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Compare Cheap Queenstown to Auckland Flights
Located at opposite ends of New Zealand - both at the respective tips of the North and South Islands - to drive from Queenstown to Auckland would take almost an entire day. The flight, however, takes less than two hours on a direct route. Flying from Queenstown to Auckland provides the opportunity to make the most of your time in New Zealand’s largest city, even if you’re only in town for the weekend. Known as the ‘City of Sails’, Auckland rewards visitors with myriad museums, monuments, art galleries, top eateries, waterfront walks and outdoor excursions.
Use Webjet’s airfare finder to book the best Queenstown to Auckland flights. You can also bundle your flights with accommodation by booking an Auckland holiday package.
The Best Time to Visit Auckland
The best time to book cheap Queenstown to Auckland flights is for travel during the shoulder seasons. March to May offers pleasant temperatures with fewer tourists. September to November is also a good choice for ZQN to AKL flights as the summer crowds aren’t yet in full swing. If you are looking for the most affordable choice, opt for travel during June and July, when hotels frequently offer winter-stay discounts. December to February is peak season and while summer does offer amazing weather, it also comes with increased crowds and higher prices.
Departing From Queenstown
Queenstown International Airport (ZQN) serves more than one million passengers each year. It is the fourth busiest airport in New Zealand.
Getting to Queenstown International Airport (ZQN)
Queenstown International Airport (ZQN) is situated 8 kilometres from the city centre. Travel to the airport on the Orbus, Queenstown’s official bus service. The fare is $10NZD for a one-way cash fare ticket; it is cheaper for travellers with a GoCard. Some shuttle services have pick-up locations in the CBD, or taxis can make a more convenient drop-off option.
Parking at Queenstown International Airport (ZQN)
Queenstown International Airport has two parking options for passengers who wish to leave their car at the airport while away in Auckland.
Where to Park at Queenstown Airport (ZQN)
A and B Car Parks: both parks are located within comfortable walking distance of the airport terminals. The rates for the A or B car parks start from $25NZD per day, or $100NZD per week.
Park and Ride: this option is the newest addition to the airport and is linked with the terminals via a shuttle service that departs every 30 minutes. The shuttle seats 11 people per trip and travellers can store baggage in the luggage trailer. Rates for the Park and Ride option start from $10NZD per day, or $70NZD per week.
Arriving in Auckland
Cheap Queenstown to Napier flights will take you to the Auckland Airport (AKL). Annually, it serves almost 20 million passengers, and is the busiest airport in the country, as well as the fourth busiest in Australasia.
How to Get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Your Auckland Hotel or Accommodation
Auckland Airport (AKL) has good transport connections for travellers needing to make their way into the city. A SkyBus operates 24/7 and has two routes: via Mt Eden Road or via Dominion Road. Tickets can be bought from the kiosk or directly from the driver, with fares costing $20NZD for a one-way journey. The route 31 bus or the 380 Airporter Bus are good options for travel to areas other than the city centre. Taxis and ride-share services such as Uber can also be booked from Auckland Airport.
Things to do in Auckland
Familiarise yourself with Auckland by seeing the city from above at the Sky Tower. At almost 330 metres tall, this tower is New Zealand’s highest building. Two adrenalin-pumping attractions - the SkyWalk and SkyJump - are available. Walk around scenic Waitemata Harbour and stop off at one of the cafes or restaurants, or get a great view of Auckland Harbour Bridge. History-buffs can seek out Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hire to see its collection of artefacts and displays. Venture out onto the water for a whale- or dolphin-spotting tour, or hire a surfboard and make a beeline for one of the black-sand beaches located just out of the city.