If you are looking to visit the South Island during ski season, then this could be a good deal to jump on. Just be aware that these fares include carry-on baggage only and do not earn Qantas Points.

If you want some inspiration to cross the Tasman, you can check out our New Zealand destination guide.

Depart: Melbourne (best frequency of flights), Sydney (in the middle) and Gold Coast (least frequent flights)

Arrive: Christchurch

Stops: none

Dates: January to September 2018, with the lowest prices in January-February and August-September

Airline: Jetstar

Cost: From $214 in Economy

Examples found:

Melbourne to Christchurch for $214 return:

Example of Jetstar flight deal

Sydney to Christchurch for $218:

Example of Jetstar flight deal

Gold Coast to Christchurch for $230:

Example of Jetstar flight deal

Additional charges: The fares quoted are for one 7kg carry-on bag only, so factor in extra costs if checking baggage. The ~1% credit card payment fee can be avoided by paying through POLi.

Where to credit points: These fares are not eligible to earn Qantas Points or Status Credits—you would need to buy a bundle to do so. Read more in our guide to where to credit points.

Lounge access: Priority Pass members have access to eateries/lounges at all airports and eligible American Express Card Members have access to the American Express Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne.

Booking link: Go to Jetstar and do a flexible date search.

You can get cheap flight alerts like this at Dollar Flight Club.

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 Christchurch from $214 return with Jetstar was last modified: January 30th, 2021 by Matt Moffitt