New Hobart to Auckland flights set to take off in October


Air New Zealand will begin direct flights from Auckland to Hobart in October after a six-month hiatus.

Tourism Tasmania chief executive Sarah Clark said Tasmania welcomed 17,000 visitors from New Zealand last year.

“The direct Auckland to Hobart service, first introduced in 2021, has proven popular with thousands of travellers, including many Tasmanians, and we are excited to see it recommencing from October,” Clark said.

“US passengers have taken advantage of this route, providing one-stop connectivity to Tasmania via Auckland from major cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Houston and New York.”

The service will run from October 27 to the end of March 2025.

“We look forward to being able to provide travellers with the direct route three times a week,” said Air New Zealand general manager Jeremy O’Brien.