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Arranging Travel

Travelling to New Zealand

Make sure you book your flights to arrive in time for the International Student Enrolment and Orientation Seminars.   All new international students must attend one of these seminars - please register for a seminar as soon as possible.

Check the key dates for international students before you book your travel.


Most international flights to New Zealand arrive in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch. From these cities a domestic flight is required to travel to Dunedin. It is important to book domestic flights at the same time as you make your international bookings.

If your flight stops in Australia on the way to New Zealand you will need a Transit Visa - even if you do not leave the airport in Australia.


You could also take a bus from Christchurch to Dunedin which is a 6½ hour journey.

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Travelling home


Please make sure your bookings for your return home are on a date after the conclusion of the examination period.

Further information on the University’s examination period