Air New Zealand has announced it is adding Hobart, Tasmania as its tenth Australian destination.
The airline will launch a non-stop service between Auckland and Hobart once quarantine-free travel is up and running.
The Hobart-Auckland route will open a direct link between 540,000 potential Tasmanian tourists.
The flights will be on Thursdays and Sundays to make the best long weekend options for travellers.
Tickets will go on sale once quarantine-free travel across the Tasman is available.