She's not the only minister taking off.
Optimism the trans-Tasman bubble would quickly normalise travel between Australia and New Zealand has proved unfounded.
Cook Islands businesses have now got a reprieve.
The Government is expected to confirm the bubble start date.
As global travel restarts, Flight Centre has a new face for a new era.
Citizens are now able to commute between New Zealand and Australia quarantine-free.
After a delay, the Jetstar flight is expected to land on New Zealand soil at 12:20pm.
He says Aussies will be looking for unique outdoor experiences in New Zealand.
Earlier this year, Ardern shut down suggestions NZ would close our borders to Kiwis.