Shanghai is one of the most populous cities on the planet. From the moment you emerge from the colossal Shanghai Pudong International Airport, you'll be immersed in a sea of futuristic skyscrapers, colonial-era buildings, frenetic food bazaars, and buzzing districts of bars and business complexes along the Huangpu River. But whether you come to kick start and adventure through China itself, with sightings of the Great Wall and the Yunnan tea fields, or simply to experience this enthralling megacity, cheap flights to Shanghai from New Zealand are surely what you're after. They go both direct and indirect, with the shortest trips taking just over 12 hours in the air.
The Bund is one of Shanghai's main arteries. It's laced with grand trading houses and consulates, and boasts unrivaled views over Pudong's skyscrapers.
There's a slice of more serene life in Shanghai's Yu Garden, where temples and gingko trees are the backdrop.
Hit the Space Module lookout of the Oriental Pearl Tower to discover 360-degree views of Shanghai from over 350 meters up.
Air New Zealand and China Eastern fly non-stop between New Zealand and Shanghai.
The best airline to fly between New Zealand and Shanghai is Singapore Airlines. Air New Zealand is the best for direct flights.