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Flights from Invercargill (IVC) to Melbourne (MEL)

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Visiting from Invercargill to Melbourne

When to visit

Best time to visit Melbourne

Visit Melbourne at any time of the year and you won’t be short of things to do, however you should always be prepared for sunshine and a downpour on the same day. Summer is mostly sunny and an ideal time to explore the coast, while autumn and winter are quite chilly and perfect for exploring the city’s famed restaurants and museums.

Arriving in Melbourne

The friendly staff at Melbourne AirportOpens external site in a new window will be waiting to greet you when you land. Once you collect your baggage, there are several transport options available to get you to the CBD and surrounding suburbs.

Getting into Melbourne from Melbourne Airport

The easiest way to reach the centre of Melbourne is via taxi or rideshare, which can be accessed from beyond the terminal building. For a more affordable alternative, the SkyBus connects the airport to Southern Cross station and takes approximately 30 minutes. 

Getting around Melbourne

Melbourne’s city centre is easy to navigate on foot, but for faster trips around the CBD, free trams are available. For longer journeys, purchase a reloadable myki card and enjoy unlimited access to Melbourne’s network of trains, buses and trams for the duration of your stay.

Invercargill travel information

It's easy to navigate around the wide streets of Invercargill. New Zealand's southernmost city has plenty of character and a warm, friendly heart. The highlight of Invercargill’s is its various world-class vintage motor vehicle displays. For those who love history, the city is also home to many historical buildings. Be sure to explore the reserves, boutique food tours and the unique Sandy Point Domain. As the capital of Southland, Invercargill has a range of attractions with plenty to see and do. 

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Best time to visit Invercargill

Invercargill climate varies wildly. The best time to visit is in summer, to make the most of the outdoors and Oreti Beach. January and February are the warmest months with plenty of sunshine, temperature ranges between 20 - 25˚C. As the city is on the South Island, winter temperatures can be as cold as -10°C in winter. It makes a good time to visit Invercargill Art Gallery.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Invercargill Airport (IVC).Opens external site in a new window It is the southernmost controlled airport in New Zealand. It is the gateway to Southland, Fiordland and Stewart Island. It is located 1.6 km west of the Central business district of Invercargill at the bottom of the South Island of New Zealand.

Arriving in Invercargill

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

Getting into Invercargill from Invercargill airport 

With a range of convenient parking and transport options, getting to the city is easy. Rental car counters are located just near the main entrance with all the main providers. Regional transport companies operate routes between Invercargill Airport and South Island cities and towns. Vehicles range from luxury air-conditioned coaches to efficient mini-vans. Coach transfers are available and the taxi rank is conveniently placed near the terminal and baggage claim area. Travel time from the airport to the city centre is approximately 5-7 minutes.

Getting around Invercargill

With a range of things to do from excellent shops, lively bars, Edwardian and Art Deco heritage buildings, choosing how you travel around Invercargill is easy and affordable, with many transport options available. A wide range of bus and shuttle services are available throughout Southland. Taxis, tours, public transport and the Stewart Island Ferry are other options in the region.

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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 and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page 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 be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 30 April 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 30 April 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 30 June 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 31 December 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 30 June 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.

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