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Compare Cheap Auckland to Melbourne Flights
Whether you’re wanting to catch an AFL match at the iconic MCG, meet up with some of your Melburnians friends at a hidden laneway cafe, or you’re planning on using Melbourne as a launchpad for discovering the Great Ocean Road or Yarra Valley; finding cheap flights from Auckland to Melbourne is quick and easy with Webjet. With hundreds of flights to choose from, you can select the perfect itinerary that matches your travel dates and budget all on one website, saving both time and money. With more dollars in your pocket, your trip to one of the world’s most liveable cities will be off to a great start.
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Best time to visit Melbourne
The best time to visit Melbourne
Melbourne’s climate is quite similar to Auckland. However, the Melbourne summers are slightly warmer and temperatures frequent sit above 30°C (86°F) for several days in a row. Be sure to pack your sunscreen and wide-brim hat if you’re booking return Auckland to Melbourne flights, especially if you’re looking to experience the Australian Open. Early autumn temperatures are still warm and days are filled with sunshine. As schools have returned however, autumn can be a great time to find cheap airfares between MEL and AKL. Expect to see golden leaf-topped trees during this time. Spring conditions tend to vary greatly, especially in early October. The best time for booking cheap flights from Auckland to Melbourne is in the early spring or, better yet, in winter (June to August). The exception to that is if you’re planning on heading to the Victorian snowfields.
Departing From Auckland
Getting to Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport (MEL) is easily done with just a quick flight directly from Auckland Airport (AKL). Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Qantas, Jetstar and Emirates have direct flights that typically with an average flight time of 4 hours.
Getting to Auckland Airport
It is only a 40-minute commute from the Auckland CBD to the airport, though this varies depending on traffic. For a quick, no-fuss transfer, choose to buy a ticket for the SkyBus. Travellers can choose from the City Express bus, a direct service that covers two routes; or a second SkyBus service links to the North Harbour. The one-way fare for both connections starts at $18 NZD.
Parking at Auckland Airport
Thinking of leaving at your car at the airport while you’re away in Melbourne? There are great parking options to choose from, and you can save even more money on your parking rates by booking your space up to 9 months in advance of your departure date.
Where to Park at Auckland Airport
Car parks at Auckland Airport range from covered and uncovered, economy, park and ride, and even valet services.
- Both covered and uncovered valet parking spaces will put you within a 1- to 2-minute walk from the terminal.
- Self-parking for international (and domestic) flights is available across the airport, in lots A, D, or E. The walk time to the terminals from these areas is 2 to 3 minutes.
If you plan on using the Park and Ride option, you will have to take a 15-minute bus ride to the terminal. Buses run every 30 minutes.
Arriving in Melbourne
New Zealanders don’t need to worry about about applying for an Australian tourist visa ahead of landing in Melbourne; all New Zealand passport holders can apply for the visa upon arrival.
How to Get from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport to Your Melbourne Hotel or Accommodation
One most convenient way of travelling into Melbourne’s CBD is the SkyBus. This express service operates like a shuttle and terminates at Southern Cross Station. The journey takes about 20 minutes and runs 24/7. A handful of additional SkyBus services connect with other areas of Melbourne: Southbank Docklands, St Kilda and the Mornington Peninsula. SkyBus tickets are $18 AUD ($19 NZD) for a single trip and $36 AUD ($39 NZD) for a round trip. Metered taxis are readily available at the designated taxi stands, and o one-way ride from the airport to the CBD typically starts at $80 AUD ($88 NZD). Uber is also available at Melbourne Airport.
Things to do
Things to do in Melbourne
Victoria’s capital city, Melbourne, is known as one of the world’s most liveable cities. It’s easy to see why once you begin to discover the abundance of year-round sporting and cultural events, the incredible restaurant and cafe scene, gorgeous public gardens and the city’s proximity to other must-sees in Victoria. Depending on the time of year you visit from Auckland, you can take in a cricket test, rugby game, or a wildly-entertaining Australian Football League (AFL) game. Look for matches held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to experience the electric atmosphere at this iconic ground. Take your own postcard-worthy happysnap of the Flinders Street Station facade, join a tour of the eerily fascinating Old Melbourne Gaol, or wander between the stalls at Queen Victoria Market. You might check out one of the exhibitions at Federation Square, the Australian Centre of the Moving Image, or the Melbourne Museum. To get your fix of retail therapy, make a beeline for Chapel Street in South Yarra, or Emporium in the CBD. Have your fill of green space by picnicing in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Treasury or Fitzroy Gardens. You can also walk along the banks of the Yarra River, stopping off for a refreshing drink at one of the restaurants or cafes lining the water.