The city of Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand, sitting to the northern end of the North Island. While Wellington is the political and business capital of New Zealand, Auckland is considered by many to be a New Zealand’s main tourist city and is a common point of entry for international travelers. Auckland is a city on the water, based around two main harbors and known locally as the City of Sails. The Auckland Sky Tower offers amazing views of the city, as well as the chance to bungee jump off it if so desired. Other attractions include the beautiful Auckland Domain, the War Memorial Museum, the Auckland Art Gallery and Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium.
Flying to Auckland
1. Which airports serve Sydney to Auckland?
Direct flights to Auckland from Sydney depart from Sydney Airport, conveniently located just 6 miles south of the city center, and arrive at Auckland Airport, around 10 miles to the south of Auckland city center. The Auckland SkyBus transfers travelers between the airport and the city center, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can also, of course, get a taxi or rent a car.
2. Which airlines operate flights from Sydney to Auckland?
There are a few different airlines that fly directly to Auckland from Sydney, including Air New Zealand, Qantas, Jetstar, and Virgin Australia. Flights run daily, throughout the year.
3. How long is the flight?
If you have booked a direct flight from Sydney to Auckland, you can expect the flight to take approximately 3 hours and 10 minutes. New Zealand is 2 hours ahead of Sydney.
4. Climate changes between Sydney and Auckland
Both Sydney and Auckland experience a temperate climate. Auckland is usually a few degrees cooler than Sydney though, and its weather changes quickly and regularly. New Zealanders claim their country regularly experiences “4 seasons in one day”, so pack with this in mind.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
Auckland’s currency is the New Zealand dollar, which can be easily acquired at banks, and international airports. Popular credit cards, such as Visa and Mastercard, are widely accepted.
Many countries have a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand, meaning no visa is required to enter the country as a tourist. If you come from a country that is not exempt, you will need to apply for a visa in advance, but this can usually be easily done online.
Auckland is the gateway city to the adventure playground that is New Zealand. The country is known for outdoor adventure and extreme sport, such as whitewater rafting, bungy jumping, and skydiving. The city itself has plenty to offer as well, though. Check out the War Memorial Museum, the Auckland Art Gallery, and Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium. Spend a little time in the Auckland Domain, the city’s oldest park, and home to the beautiful Wintergardens.
Consider a day trip out of the city to explore the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, or enjoy the nearby beautiful beaches. A short boat ride across the harbor to Devonport, followed by a hike up Mount Victoria, will give you beautiful views of the city and harbor, especially at sunset.
Sydney, Australia to Auckland Last modified: Sep 19, 2023 11:01 -04:00
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Cheapest Day To Fly from Sydney, Australia to Auckland
We've examined 215,181,508 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Sydney, Australia to Auckland is Friday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.
Compare Flight Prices from Sydney, Australia to Auckland by Month
Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Sydney, Australia to Auckland flights.
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|September||Sydney, Australia||Auckland||Multiple Airlines||27/09/23||11/10/23||1||$603|
|October||Sydney, Australia||Auckland||AirAsia X||7/10/23||17/10/23||0||$361|
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Sydney, Australia to Auckland
Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.
The average price for connecting flights from Sydney, Australia to Auckland is $582.
The average price for direct flights from Sydney, Australia to Auckland is $498.
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One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Sydney, Australia to Auckland
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The average price for one way flights from Sydney, Australia to Auckland is $279.
The average price for round trip flights from Sydney, Australia to Auckland is $498.
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