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17 Feb 2012 WorldTraveller25 asked


So guys ive been reading my Lonely Planet guide to NZ.
It said that there is a destination tax of $25 for adults for leaving NZ (except Auckland) upon boarding the flight...its not included in the flight ticket price. Is this true?

Curious. advice fellow NZ travellers and Contiki travellers. Thx

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  • 17 Feb 2012 AlexG said


    I went over a couple of years ao with my brother and dad and we didnt have to pay a tax
    but unless theyve changed it now

  • 18 Feb 2012 Andrew Dalton said

    Andrew Dalton

    yes it is true my travel agent told me to make sure i have the 25 dollars on me

  • 18 Feb 2012 Michelle said


    I flew out of Christchurch last july and didn’t have to pay the departure tax. It is now included in your plane ticket. Here is link for you

  • 18 Feb 2012 WorldTraveller25 said


    okay you sure?

  • 18 Feb 2012 WorldTraveller25 said


    THANK YOU :) so its included in the plane ticket

  • 21 Feb 2012 Explorer1304041 said


    Hey AussieExplorer2012, what airline are you flying on? Of the ones I have been on out of New Zealand (Air New Zealand and Emirates) they included mine on the price of the ticket, so I see no reason why this would not be the case with other airlines, best to double check though just call your airline. Have an awesome trip! :-)

  • 21 Feb 2012 WorldTraveller25 said


    emirates im flying with them

  • 21 Feb 2012 WorldTraveller25 said


    thank you :)

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