Travel to New Zealand
New Zealand, also known as Aotearoa in the local Maori language, is an island country situated in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country has fantastic sites of natural beauty, including raging rivers, steep fiords, active volcanoes and jagged mountains. Find cheap flights to New Zealand at ebookers.
Flying to New Zealand
International flights are served by seven airports, with Auckland International Airport standing out as the largest and busiest. The airport is located 13 miles south of the city at Ray Emery Drive 2150, Mangere, North Island, New Zealand. Domestic airports make New Zealand highly accessible, from Ryan's Creek Aerodrome on Stewart Island to Kaitaia Airport in the far north.
Transportation from the Airport
You can take a taxi, rent a car or board a bus from the airport to downtown Auckland. Taxi ranks are found outside the Arrivals area of the International Terminal. They charge between NZ$55 and NZ$65 for a 35-45 minutes trip to downtown. The Airbus runs every 20 minutes to the city centre, charging NZ$15 for a one-way trip. Depending on the traffic, buses take approximately 60 minutes to get to the city.
New Zealand's Climate
New Zealand's North and South Islands experience a moderate maritime climate. There is plenty of sunshine in the country, with most of it being experienced in Marlborough, Bay of Plenty, Nelson and Hawke's Bay. The rainfall is high and evenly spread all year round, averaging to between 25 inches and 59 inches. Winter is mildly cold, with the average maximum temperature ranging between 10Â° and 15Â°C. Summer lasts from December to February, and you get to enjoy sunlight up to 9 p.m. The average maximum temperature ranges between 20Â° and 25Â°C. This is the perfect time to visit if you are an enthusiast for surfing, swimming, boating, sunbathing and other water sports. However, the sunlight can be quite strong between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., and you will be well-advised to carry a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. New Zealand is one place you can visit in any season and still enjoy a pleasantly high sunlight proportion.
New Zealand's Popular Attractions
Start your tour with Queenstown, the adventure capital, where you will tingle at the prospect of bungee jumping, paragliding, jet boating, rafting, horse-riding and truly great walks. Explore Hawke's Bay and Central Otago in autumn, from March to May, to drink in the delightful sight of autumn splendour in the deciduous trees. Embark on an adrenalin-pumping adventure up Mt. Cook in winter to explore the spectacular Alpine region. Visit Waitomo and overwhelm your senses with the enchanting lights of the glow-worms in the labyrinth of caves. For a heart-stopping scuba experience, go to the home of the largest volcano on New Zealand, Whakaari (White Island). Ensure you visit Rotorua and indulge in fishing, cycling, walking and zorbing against a backdrop of natural geothermal waters, mud pools and geysers. The off-season is found between mid-April and the end of May and between late October and the end of November.
Planning Your Trip
You can enjoy cheap flights to New Zealand and advance booking of excellent accommodation via ebookers. Regardless of your budget, New Zealand is the perfect getaway for the beach and mountain lovers.
Best Anytime fares to New Zealand
Cheap round-trip flights to New Zealand
|Departure||Arrival||Travel dates||Airline||Round-trip fares|
|Sydney||Auckland||Mon 13 Jan - Mon 20 Jan||LAN Airlines||€279|
|Auckland||Christchurch||Wed 2 Apr - Tue 8 Apr||Jetstar||€34|
|Dublin||Queenstown||Mon 24 Mar - Wed 23 Apr||Etihad Airways||€1,354|
|Dublin||Wellington||Sun 8 Dec - Mon 23 Dec||Etihad Airways||€1,433|
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