Whether it’s by air or by cruise ship, Auckland is a major transportation centre which is easily reached from Australia, Asia and North America.
The trans-Tasman route between Australia and New Zealand is well served by many international airlines and as such, passengers can find competitive fares in First, Business, Premium Economy or Economy Class. Air New Zealand is based at Auckland Airport and naturally offers the most direct service. Air New Zealand flies from many Australian capital cities (including its new direct service from Perth) as well as from Cairns. Additionally, Air New Zealand’s code-share alliance with Virgin Australia ensures convenient connections between the two airlines from cities throughout the Virgin Australia network. Virgin Australia also flies direct to Auckland from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Qantas provides daily service from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne and there is a long list of international carriers who also fly direct from Australia including China Airlines, Emirates and LAN.
Cruises to Auckland
Cruise holidays are all the rage in Australia and cruise lines such as Celebrity, Holland America Princess, Royal Caribbean and P&O all offer cruise packages to Auckland with extensive itineraries continuing throughout New Zealand. Auckland’s main cruise ship terminal receives ships regularly from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane as well as from Asia, Los Angeles and San Francisco.