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Flights from Tauranga (TRG) to Melbourne (MEL)

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Visiting from Tauranga 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.

Tauranga travel information

Tauranga is a coastal metropolitan city in the Bay of Plenty region, located on New Zealand's North Island. Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty has a stunning harbour, is home to spectacular beaches, kiwifruits local craft beer and plenty of fresh seafood. For the adventurous, there’s skydiving, surfing and sailing. Scenic highlights include Mount Maunganui white sandy beach, lush waterfalls and walking tracks in Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park.

When to visit

Best time to visit  Tauranga

Tauranga has an oceanic climate. The best time to visit Tauranga is during the summer months from January to March, with the temperature around 24˚C. It’s popular to visit the white coastal surf beaches.  Spring (September to November) is a lovely time to visit as the colourful flowers bloom and the forests are lush. Temperatures range between 16-20 ˚C. During winter, there is the most amount of rainfalls and temperatures average around 10˚C.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Tauranga Airport (TRG).Opens external site in a new window It is an airport serving the city of Tauranga, New Zealand. It is located adjacent to Tauranga Harbour in the suburb of Mount Maunganui, approximately 3 km northeast of Tauranga CBD.

Arriving in Tauranga

The friendly staff at Tauranga Airport will give greet you when you land, and from there, getting into the city is simple. 

Getting into Tauranga  from Tauranga airport  

With a range of transport options, getting to the city and your destination is easy. Rental cars are available with counters located in the arrivals area. Taxis are available taking around 10 minutes to town over the short distance on 6km. Taxis can be found directly outside the arrivals area. Shuttle services and luxury airport shuttles can be arranged. Uber operate in city and can take you where you wish.

Getting around  Tauranga

With a range of attractions to see in Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty choosing how you travel around the city is easy with various transport options available. To explore the region it's best to hire a car or motorhome to make the most of your time. Public transport includes the Baybus that run to all major shopping, dining and tourist destinations. An organised tour is a great way to see all the sights. Walking is one of the best ways to see the hidden gems and cycling trails offer up great views along the waterfront. 

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Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Use the baggage calculator to find out what is included with your fare. 

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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