New Zealand Flights
With rugged mountains, fjords, sandy beaches and forests, New Zealand is one of the most breath-taking countries on the planet and a great destination for those who love the outdoors. As well as being home to stunning scenery, New Zealand is home to a number of interesting creatures not seen anywhere else, such as the Kakapo a green, burrowing parrot.
With seven airports that receive international flights and plenty of airlines offering flights, holidaymakers are spoiled for choice when it comes to booking flights to New Zealand. Airlines which offer flights from London to New Zealand include: Thai, British Airways, China Southern and Malaysia.
Auckland Airport (AKL) is the major airport for the North Island. On average, a flight from London to Auckland Airport will take 25 hours. Common stops include: Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.
Christchurch International Airport (CHC) is the South Island’s principal gateway. Flights to this airport take 30 hours and travellers will need to make at least one stop along the way. Common stops include: Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Sydney.
In order to make sure that you are getting the best deal on your flights to New Zealand, it is vital that you book your flights well in advance, even if you plan on visiting during one of the shoulder seasons.
What to Do in New Zealand
There are plenty of fun things to do and interesting places to explore in New Zealand. The rest of the guide outlines some of the most popular attractions.
The Fiordland National Park is a must-visit for anyone on holiday in New Zealand. The national park spans 3 million acres and envelopes diverse landscapes including, coastline, forests, waterfalls and glaciers. The park’s most-famous site is the Milford Sound, New Zealand’s largest glacier. Not only is the park great for walking and hiking but it also affords opportunities for sea kayaking, diving, sailing and fishing.
Those who are interested in more cultural and historical attractions will not be disappointed by New Zealand. There are a number of cultural attractions which explore New Zealand’s Maori heritage including the Auckland Museum and Wellington’s Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand. In addition, Maori meeting houses, called marae, offer an unforgettable insight into Maori culture and traditions.
Situated in the North Island of New Zealand, the Bay of Islands is a popular destination for tourists and one of the country’s most historic regions. The bay is a drowned valley system which is made up of 144 islands the area is perfect for sailing, diving and dolphin spotting.