Flights from Auckland to Darwin

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Compare Cheap Auckland to Darwin Flights

No matter if you’re planning a business retreat, a family holiday or a couple's getaway to Australia’s Northern Territory, save big with cheap flights from Auckland to Darwin on Webjet. If you’re hoping to spot rare birds and other native wildlife in the National Parks throughout the city, or snag a special trinket at the unique street markets, Darwin has you covered. Or, if you’re a foodie looking for great cuisine and scenery, Mindil Beach is where to be. Whatever the reason for visiting the Northern Territory, you can save big bucks when you book Auckland to Darwin flights with Webjet.

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When is the best time to visit Darwin?

Like many cities in Northern Australia, Darwin experiences a dry and wet season. April through October bring pleasantly dry days with temperatures averaging 32-33°C (89-91°F). If you plan to visit in June through August, plan any excursions and lodging well in advance as the city fills up with students on holiday. The end of October brings the rains that drench the city until the end of March. The unpredictable weather usually turns most tourists away. The locals enjoy the emptied city with its 33°C (91°F) days during the wet season. If you don’t mind the rain, early October is a great time to snag major deals on cheap flights from Auckland to Darwin.


What should you know about departing from Auckland?

Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia, and Emirates Air fly from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Darwin International Airport (DRW) in slightly less than 10 hours. Travel includes one stopover in Sydney (SYD).

Getting to Auckland International Airport

No matter what time your flight to Darwin departs, the City Express route with Sky Bus can get you to the airport. The 40-minute journey from the city centre will cost $18 NZD. For large families or groups, a private shuttle will charge $35 NZD for one person and $8 NZD for each additional member. Taxi fares from the city centre will cost between $65-$75 NZD.

Parking at Auckland Airport

To keep the most money in your pocket before departing Auckland, pre-book your parking at least one month in advance.

Where to park at Auckland Airport

Choosing to park at Auckland Airport ahead of your Auckland to Darwin flights will give you five parking options that include valet, covered, and uncovered storage.

• Valet Parking: Travellers who want the easiest parking option can leave their car with the attendant at the Uncovered Valet Parking kiosk and take just a few steps to the terminal. Daily parking starts at $49 NZD.
• Car Park D: The closest covered parking solution is in Car Park D-Covered. The terminal is only a 3-minute walk and daily rates start at $48 NZD.
• Car Park A: Ideal for longer stays in Darwin. The uncovered lot is close to the terminals with daily rates starting at $48 NZD.
• Park and Ride: Park and Ride is the trusted off-site car storage at Auckland Airport. It is the cheapest solution and includes 24-hour surveillance and a free shuttle service. Daily rates start at $32 NZD.

What should you know about arriving in Darwin?

Processing at the Darwin International Airport (DRW) customs queue is usually quick and easy.

How to get from Darwin International Airport to your hotel or accommodation

Darwin Airport is located in Eaton, 13 kilometres from the city centre. Metered taxis are available from Darwin International Airport (DRW), with typical fares ranging between $25-$35 AUD (26.50 -$38 NZD), not including the $4 AUD ($4.23 NZD) exit toll. The Darwin City Airport Shuttle Service is also on hand to provide transfer to just about every major hotel and landmark throughout the city. Hop on the shuttle located outside the baggage carousels once your cheap flights from Auckland to Darwin touch down in the city. Oscar is a ride-sharing company providing services from Darwin International Airport (DRW). You can arrange for the driver to meet you at the Short Stay Car Park after you retrieve your baggage.

What are the top things to do in Darwin?

Take your loved one on a walk along the sandy shoreline and watch the sunset at Mindil Beach. April through October, the coast becomes a foodie’s paradise as sunset markets open allowing vendors to sell local food favourites and homemade crafts. Connect with nature under the canopy of trees at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens. The nature preserve features 42 hectares of native and tropical plant life, with a stunning orchid house. Step into the dark past inside the Fannie Bay Gaol. The gaol operated as Her Majesty's Gaol and Labour Prison from 1883 until 1979. Watch out for haunting chills as you pass the gallows and eerie kitchens. Enjoy the educational and leisurely cruise along the Darwin Harbour to see wildlife both above and below the water.

Frequently asked questions

What is the Auckland to Darwin flight time?

The total flight time for services between Auckland and Darwin varies depending on the airline and flight route chosen. Most flights are more than 10 hours, including any stopovers.

How often are there flights from Auckland to Darwin?

There are several non-direct flights available between Auckland and Darwin each day. Availability does vary depending on the day of the week and the chosen flight route.

When is the cheapest time to travel from Auckland to Darwin?

The cheapest time to visit Darwin coincides with the city’s wet season. Falling between November and April, this time of year is when the city is at its wettest and most humid.

What airline flies from Auckland to Darwin?

Non-direct flights between Auckland and Darwin are available from Air New Zealand, Qantas and Jetstar.


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