15 days in Tasmania & New Zealand Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania & New Zealand Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania & New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  14​h
1
Launceston, Australia
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hobart, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
3
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Wellington, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

1
day
Launceston, Australia

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): walk around City Park, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally see the interesting displays at Franklin House.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston day trip planning app .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Launceston is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Launceston is 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in November, with highs in Launceston at 22°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Franklin House ©
Franklin House

1
night
Hobart, Australia

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then sample the fine beverages at Lark Distillery.

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Traveling by car from Launceston to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Breweries & Distilleries Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Lark Distillery ©
Lark Distillery
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Break One Clay Target Shooting and Beer Tastings & Tours. Step out of Queenstown to go to Te Anau and see Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Queenstown travel route planning site .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Queenstown takes 9 hours. Traveling from Hobart to Queenstown, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Fun & Games Spas
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Break One ©
Break One

2
nights
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
On the 7th (Thu), take a memorable ride with TranzAlpine Train. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Canterbury Museum, see the interesting displays at International Antarctic Centre, then contemplate the long history of Riccarton House & Bush, and finally admire the natural beauty at Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Christchurch travel route planning tool .

Getting from Queenstown to Christchurch by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours Transportation Museums
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TranzAlpine Train ©
TranzAlpine Train
Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Riccarton House & Bush ©
Riccarton House & Bush

2
nights
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa), get great views at Mount Victoria, brush up on your military savvy at National War Memorial, then take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition, and finally catch a ride on Wellington Cable Car. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Angels Parish, then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then identify plant and animal life at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Wellington Botanic Garden.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Wellington trip maker app .

Getting from Christchurch to Wellington by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Christchurch in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Wellington, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Wellington Botanic Garden
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National War Memorial ©
National War Memorial
The Great War Exhibition ©
The Great War Exhibition

3
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Horseback Riding Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore Rotorua's surroundings by going to Taupo (Huka Falls Walkway & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, explore the striking landscape at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, make a trip to Te Puia, and look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotorua road trip planning tool .

Getting from Wellington to Rotorua by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Taupo
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Horseback Riding Tours
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
On the 14th (Thu), learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then don't miss a visit to Sky Tower. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Ponsonby and then look for all kinds of wild species at Muriwai Gannet Colony.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Auckland trip app .

You can drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Rotorua in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Auckland, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Muriwai Gannet Colony
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SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Room Escape Games
Muriwai Gannet Colony ©
Muriwai Gannet Colony

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