30 January, 2020
Ringed by the wild Yarra Ranges at one end of the breathtaking Great Ocean Road, Melbourne is the enthralling second city of Oz. It's a place packed with culture and energy, with art shows bursting from the grand Victorian-era buildings of Inner North, and cool bars and beach dives extending down to St Kilda on the shore. It's possible to bag bargains on cheap flights to Melbourne from New Zealand from a whole host of Kiwi towns. Departures go regularly from big cities like Auckland and Christchurch, while Wellington and Queenstown are also served by airlines that run the route nonstop.
There are green spaces, walkways, cycle paths and shopping precincts packed into the leafy districts along the Yarra River.
Set the compass for St Kilda if you're looking to feel the pulse of youthful Melbourne. Seaside markets meet cool beer bars in these parts.
The Great Ocean Road is 150 miles of gasp-inducing scenery. From wave-clattered cliffs to rock stacks in the ocean, you'll want the camera at hand.
Currently, the most affordable time of year to travel to Melbourne is March/2020. July/2020 is the most expensive month to fly to Melbourne.
Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia and Jetstar fly direct between New Zealand and Melbourne.
Jetstar is the cheapest airline that flies to Melbourne from New Zealand.
Singapore Airlines is the best airline to fly from New Zealand to Melbourne and it has non-stop flights. Jetstar is the best low-cost airline.