Flight time (direct) from London to Auckland or Christchurch is around 25 hours, and New Zealand is GMT+12/13, meaning you need to be prepared to experience jet-lag.

Flights make one or more stops, in Asia or North America depending on which direction you fly, but some only touch down relatively briefly to refuel.

Many people flying to New Zealand with kids take the opportunity to make a stopover in exciting cities such as SingaporeHong Kong or Los Angeles.