Planning a trip to New Zealand from the USA? One of the first things you need to know is how to get here, and you probably think that "Down Under" is a long flight? The good news is that it may not take as long as you think, and airlines (especially our mates at Air New Zealand) are working really hard to make your flight super comfortable and fun.

Updated 2018 for the new Air New Zealand flights to Chicago:

Miles (the Big Moa) from MoaTrek at Lake Wakatipu
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Planning a trip to New Zealand from the UK? We’re not going to beat around the bush here. The flight from the UK & Europe to New Zealand is one of the longest air trips in the world. In fact, you’ll need at least two flights to make it here. But don’t let that put you off. The trip is worth every minute. Don't believe us? Almost 200,000 visitors make the trip every year from the UK, which is fantastic, we love making lots of new British friends on our tours every season.

Amy Hanson
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amy

If you're visiting New Zealand from the UK or Europe, one of the biggest things to deal with is the time difference. There's no easy way to get round it, times in New Zealand are pretty much the exact opposite to the UK and Europe. Breakfast time in Auckland is dinner time in London, mid afternoon in Nelson is the middle of the night in Amsterdam. It's all upside down!  Here's a handy summary of time differences between New Zealand and the United Kingdom / Europe, including the best time to phone and a few handy hints on how to handle that time difference once you're here.

Miles (the Big Moa) from MoaTrek at Lake Wakatipu
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miles

Planning a trip to New Zealand from the USA and struggling to get your head around those time differences? What do you mean these crazy Kiwis are a day ahead but behind on the clock? How does that work? Getting your head around the dateline and time differences can be tricky, so not worry, here's a handy guide to time differences between New Zealand and the USA, the best time to call New Zealand from the USA (and calling home once you're here) and a few more tips on how to handle that time difference.

Miles (the Big Moa) from MoaTrek at Lake Wakatipu
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