A recent campaign by Emirates has revealed which of Australia’s three biggest cities, travellers from across the Tasman would most like to visit. In an upset for Sydneysiders, 41% of New Zealanders chose Melbourne as their number one destination based on a choice of the three capitals, followed by 30% selecting Brisbane and Sydney coming in last with 29% of the votes.
The Emirates ‘Good Things Come in Threes’ campaign, which focussed on Emirates’ three daily Trans-Tasman services from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Auckland, asked New Zealanders to vote and explain which three Australian cities they would most love to visit.
Australians were also asked by Emirates to weigh in on which of three unique Auckland experiences they would enjoy the most. Australians were most interested in visiting Waiheke Island, with 67% of participants selecting this as their preferred experience, followed by 28% who said they would prefer to explore the city of Auckland and just 5% voting on a surfing tour of the city’s beaches.
“It’s interesting to see what inspires Australian and New Zealand travellers when they consider a trip across the Tasman. Whichever destination or experience they seek most, we aim to provide our passengers in economy, business and first with an all-inclusive and unforgettable journey in our flagship A380 aircraft on each of our three daily flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Auckland,” said Barry Brown, Emirates’ Divisional Vice President for Australasia.
Emirates operates 28 flights per week from Australia to New Zealand – daily to Christchurch from Sydney, and daily all-A380 travel to Auckland from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. In addition, as of 1st March 2016, Emirates launched the first non-stop service from Dubai to Auckland, operated with a Boeing 777-200LR.
Flying onboard one of the world’s most advanced fleet of aircraft, all Emirates passengers enjoy an award winning inflight entertainment system with more than 2,200 channels to choose from, as well as service from an international crew, including gourmet food and wine and a generous luggage allowance.
 Based on votes from 656 New Zealand residents
2 Based on votes from 999 Australian residents