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US departures from $866* each way based on round trip in International Economy

Across the Pacific, a land of diverse beauty and adventure awaits. Now is the time to book your New Zealand vacation with this great deal on Economy flights.

Economy fares start at $866* each way based on round trip travel to Auckland from Los Angeles. Start your outbound travel between 4 November and 20 November 2012 or between 1 May and 8 June 2013, unless otherwise stated. Tickets are non-refundable, but you may cancel without charge any ticket purchased in the US within 24 hours of ticketing when purchase is one week or more prior to departure of the first flight in the itinerary. Seats are very limited and may not be available on every flight. Other restrictions apply. Other travel dates are also available for a different fare.

Offer ends 12 September 2012.

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Note: Travel between the US and New Zealand is via Australia. Flights between Australia and New Zealand are operated by JetConnect or Jetstar. Advertised fares are based on no stopover in Australia via Sydney. Different fares may apply if other routings are chosen other than Sydney.

Destination Auckland

Departure CitiesOutbound Travel DateEach Way Based
on Round Trip
Round Trip
Los Angeles4-20 Nov 2012 or
1 May - 8 Jun 2013
$836*$1,732*Book now
Dallas/Fort Worth~10-20 Nov 2012 or
1 May - 8 Jun 2013
$936*$1,932*Book now
New York (JFK)~4-20 Nov 2012 or
1 May - 8 Jun 2013
$954*$1,968*Book now

~ Some routing options include Qantas codeshare flights operated by American Airlines. An additional $4.50 airport Passenger Facility Charge applies for each codeshare flight departure.

There may be lower fares or other travel dates available during this travel period but not enough seats to allow us to advertise. If your travel dates are flexible use the 'Flexible with dates' option to find the best airfare.

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Australia + New Zealand

Why not maximise your vacation by adding a stopover in Australia and see two countries in one trip? In Australia, you can experience stunning landscapes, unique nature and meet some of the friendliest locals. This will be one departure you'll never forget!

Terms and Conditions

* Fares are for round trip travel in US dollars and include all taxes and fees. Seats are very limited and are not available on every flight. No minimum stay, maximum stay 12 months subject to system range limitation between 330 to 350 days from departure date. Add-on fares are available from North American cities that are not Qantas gateways. No refunds. However, customers who purchase a ticket in the United States for travel on Qantas may cancel their reservations and refund ticket without charge within 24 hours of ticketing when purchase is made one week or more prior to departure of the first flight in the itinerary. Date changes are permitted for a fee of $200 per person per change. An additional service fee of US$40 or AU$80 or NZ$80 (depending on the country where the change is made) applies for any ticket change made via telephone, retail outlet, or an airport ticket counter. Fare valid from 31 August to 12 September 2012. Other restrictions apply. Information is correct as at 31 August 2012 and subject to change without notice. Total price may vary as the result of exchange rate fluctuations affecting the amount of applicable taxes.
New Zealand domestic services are operated by JetConnect or Jetstar. Qantas operates on a codeshare basis with JetConnect or Jetstar.
# US$30 service fee applies when booking through Qantas reservations.
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Sky Tower, Auckland

Imagine a cosmopolitan city where everyone lives within 30 minutes of beautiful beaches, hiking trails, vineyards, wildlife cruises, rainforest, and over 50 islands that dot the surrounding turquoise waters. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping - you're beginning to get the picture of Auckland.

  • Head to the top of the Sky Tower for amazing panoramic views
  • Take a ferry from the heart of downtown to Waiheke Island for a leisurely vineyard lunch
  • Go on a boat cruise of dolphin and whale watching
  • Soak up Maori culture and hospitality in Rotorua, the cultural heart of New Zealand
  • Visit an authentic pre-European Maori village, learn carving or weaving from master artists, sample contemporary food cooked using traditional methods, or participate in Maori singing and cultural shows
  • After a delicious 'hangi' feast, the thermal hot pools will be calling

Destinations near Auckland

Bay of Islands


  • Geysers, boiling mud pools, and huge volcanic craters are the backdrop in Rotorua, where nature's forces escape by bubbling, steaming and hissing from the inner earth.
  • Indulge in a thermal pool spa therapy or take a walking tour to discover the sights and wonders of this mysterious city that sits squarely on the Pacific Ring of Fire.
  • Soak up Maori culture and hospitality in Rotorua, the cultural heart of New Zealand
  • Visit an authentic pre-European Maori village, learn carving or weaving from master artists, sample contemporary food cooked using traditional methods, or participate in Maori singing and cultural shows

Bay of Islands

  • Head north to Paihia and to explore this aquatic playground of 144 beautiful islands
  • Swim with dolphins, take a cruise, relax on golden beaches
  • Visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds.


  • Discover the relaxed, rustic, unspoiled beaches where Kiwis go to get away
  • Explore this peninsula that is cloaked in native rainforest with dazzling white sand beaches
  • Take a road trip to hop between towns and do not miss Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach


  • Raft, float, walk, repel or zip-line on a tour through the black-water world of Waitomo Caves, a labyrinth of caves and underground rivers
  • Be fascinated by the rock formations famous for the glowworms that light the interiors like a galaxy of stars


  • Peeking through the Hobbit holes near the lush countryside of Matamata is a must for any Lord of the Rings fan
  • Visitors can walk in Peter Jackson's footsteps and hear how movie magic was made on a guided tour through the Hobbiton Movie Set, located on a working sheep farm

Need more ideas or information?

Kayaking in Milford Sound

This stunning South Island four-season lake and alpine resort town is fantastically scenic and a haven for every kind of outdoor activity you can imagine. Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown has awe inspiring landscapes and an abundance of activities for everyone.

  • Enjoy jet boat rides, skiing, river rafting, hiking and biking, or go bungy jumping where it all began
  • Ride the Skyline Gondola for picture perfect views
  • Indulge in spa treatments, wine tasting in surrounding wineries, word-class golf, and top it off with shopping, exquisite alfresco dining and vibrant nightlife

Destinations near Queenstown

Rafting in Queenstown
Mount Cook

Milford and Doubtful Sound

  • Milford Sound's remarkable natural environment features dramatic fiords, spectacular waterfalls and snow-capped peaks
  • Mesmerize by the dramatic fiords, cascading waterfalls and snow-capped peaks
  • Cruise through the fiords for an unforgettable boat ride to witness this spectacular beauty up close

Te Anau

  • Visit the main base for Fiordland National Park that is perched on the edge of New Zealand's second largest lake
  • Dip into the glacier-carved wilderness and hike the Milford, Routeburn or Kepler Tracks
  • Set off for a Milford or Doubtful Sound tour from here instead of Queenstown

Mount Cook

  • Drive north along the Southern Alps to New Zealand's highest peak, which remains snow-capped all year round
  • Either join a glacier tour or just enjoy the many hiking trails. The turquoise-colored lakes like Lake Tekapo in this region are simply breathtaking
  • Land for a secluded picnic lunch or sip champagne in a chopper

Lake Wanaka

  • Wanaka is like a mini Queenstown, and just an hour away
  • Embrace the outdoors and go rafting, snowboarding, skydiving, and kayaking in this friendly little town
  • Slide into a waterfront cafĂ© and absorb the lakeside scenery as you watch boats sail by the mountains


  • Rich with Scottish heritage and architecture, this southern city is nestled in tree-clad hills at the head of a spectacular harbour
  • Dunedin is a popular university town and is the main center of, and the gateway to, the Otago region
  • Dunedin is famous for its rare wildlife colonies of royal albatross and yellow-eyed penguins

Need more ideas or information?

Book hotels at qantas.com

New Zealand's mix of spectacular landscapes, cosmopolitan cities, and Maori culture offer a diverse range of unforgettable experiences, all delivered with the laid-back, friendly Kiwi hospitality. Hike through lush rainforests near glaciers, soak in geothermal hot pools surrounded by snow-capped mountains, and relax on perfect white sand beaches that stretch for miles. End each perfect day indulging in award-winning cuisine paired with wine from local vineyards. From outdoor adventures to ultimate luxury, this is a land where you can pack a lifetime of amazing into every day.

Wherever you decide to stay, you'll have a fabulous finale to an incredible exploration. Choose from a great selection of accommodation in New Zealand.

Book cars at qantas.com

Explore various parts of New Zealand by car. There's plenty to see around New Zealand. Whether it is a trip around Auckland dubbed 'The City of Sails' where it offers the perfect mix of urban sophistication and maritime adventures or taking a drive north along the Southern Alps to New Zealand's highest peak, which remains snow-capped all year round, the possibilities are endless.

Get guaranteed low car rental rates across four of Australia's leading car providers, plus there are no booking fees and Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn 700 points^ per rental with Avis and Budget outside Australia.

^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the terms and conditions of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. Join online now.