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$344 Find cheap flights from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Wellington

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Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Melbourne to Wellington 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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20:10 - 11:30MEL-WLG
13h 20m1 stop
07:40 - 22:45WLG-MEL
17h 05m1 stop
$538Jetstar
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Tue, 23 Jul - Thu, 25 Jul
18:50 - 07:35MEL-WLG
10h 45m1 stop
08:25 - 22:05WLG-MEL
15h 40m1 stop
$547Jetstar
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Sun, 9 Jun - Sun, 16 Jun
18:55 - 12:35MEL-WLG
15h 40m1 stop
06:00 - 08:05WLG-MEL
4h 05mdirect
$573Air New Zealand
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Tue, 23 Jul - Thu, 25 Jul
17:55 - 11:20MEL-WLG
15h 25m1 stop
09:30 - 16:55WLG-MEL
9h 25m1 stop
$588Air New Zealand
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Tue, 5 Nov - Tue, 19 Nov
20:50 - 07:05MEL-WLG
32h 15m2 stops
21:10 - 22:45WLG-MEL
27h 35m1 stop
Mon, 10 Jun - Mon, 17 Jun
09:05 - 14:40MEL-WLG
3h 35mdirect
12:20 - 22:45WLG-MEL
12h 25m1 stop
Mon, 10 Jun - Wed, 12 Jun
08:00 - 13:35MEL-WLG
3h 35mdirect
14:35 - 16:35WLG-MEL
4h 00mdirect
$743Qantas Airways
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Wed, 4 Sep - Sun, 8 Sep
08:00 - 13:35MEL-WLG
3h 35mdirect
14:35 - 16:35WLG-MEL
4h 00mdirect
$756Qantas Airways
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Sun, 9 Jun - Sun, 16 Jun
12:55 - 17:10MEL-WLG
26h 15m2 stops
07:40 - 12:15WLG-MEL
30h 35m2 stops
$1,545Fiji Airways
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Tue, 23 Jul - Thu, 25 Jul
12:55 - 17:10MEL-WLG
26h 15m2 stops
21:10 - 12:15WLG-MEL
41h 05m2 stops
$1,748Fiji Airways
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Tue, 23 Jul - Tue, 30 Jul

Flights from Melbourne to Wellington - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Melbourne to Wellington 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 Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Wellington?

The average price of all flights from Melbourne Airport to Wellington clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
When flying from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Wellington, you should consider leaving on a Sunday and avoid Mondays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine), you’ll find the best rates on Tuesdays and the most expensive ones on Sundays.

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

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Melbourne Airport to Wellington, 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 Melbourne Airport to Wellington is November, where tickets cost $637 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and January, where the average cost of tickets is $966 and $746 respectively.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Melbourne Airport to Wellington, 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 Melbourne Airport to Wellington, you should book around 2 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 74 days before departure.

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

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
The cheapest return flight ticket from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Wellington found by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours was for $538 on Jetstar, followed by Air New Zealand ($573). One-way flight deals have also been found from as low as $344 on Jetstar and from $376 on Air New Zealand.

Which airlines fly direct between Melbourne Airport and Wellington?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Melbourne Airport to Wellington.
There are 2 airlines that fly direct from Melbourne Airport to Wellington. They are Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways. The cheapest airline for this route is Qantas Airways, with the best one-way deal found costing $389. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Air New Zealand.

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

Each day, there are between 2 and 3 nonstop flights that take off from Melbourne Airport and land in Wellington, with an average flight time of 3h 35m. The most common departure time is 08:00 and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 19 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Monday, when 16% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Wednesday.

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

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 2 cabin class options for the route. These are Business and 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 Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Wellington take?

Direct flights cover the 4,166 km separating Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) and Wellington in about 3h 30m.

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

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Melbourne Airport at 08:00 and will be landing in Wellington at 13:35.

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

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Melbourne Airport to Wellington jets off at 18:55 and lands at 00:30.

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Low season

April

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$344
Best time to beat the crowds (9% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (37% more expensive on average)
Flight from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Wellington

When to book flights from Melbourne to Wellington

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Melbourne to Wellington based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
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FAQs for booking Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Wellington flights

  • Can I fly directly from Melbourne to Wellington?

    There are numerous direct flights available from major airport hubs in Melbourne to Wellington International Airport. Opting for a direct flight may reduce your travel time significantly, but these flights will cost a bit more. Jetstar, Air New Zealand, and Qantas are a few airlines that provide direct flights for this specific route.

  • What is the fastest way from Wellington International Airport to the city centre?

    The best and fastest way to travel from the airport to the city centre is via a taxi. It will take you roughly 18min when travelling in a taxi. However, it may be significantly cheaper to opt for a bus as it will cost you less, even though the commute will take slightly longer. A taxi for this journey will cost you about NZ$ 46–61 (A$ 30–40) and a bus will cost you about NZ$ 30 (A$ 20).

  • Are there hotels onsite at Wellington International Airport?

    There are several accommodation choices available onsite at the Wellington International Airport. You will be able to choose a hotel to suit your affordability; just some of your options include the Airport Motel and Rydges Wellington Airport.

  • Where can I find the airport lounges at Melbourne International Airport?

    While you should be at the airport at least 2–3h before your flight to allow time to get through customs, you will be able to find the airport lounges at the International Departures Area in Terminal 2 of the airport. To access the airport lounge, you can purchase a day pass.

  • How can I access special services at Wellington International Airport?

    If you are a traveller with reduced mobility and require additional assistance such as wheelchair rentals, you will need to contact the airport prior to your arrival to arrange additional assistance. The airport provides all the necessary services for disabled travellers with pre-arrangements. You will be able to locate handicapped parking spaces, bathroom facilities, and lifts.

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

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Melbourne Airport to Wellington was $210 for a one-way ticket and $329 for a return.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Melbourne to Wellington are Air New Zealand and Emirates. With an average price for the route of $669 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 $859 and an overall rating of 8.1.

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

    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 Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Wellington.

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

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Wellington from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) 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 Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Wellington?

    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 Wellington with an airline and back to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) with another airline.

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

    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 Wellington from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) 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 Melbourne Airport to Wellington

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $368 or less one-way and $587 or less round-trip.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG) is the only international hub in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. It's the third busiest airport in the country, behind Auckland Airport and Christchurch International Airport. The Wellington International Airport is situated only 5.5 km from the city centre and is well-connected to nearby attractions.
  • The Wellington International Airport is 8 km away from the city centre and you will be able to travel via the Airport Flyer Bus or a taxi. The bus service runs every 10min during weekdays and every 20min on weekends and public holidays. The bus makes stops at all major points of interest throughout Wellington.
  • Once you have landed at Wellington International Airport, you will be able to make use of the easily accessible airport lounges. You will be able to purchase a day pass to enter the airport lounges that are located in the International Departures Area of the airport.
  • You will be able to get from Melbourne CBD to Melbourne International Airport (MEL) via train, bus, or taxi service. Opting for the train will cost you about A$ 19 for the trip, which will take roughly 20min. If you travel by train, you'll pay around A$ 18 and the trip will last around 20min. Travelling via taxi cab will be the most expensive method of getting to the airport as this will cost you about A$ 50, on average.
  • The Wellington International Airport does not provide any sleeping facilities, although you will be able to enjoy the armchairs and ample seating available throughout the airport. The airport does, however, have onsite hotels and accommodations for travellers to take advantage of.
  • You will be able to find facilities for the disabled such as wheelchair services as the airport advertises itself as an accessible hub for disabled travellers. The Wellington International Airport also caters for families with young children as there are child care rooms stocked with child-care essentials.
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Prefer to fly direct from Melbourne to Wellington?

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

Direct departures

Melbourne to Wellington

Monday

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

Air China, Air New Zealand, +9 more

Tuesday

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

Air China, Air New Zealand, +9 more

Wednesday

China Eastern, Emirates, Finnair, +1 more

China Eastern, Emirates, +2 more

Thursday

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

Air China, Air New Zealand, +9 more

Friday

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

Air China, Air New Zealand, +9 more

Saturday

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

Air China, Air New Zealand, +9 more

Sunday

China Eastern, Emirates, Finnair, +1 more

China Eastern, Emirates, +2 more

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Direct returns

Wellington to Melbourne

Monday

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

Air China, Air New Zealand, +9 more

Tuesday

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

Air China, Air New Zealand, +9 more

Wednesday

China Eastern, Emirates, Finnair, +1 more

China Eastern, Emirates, +2 more

Thursday

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

Air China, Air New Zealand, +9 more

Friday

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

Air China, Air New Zealand, +9 more

Saturday

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

Air China, Air New Zealand, +9 more

Sunday

China Eastern, Emirates, Finnair, +1 more

China Eastern, Emirates, +2 more

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Top 4 airlines serving from Melbourne to Wellington

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Melbourne to Wellington. 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.
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8.1
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 615 reviews
8.7Crew
7.9Entertainment
8.1Comfort
7.6Food
8.4Boarding
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Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

8.0 ExcellentMichelle, Apr 2024NPL - AKL
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Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

Great meal. Best seats ever! They need to teach other airlines how to do that.

Overall excellent but the Captain kept the seat belt sign on for far too long, especially at the beginning and end of the flight. It was 2 hours after take-off before the crew were able to start the service (on an 11 hour night flight, reducing our sleeping time) and the seat belt sign on went on during breakfast (90 mins before landing) and was not turned off again until we landed. This made for an uncomfortable journey of trying to limit fluid intake because it was unclear when the toilets would be available for use.

Food was not good. We asked for Muslim food and it was weird tasteless type of boiled veges.

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

They announced food service but then never came around. We also couldn’t land so kept trying to get to runway and then had to come up and go around happened like 3 times and cause the child next to me to start throwing up

There was a snafu with confirming seats at check which left us in limbo for the second leg of our trip. I believe the ANZ app is not well integrated with the systems at the terminal resulting in this disconcerting error.

Flight attendants are always pleasant and helpful. Pilot kept us updated.

Just a hiccup being added to the NZ Traveller Declaration a bit late.

Emirates is always great experience, however, they should reopen their lounge in Istanbul. The IGA lounge is not worth it

The food on this flight was just terrible. I have a wheat allergy so when booking I ask for gluten free options. The food given was inedible. The bread rolls were rock hard. Once board I was given one and the only thing I could do was eat the chicken slice and piece of tomato on it. Also given was 4 small cubes of fruit, 2 watermelon and 2 pineapple and a bottle of water. My husband had a regular meal and found his very average. Then the evening meal was also disappointing! Some dried out fish with spinach and 3 sticks of dry white sweet potato. No sauce …. 😳 again, the same fruit and water. The passengers had to wait a long time for the dinner food to be served. My husband just wanted to eat and go to sleep so he was a bit annoyed about that. We got off the plane and I was feeling quite hangry. Not enough food or a good eating experience. Emirates used to be a flight we looked forward to… now we are considering looking at other companies for the future.

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

Checkin and boarding staff at Delhi Airport is not cooperative with passengers Their behavior very humiliating . They don’t allow Lap top bag and Ladies’ purse/vanity bag which most of the airlines allow besides cabin baggage and check in baggages. They try to charge extra payment on the pretext of small variations which normally other Airlines staff don’t do. Airline staff should be courteous & cooperative but check in staff of Emirates Airline at Delhi was not so at all.

The experience was not as pleasant returning as leaving. Went through clearance twice, crew was not as customer focused.

This airline is one of the best Ihave travel around the world well use them again in the future the food was higher quality plus your personal aboard communicated in many languages on our flights 13 this was amazing 👏 🤩 😀 👌 😄 thank you

Newly reconfigured 380 I assume. Has a new ife with usb c ports and Bluetooth connections

Inexperienced e crew, no personal greeting for gold member, not the same emirates service that I know. I take this flight almost weekly

Emirates is usually on time, but not this trip. Also, during the flight the attendants disappear unless called upon. Very strange. I have watched the quality of Emirates service diminish over the last five years.

Quality and tasty Food and service, bigger seat comfort and leg room, etc.

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.

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

BA Airbus A380 BC upstairs had 2 3 2 layout. The seat was comfy but access for those in middle or window seats had to climb over others fest to get to ailse when seats in bed mode. The layout was not nearly as private as other layouts. The staff was amazing as well as the food. Most airline food is average but this was restaurant quality.

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.

1) crackly headphone jack 2) one of the emergency seats recline. Usually second row does. But in this case neither did 3) food was scrambled eggs or fruit. 4) fruit should not be the option to eggs 5)miserable unpleasant crew not a smile. Thought that was a virgin thing

Qantas are unable to service and unfit for purpose, they cannot transport Australians on time to overseas destinations. On top of the inflated ticketing, the Sydney flight to Santiago was impacted because the plane was delayed arriving and then further bungling by Qantas admitting the ground new ground crew in charge of cleaning were not trained. The impact on passengers with connecting flights was tremendous and long ques of frustrated passengers waiting for rescheduling. **Qantas has become the Australian Spirit of disappointment**

The staff we fantastic and seemed to work very well with each other

Business lounge in Melbourne mediocre. Look at Emirates or Qatar, Qantas! Great friendly crew. Food was good but Emirates is a level above. Business seat good. But can’t compare to Qatar. Main reason for booking Qantas is loyalty and terrific connection via Perth to LHR.

I was pleasantly surprised with my flight to LA with Qantas. Although seats were not the roomies, service was excellent.

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.

Would be better if can provide small free snacks on a long flight

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 was allocated an exit row seat and was told to move so it could be given away to someone who had purchased two extra legroom seats and one regular seat but wanted the three to sit together. I was also charged for entertainment after booking but before checking in, and the ground crew couldn't do anything about refunding it. When the whole plane was given access to the entertainment as an apology for the flight being four hours late, I was told they couldn't do anything about that either, so I was charged for something I didn't want even though it would have been free anyway

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

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

Worst flying experience of my life. FIVE HOURS delayed! Rude and unhelpful staff and poor communication from the grounds team. Never flying Jetstar again

Worst experience ever flying Melbourne to Phuket. 5 hours delayed! Didn’t land till 1am in the morning. Staff were rude and unhelpful

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Melbourne to Wellington found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
21/11Thu
1 stopJetstar
27h 35mMEL-WLG
$344
5/11Tue
1 stopJetstar
10h 35mMEL-WLG
$349
13/6Thu
1 stop
24h 25mMEL-WLG
$352
31/5Fri
1 stop
6h 05mMEL-WLG
$368
5/11Tue
directAir New Zealand
3h 35mMEL-WLG
$376
21/11Thu
directAir New Zealand
3h 35mMEL-WLG
$403
23/6Sun
directQantas Airways
3h 35mMEL-WLG
$419
12/10Sat
2 stopsQantas Airways
18h 10mMEL-WLG
$614
7/7Sun
directEmirates
3h 35mMEL-WLG
$1,000
9/7Tue
directEmirates
3h 35mMEL-WLG
$2,064

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Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) - Wellington Flights

Departure:

Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) (MEL)Australia

Destination:

Wellington (WLG)New Zealand

Return flight deals:

Wellington - Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)

Cabin classes:

$316