New Plymouth Three Sisters beach and Elephant Rock at sunset, New Zealand.

Flights from Sydney (SYD) to New Plymouth (NPL)

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Visiting from Sydney to New Plymouth

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New Plymouth, on New Zealand's North Island offers a top range of experiences. The port town is beautiful Mount Taranaki as well as rugged and sweeping black sand surf beaches. There are stunning walks and beautiful waterfalls with a real outdoor feel across the city.

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Sydney to New Plymouth flight information  

The approximate flight time for flights from Sydney to New Plymouth is 6 hours and 10 minutes.

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When to visit

The best time to visit New Plymouth is during the summer months from January to March to make the most of the outdoor activities. With plenty of sunshine, the temperature is around 19˚C during the day, perfect to visit Pukekura Park. As the city is on the North Island, winter temperatures drop to 3˚C to 9˚C. It makes a good time to visit NZ’s best art gallery the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery or Puke Ariki museum.

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

New Plymouth Airport (NPL).Opens external site in a new window The airport serves the city of New Plymouth, and the surrounding region of Taranaki. It is located on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island and is 11 km from the city centre, on State Highway 3 north to Auckland.

Arriving in New Plymouth

The friendly staff at New Plymouth Airport will give you a warm greeting when you land and from there, getting into town is quick and easy.

Getting into New Plymouth from New Plymouth airport 

With a range of convenient parking and transport options, getting to the city is easy. Rental car counters are available with all the main providers and best booked in advance.  Taxi and shuttle bus services are available to the city, it's only 11km to town from the airport taking around 15 minutes.

Getting around New Plymouth

With a range of things to do from stunning gardens and the New Plymouth Observatory, choosing how you travel around the city is simple with various transport options available. The citylink bus service runs around town, car rental and taxis are a convenient way to get you to where you want to go. There are spectacular walking tracks and it’s popular to hire a bike to get around. 

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Departure information

Fly from Sydney

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip. 

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD).Opens external site in a new window Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot. 

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Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

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Passengers travelling from Sydney, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight. Visit Booking changes for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll contact anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important Information

Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

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Disclaimer: +Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.