With flights to New Zealand usually hovering around the $350-460 mark from the East Coast, Jetstar has a great sale on with around 30% off these prices for travel until mid-September.
Depart: Sydney, Melbourne or Gold Coast
Arrive: Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington
Return: Sydney, Melbourne or Gold Coast
Dates: May to mid-September 2016
Stops: Only direct flights
Cost: $238+ return in economy
Fare class: H
Miles flown: 2640-3280 return
The fares quoted are for carry-on bags only, so factor in extra costs if checking baggage.
The $8.50-12.50 booking fee can be avoided by paying through direct deposit/POLi.
There is the option to add Plus or Max bundles for an extra charge to earn Qantas or Emirates points on these flights.
Gold Coast to Auckland for $238:
AirAsia launched service on the Gold Coast-Auckland route last month and has some deals for just over $200 return, so check your dates there to compare before buying the Jetstar flight.
Melbourne to Wellington for $255:
Sydney to Christchurch for $259:
You can also do an open-jaw ticket where you fly into one airport and out of another, which avoids backtracking if you are doing a New Zealand roadtrip. Here is an example of Sydney to Christchurch, then flying out of Auckland back to Sydney for $289:
Booking link: Go to Jetstar and do a flexible date search
If you want some inspiration to cross the Tasman, you can check out our New Zealand Destination Guide here.
Originally via OzBargain user monty.melb.
Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. Fares may disappear quickly, so we suggest booking as soon as you are confident in your travel dates.