Did you know it’s illegal to drive a goat or dog attached to a vehicle in a public place in Melbourne? Neither did we, but it’s true. Why you need to know that is beyond us, but we figured we’d pass the info on in case you had a few too many schooners and thought it’d be a good idea to hook up a golden retriever to a Toyota. With that in mind, check out Wotif’s great deals on cheap flights to Melbourne and leave home immediately.
Hey mate, take a stab at where flights to Melbourne land. If you said Melbourne Airport (MEL), 23km from the city centre, you’d be right. After you’ve taken a taxi to your hotel, get out and explore the city. You can ride the free tram to just about anywhere in the central business district. Taxicabs are always an option, but if you want to drive yourself, get a vehicle from Wotif’s great car hire options.
Are you on one of the Melbourne flights that lands as the sun takes off? If so, spend the morning at the St. Kilda Esplanade Market. You can fill up on local delicacies and souvenir shop until you drop—all in the span of two hours. That’ll give you plenty of time to hit places like the Sea Life Aquarium.
If you’re landing during the evening hours, head straight for Chapel Street and make friends with the residents in one of the many watering holes.
Locals know the ins and outs of this town, so when they’re talking, you should listen. Like when they tell you to go to the Melbourne Cricket Ground and watch the local AFL club, the Demons, demolish whoever they’re playing. A few Victoria Bitters and you’ll be a Demons fan in no time.
Forget about all that “Throw another shrimp on the Barbie, mate” stuff. Just browse our fantastic offers on accommodation in Melbourne and enjoy your time down under.
Cancellation policies vary across airlines, but many still travel to highly impacted areas. Dates may change frequently across Melbourne as the situation unfolds, so it’s important for travellers to check in with their airline if they have an upcoming flight. Please visit the customer service portal to learn more about your flight policy surrounding COVID-19.
Get cheap flights to Melbourne from as low as NZ$209 one way or NZ$479 roundtrip right here with Wotif. Need somewhere to stay once you get there? Relax with our price promise. Find a lower price on a hotel or package online up to 24-hours prior to check in and we'll refund the difference.
Airlines serving to Melbourne are LATAM Airlines Group, Jetstar, Jetstar with Bag, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand. You can choose your preferred airline and also departure/arrival times that match your needs.
Here’s an insider tip: Sunday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2019, we found that flights departing on a Sunday generally had the lowest average price, closely followed by flights on a Monday. You might want to think twice about flying on a Saturday too; generally, our data showed that it had the highest average ticket price.
Guess what? Boring old Wednesday really is the best day to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2019, we found that flights purchased on a Wednesday had the lowest airfares on average. Booking your plane ticket on a Sunday also seems to score pretty good deals. However, airfares purchased on a Saturday generally have a higher than average ticket value, so you might want to prepare your budget if you’re booking on a weekend.
When comparing airfares booked through Wotif in 2019, our data shows October is one of the cheapest months to fly. On the other hand, the December holiday period can be one of the most expensive times to travel, with the highest average ticket price, so it’s best to get in early during peak periods.
Trying to figure out how early you should book your flight? It’s possible to start comparing international airfares on Wotif up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to Wotif’s 2019 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing 1-3 weeks prior to travel.
Looking for clever ways to save on your next trip? Try mixing and matching airlines and fare types. Our data tells us, travellers who booked flights on Wotif in 2019 saved close to 55% off their airfare, when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.
*According to flight demand on Wotif.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.
LATAM Airlines Group, Jetstar, Jetstar with Bag, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand
We really enjoyed our stay. The view from our river room following our complimentary upgrade was stunning. The room was spotless and the shower was amazing! The staff were very helpful and accommodating. It was a lovely night away and we would definitely return.
Beautiful hotel, close to all amenities, pool was wonderful. Staff very friendly and happy to help. My two kids and I had the most amazing stay at this location.
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on Wotif.co.nz from , 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.