42 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

42 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia
— 4 nights
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 2 nights
3
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
4
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
5
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
— 2 nights
6
Taupo, New Zealand
— 4 nights
7
Fraser Island, Australia
— 3 nights
8
Leura, Australia
— 3 nights
9
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
10
Lord Howe Island, Australia
— 2 nights
11
Port Douglas, Australia
— 5 nights

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Warradjan Cultural Centre and Ubirr. Kids will enjoy Mamukala Billabong and Cahills Crossing. Step out of Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) with an excursion to Injalak Arts in Gunbalanya--about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, trek along Bardedjilidji Walk, and get great views at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary builder website.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 92-hour travel. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kakadu National Park, Injalak Arts
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Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Kakadu National park ©
Kakadu National park
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Visiting Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Kuniya Walk will get you outdoors. Attractions like Uluru and Uluru Hiking Path make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Another option is to drive. In June in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

5
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and South Melbourne Market. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, view the masterpieces at Federation Square, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Off-Road Tours. Appreciate the collections at Ivan Clarke Gallery and Silver Fern Gallery. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, cool off at Alpine Aqualand, stroll around Village Green, and identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Queenstown trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Queenstown in 6.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Queenstown due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu).

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Off-Road Tours
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): trek along Hooker Valley Track, thenhike along Kea Point Track, and then look and learn at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery, thensee the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) route builder.

Traveling by bus from Queenstown to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Fox Glacier, Spas
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Hooker Valley Track ©
Hooker Valley Track
Kea Point Track ©
Kea Point Track
ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery ©
ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery

4
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Taupo, New Zealand

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Get in touch with nature at Huka Falls Walkway and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Kids will enjoy Huka Honey Hive and 9 Hole Golf Course. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Lava Glass, tee off at Golf Club Taupo, enjoy the sand and surf at Kinloch Beach, and laugh and play at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Taupo day trip planning app.

You can fly from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) to Taupo in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Prawn Park ©
Huka Prawn Park

3
nights
Fraser Island, Australia

Fraser Island ©
On the 24th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Eli Creek, explore the activities along Boomanjin lake, and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island day trip website.

Fly from Taupo to Fraser Island in 15 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Taupo to Fraser Island is minus 2 hours. June in Fraser Island sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Leura.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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Leura, Australia

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Head to Falls Gallery and Gallery One88for some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Lost Bear Gallery, view the masterpieces at Katoomba Antique Centre, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Leura itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Fraser Island to Leura in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In June, Leura is slightly colder than Fraser Island - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

5
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi to Coogee Walk and Sydney Opera House will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, take a stroll through The Rocks, visit Darling Harbour, and explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip site.

You can drive from Leura to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Leura in June since evenings lows in Sydney dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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Lord Howe Island, Australia

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 5th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, thenexamine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip maker site.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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Port Douglas, Australia

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.
Head to Daintree Entomological museum and Sunday Market Port Douglasfor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, explore the galleries of Ngarru Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas is minus 0.5 hours. In July in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Daintree Discovery Centre, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Safaris

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