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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, November/2019 is the most affordable time of year to take a flight to Melbourne. The most expensive time of year is July/2020.
Air New Zealand, Emirates, Jetstar, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia fly direct between New Zealand and Melbourne.
The cheapest airline that flies from New Zealand to Melbourne is Jetstar.