Cheap Flights to Melbourne
What to know before you fly to Melbourne?
Creativity, fashion and sophistication run rampant in Melbourne, with boutique galleries, rooftop bars and cosy cafés scattered around the city and surrounding areas. For a true taste of Melbourne's creative side, head along to the Rose Street Artists' Market in Fitzroy on a Saturday or Sunday and pick up some quirky jewellery or contemporary artwork.
Convention and Exhibition Centre
Another obsession that's almost impossible to escape in Melbourne is sport. The home of Australian Rules Football has footy grounds dotted throughout, and everywhere you look are team colours and devoted fans. Don't miss an opportunity to go and watch an AFL game at the iconic MCG. Having previously hosted both the Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games, the city is dotted with sporting monuments and has an impeccable public transport infrastructure.
Iconic Melbourne Tram
Be sure to escape the city at some point and take a short drive to the trendy beachside suburb of St Kilda. This is not your average coastal destination like the Gold Coast or Bondi. Instead you'll find a charming seaside vibe and a neighbourhood overflowing with character all year round, regardless of the weather.
Best time to fly to Melbourne
Melbourne’s cultural calendar is jam packed with events year-round, so there’s never a bad time to visit. The best time to go is from March to May and September to November as this avoids the busiest tourist periods while still offering comfortable temperatures.
Flights to Melbourne cost ranges
You can expect direct flights to Melbourne from Wellington, Auckland or Christchurch to start around $200-400. This will vary throughout the year so speak to our team about finding the best deals.
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Australia visa information
If you’re a permanent New Zealand resident then you’ll most likely be eligible for the Special Category visa which you’ll receive upon arrival in the country. This means you can travel, study and work in Australia for as long as you’d like. Check your eligibility here to learn what visa you’ll need to travel to Australia.
Melbourne flight times
Average direct flight times to Melbourne from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch are around 3.5 hours.
Speak to our team about organising your flights from Wellington, Auckland or Christchurch to Flight Centre.