Air Travel to Australia

Flying to Australia & New Zealand has never been easier, with most major international airlines offering service to both Sydney (Australia) & Auckland (New Zealand). The major Australian airlines, Qantas & Virgin Australia, offer international flights in and out Australia at competitive prices. We would encourage attendees to price compare with both national airlines to enjoy a quintessential Aussie experience while travelling.

Qantas is a member of the One World Alliance, one of the world's largest airline networks, which allows frequent flyers from partner airlines to earn significant mileage credit with the programme of their choice when travelling the long distance to Australia. Qantas also has secured partnerships with other major international airlines, such as Emirates & Qatar Airways, making connections easier through the Arabian Gulf for travellers from Europe, North Africa & the Middle East. Virgin's Velocity programme has key strategic partnerships with several major international airlines as well, including Delta, Etihad, Singapore, AliItalia & South African Airlines. Both Virgin & Qantas have code share agremeents with Air New Zealand, making domestic travel between both countries a seamless process. 

Sydney's Kingsford-Smith International Airport (SYD) will be the primary port of call when travelling to Australia to attend the WAHO 2019 Conference. The continent's busiest airport is just over an hour's drive from the WAHO 2019 Conference venue at the Terrigal Crowne Plaza on the Central Coast.

When connecting to New Zealand, the country's largest city of Auckland will serve as the primary port of entry. All post-conference tours on New Zealand's North Island will be within driving distance of Auckland, beloved as one of the most beautiful coastal cities in the world. Air New Zealand not only provides superior service to the island paradise from the rest of the world, but serves every major city on both islands, making access to Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown, Rotorua, Hawke's Bay & Dunedin an effortless and utterly enjoyable experience.  

Post-conference tours will also be highlights in the Australian states of both Victoria, near Melbourne, and in Queensland, near Brisbane & the Gold Coast (airport code (OOL) - Coolangatta). Air travel from Sydney, as well to New Zealand, to/from both Victoria & Queensland is incredibly convenient, with multiple connections offered everyday.

When planning return travel home after the WAHO 2019 Conference, please keep in mind that flights can be booked directly from Auckland (AKL)Melbourne (MEL) or Brisbane (BNE), rather than returning to Sydney, reducing the number of stopovers and overall flight time home.

The WAHO 2019 Conference Team is ready & willing to assist you with all your travel plans. Please do not hesitate to Contact Us directly should you require any assistance in booking flights and planning your stay in Australasia. 


While Australia & New Zealand are two of the most remote countries on the planet, air travel to the major ports of arrival in both top tourist destinations has never been easier or more convenient. Please refer to the table below of average flight times to Sydney & Auckland from major locations around the world when planning your travel to attend the WAHO 2019 Conference.

Average Flight Travel Times to Sydney (SYD)
Auckland (AKL)   3 hours
Melbourne (MEL)   1.5 hours
Brisbane (BNE)   1.5 hours
Gold Coast (OOL)   1.5 hours
Abu Dhabi (AUH)   15 hours
Amman (AMM)   17 hours
Amsterdam (AMS)   20.5 hours
Atlanta (ATL)   18 hours
Beijing (PEK)   11 hours
Buenos Aires (EZE)   14.5 hours
Cairo (CAI)   17.5 hours
Casablanca (CMN)   22 hours
Chicago (ORD)   18 hours
Dallas (DFW)   17 hours
Denver (DEN)   16.5 hours
Doha (DOH)    15 hours
Dubai (DXB)   14.5 hours
Frankfurt (FRA)   20 hours
Guangzhou (CAN)   9 hours
Hong Kong (HKG)   9 hours
Istanbul (IST)   18.5 hours
Johannesburg (JNB)   13.5 hours
Kuwait City (KWI)   16 hours
London (LHR)   22.5 hours
Los Angeles (LAX)   14.5 hours
Madrid (MAD)   21.5 hours
Moscow (MOW)   18 hours
New York (JFK)   19.5 hours
Paris (CDG)   21 hours
Riyadh (RUH)   16 hours
Rome (FCO)   20 hours
San Francisco (SFO)   15 hours
Santiago (SCL)   14 hours
Sao Paulo (GRU)   16.5 hours
Shanghai (PVG)   10 hours
Singapore (SIN)   8 hours
Toronto (YYZ)   19 hours
Vancouver (YVR)   16 hours
Zurich (ZRH)   20 hours
Average Flight Travel Times to Auckland (AKL)
Sydney (SYD)   3 hours
Melbourne (MEL)   3.5 hours
Brisbane (BNE)   3 hours 
Gold Coast (OOL)   3 hours 
Abu Dhabi (AUH)   17.5 hours
Amman (AMM)   20 hours
Amsterdam (AMS)   22 hours
Atlanta (ATL)   16 hours
Beijing (PEK)   13 hours
Buenos Aires (EZE)   13 hours
Cairo (CAI)   20 hours
Casablanca (CMN)   24 hours
Chicago (ORD)   16 hours
Dallas (DFW)   14.5 hours
Denver (DEN)   14.5 hours
Doha (DOH)    17.5 hours
Dubai (DXB)   17 hours
Frankfurt (FRA)   22 hours
Guangzhou (CAN)   11.5 hours
Hong Kong (HKG)   11.5 hours
Istanbul (IST)   21.5 hours
Johannesburg (JNB)   15 hours
Kuwait City (KWI)   18.5 hours
London (LHR)   22.5 hours
Los Angeles (LAX)   14.5 hours
Madrid (MAD)   21.5 hours
Moscow (MOW)   20 hours
New York (JFK)   22 hours
Paris (CDG)   22.5 hours
Riyadh (RUH)   18 hours
Rome (FCO)   22.5 hours
San Francisco (SFO)   13 hours
Santiago (SCL)   12 hours
Sao Paulo (GRU)   15 hours
Shanghai (PVG)   11.5 hours
Singapore (SIN)   10.5 hours
Toronto (YYZ)   17 hours
Vancouver (YVR)   14 hours
Zurich (ZRH)   22.5 hours


A special thank you to the official WAHO 2019 Conference Australia partners, patrons & sponsors