It may take a few hours to get to New Zealand, but the experience while you’re here more than makes up for it. Simply fly into Christchurch or Auckland airports and catch a domestic Air New Zealand flight to the SIT campus you will be studying at.
Fly into Auckland
You can catch a number of flights into Auckland Airport. From there it’s just an hour and a bit to fly to our Christchurch, Queenstown or Invercargill campuses.
You can fly into Auckland via Air New Zealand, Emirates, Jet Star, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, American Airlines, British Airways, Air China, Virgin Australia, Asiana Airlines, Singapore Airlines, China Southern, Air Canada, China Eastern, LATAM Airlines, Lufthansa, South African Airways, Korean Air, Air Tahiti Nui, KLM, Fiji Airways and Aircalin.
Fly into Christchurch
If you’re studying at our Christchurch campus, welcome! If not, you can easily catch a connecting flight to our Queenstown or Invercargill campuses.
You can fly into Christchurch Airport via Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways, Emirates, Jet Star, Qantas, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia.
Fly into Queenstown
You can reach SIT’s Queenstown campus by flying from another New Zealand airport or from Australia.
Air New Zealand, Jet Star, Virgin Australia and Qantas fly to Queenstown Airport from Australia.
Fly into Invercargill
There are a number of daily Air New Zealand flights between Invercargill and New Zealand’s other cities. Invercargill Airport is just a five minute drive to the centre of the city, so it won’t be long before you are settled into your new accommodation.
One of the benefits you will enjoy at SIT as an international student is a complimentary airport pickup. An SIT representative will meet you at the local airport to take you to your accommodation. Once you have booked your flights, simply let us know when you will be arriving. Please make sure you give us at least several days advance notice.
Two weeks accommodation and meals
On arrival we will give you two weeks accommodation. In Invercargill, you will be accommodated at the SIT Apartments or at a Kiwi Homestay. It’s just another way we make you feel welcome in your new home.