Looking for a last-minute break? Try Queenstown.

TL;DR: What’s the deal with this flight sale?

Cheapest flight available:
$195 one-way (Gold Coast to Queenstown)

Travel dates
30 January – 28 March 2023

Compare and book via KAYAK

Feeling those post-Christmas holiday blues? Perhaps you want to start 2023 on a high with a trip to the adventure capital of the world.

Jetstar has just launched a Queenstown flight to cure all that wanderlust.

Flights are for February and March travel (between 31 January and 28 March to be exact) and prices start from $195 each way.

Specific non-stop fares are as follows:

  • Gold Coast to Queenstown from $195 each way or $315 return
  • Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Queenstown from $209 each way or $337 return
  • Sydney to Queenstown from $209 each way or $343 return

If you’re travelling from elsewhere in Australia, connecting flights are available to make the most of this sale.

It’s available direct through Jetstar. However, we did a little searching and you can save as much as $22 on a roundtrip when booking through a comparison website.

For example, Gold Coast to Queenstown flights from 2 to 9 February costs $315 return through Jetstar.

On KAYAK, they’re available for $301 return.

Another option for frequent Jetstar flyers is to sign up to Club Jetstar. It costs $55 but can be used on this sale to bring down a Gold Coast to Queenstown fare to $295 return.

  • Ready to book? Search and compare flights and prices now through KAYAK.

How do these fares compare?

SInce Jetstar is Australia’s only low-cost airline, you’ll be hard-pressed to find seats cheaper than these.

Right now Virgin Australia, which also offers budget-style seats, has return flights to Queenstown from $494 return from Melbourne.

Flights from Sydney start from $575 return and from Gold Coast from $676 return.

Similarly, these prices are for March dates.

This Jetstar New Zealand sale at a glance

  • Okay flexibility: Jetstar no longer offers fee-free changes on domestic or international fares. If you feel your plans might change, you can add a Flex Bundle for a fee. Alternatively, if you are affected by COVID-19 in the lead-up to your flight, it may allow you to change your flight.
  • Great airline: As far as low-cost carriers go, Jetstar is considered one of the best. Skytrax named it 1 of the 10 best low-cost airlines in the world at the 2022 World Airline Awards. Recently it was called out as 1 of the 10 safest low-cost airlines by AirlineRatings.com.
  • Great travel time: Get to your holiday quick-smart with direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast.
  • Good weather: These flights work amazingly for adventure enthusiasts. As it’s summer, you can spend your days skydiving, bungee jumping and jet boating. If you’re a snow enthusiast, you may wish to wait to see if sale fares crop up later as the season doesn’t start until June.

This Jetstar Queenstown sale ends at 9:59pm AEDT on 15 January, unless sold out.

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