Flights to Bali
Just over nine hours from New Zealand lies a tropical island of 4 million people that's unlike anywhere else on earth.
per person one way from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch
What you need to know:
For airfare only bookings paid with credit, debit or charge card, a fee of $12 per person per one-way journey applies. Prices correct as at 6 Mar 2018. For airfare only bookings made through our Contact Centre a non-refundable service fee of $35 per person, per one-way journey applies. Customers who purchase fares using Airpoints Dollars™ will be required to pay in cash, the government & airport costs. Flight and routing restrictions, payment & ticketing conditions may apply. Seats are limited and will not be available on all flights. Cancellation/changes: Air New Zealand’s Conditions of Carriage, Smart Saver terms & conditions and Airpoints™ terms & conditions apply. TTY assistance is available for deaf and/or hearing impaired users via NZ Relay on 0800 4 711 711.
Terms and conditions: Advertised fares are based on travel originating in New Zealand. For airfare only bookings paid with credit, debit or charge card, a fee of $12.00 per person per one way Bali journey applies and $17.50 per person per one way long-haul journey applies. Advertised Economy fares to Asia apply to Monday-Thursday departures only. Surcharges of NZ$30 will apply for departures on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For airfare only bookings made through our Contact Centre a non-refundable service fee of $60 per person, per one way long-haul journey applies. Taxes on return sector will vary from those on the outbound journey. Flight and routing restrictions may apply. Travel is via Air New Zealand operated non-stop services ex Auckland to Bali, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh City, Taipei and Singapore and beyond on partner airlines. Travel ex Wellington or Christchurch is via Auckland on Air New Zealand domestic flights, excluding travel to Singapore where travel ex Wellington/Christchurch via Auckland may incur an additional cost based on confirmed routing. Travel to Fukuoka and Nagoya is based on travel via Tokyo. Travel to Seoul is based on travel via Hong Kong. Travel from provincial points in New Zealand to international flights ex Auckland on the Air New Zealand network available with additional costs. Connections from provincial New Zealand points requiring an overnight break in the journey will be at the passenger’s own expense. Premium Economy: Fares are based on Air New Zealand operated flights offering Premium Economy fares. Air New Zealand domestic flights and connecting flights will be in Economy class. Business Class/Business Premier: Air New Zealand domestic flights and connecting flights may be in Economy class. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or on all dates. Taipei non-stop services are subject to government and regulatory approval. Prices correct as at 06 March 2018. New deals may be released at any time. The baggage limit is 1 piece for Economy (exception apply) fares and 2 pieces for Premium Economy, not exceeding a maximum weight of 23kg (50lbs) per piece. The baggage limit for Seat+Bag and The Works fares to Bali is 1 piece, maximum weight of 23kg (50lbs). See further baggage information. Airpoints™ Terms & Conditions, General Terms and Conditions, Global Saver and Premium Economy terms and conditions apply. TTY assistance is available for deaf and hearing impaired via NZ Relay on 0800 4 711 711.
Bali is the spiritual heart of Indonesia, with a culture based on Hindu philosophy. With its bright green rice terraces, 10,000 temples and towering volcanoes, just gazing at its scenery is a holiday in itself. Add beautiful beaches and some of the world's top resorts, and you know you're in for a good time.
Rice crops grow abundantly in the rich soil allowing Bali's people ample time to devote to art and performance. Carvings decorate many buildings and children grow up learning the graceful gestures of Balinese dance. While there's a commercial aspect to the performances, they're not doing it just for the money. The friendly and openhearted attitude of the Balinese is a big part of Bali's appeal.
You'll touch down in the southern part of the island and it's here you'll find the biggest crowds and the most popular beaches. The resorts of Nusa Dua offer world-class luxury and the ultimate in relaxation. Buzzing Kuta is famous for its shops, bars and surf beach, but many people prefer the strip at Legian and Seminyak a few kilometres north. Make sure you head to the coast at sundown, and chill out to live music while sipping a cocktail.
With its bright green rice terraces, 10,000 temples and towering volcanoes, just gazing at its scenery is a holiday in itself.
Ubud is an hour or so inland, revealing a different side of Bali. You'll find numerous palaces and yoga retreats, this is 'Eat, Pray, Love' territory, so don't be surprised if you bump into European or American tourists on their journeys of spiritual discovery. The north coast is quieter than the south but just as beautiful, with jungle walks to remote waterfalls and boutique beachside resorts.
Many people are happy to base themselves at one of the postcard perfect resorts that dot the island but others prefer to go exploring. We suggest you hire a driver and car, negotiate a price and agree an itinerary.
Find the perfect place to stay
Best time to go
Tropically warm all year round, Bali is at its best during the southern hemisphere winter, with temperatures around 30 degrees and mostly clear skies. July and August is the high season, when prices are hiked, with another peak around Christmas.
How much will it cost?
The upscale resorts attract affluent tourists and charge accordingly. Stay at a smaller, locally owned resort or villa and you can enjoy luxury at a modest price. You can dine out for the equivalent of NZD $15 per person including drinks.
No vaccinations are required. Beware of exclusions in your travel insurance, such as moped riding - you don't want to pay for an expensive air ambulance back home.
New Zealanders receive a 30-day visa on arrival in Bali. For longer stays you'll need to apply for an Indonesian visa before leaving home.
*Flight times are based on the fastest route available.
**Indirect flights may also be available for this route.
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