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$159 Find cheap flights from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)

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Cheap flight deals from Christchurch to Melbourne (CHC-MEL)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Christchurch to Melbourne that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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16:05 - 17:50CHC-MEL
3h 45mdirect
18:50 - 00:05MEL-CHC
3h 15mdirect
$455Jetstar
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Tue, 3 Sep - Fri, 6 Sep
16:05 - 17:50CHC-MEL
3h 45mdirect
18:50 - 00:05MEL-CHC
3h 15mdirect
$478Jetstar
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Wed, 26 Jun - Tue, 6 Aug
06:05 - 08:05CHC-MEL
4h 00mdirect
18:50 - 00:05MEL-CHC
3h 15mdirect
Thu, 8 Aug - Sun, 11 Aug
16:05 - 17:50CHC-MEL
3h 45mdirect
18:55 - 00:20MEL-CHC
3h 25mdirect
Fri, 11 Oct - Mon, 14 Oct
20:30 - 08:05CHC-MEL
13h 35m1 stop
18:00 - 08:15MEL-CHC
12h 15m1 stop
$689Air New Zealand
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Fri, 25 Oct - Sun, 27 Oct
08:50 - 17:25CHC-MEL
10h 35m2 stops
09:05 - 21:10MEL-CHC
10h 05m1 stop
$723Air New Zealand
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Tue, 3 Sep - Fri, 6 Sep
06:25 - 08:15CHC-MEL
3h 50mdirect
09:20 - 14:50MEL-CHC
3h 30mdirect
$804Qantas Airways
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Sat, 29 Jun - Sat, 31 Aug
06:25 - 08:15CHC-MEL
3h 50mdirect
09:20 - 14:50MEL-CHC
3h 30mdirect
$820Emirates
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Sun, 23 Jun - Sat, 31 Aug
17:45 - 22:35CHC-MEL
6h 50m1 stop
09:20 - 14:50MEL-CHC
3h 30mdirect
$855Emirates
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Thu, 27 Jun - Fri, 9 Aug
06:25 - 08:15CHC-MEL
3h 50mdirect
16:00 - 23:55MEL-CHC
5h 55m1 stop
$907Qantas Airways
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Sat, 29 Jun - Mon, 1 Jul

Flights from Christchurch to Melbourne - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Christchurch to Melbourne to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

The average price of all flights from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If you are looking for a flight deal from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine), look for departures on Wednesdays and avoid leaving on a Monday, as it's usually the priciest day. When flying back from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine), Friday is the cheapest day to fly and Saturday is the most expensive.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport is May, where tickets cost $486 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and January, where the average cost of tickets is $667 and $651 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 65 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
The cheapest return flight ticket from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) found by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours was for $455 on Jetstar, followed by Air New Zealand ($689). One-way flight deals have also been found from as low as $159 on Jetstar and from $284 on Air New Zealand.

Which airlines fly most frequently between Christchurch and Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

Qantas Airways connects Christchurch to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) with up to 2 flights per day. Air New Zealand also offers 1 flight per day, while Jetstar follows with 1 flight per day.

Which airlines fly direct between Christchurch and Melbourne Airport?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport.
There are 3 airlines that fly direct from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport. They are: Air New Zealand, Jetstar and Qantas Airways. The cheapest price of all airlines flying this route was found with Jetstar at $252 for a one-way flight. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Jetstar.

How many flights are there between Christchurch and Melbourne Airport per day?

Each day, there are between 3 and 6 nonstop flights that take off from Christchurch and land in Melbourne Airport, with an average flight time of 3h 51m. The most common departure time is 06:00 and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 30 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Tuesday, when 20% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Thursday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Christchurch and Melbourne Airport?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 3 cabin class options for the route. These are Business, Economy and Prem Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) take?

Direct flights cover the 3,882 km separating Christchurch and Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) in about 3h 45m.

What’s the earliest departure time from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Christchurch at 06:05 and will be landing in Melbourne Airport at 08:05.

What’s the latest departure time from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport jets off at 16:05 and lands at 17:50.

Good to know

Low season

January

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$159
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 12% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly (15% more expensive on average)
Flight from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)

When to book flights from Christchurch to Melbourne

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Christchurch to Melbourne based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking Christchurch to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) flights

  • Can I bring a pet on Bamboo Airways flights from Christchurch to Melbourne?

    Air New Zealand allows pets to travel domestically on flights from Christchurch to Melbourne as checked baggage or cargo. The airline also offers a Service Dog program where service dogs can travel in the cabin. There are fees associated with pet travel on Air New Zealand flights, which vary depending on the weight of the pet.

  • What seat options are available on Qantas Airways flights from Christchurch to Melbourne?

    Passengers can select their seat on Qantas flights from Christchurch to Melbourne when making a booking, or any time before the flight. The earlier they do so, the more choices they have. Passengers can also access the seat map and change their seats if desired after checking in. Qantas Airways offers Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First Class.

  • What is the cheapest flight from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport was $98 for a one-way ticket and $281 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

    Christchurch and Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) are both served by 1 main airport. You will leave Christchurch from Christchurch and will be arriving at Melbourne.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

    The Boeing 737-800 Passenger/BBJ2 (winglets) is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Christchurch to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

    oneworld, and Star Alliance are the airline alliances operating flights between Christchurch and Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine), with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

    There are direct flights from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Christchurch to Melbourne, Air New Zealand or Emirates?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Christchurch to Melbourne are Air New Zealand and Emirates. With an average price for the route of $626 and an overall rating of 8.1, Air New Zealand is the most popular choice. Emirates is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $699 and an overall rating of 8.1.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine).

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) from Christchurch is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) with an airline and back to Christchurch with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) from Christchurch up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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KAYAK’s top tips for finding a cheap flight from Christchurch to Melbourne Airport

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $304 or less one-way and $589 or less round-trip.
  • Fiji Airways provides wheelchair assistance for customers who require it, including for flights from Christchurch (CHC) to Melbourne (MEL). This includes assistance getting to and from the aircraft, boarding and deplaning, and transferring to connecting flights. The airline also offers special seating arrangements for passengers with reduced mobility, which include seating with extra legroom and aisle seats for easier access.
  • Jetstar Airways offers different baggage allowances depending on the type of ticket for flights from Christchurch (CHC) to Melbourne (MEL). Jetstar Starter fares have no checked baggage allowance but a 7 kg carry-on allowance. Their Starter Plus fares have a checked baggage allowance of up to 20 kg and a 7 kg carry-on allowance, while Jetstar Business fares have a checked baggage allowance of up to 30 kg and a 7 kg carry-on allowance.
  • Emirates Airlines offers a range of services for families travelling with children on flights from Christchurch (CHC) to Melbourne (MEL). The airline offers healthy meals for young flyers aged from two to 12 years old and in-flight entertainment for children, including children's movies, TV shows, music, games and children's magazines. The airline also has special products and services for children on board, such as fun packs, kid-sized headphones and blankets.
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Prefer to fly direct from Christchurch to Melbourne?

Find which airlines fly direct from Christchurch to Melbourne, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Christchurch to Melbourne

Monday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Emirates, +7 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +8 more

Tuesday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Emirates, +8 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +9 more

Wednesday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Emirates, +8 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +9 more

Thursday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Emirates, +7 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +8 more

Friday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Emirates, +8 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +9 more

Saturday

Emirates, Finnair, Qantas Airways

Emirates, Finnair, +1 more

Sunday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Emirates, +8 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +9 more

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Direct returns

Melbourne to Christchurch

Monday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Emirates, +5 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +6 more

Tuesday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +7 more

Wednesday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +7 more

Thursday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Emirates, +5 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +6 more

Friday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +7 more

Saturday

Emirates, Finnair, Qantas Airways

Emirates, Finnair, +1 more

Sunday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Emirates, +6 more

Air China, Air New Zealand, +7 more

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Top 4 airlines serving from Christchurch to Melbourne

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Christchurch to Melbourne. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Christchurch to Melbourne? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8.1
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 592 reviews
8.7Crew
8.4Boarding
7.6Food
7.8Entertainment
8.1Comfort
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Can you please process refund. Mum died and dad went to Pakistan to bury her after cancelling flight.

2.0 MediocreAnonymous, May 2024AKL - YVR
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Can you please process refund. Mum died and dad went to Pakistan to bury her after cancelling flight.

Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

All was good, the only thing was it didn't run on time.

The staff and crew on board were excellent. Business class however, was very weird. I thought we would have individual pods, but the way it was set up was unexpected. Not very private and If you wanted to lay down, you had to have an entire bed made up for you by the crew, rather than how Delta one works where you could just lie down whenever you feel like it. It was a 16 hour flight. I chose not to have my bed made, and that turned out to be a good idea because everybody who had their bed made had to wait for the crew to roll up their mattresses. So strange!

Crew were pleasant, happy to be there and were a joy to be around. Entire operation was professional, well thought out and ran like a Swiss clock.

United flight from SFO to PDX was cancelled. I will ask for a refund. Had to book on Alaska

Good food and entertainment options. Great Staff that were all welcoming and caregiving.

Flight was canceled due to technical issue shortly before the check-in counters opened. Passengers were rebooked on a flight three days later. Request to be accommodated on Air Tahiti Nui could not be processed. Customer service sorted out the refund after calling and being put on hold for almost an hour.

Carring crew, nice ambiance of the cabin, comfortable beds, good food well served. We liked everything.

The pilot tried to make up for lost time due to delays that were out of her control. She communicated the issues openly and clearly and made every effort to do what she could to alleviate issues.

All was good. Emirates should restart allowing fast track immigration for business class at Manchester airport. Saves a bit of time

Always my favourite airline. On time, lovely staff, clean comfortable seats. Well done

I liked everything accept the delay try to improve in that area

Flight from Dubai to Zagreb very bad cabin crew. Bad food

The flight was great. We had to purchase extra long seats for the long flight. But overall it was great.

Amazing service and food. However I didn’t get chance to choose my own seat which bothered me a little.

The boarding was very chaotic and some airline staff were rude. This needs attending to.

Serving food took so long . Almost time close to lend. Plus during landing air pressure in cabin cuss ear blocked took long time to unblock.

Overall emirates continues to amaze me with their. Awesome service . I had shifted away from emirates , because I lost luggage and watch in emirates in 2019 that drifted me away from this airline , but I am willing to give it try

Boarding was chaotic ,wish it was better orgnaised. Seating was comfortable , however food quality left much to be desired. Over all a great experience but with room for imporvement. The Dubai Delhi sector was terrible with poor seat pitch over crowded rack space , crew trying to put even laptop containing bags in to luggage even the waiting area was poorly kept - the dubai - delhi lap was extremly poor flying experience in all respects - the waiting area, the craft the seat pitch & the service quality. It is sad but this will make me look for other options when flying out of Delhi.

The flight attendants went above and beyond to make a flight as comfortable as possible.

Our flight was delayed twice and after we boarded it was delayed again as they were searching for a passenger's small bag. We arrived in Hobart one hour later.

The seats are too close together and are smaller than they used to be. Makes for a cramped experience.

The international flight from Sydney to Dallas had great food. I have travelled a lot over the years and this has been the most memorable in my experience so far.

flight delayed, wait in crowded gate. staff inattentive. had to remind them to get my coat from their closet. not many new movies, media choices were limited (nothing compared to Emirates.) Lounge was crowded

flight delayed, wait in crowded gate. staff inattentive. had to remind them to get my coat from their closet. not many new movies, media choices were limited (nothing compared to Emirates.)

Initial flight was cancelled so moved to an alternative flight. As a result, stuck in a middle seat. Flight then place in holding pattern prior to landing resulting in a very late trip home.

There was nothing I didn’t like, prices a little lower would help

Flight delay was informed at the last minute. Food quality is not up to Qantas standard I was unable to book an online boarding pass on any of my 6 flights.

Following a marathon flight riddled by delays and changes from Santiago, Chile, my flight to Melbourne from Sydney was on schedule but I was transferred to the next flight. The reason by ticketing and the floor manager was I missed the entry to flight by one minute! That's right, the emphasised that if I was 1 minute earlier I would be on the flight. I asked what was the point them emphasising 1minute overdue and how that helped me or the situation. They didn't care at all. Replying that if it was one minute earlier they would've done something and smirking delivering the information. Australian's do call Australia home, Qantas calls Australian's suckers.

a constant reminder that you need to work harder so you can avoid this airline

For some reason the cabin was kept very cold. Unlike my flight over which i would say was excellent this was a long, cold flight home.

Note that food has to be purchased in flight. No free food. And no entertainment in flight. So I’ve treated these two items as okay which, in this case, means neutral/not applicable.

My Dad needed assistance to board the plane. The Jetstar staff were excellent with him and made the experience a lot easier😁

No food taken so can't rate also no entertainment so can't rate.

Boarding was easy and unstressful, though the early "final call" was a bit off-putting. The crew were pleasant, and the seats were comfortable. The prices for food and drink were reasonable, apart from tea and coffee, where simple percolated coffee was charged at espresso prices. Deboarding was OK, though some Jetstar passengers appear to have a bad habit of pushing forward from their assigned rows, making it more difficult to get out for passengers that have paid a premium to sit up-front. Jetstar might want to look to address this to stop it from spreading.

I got to the airport earlier than I expected, and they let me change to an earlier flight with no trouble.

The price difference/saving isn't sufficient to compensate the experience difference, don't recommend unless flight is under 3 hours. Huge queues for check in and the priority lane of other ailines blocked checked in Jetstar passengers from proceeding through to screening. Gate change to a "dungeon gate" that didn't have toilets in the vicinity. 45minute delay in boarding, no updates or explaination, let alone apology for any inconvenience. 1 scanner working for a full fight to board, no coordination. Loaded on to crowded buses to get on the plane in the middle of the tarmac, up stairs with no explaination. 4 bus trips. No system for boarding in sections. Over an hour late departing. Nothing complimentary, not even water or in-flight music. Pay wave not available and no cash sales. Staff onboard were friendly and professional.

Flight was delayed by 1 hour, we board then had to sit on the tarmac for another hour before take off. The flight was fine but again another delay with the baggage which took another hour to appear on the carousel.

It was a super crowded time to travel out of Melbourne, but the flight was OK

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Christchurch to Melbourne found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
11/8Sun
directJetstar
3h 45mCHC-MEL
$159
25/8Sun
directJetstar
3h 45mCHC-MEL
$180
18/8Sun
directJetstar
3h 45mCHC-MEL
$181
25/8Sun
1 stopAir New Zealand
26h 05mCHC-MEL
$284
11/8Sun
1 stopAir New Zealand
25h 30mCHC-MEL
$287
20/7Sat
directQantas Airways
3h 50mCHC-MEL
$300
16/7Tue
1 stop
28h 30mCHC-MEL
$309
26/7Fri
2 stops
13h 40mCHC-MEL
$343
29/6Sat
directQantas Airways
3h 50mCHC-MEL
$358
17/8Sat
directEmirates
3h 50mCHC-MEL
$420

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Last minute flights from Christchurch to Melbourne

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Christchurch to Melbourne that are departing in the next 10 days.
18/6Tue
directJetstar
3h 45mCHC-MEL
25/6Tue
directJetstar
3h 15mMEL-CHC
$570
18/6Tue
multi-stopJetstar
29h 30mCHC-MEL
25/6Tue
directJetstar
3h 15mMEL-CHC
$739
18/6Tue
multi-stopJetstar
16h 10mCHC-MEL
25/6Tue
directJetstar
3h 15mMEL-CHC
$744
18/6Tue
multi-stop
21h 55mCHC-MEL
25/6Tue
multi-stop
11h 05mMEL-CHC
$964
18/6Tue
multi-stopJetstar
19h 10mCHC-MEL
25/6Tue
multi-stopJetstar
22h 20mMEL-CHC
$996
18/6Tue
directEmirates
3h 50mCHC-MEL
24/6Mon
multi-stopEmirates
56h 30mMEL-CHC
$2,691
18/6Tue
multi-stopEmirates
17h 55mCHC-MEL
24/6Mon
multi-stopEmirates
56h 30mMEL-CHC
$3,170

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Christchurch - Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) Flights

Departure:

Christchurch (CHC)New Zealand

Destination:

Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) (MEL)Australia

Return flight deals:

Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) - Christchurch

Cabin classes:

$26,763
$1,434
$4,473
$405