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Compare Cheap Christchurch to Perth Flights
Perth is the most isolated capital city in the world. It is also one of the most exciting destinations in Australia, connecting travellers with convict history, world-class cultural hubs, postcard-perfect beaches and exceptional food and wine-producing regions. Go west by booking cheap flights from Christchurch to Perth, and discover for yourself the charms of this beachfront city. Even if you’re headed the Australia’s western coast for business more than pleasure, you can still affordable airfares on Webjet. In just a few clicks of your mouse or a few taps on your smartphone screen, you can sort through hundreds of airfares and airlines to find the perfect flight for your Christchurch to Perth travel needs.
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The best time to visit Perth
Springtime attracts Australian and international travellers to Western Australia. The wildflowers are in bloom in Perth from September through November creating a colourful and scenic draw for the city. There is a network of flower-lined trails to explore throughout the city and surrounding areas. Plus, spring also signals an increase in sunny days and temperatures between 11 and 23°C (73°F) mean there are ample opportunities for outdoor activities. Summers in Perth can be summed up in two words: hot and dry. While the welcome seabreeze in the afternoon helps to cool the city off at night, the days can still be scorchers - and it is this heat that often keeps locals and travellers alike inside. If you are booking CHC to PER flights for summer, be sure to pack light clothing and plenty of sunscreen. With moderate temperatures, only occasional rain and plenty of sunshine, autumn is a great season to still enjoy the beaches and snorkelling excursions. A trip to Perth in the winter can become a bit water-logged and there are infrequent thunderstorms.
Departing From Christchurch
Air New Zealand, Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia all offer cheap flights from Christchurch International Airport (CHC) to Perth Airport (PER). Flight times vary upon the carrier, however a non-stop airfare from CHC to PER averages at between 10 or 12 hours. Routes with a stopover, usually in Sydney, Melbourne or Auckland, may take up to 16 hours.
Getting to Christchurch International Airport
Taxis and Uber can get you to Christchurch International Airport from the CBD in 15 minutes. Fares and routes will vary with traffic, but in most cases the expected one-way fare is around $45 NZD. If you’re looking for the cheapest route to CHC from the CBD, the metro bus system is ideal. Both the Purple line and route 29 buses will get you to CHC in about 20 minutes. Buy the $8.50 NZD ticket from the bus driver. If you plan ahead, you can make arrangements for the Super Shuttle to take you from the CBD to the airport. The Super Shuttle is a ride-sharing service that runs 24/7 and is a great way to ferry a larger group of travellers to the airport. Single travellers will pay $25 NZD but if you’re in a group, each additional passenger is only $8 NZD.
Parking at Christchurch International Airport
If you plan on driving your car to Christchurch airport, there are several self-park options to consider before arriving. Most parking areas are uncovered and have drive-up rates. However, pre-booking your park will guarantee a space in your preferred location and it can save you money, too.
Where to Park at Christchurch International Airport
Christchurch International Airport has four major car parks. Each lot is secure and monitored 24/7. How long you intend to store your car determines which lot you will need to park. Terminals are quickly and easily accessible from any of the self-park lots.
- Short Stay: This is the closest lot to the terminals and is designated for those who intend to store their car less than a day. This is an uncovered storage lot and is a quick three-minute walk to the terminals. If you do leave your car in the short stay park, there is a $27 NZD charge for each day your car is parked or a weekly maximum storage fee of $189 NZD.
- Long Stay: With the entrance located on Orchard Road, the Long Stay lot is ideal for international trips or long domestic holidays. The long-stay lot is a quick five-minute walk to the terminals. Fees for the Long Stay lot are $27 NZD per day, with a maximum weekly rate of $135 NZD.
- Orchard Road Car Park: Orchard Road Car Park is the cheapest park option, especially if you have made arrangements for someone to pick up your car from the airport once your return flight departs. Parking is free for the first 30 minutes and only $10 NZD for the first four hours. If you want to leave your car in Orchard Road Car Park longer, daily parking rates are $22 NZD. There is a maximum weekly rate of $154 NZD.
- Craddocks: Located on Ron Guthrey Road, the Craddocks car park has both covered and uncovered options and an added opportunity for detailing and grooming on your car while you’re away. Parking fees with the Craddocks includes on demand shuttle service that will take you to and from the terminals in 15 minutes. Drive up rates for covered spaces is $80 NZD for the first 24 hours and $12 NZD for each additional 24 hours. Uncovered storage is $60 NZD for the first 24 hours and $10 NZD for each additional 24 hours. Pre-book your Craddocks parking for added savings.
Arriving in Perth
Flights from Christchurch (CHC) to Perth (PER) usually arrive late at night or in the very early morning. Your arrival time will determine which public transportation options are available. Most buses begin running at 6am and the last service is around 11:30pm. Private transfers such as taxi and hired drivers are available 24/7. Take note of the airport’s four terminals, as each terminal receives flights from a particular destination or carrier. T1 receives most international services; T2 connects with Virgin Australia’s interstate and regional connections; T3 looks after Alliance Airlines, Tigerair and some Virgin Australia flights; T4 is operated by Jetstar and Qantas.
How to Get from Perth Airport to Your Perth Hotel or Accommodation
Perth Airport is connected with a range of transit options, including services to transport travellers between the domestic and international terminals. A local bus, route 380, links T1/T2 with Elizabeth Quay Bus Station in the city. This route makes a variety of stops, including at Victoria Park Transfer Station and Belmont Forum. Those passengers arriving at the T3/T4 precinct can board a route 40 bus to travel to Elizabeth Quay Bus Station. This route runs every day of the week.
There is a dedicated ride-share pick-up zone at Perth Airport, with one zone located outside of each terminal. Taxi ranks are also situated at the front of every terminal. The approximate 20-minute one-way fare into the Perth CBD is $43 AUD ($46 NZD) and $67 AUD ($72 AUD). Please note that an airport pick-up fee of $3 AUD ($3.25 NZD) is added to all fares.
Things to do in Perth
Western Australia is home to many outdoor wonders and Perth is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to opportunities to discovering Mother Nature’s bounty. Head to the city’s favourite green space, Kings Park to wander through the Botanic Garden and tick off the easy walk up to the top of Mount Eliza for unobstructed views across the Swan River and Perth. Those wanting thrills can move between the city’s 10 theme parks, or head to Perth Zoo is pay a visit to its more than 2000 furry, feathery and scaley residents. More wildlife encounters can be had at Caversham Wildlife Park. There, you can hand-feed kangaroos, snap a photo with a koala, and snuggle with a wombat. Elizabeth Quay is a new waterfront precinct in Perth with a children’s playground, gourmet dining options, public artwork installations, and plenty of pretty promenades. Make for Fremantle to explore its heritage convict sites, or slip on your flip-flops and pencil in a beach day at Scarborough or Cottesloe. Up for a day trip? Drive along the 40-kilometre stretch of beach known as Sunset Coast and stick around to watch a spectacular sunset over the Indian Ocean. Or, skip across the water to Rottnest Island for a selfie with a quokka, or make a beeline for the cellar doors and provedores of the nearby Swan Valley.