From the United States, New Zealand is an overnight flight from the West Coast (approx 12 hours flight time). Air New Zealand flies directly from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston to Auckland International Airport (North Island).
Los Angeles is 19 hours behind New Zealand time. Please remember when you fly to NZ you lose one day, so when booking flights make sure you allow two days to get here!
From Auckland you will need to catch a short connector flight (60 minutes) to Palmerston North Airport where you will be met by our one of our Alpine Hunting team. NOTE - Jet Star is very unreliable and we do not recommend you booking with this airline. Air New Zealand is the most reliable airline for domestic flights.
You will be transferred to our lodge in a scenic two and a half hour drive "up country" with plenty of photo opportunities along the way!
When traveling from the Northern Hemisphere, we recommend an overnight stay in Auckland or Palmerston North to shake off the jet lag.
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Self-drive touring - Are you planning a road trip around New Zealand before or after your hunt? Make sure you visit www.drivesafe.org.nz for great tips on driving safely, planning your trip and great driving routes/itineraries.