New Zealand is so much more than something out of Lord of the Rings, but its stunning landscape does lend itself to a make-believe kind of holiday destination. There's the dramatic peaks of the Milford Sound and the geysers and hot springs in the thermal wonderland that is Rotorua for starters. Hike for days though New Zealand's picturesque national parks or kick back and enjoy gastronomic feasts in Wellington or hit up the Oyster Inn in Waiheke. Book your cheap flights to New Zealand with Student Flights and you'll have more dosh for adventure from the North to the South Island. And if you're under 26, a student or a teacher - more 'fosh and chops' for you! You'll be able to score Black Market Flights deals for even cheaper airfares!
Auckland International Airport, which is also the home base of Air New Zealand, is by far the busiest airport in New Zealand, however you can also fly into Christchurch, Wellington and Queenstown. A bus service runs 24 hours a day connecting Auckland airport to the Downtown Ferry Terminal, which also connects to other public transport options for the wider Auckland area. Taxis and shuttle buses are available for transport into city centres at all New Zealand airports. For more information about the airlines that service New Zealand airports, see our international airline guide.
New Zealand is synonymous with adventure. Many travellers come to NZ to ski, bungee jump, whitewater raft, hike and to generally thrill-seek in some of the most pristine and breathtaking landscapes on Earth. So it's really more about getting out of the cities and into nature. Having said that, Auckland and Wellington offer excellent city focused holiday activities too, from shopping to dining and art galleries. There's a lot to be said for the wine lover, the foodie and the fashionista in New Zealand with the country being home to top tipples and designers and the freshest local produce. White wine lovers can fill their boots in the Marlborough region and pinot noir enthusiasts will enjoy Wairarapa.
New Zealand is a popular self-drive holiday with wide open roads and varied and mysterious landscapes where there are endless opportunities to say: "Sweet as, bro". However the hassle-free route is to take a tour and leave the navigating up to someone else. Tour the North Island or take a ski trip on the South Island - throwing in a skydive for good measure. Our New Zealand ski holiday deals are as sweet as they come, bro.
For more things to see and do in New Zealand, check out our New Zealand travel guide. And if you're after recommendations and packages for your NZ holiday, chat to our knowledgeable Student Flights consultants or fill out the enquiry form.