Kia ora and hello! Well done for starting to plan your trip to New Zealand. It's a long way from just about everywhere, and options can be limited. Should you fly via Australia? Fiji? East, North or Southeast Asia? The USA? Friendly New Zealanders (and foreigners squatting in their country, like me) are happy to help out. To make threads manageable, please keep this thread for questions and answers on getting to New Zealand, and use the thread on getting around New Zealand for ideas on what to do while you're here. Thanks!