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How to get Nook Mile Tickets in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Nook Miles Tickets in Animal Crossing: New Horizons are a staple to your very existence during island life. These tickets are your temporary getaway from your own personal idyll, allowing you to jump on a plane and get away for a while. You'll land on an alternate island that's been randomly generated, and will offer you a plethora of additional crafting resources and even a new friendly face to discover. 

But you won't get access to Nook Miles Tickets without paying off your initial moving fees - the 5,000 Miles fare that Tom Nook sets as your relocation fees. 

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Once you've done that, you'll unlock the 'Redeem Nook Miles' section of the Nook Stop at Resident Services. In here, you can buy Nook Miles Tickets for 2,000 Miles a pop, plus a number of other rewards like Nook Inc-themed clothing, and even more hairstyles to bolster your Animal Crossing: New Horizons character customisation (opens in new tab) options. 

And then it's just a case of printing a Nook Miles Ticket off, and heading over to the airport. 

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Here, speak to Orville and then choose the following options to use your Nook ticket.

I wanna fly! > Use Nook Miles Ticket > Time for takeoff

Make sure that you have enough tools and free inventory slots before you go, because you'll want to fill your pockets with everything that these remote islands have to offer - although it's worth mentioning each of these islands does have a crafting workbench for you to make more tools if yours break, and you can buy some more from Wilbur for 100 Miles a pop. 

Here's our list of things to do while utilising a Nook Miles Ticket:

  • Look for foreign Animal Crossing: New Horizons fruit (opens in new tab) to bring back to your island
  • Discover new villagers to add to your population
  • Smash all the rocks with your axe / shovel to unearth stone, clay, iron nuggets, gold nuggets, or money (smack multiple times in a row)
  • Shake down trees for branches, money, and items
  • Hit trees with flimsy / stone axe for wood, softwood, hardwood
  • Gather shells to sell at Nook's Cranny
  • Reel in lots of fish for selling / donating to the museum
  • Catch lots of bugs for selling / donating to the museum
  • Pull all the weeds for easy Bells and for ticking off Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nook Mile Rewards (opens in new tab)
  • Scan the beach for message in a bottles - there's always one

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