New direct Auckland – Hobart flights

For the first time in over 20 years, Tasmania will welcome direct flights from across the Tasman with Air New Zealand to operate a new direct flight service between Auckland and Hobart.

From 22 April, Air New Zealand will operate a twice-weekly service which will fly on Thursday and Sundays.

The introduction of this new international service into Tasmania is great news for our tourism industry as it will bring more visitors to our shores who are keen to explore the state.

Tasmania welcomed 25,000 visitors per year from New Zealand prior to COVID-19, so we only expect this to increase without the requirement to transit via the mainland.

Tasmania has some of the best tourism experiences in the world, and we are excited that more New Zealanders will be able to travel around the State and see what we have to offer.  

Tourism Tasmania has been raising awareness of Tasmania as a unique and safe holiday destination in New Zealand through the Come Down for Air marketing campaign since January 2021. Read more about the campaign here.

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