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How Long Will It Take to Fly to New Zealand?

New Zealand is closer than you think. And it's only getting easier to get here with new flights from North America and Asia.

There are a lot of misconceptions about how long it takes to fly to New Zealand and how difficult it is. It won't take you days to fly here unless you want to stopover on your way from the UK and Europe.

From North America's west coast, for instance, New Zealand is closer than Australia. Direct flights from airports like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver will have you in Auckland in 12 hours, which Sydney flight times are closer to 14 hours.

Approximate times to fly to New Zealand:

  • From Australia's East Coast expect your flight to take about 3.5 hours
  • From Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong & Tokyo) expect your flight to take about 10 hours
  • From Hawaii (a popular Pacific stopover) expect your flight to take about 9 hours
  • From North America's West Coast expect your flight to take about 12 hours - add 2-3 hours if you are traveling from the Midwest* or +/-5 hours from the East Coast
  • From Europe expect your flight to take about 24 hours with a short stop in North America or Asia

Talk to your consultant about flight options.

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New Zealand touring types

A popular style of touring is to take a preplanned self drive road trip.  After a thorough consultation with you we expertly plan and create your self drive tour around New Zealand allows you the freedom to explore at leisure with the comfort and security of pre-booked activities and accommodations. Route suggestions, GPS and APP guidance plus local support mean you are in safe hands. See self drive ideas here

If you prefer to let someone else do the work then an escorted small group tour or a private guided tour might be for you. Our range of hand picked small group itineraries are ideal if you prefer to travel in the company of like minded people. These tours limit the number of participants which means different accommodation options, exclusive activities and of course a knowledgable guide ensures you get to see the best of New Zealand. See our small group tours here. 

A private guided tour offers true flexibility and the security of a knowledgable local guiding you all the way. Well planned itineraries ensure you see exactly what you want to see but with your own driver-guide you can adapt to suit the day or your preference. 100% tailor-made to suit you a private tour is a great option when travelling as a small group. all our self drive itineraries can be replanned and priced using a private driver and guide. Just contact us to discuss your needs.

All North Island touring ideas - explore the diverse North Island with these itinerary suggestions. See here

All South Island touring ideas - Iconic scenery and landscapes await on this made for touring island. See here

All Nationwide touring ideas - see the best of New Zealand on these all encompassing touring itinerary ideas. See here