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Considering a quick trip to Queenstown, but not sure which is the best route for you? Well, you’re in luck! Wotif has done the hard work, so all you need to do is check out these flights from MEL to ZQN. With heaps of cheap fares from Melbourne, we guarantee you’ll be arriving to your holiday destination in style without emptying your bank account in the process.
Work hard, travel harder! Wotif brings you the cheapest Melbourne to Queenstown flights, making it possible to have a five star holiday without that five star price tag. Browse and compare our top MEL to ZQN routes and airport options. So, go ahead and treat yourself, your sweetheart, or the kids to an unforgettable holiday this year.
|Origin Airport IATA Code||MEL|
|Traveling To||Queenstown Intl.|
|Destination Airport IATA Code||ZQN|
|Number of Airlines Serving||2|
|Average Flight Time||3 hours 10 mins|
|Direct Flight Time||3 hours 10 mins|
The flight from Melbourne to Queenstown usually lasts around 3 hours and 46 minutes. This is your chance to finally organise the thousands of photos on your phone.
Not excited by the idea of tucking into bland airport food while sitting around waiting for a connecting flight? Check out Jetstar — it's the only airline that offers direct flights between Melbourne and Queenstown.
If your travel plans to Queenstown Airport (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) have been affected by COVID-19, you may be able to make a no-change-fee cancellation and score a credit that you can use on another flight. Sign in to your Wotif account to see if your booking is eligible. If you still have questions, our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more info.
Some airlines offer the option to change your Queenstown Airport (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) flight without a fee. That way, you won't get stung with extra costs — but you'll have to pay any difference between the old flight and the new one. Stress less by keeping your eye out for the "no change fees" filter when you book.
If you'd like to travel between Tullamarine Airport (MEL) and Queenstown Intl. Airport (ZQN) at the start of the week, somewhere in the middle or even on a Sunday, consider it done. Have a look at the 2 flights which operate each day and off you go.
Here's an insider tip: Sunday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2019, we found that flights departing on a Sunday generally had the lowest average price, closely followed by flights on a Monday. You might want to think twice about flying on a Saturday too; generally, our data showed that it had the highest average ticket price.
Guess what? Boring old Wednesday really is the best day to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2019, we found that flights purchased on a Wednesday had the lowest airfares on average. Booking your plane ticket on a Sunday also seems to score pretty good deals. However, airfares purchased on a Saturday generally have a higher than average ticket value, so you might want to prepare your budget if you're booking on a weekend.
When comparing airfares booked through Wotif in 2019, our data shows October is one of the cheapest months to fly. On the other hand, the December holiday period can be one of the most expensive times to travel, with the highest average ticket price, so it's best to get in early during peak periods.
Trying to figure out how early you should book your flight? It's possible to start comparing international airfares on Wotif up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to Wotif's 2019 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing 1-3 weeks prior to travel.
Looking for clever ways to save on your next trip? Try mixing and matching airlines and fare types. Our data tells us, travellers who booked flights on Wotif in 2019 saved close to 55% off their airfare, when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.
*According to flight demand on Wotif.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.
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it had a swimming pool and steam sauna. the veiws are good. only thing we ddnt like was it was expensive to go on water taxi to town or uber and you wont get water taxi often.
Didnt like hearing shower running at mudnight in anouther room snd them music at 5.45 in the morning... not a good sleep
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on Wotif.com from , as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.