New Zealand is a 3.5 hour flight from Eastern Australia and around a 10 hour flight from most places on the Pacific Rim, such as Singapore, Hong Kong or Tokyo.
From the West Coast of the United States, a direct flight to New Zealand is 12 hours.
Several international airline networks offer flights to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, like oneworld, with Cathay Pacific and Qantas, and Star Alliance, with Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways International.
Emirates, Japan Airlines and Korean Air also offer flights to New Zealand.
Because you'll be sitting in plane for such a long time, we recommend flying business class or, at least, don't travel non-stop.
Your stop-over options include Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Singapore, Fiji, Hawaii, French Polynesia, and Australia.
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