Australia Travel Bubble from 19th April

    We’re excited to hear that the much anticipated two-way Trans-Tasman quarantine-free bubble with Australia is finally confirmed. We’ve been hearing from many clients that they are anxious to get across the ‘ditch’ to finally be reunited with family and friends or to escape the coldest months of our winter, so it was great to hear that the opening date has now been announced as 19 April.

    A Heartfelt Thank You….

    We’d like to thank all our clients for their unwavering support and kindness during this most challenging and unusual time for the Travel industry. We’ve lost count of the number of sweet treats and generous gifts that people have dropped into the office over the last year, they have all been most gratefully received.

    …and a Request – we’d love to book your Aussie travel!

    Travel in the current era is likely to remain a little more complicated than usual for a while, so we’re here to take away the stress and look after you if your plans change. Please consider supporting a friendly local business, we’d very much appreciate the opportunity to book your trip if you have plans to head to Australia now the borders are open.

    On that subject, we’ve been busy checking availability in 2021 of our favourite journeys in Australia – have a look at some suggestions here.

    Return sale airfares from Christchurch to Australia’s East Coast are initially starting at approximately $640-$670 per person with Air NZ’s ‘Seat + Bag’. Travel to 19 April to 23 May 21. On sale to 20 April 2021.

    Air NZ flight schedule from Christchurch

    From Christchurch to v.v Commences from Frequency
    Brisbane 19 April 2021 5-6 flights per week
    Melbourne 19 April 2021 6 flights per week
    Sydney 19 April 2021 7-8 flights per week
    Gold Coast 24 April 2021 1-2 flights per week

    Qantas flights schedule from Christchurch

    From Christchurch to v.v Commences from Frequency
    Brisbane 19 April 2021 5 flights per week
    Melbourne 19 April 2021 4 flights per week
    Sydney 19 April 2021 Daily

    The NZ Government has provided detailed information regarding what you need to do pre travel here

    Australia Entry Requirements:

    All travellers to Australia are required to complete an Australian Travel Declaration at least 72 hours prior to travel. More information is available here

    Please also check local State Tourism Office websites for the most up to date information in relation to entry requirements.

    The New Zealand Government has published a list of scenarios under which quarantine free travel may be paused or suspended. The Government is using a traffic light system to illustrate how the bubble will be affected if new cases pop up in Australia. There are three possible scenarios: continue (green), pause (orange) and suspend (red). More information is available here: 

    To make a booking, please simply e-mail or call us as normal. Ian & Peter will be in the office from 9-4 Mon-Fri and will look after your enquiry and respond promptly.

    Travel insurance during Covid-19

    There’s been much discussion as to what insurance cover you might have when travelling to Australia during the pandemic, so we’ve summarised the cover offered by Allianz here