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

Stopovers: N/A

Airline: Jetstar

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.

Examples found:

Gold Coast to Auckland for $238:

Jetstar NZ Sale Gold Coast

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:

Jetstar NZ Sale Melbourne

Sydney to Christchurch for $259:

Jetstar NZ Sale Sydney

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:

Jetstar NZ Sale Multicity

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.

Flight Deal: Sydney/Melbourne/Gold Coast to NZ for under $260 return with Jetstar was last modified: December 6th, 2018 by Matt Moffitt