City breaks

We fly to some of the best cities in the world, where having an amazing holiday is as easy as stirring a cocktail.

Even if you live and work in a bustling metropolis, it's always exciting to go to someone else's urban patch. And if you're a country-dweller, dipping into city life every now and then is a welcome shot of culture-shock.

Close at hand are Australia's great cities – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. All of them are equipped to show you a wonderful time, but each has a distinct personality. For an up-sized Australian city holiday, why not combine two or more?

Some of Asia's most enthralling cities are also on our route map - Singapore, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh, Tokyo and Osaka. Choose one of these destinations for your city break and you'll get a big dollop of exotic culture, along with the food, wine and shopping you crave.

Or go even further afield, for a North or South American, UK or European city break. These might be bucket-list destinations or places you want to revisit because they mean so much to you. Air New Zealand can fly you in style to Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, Vancouver or London. Long-haul fares have been steadily decreasing in cost, so keep an eye out for our specials.

  • Known for festivals, food and culture, Adelaide is compact and easy to explore with nearby beaches, wine regions and wildlife areas.
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  • Brisbane is now among the best cities to visit in Australia, with year-round sun, cool bars, riverside dining and more.
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  • Chicago has been called 'the most beautiful city in the world', because its architecture is absolutely jaw-dropping. This city is second to none.
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  • Perfect for long weekend city breaks, Melbourne offers great shopping, shows, art and romantic dinners for two.
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  • Sunshine, a brilliant coastline and a legendary food, beer and wine scene provide all kinds of fun in this modern river city.
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  • Ideal for last minute city breaks or extended urban adventures, Sydney is beachy, creative, lively and sophisticated.
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  • In bustling Ho Chi Minh City, east and west, old and new happily coexist to deliver an awesome city break.
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  • Shop, dine and play in Hong Kong, where the best city breaks include mega malls, sky bars, temples and Disneyland.
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  • Authentic street food, Universal Studios, Osaka aquarium and Osaka Castle are top visitor attractions in this exciting commercial city.
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  • Futuristic skyscrapers, extraordinary food and night life, and romantic river walks make this one of the best city breaks for couples.
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  • Experience the diverse cultures, delicious food, exceptional shopping and unique visitor attractions of the Lion City.
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  • Explore a captivating destination that's known for urban sophistication, cultural attractions and breath-taking natural scenery.
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  • Bustling, unique, modern and wonderfully easy to explore, Tokyo is one of the best cities in the world to visit.
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  • From Texas BBQ and green city parks to the NASA Space Centre, Houston is big on things to enjoy and explore.
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  • Shop at impressive malls, cycle Venice Beach to Santa Monica, tour movie studios and experience the fun of Disneyland.
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  • Bohemian, historic, romantic and colourful, San Francisco is definitely one of the best American cities to visit.
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  • If you like a sophisticated city with easy access to the sea and spectacular mountains, you’ll love taking a break in Vancouver.
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  • Historic, passionate and full of Latin charisma, Bueno Aires is a fabulous destination for cheap city breaks.
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  • Experience the history, grandeur and energy of London, one of the world’s top cities of all time.
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  • Treat yourself to some of the best tourist cities in the world, like Vienna, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Venice and more.
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