32 days in New Zealand & Australia Itinerary

32 days in New Zealand & Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 3 nights
2
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
3
Gold Coast, Australia
— 2 nights
4
Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
5
Port Douglas, Australia
— 2 nights
6
Darwin, Australia
— 2 nights
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia
— 4 nights
8
Port Campbell, Australia
— 3 nights
9
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights

3
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua ©
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.
Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village and Government Gardens will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park and Waimangu Volcanic Valley. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rotorua: Papamoa Beach (in Papamoa) and Mount Maunganui (Mt Maunganui Main Beach, Mount Maunganui Base Track, &more). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Redwoods Treewalk, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Buried Village of Te Wairoa, and wander the streets of Eat Street.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rotorua trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rotorua is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 15 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in July, things will get little chillier in Rotorua: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tauranga, Papamoa Beach
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village ©
Mt Maunganui Main Beach ©
Mt Maunganui Main Beach

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arrowtown Chinese Settlement and Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door. Get outdoors at Te Anau Glowworm Caves and Te Anau Bird Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Te Anau (Trout Observatory, Punanga Manu o Te Anau, &more) and Cromwell (Quartz Reef Point Historic Reserve & Scott Base Vineyard - Space at the Base). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Coronet Peak, look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and grab your bike and head to Queenstown Trail.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Queenstown visit planner.

Fly from Rotorua to Queenstown in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Te Anau, Cromwell, Arrowtown
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Queenstown Trail ©
Queenstown Trail
Te Anau Glowworm Caves ©
Te Anau Glowworm Caves
Ben Lomond Track ©
Ben Lomond Track

2
nights
Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, stroll through Greenmount Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Tugun Beach, thenkick back and relax at Currumbin Beach, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, thenidentify plant and animal life at Federation Walk Coastal Reserve, and then admire the natural beauty at Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens.

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Fly from Queenstown to Gold Coast in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to Gold Coast is minus 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

3
nights
Cairns, Australia

Cairns ©
A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Step out of the city life by going to Palm Cove Beach and Atherton Tablelands. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Monica's Cathedral and Innisfail Temple. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to The Crystal Caves (in Atherton), Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre (in Mareeba) and Yungaburra (The Peterson Creek Walking Track & Platypus Viewing Platform). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Trinity Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, take in the dramatic natural features at Babinda Boulders, and kick back and relax at Etty Bay.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planning app.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in July; daily highs in Cairns reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Innisfail, Yungaburra, Babinda Boulders, Ellis Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

2
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Port Douglas, Australia

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
On the 15th (Wed), see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum, identify plant and animal life at Agincourt Reef, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, thenplay a few rounds at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course, and finally get outside with Port Douglas Microlights. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Trinity Bay Lookout, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, head outdoors with Horses in Port, thentake in the exciting artwork at Studio 49 Artisan Gallery, thenget outside with The Bump Track, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
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Darwin, Australia

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
On the 17th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Casuarina Coastal Reserve, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral Darwin, thencool off at Big Buoy Water Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, thenjoin the crowd at Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

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Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Darwin is minus 0.5 hours. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Darwin, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park
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Safaris
Photography Tours
Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park ©
Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park

4
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Ubirr and Anbangbang Billabong. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nourlangie Rock and Maguk Gorge. When in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), make a side trip to see Mary River National Park in Mary River National Park, approximately Mary River National Park away. The adventure continues: trek along Bardedjilidji Walk, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Bilkbilkmi - Graveside Gorge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planning tool.

Getting from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kakadu National Park, Mary River National Park
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Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge

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Port Campbell, Australia

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kids will enjoy Gibsons Steps and Loch Ard Gorge. Take a break from the city and head to Twelve Apostles and London Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting Port Campbell side-trips: Melba Gully National Park (in Lavers Hill), Johanna Beach (in Johanna) and Castle Cove (in Glenaire). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Razorback, take a leisurely stroll along Princetown Wetlands Boardwalk, do a tasting at Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery, and stop by Spence.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Campbell in 19 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Campbell is 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Simpson Desert, Melba Gully National Park, Johanna Beach, Princetown Wetlands Boardwalk, Castle Cove
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

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Sydney, Australia

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Kids will enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sydney Opera House. The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Leura Cascades (in Leura), The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Katoomba (Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, The Giant Stairway, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Darling Harbour, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Port Campbell to Sydney by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Sydney sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Manly, Leura Cascades, Charles Darwin walk, Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk

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