New Zealand Flights
A country that promises everything from rugged adventures, pristine wining and dining and a friendly culture, New Zealand is a country worthy of your bucket list.
How long does it take to fly to New Zealand?
Flights from the UK to New Zealand generally disembark at Auckland International Airport, the country’s main international airport. The flight is long haul, taking over 23 hours with stopovers usually taking place in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Los Angeles, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and more, depending on the airline.
Major international airlines that fly to New Zealand from the UK include:
- Air New Zealand
- British Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- Malaysia Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- Thai Airways
Main airports in New Zealand
UK departure airports that fly to New Zealand
- London (two main airports - Heathrow and Gatwick, but six altogether)
British passport holders can enter New Zealand as a visitor for up to 6 months on arrivale without a visa. If you are not travelling on a British passport, please ask your consultant for more information on visas or refer to New Zealand's immigration website. For travel on non-British passports or for more information, please ask your consultant.
Things to do in New Zealand
Don't let it's small size fool you, New Zealand is a country that offers travellers endless possibilities. Breathtaking landscapes, heart-pumping adventures, eye-popping views and mouthwatering cuisine - a holiday in New Zealand can encompas it all and then some. While rugged images of soaring peaks and expansive fields made famous in Lord of the Rings may first come to mind, there's no need to live like a hobit while you're here. With tourism a popular industry and cosmopolitan cities scattered throughout, New Zealand accommodation is easily found, ranging from luxury hotels through to cheep and cheerful B&Bs.
Most travellers begin their New Zealand adventure in Auckland, the country's largest city. This harbour city is a multicultural melting pot, a place where art and creativity thrives and million dollar views accompany world class restaurants. While here, shop the city's concept boutiques, seek out the latest hotspot bar and confront your fear of heights at the Auckland Sky Tower. You can even bungy jump off it if you're feeling brave.
If a sky high jump sounds like your idea of fun then you're going to love Queenstown, New Zealand's adventure capital. Adrenaline junkies can bungy jump off bridges, ski down steep terrain, wiz around fjords on a jet boat and raft down river rapids. If moving at a glacial pace is more your forte, Queenstown's majestic scenery will have you captivated for hours. Cruise the remarkable Milford Sound or take a ride on a Gondola and admire serene views. For a more comprehensive look at the country's rugged and remote countryside, consider a New Zealand tour.
For a true taste of New Zealand lifestyle, a holiday in Wellington is an ideal option. The country's capital offers a wealth of history, a lively culture and breathtaking views of the surrounding hinterland. Though quieter than Auckland and less touristy than Queenstown, Wellington offers cosmopolitan living amongst a uniquely New Zealand setting.
For more on New Zealand holidays check out our New Zealand travel guide or ask about our range of New Zealand holiday packages that include flights, accommodation and often other extras like tours or car hire.