Getting to New Zealand
The prices shown for our New Zealand holidays do not include flights due to the extensive choice of routes, fares and stopover options available for travel to New Zealand. There is no such thing as a standard price for flights to New Zealand, costs vary according to time of year, route flown and offers available however a reasonable indication of air fare costs is £800-1000 (excluding airport taxes) based on economy class.
We prefer to quote for flights based on individual requirements so once you have an idea of your New Zealand travel arrangements simply telephone or email us for a quotation. We’ll need to know the following information:
- your planned departure and return dates
- desired stopovers on either or both journeys
- preferred airline and/or preferred route
- your favoured cabin class (economy, premium or business)
Our New Zealand travel specialists will then be able to secure the best fare available to suit your needs.
Make your arrival in New Zealand as straight forward as possible and let us arrange an airport transfer to your accommodation so that you can just relax and enjoy the start of your holiday.
One of the great things about travelling to New Zealand is the huge range of stopover options available. Allowing you to visit exotic islands or some of the world’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities, it makes a lot of sense to break your journey on a long-haul flight and often involves little or no flight supplement. Discover more
You have a great choice of airlines when it comes to travelling to New Zealand. Over our years of travelling there our preferred airlines, and personal recommendation, are Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines. However we can also offer flights with many others, including Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways or Qantas Airlines.
A departure tax of NZ$15 per person is payable by all passengers on outward international flights from Rotorua. Subject to change.
All visitors to New Zealand must carry a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date you intend to leave the country. UK citizens or any citizen of an EU country, Australia, Canada or the United States do not need a visa. If you do not fall into one of these categories please contact Immigration New Zealand »
All British passport holders travelling to the USA using a passport issued on or after 26 October 2006 on the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) must have an ‘e-passport’ (biometric passport), which contains an integrated chip capable of storing the biographic information from the data page, a digitised photograph and other biometric information. If the passport was issued between 26 October 2005 and 25 October 2006 a Machine Readable Passport (MRP) containing a digital photograph is required.
Anyone without a Machine Readable Passport will need a Visa to travel to the USA. Children and infants must have their own individual Machine Readable Passports.
If you are a British passport holder who has travelled to certain Middle Eastern countries since 2011, you will not be eligible to travel under the VWP but must apply for a Visa. Please contact us or refer to the Foreign and Commonwealth website for the most up to date list of visited countries to which this applies.
If you are travelling under the Visa Waiver Programme, you must also have Travel Authorisation to the United States (ESTA). You can receive authorisation by completing the online form at the US Department of Homeland Security. A decision will normally be made within seconds.
Though the travel information provided with your booking confirmation is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of being sent, exceptional circumstances may sometimes occur that alter the advice given. For the most up to date information about airport check-in procedures throughout the UK please visit the BAA website. For general travel information please visit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.