Over 3 million people swing by New Zealand each year, placing this South Pacific island nation at the top of many a traveller’s bucket list.
It’s a long journey from Bristol – two stopovers is the norm – but it’s well worth the trek. Step off the plane on the North Island, and you’ll come face to face with volcanic national parks and subtropical bays, plus two of the country’s biggest cities.
Head to the South Island for a peek into the wilderness. Penguins, albatross and whales hang out in this part of New Zealand. Meanwhile, the sounds of Fiordland National Park serve up glacier-blue water and mirror-like lakes.
New Zealand is a good 18,000 kilometres away from Bristol, so it’s a bit of an epic journey. Depending on your route and stopovers, the flight could take between 25 and 70 hours.
Most flights include 2 stopovers, so you’ll probably fly with a mix of airlines.
For example, you could fly with KLM to Amsterdam, switch to a Singapore Airlines flight to Singapore, and then jump on a flight to Auckland.
There’s a huge range of flight routes, so Bristol to New Zealand flights take off all day, every day. Our smart search engine clearly lays out the cheapest, quickest and smartest flights.
All flights take off from Bristol Airport.
You can take your pick of airports in New Zealand – Auckland Airport is the most popular, but you could also head for Wellington.
There aren’t any direct flights from Bristol to New Zealand. Most routes include a couple of stopovers.
Most people think they know what they’re getting when they book flights to New Zealand – mountains, lakes and rolling countryside. Basically, scenery straight out of The Lord of the Rings.
That’s all true, but the country’s still got some surprises up its sleeves. Wellington, the unassuming capital of New Zealand, serves up a waterfront promenade and colourful hillside houses. Meanwhile, Auckland turns up the volume with its lively harbourside bars and shopping scene.
Then there’s the South Island. Fly into Christchurch, and you’ll come across a city transformed after the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Pop-up sculptures and public gardens give it a new lease of life.
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