Compare Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Auckland, New Zealand
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|Cheapest one-way price for the current month||from $753|
|Cheapest one-way price over next 6 months||from $261|
|Cheapest month||June 2021|
|Popular month||February 2021|
|Average flight time||1h 5m|
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What is the best way to get around Auckland?
Rent a car
The best way to get around Auckland is by car. You can organise your rental with Webjet when you buy your Melbourne to Auckland return flights. Once you arrive, your vehicle will be waiting for you to pick it up at Auckland Airport (AKL). One thing you need to keep in mind is rush hour. It's best to avoid the roads between 7am to 9am and 4pm to 6pm.
Grab a taxi
There are standard metered cabs and ride-sharing services that travellers buying flights Melbourne to Auckland can use. If you don't have data on your phone to request a ride, you'll find taxi drivers relatively easy to hail down outside of the city's hotels, shopping centres and top attractions. Visitors arriving on flights Melbourne to Auckland should expect to pay $3 NZD ($2.77 AUD) as a base fare and about $2.15 NZD ($1.99 AUD) per kilometre.
Hop on-board a ferry
For day trips to Waiheke Island or visits to Devonport and Half Moon Bay, you'll want to take a ferry. Those in NZ thanks to cheap Melbourne to Auckland flights can purchase tickets at the Downtown Ferry Terminal in the CBD. Prices are usually around $6.90 NZD ($6.38 AUD) for a one-way trip.
Use the local bus
One of the most convenient ways to get around Auckland is on the local bus. Travellers booking cheap flights Melbourne to Auckland can choose from three different routes. The InnerLink will take you around central Auckland; the OuterLink connects passengers to inner suburbs; and the CityLink has several stops in the CBD.
Transport from Auckland Airport (AKL)
When your Melbourne to Auckland flights land, the cheapest way to get into the CBD is with the SkyBus. It operates 24 hours a day from the airport, 365 days a year. The bus has a total journey time of between 40 to 60 minutes, although this can be longer if you're on the roads during peak hour traffic.
For taxis and shuttles, you'll find the drivers waiting outside door eight of the international terminal. Passengers with plane tickets to Melbourne to Auckland can choose to pre-book their ride or organise it on arrival. The average price for a taxi from Auckland Airport (AKL) into the city is anywhere between $38 to $75 NZD ($35.11 to $69.31 AUD). The shared shuttles cost $35 NZD ($32.34 AUD) for one person and $8 NZD ($7.39 AUD) for each additional person travelling in the same group.
How much time should I spend in Auckland?
There is an abundance of things to do in Auckland - not surprising as this is New Zealand’s largest city! You'll have the perfect blend of a big city atmosphere plus access to some truly gorgeous natural landscapes in the areas around Auckland.
When buying your cheap flights to Melbourne to Auckland, it's up to you how you want to spend your time. You can focus on seeing all the city's incredible attractions, or you can branch out and explore the surrounding area. Three days in Auckland is a short amount of time to spend in the city, but should still allow you to fit in some of the big-ticket landmarks and any must-do experiences you’ve had your eye on
First-time visitors heading to New Zealand on flights Melbourne to Auckland can see top attractions such as the Sky Tower, Rangitoto Island, Waiheke Island, Mission Bay, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Eden Park, Mount Eden and Queen Street. History-buffs holidaying on flights Melbourne to Auckland may even have time for a free walking tour to learn more about the city's fascinating heritage.
What are Auckland's most famous landmarks and monuments?
Waitemata Harbour is one of Auckland's most striking landmarks. When you buy your Melbourne to Auckland flights, you'll have the opportunity to visit the Auckland Harbour Bridge, Quat Street and Princes Wharf. Once you're done exploring those destinations, you can catch a ferry to the Hauraki Gulf Islands.
Auckland War Memorial Museum
The Auckland War Memorial Museum opened its doors to the public in 1929. It serves as a memorial to New Zealand soldiers who lost their lives during World War I. Today, travellers with plane tickets from Melbourne to Auckland can browse its vast collection. You'll find everything from artefacts origination from the first Polynesian settlers, to art displayed in the Maori Galleries.
Auckland Art Gallery
For art lovers buying flights Melbourne to Auckland, you won't regret spending a few hours at the Auckland Art Gallery. The gallery was first built in 1887 and is now home to 15,000 pieces. As well as 14th-century European works, the gallery's highlight is its New Zealand collection. Here, travellers buying cheap flights to Melbourne to Auckland can see art from Maori and Pacific Island artists.
Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium
One of the top attractions for families buying cheap flights from Melbourne to Auckland is the Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium. Bring along your little ones and explore the tunnel of walkways that wind through tanks housing sharks, tropical fish and stingrays. There's also the Antarctic Encounter Gallery (home to a penguin enclosure) and the aquarium's Shark Dive experience!