Travel to Australia with Air New Zealand

I’m constantly asked everyday by everyone I meet, or in every interview I do; what’s my favorite country? It’s an impossible question to answer because you like certain things about certain places for certain reasons. That said, my default answer is always Australia. There really is nothing like Australia!

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

The twilight view of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House from atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Australia has it all: stunning beaches, vast desert, amazing wildlife, beautiful mountains, killer diving, phenomenal islands, top notch food and wine, and world-class cities-including 2 of the 30 best cities in the world.
Lee Abbamonte, Australian Open, Melbourne

Before the men’s final of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia

One of my favorite airlines in the world, Air New Zealand is now offering a limited time special of $1398 for Americans leaving from Los Angeles, San Francisco or Honolulu to any of six fantastic Australian gateways. As a star alliance partner, Americans can easily connect to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns and Coolangatta (The Gold Coast) via Auckland, New Zealand!

If you’re flying down under from Canada, fear not, you can fly the same deal from Vancouver for $1598! From both the US and Canada, travel must be purchased by September 14th and take place between Oct. 18-Nov. 25, 2014 or Feb. 1 – Jun. 8, 2015.
koala, sydney

Koala’s in Sydney, Australia!

If you’ve always wanted to go to Australia; if Oz has always been on your bucket list; if it’s always been your “someday” trip-why not make that day now? Australia rocks. I have been on 10 separate occasions and can’t wait to go again!
Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is one of my favorite airlines in the world!

Air New Zealand’s award-winning service and state-of-the-art fleet make the journey to Australia a fun part of the adventure. Air New Zealand, aside from being one of the 30 best airlines in the world, has a great sense of humor and the best in-flight safety videos in the business. Trust me on that one!
Air New Zealand Skycouch

Air New Zealand’s Skycouch!

Plus, with innovations, such as the Economy Skycouch™ and Premium Economy Spaceseat™ (US gateways only), you’ll arrive in Australia ready to get up and go. Believe me, economy service on Air New Zealand is better than Business Class with most US airlines. So no more excuses, get up and go down under!
Lee Abbamonte, Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

I was very excited to reach the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Disclaimer: I have received financial compensation for this sponsored post as part of a broader agreement with Tourism Australia and Air New Zealand. As always, everything was written by me and I truly believe that Australia is one of the best destinations in the world and Air New Zealand is one of the best airlines in the world.

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  1. I would kill to go back to Australia! To this day, it’s still my favorite place. I heart Sydney and Byron Bay! That is such a good deal too-now if I can just find the time to do a proper visit…sometimes being American sucks with vacation time!

  2. That is a great deal. I looked at flying to Oz last winter, their summer, and tickets were twice that. I’ve heard great things about ANZ and I totally agree about US airlines being dreadful.

  3. You look so cute and happy on the Harbour Bridge! They should use that picture in marketing themselves to women!

  4. Australia is my bucket list trip!

  5. The dates are not good for me, do you think they will redo this deal and make it during December/January? I know that’s their high season but I would love to go during the holidays and spend Christmas at the beach.

  6. I heard that NZ has great Y+ class, can’t wait to try them!

  7. Anthony Mawer says

    Fly them for the saftey video alone ! Did someone say Victoria Secret models on exotic beaches…someone at Air NZ did ! Phoar!!

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