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Explore idyllic New Zealand

Book your flight to New Zealand with Etihad Airways and marvel at volcano-sculpted moonscapes, white sandy beaches and breathtaking mountain ranges.

The lush, rolling hills and UNESCO-listed glaciers make it easy to see why New Zealand was chosen as the location for shooting The Lord of the Rings film trilogy – it’s pure fantasy.

Channel your inner adrenaline-junkie and go bungee jumping in Queenstown, walk the Coast Track in the stunning Abel Tasman National Park or explore the natural wonders of Milford Sound with tours by air or sea.

Book tickets to New Zealand and be transported to a country like no other.

What’s the weather like in New Zealand?

What’s the weather like in New Zealand?

Figures shown are for Auckland

Average temperatureAverage rainfall

JAN

19°C

7cm

FEB

20°C

9cm

MAR

18°C

8cm

APR

16°C

11cm

MAY

13°C

11cm

JUN

11°C

14cm

JUL

11°C

14cm

AUG

11°C

13cm

SEP

13°C

10cm

OCT

14°C

10cm

NOV

16°C

9cm

DEC

18°C

10cm

New Zealand boasts pleasantly mild weather all year round. The country enjoys warm summers and mild winters. It will typically feel cooler in the south of the country.

New Zealand’s winter falls from June to September and is a great time to visit the mountainous areas. If you fly to New Zealand during January and February, when it’s warmer, you can expect highs of around 30°C.

Flying to New Zealand with Etihad

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Auckland (AKL)

Start your adventure by flying to the cosmopolitan destination of Auckland. As New Zealand’s biggest city, it offers a mix of picturesque islands, thought-provoking museums and irresistible culture.

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Wellington (WLG)

Fly to New Zealand’s vibrant capital city and discover a waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, a working harbour and colourful timber houses.

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Christchurch (CHC)

Known for its English heritage, start exploring this Royal Charter city, popular for its wildlife parks, museums and botanic gardens.

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Reasons to visit New Zealand

beautiful view from the waiheke island in new zealand

Enchanting Waiheke Island

Take the ferry from Auckland to Waiheke Island and relax on Oneroa Beach. Active holiday-makers can cycle around the island or go birdwatching in the Onetangi Reserve.

Thrill-seekers can even zipline through the trees. It’s a beautiful, bustling place with plenty to see and do, plus opportunities to dine and relax.

glow worm caves in new zealand

Curious caves

Your flight to New Zealand allows you to check out the village of Waitomo, renowned for its extensive underground cave systems.

Gaze in awe at the magical Waitomo Glowworm Caves, and be sure to stop by the vast Ruakuri Cave to marvel at its breathtaking waterfalls and limestone formations.

lord of the rings movie set in the north island new zealand

Middle-earth magic

Book your plane tickets to New Zealand to visit The Shire – a famous location used to film The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies.

This picturesque sheep farm offers a fascinating guided tour, plus a gift shop, cafe and inn. You’ll be transported to another world as you explore the backdrop to one of the world’s most celebrated stories.

Things to know before you fly to New Zealand

currency Local currency

The currency of New Zealand is the New Zealand dollar (NZD). Major bank cards are also accepted across the country.

globe Language

English is the most widespread language in New Zealand. However, Maori and New Zealand Sign Language are also official languages.

socket Plugs

New Zealand uses two plug types – two and three-pin plugs. The power plugs and sockets are type I.

bus Getting around

The bus is the most common form of public transport in New Zealand – both in cities and the countryside. You can also rent a car, book taxis, or take ferries to the islands.

Flying to New Zealand: FAQs

How long should I spend in New Zealand?

Ten days to two weeks can give you enough time to explore both New Zealand’s North and South islands – which have slightly different climates and scenery.

What is traditional New Zealand food?

Hangi is a traditional dish of New Zealand – using a Maori cooking method to wrap meat, potatoes and other vegetables in leaves, before cooking them in a pit on top of heated stones. It’s a traditional process, often used as part of a celebration.

Why we love New Zealand

“New Zealand is a beautiful place, with breathtaking scenery wherever you go. The North Island has incredible beaches, as well as hot springs and volcanoes, while the South Island has mountains and fjords to explore.”

Book the lowest airfare deals on flights to New Zealand from GBP 889

London (LHR) to Auckland (AKL)

Departure 30 Nov 2020,
Return 4 Mar 2021
from GBP889*
*Round-trip fares recently viewed by others

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