Flights from Christchurch to Darwin

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Compare Cheap Christchurch to Darwin Flights

If you’re looking for an exciting city to bring your family or partner to, pay a visit to the exciting city of Darwin. If you’re seeking adventure, take your pick of National Parks to trek and bike, or partake in a host of water sports on the Darwin river. For a more relaxing holiday, find a quiet spot to picnic along the river or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the beautiful botanic gardens. No matter what brings you to the Northern Territory capital, save more money by booking cheap flights from Christchurch to Darwin on Webjet. Plan your perfect trip in just a few minutes using your smartphone!  

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Best time to visit Darwin


The best time to visit Darwin

Darwin is located in the Northern Territory of Australia and experiences a dry season from April through early October, and a wet season from October through March. The dry season can see daily temperatures between 32-33°C (89-91°F) with crystal clear skies. Crowds are higher this time of year as everyone enjoys the immense outdoor excursions across the city. If you plan to travel from CHC to DRW in June, July, or August, expect higher prices, increased crowds, and longer waits at many activities as these months coincide with school holidays. Late October can be hot and steamy as the wet season rolls in. Heavy rains and unpredictable storms usually turn tourists away. Daily temperatures can get up to 33°C (91°F) and average a little more than 3 inches of rain. Locals enjoy the wet season as it flushes out crowds and leaves plenty of space to move around and see the city. If you don’t mind warm rainy days, travel in October to find the best deals on cheap flights from Christchurch to Darwin.




Departing From Christchurch

Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Qantas, and Emirates Air fly from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Darwin International Airport (DRW). Travel time can be a little more than ten hours and include a stopover in Sydney (SYD) or Brisbane (BNE).

Getting to Christchurch Airport

There are three modes of public airport transfer in Christchurch. The cheapest of them is via the Purple line bus or Route 29 bus. The 20-minute ride costs $8.50 NZD per traveller. A 20- minute taxi or Uber ride from the city centre to the airport will cost $45 NZD. Larger groups may be able to save more by using the Super Shuttle. You can schedule the Super Shuttle for any time of day and expect to pay $25 NZD for the first passenger and $8 NZD for each additional member of your group.

Parking at Christchurch International Airport


As soon as you confirm your cheap flights from Christchurch to Darwin with Webjet, take a moment to pre-book your parking. The deals and discounts for storage booked well in advance are a great way to keep more money in your pocket before you depart.

Where to Park at Christchurch International Airport

Leave your car in good hands while you’re away. Every car park at the airport includes 24-hour surveillance.
•    Short Stay: Ideal for short business trips to Darwin or weekend holidays. The uncovered lot is just a 3-minute walk to the terminals. Daily rates start at $27 NZD.
•    Long Stay: Perfect for weeklong holidays or extended trips with family. The Long Stay lot is only a 5-minute walk to the terminal and daily rates start at $27 NDZ.
•    Orchard Road Park: The cheapest parking at Christchurch Airport is in the Oarchard Road Park. Daily rates start at $22 NZD.
•    Craddocks: Ideal for those wanting covered parking during their long trip away. Daily parking rates for covered parking start at $80 NZD.  If you want uncovered parking in the Craddocks, daily rates start at $60 NZD. Both storage options include an on demand shuttle service to the terminals.

Arriving in Darwin


Darwin International Airport (DRW) is located 13 kilometres away from the city centre in Eaton. After a relatively short Customs process, your Darwin holiday can commence.

How to Get from Darwin International Airport to Your Darwin Hotel or Accommodation


hi Oscar is a ridesharing platform offering travellers safe and courteous transfer from Darwin International Airport (DRW) to many locations throughout the city. To use their service, arrange for the driver to meet you at the Short Stay Car Park after you’ve retrieved your baggage. Metered taxis to the city centre should cost $25-$35 AUD ($27-$38 NZD), on top of the $4 AUD ($4.23 NZD) airport exit toll. Darwin City Airport Shuttle Service provides transfer from the airport to nearly all locations throughout the city. The taxi rank and Airport Shuttle Service are located outside the baggage carousels.


Things to do


Things to do in Darwin

Get up close to the wildlife exhibits full of reptiles, turtles, and see the huge saltwater crocodile in a viewing cage. Join the interactive session with snakes and lizards and even feed the fish. Shop like a local at the Parap Village market. Browse the markets full of local produce, local arts and crafts, entertainment, and cuisine from around the world. Get there early as they are only open from 8am to 2pm every Saturday. Bird watchers unite at Mary River National Park where the river, wetlands, and billabongs converge to create a habitat for a dense population of birdlife-including the Gouldian Finch. Other wildlife seen here includes crocodiles and barramundi. Check out the collection of aircraft and aircraft engines relevant to the Northern Territory at the Darwin Aviation Museum. Sit in the bomb bay of a B52 bomber and see the parts from old wrecks like the Japanese Zero.