Aussies could fly to NZ from 1 July

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry will today outline its plan to implement a trans-Tasman travel bubble in an effort to resuscitate the tourism sector.

The plan would use a Canberra to Wellington route as a test path with politicians, business industry leaders and journalists first passengers on initial flights to ensure its safety before being extended to the general public and other regions of both Australia and New Zealand.

Authorities are hopeful flights could begin as soon as 1 July with Australians able to register their interest in travelling from Thursday.

Tourists would be required to adhere to the respective nations’ restrictions and travel laws, as well as willingly subject to testing upon boarding their flight.

If approved, it could mean that Aussie tourists can fly to New Zealand before they are permitted to fly to Queensland, South Australia or Western Australia.

We live in an upside down world.

Leith van Onselen

Comments

  1. drsmithyMEMBER

    Just in time for some snowboarding !

    That said I suspect the possibility of having your soul touched by a cotton swab on boarding the plane might put some people off.

    • John Cathcart

      Save you money and go to Japan instead. Much better snowboarding than in NZ.

      • drsmithyMEMBER

        Yes, but also 6 months away and harder to get to !

        If I’m going to go Northern Hemisphere I usually go Canada or US. Less culture shock and can visit local friends as well. Only major downside is jetlag (and entering the US if going with that option).

  2. If approved, it could mean that Aussie tourists can fly to New Zealand before they are permitted to fly to Queensland, South Australia or Western Australia.
    We live in an upside down world.

    it just means we live in a dysfunctional country that is based on primitive, outdated and inadequate constitution

  3. migtronixMEMBER

    Wasnt it those kind of douchebags who bringing it in, in the first place?

      • Won’t it be tourism one way and workers the other? Isn’t this where we will get our 350,000 temporary migrants from until we can scrape the barrel of the next country.

    • BubbleyMEMBER

      No chance.

      Australia’s still having outbreaks of CV and NZ won’t risk some bogan Aussie putting them all into lock down again (I’m thinking of potato headed Dutton)

      Also Arden loathes the patronisingly smug Scomo and has made no attempt to hide it.

      NZ will open to the pacific before they do Australia

  4. I am GrootMEMBER

    “The plan would use a Canberra to Wellington route as a test path with politicians, business industry leaders and journalists first passengers on initial flights to ensure its safety before being extended to the general public and other regions of both Australia and New Zealand.”

    Thank you politicians, business industry leaders and journalists, for taking such good care of us.

  5. NEW ZEALAND: WEAKENING NZ GOVT BOND INTEREST … WHY ?

    https://www.interest.co.nz/news/105355/review-things-you-need-know-you-go-home-thursday-more-rate-cuts-commodity-prices-hold

    extract …

    STILL VERY SUCCESSFUL, JUST LESS SO
    There was another set of NZ Govt. bond tenders totaling $1.05 bln today. The $500 mln April 2025 bond had bids totaling $1020 mln and far less than the equivalent tender in the past three events. The accepted yield was 0.42% and up from 0.22% at the prior tender. The $350 mln April 2027 bond had bids totaling $617 mln and also far less than the equivalent tender in the past three events. The accepted yield was 0.62% and up from 0.37% at the prior tender. The $200 mln April 2033 bond had bids totaling $467 mln and again far less than the equivalent tender in the past three events. The accepted yield was 1.04% and up from 0.73% at the prior tender.

  6. StephenMEMBER

    I find it difficult to believe NZ will allow this when they have effectively eliminated the virus but Victoria isn’t close and NSW still has some ways to go…

    Perhaps Brisbane to NZ flights could resume though before the QLD to NSW border re-opens…

  7. Good onya Kiwis. Here’s a city pairing for you….. Keilor Downs Cluster to Wellington. Enjoy.

  8. Had to cancel my winter escape to Port Douglas because of the insanity in Queensland.