Flights to Sydney, Australia
Sydney, with its spectacular harbor, amazing beaches, world-class dining and award-winning entertainment is one of the world's most-loved cities. Scroll down for more information on our great fares and award-winning services.
Image: Lincoln's Rock, Blue Mountains courtesy of Destination NSW
At Air New Zealand, we make sure everyone has a super-comfy flight. Each seat has an integrated 9" HD touch screen with hundreds of hours of fun at the tap of a finger. And if you want to power your own devices, you're welcome to use your individual USB socket or shared in-seat power connection. Learn more
So what is an Economy Skycouch™ exactly? It's simple. Imagine a row of Economy seats that can be turned into a couch after take-off. So you and your friend, partner or family member can stretch out. Clever, right? Comfy too. And, of course, you get all the delicious food and great entertainment that comes with a standard Economy fare. Learn more
More space, more seat, more luxuries. A premium travel experience at an affordable price. Make yourself at home in a luxuriously soft and roomy leather armchair. Browse our inflight entertainment, catch up on work or relax and enjoy our famous Kiwi cuisine. Whatever you need, we're here to keep you smiling. Learn more
Quite simply, the best sleep in the sky. In Business Premier, you'll enjoy a super soft leather seat that transforms into a luxurious lie-flat bed, with a memory foam mattress, two full-size pillows and a cozy duvet. There's also an ottoman footrest that doubles as guest seating. And all lie-flat beds have direct aisle access. Learn more
Catching your connecting flight from Auckland really is a breeze. You’ll board your onward flight from the same terminal, so your bags will be transferred automatically. No hassle, no queues, no crowds. Auckland International is just about as different from your usual international travel hub as it gets. All you need to do when you arrive is enjoy it. Stretch your legs, grab a coffee, do some shopping…
Have more time? Consider an Auckland stopover on your way to or from Sydney. Use our International Multi-stop tool to plan your perfect itinerary.
What to do in Sydney and the state of New South Wales
New South Wales offers a fabulous mix of authentic Australian city, culture, and nature experiences all within close proximity to Sydney.
Check out more information on New South Wales destinations, things to do, events and deals.
- Attend Vivid Sydney May 26 – June 17, 2017, the world’s largest festival of light, music, and ideas.
- Enjoy wine tasting in the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region and only a two hour drive from Sydney.
- Explore one or all five UNESCO World Heritage Areas in New South Wales including the luxurious and unspoiled, Lord Howe Island, the iconic Blue Mountains, Mungo National Park, and the Gondwana Rainforests along the North Coast. Bonus—the Blue Mountains are a two hour drive or train from Sydney!
- Drive the stunning coastline of endless beaches along the New South Wales coast and Byron Bay.
- Experience Australia’s fine food, indigenous art, and unique wildlife along the way
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Flights to Australia - Air New Zealand
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* Fares shown also include government fees and taxes of up to $166 USD, depending on routing, which encompasses the Passenger Facility Charge of $4.50 and the September 11 Security Fee of $5.60 USD per person per enplanement in the USA to a maximum of $10.00 USD. Taxes are subject to currency exchange fluctuation and may vary from the estimated taxes shown. Additional baggage charges may apply.
Fare/Pricing Details - Round trip Economy, Premium Economy and Business Premier airfare per person on specified Air New Zealand operated flights between Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Houston (IAH) or Honolulu (HNL) and Australia via Auckland, New Zealand (AKL). Fares shown are valid for travel from Monday to Thursday on the trans-Pacific sector. Surcharge of $50 per direction in Economy, $100 per direction in Premium Economy or $500 per direction in Business Premier applies for travel from Friday to Sunday on the trans-Pacific sector. Fare is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Fare Listings are for general information only and not a reflection of current seat availability. Reference: GXAU2 (Economy) / AXAU1 (Premium Economy) / JXA6 (Business Premier) for LAX/SFO/IAH. S38 (Economy) / O38 (Premium Economy) / J38 (Business Premier) for HNL.
Taxes - Taxes include all US and foreign Government imposed fees and taxes and Security fees.
Payment & Ticketing - Economy (LAX/SFO/IAH): Ticket must be purchased at least 120 days prior to travel. Premium Economy: Ticket must be purchased at least 2 days prior to travel. Business Premier: Ticket must be purchased at least 120 days prior to travel. Bookings made online must be purchased immediately with credit card. Prices are in US dollars and offer is available in the USA only. Electronic Tickets will be issued on all eligible routes and sent to the email address provided in the booking process. Flights with Air New Zealand (NZ) designator qualify for electronic tickets. No waitlists are permitted. Prices are subject to change at any time. We want to provide you with the most competitive fare deals in a fluctuating marketplace and because of this, prices may go down. Under the fare rules of all fare types (excluding full price fares) we are not able to provide rebooking with a refund of the difference in price if a lower fare becomes available. Please read all fare rules carefully before booking.
Cancellations/Changes - Ticket is fully refundable without penalty within 24 hours of ticketing when purchase is made 7 or more days before departure of the first flight in the itinerary. After the initial 24 hour period, cancellation or change fees may apply. Economy Class: Changes are permitted for $200 USD change fee per adult or child. For cancellations, tickets are non-refundable. Premium Economy: Changes permitted with $150 USD change fee per adult or child. For cancellations before departure, a penalty of $300 USD applies; after departure, ticket is non-refundable. Business Class: Changes permitted with $400 USD change fee per adult or child. For cancellations before departure, a penalty of $500 USD applies; after departure, ticket is non-refundable. All fares: A service fee of $50 USD shall apply for any changes. Fare upgrade may be required subject to booking class availability. New ticket must be of equal or greater value than original ticket. Contact Air New Zealand. For No-shows ticket value is forfeited. Other restrictions may apply.
Baggage Allowance - Learn about our Baggage Allowance. First bag at no charge subject to weight requirement. Additional charges may apply.
Stopover Options: This airfare permits a free stopover in Auckland, New Zealand or Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Additional stopovers are $100 each per published fare routing.
Frequent Flyer - Frequent Flyer accrual is permitted with Air New Zealand Airpoints and United MileagePlus program. Please check respective program for accrual information.
Minimum/Maximum stay - Economy (for LAX/SFO/IAH): 14 day minimum stay and 6 month maximum stay. Premium Economy: no minimum stay and 12 month maximum stay. Business Premier: 10 day minimum stay and 12 month maximum stay.
Children/Infants - Accompanied children 2-11 years pay 75% of base fare in Economy and Premium Economy and 100% of the base fare in Business Class. Accompanied infants under two years of age not occupying a seat pay 10%. Only one infant discount per adult passenger. Find out more information regarding services for young children.
Travel Documentation - Passengers are responsible for obtaining necessary travel visas, or other documentation required for international travel. USA citizens are required a visa for entry into Australia. For further information, regarding travel documentation, travel documentation.
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