44 days in New Zealand & Australia Itinerary

44 days in New Zealand & Australia Itinerary

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1
Perth, Australia
— 7 nights
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 2 nights
3
Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
4
Cape Tribulation, Australia
— 4 nights
5
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
6
Katoomba, Australia
— 2 nights
7
Nelson, Australia
— 1 night
8
Port Campbell, Australia
— 1 night
9
Cape Otway, Australia
— 3 nights
10
Apollo Bay, Australia
— 1 night
11
Torquay, Australia
— 1 night
12
Auckland, New Zealand
— 1 night
13
Hamilton, New Zealand
— 2 nights
14
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 2 nights
15
Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
— 2 nights
16
Auckland, New Zealand
— Few hours
17
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 2 nights

7
nights
Perth, Australia

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, and explore the activities along Swan River.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Perth fast, fun, and easy.

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Perth. In March, Perth is much hotter than London - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough Beach, Lake Claremont, Perth Zoo
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in March, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

3
nights
Cairns, Australia

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Port Douglas Court House Museum, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more) and Palm Cove (Annie's at the Beach, Spas, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach and make a trip to Freshwater Station.

Start your trip to Cairns by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, plan for little chillier days in Cairns, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Spas

4
nights
Cape Tribulation, Australia

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Walu Wugirriga Lookout). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, and enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation route app.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney driving holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Cape Tribulation to Sydney in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cape Tribulation in March, with highs in Sydney at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

2
nights
Katoomba, Australia

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to Echo Point Lookout, pause for some photo ops at The Road Builders Memorial, and admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Katoomba trip simple and quick.

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Katoomba, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nelson.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

1
night
Nelson, Australia

Nelson ©
Nelson is a small fishing town in Victoria, Australia. On the 6th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Princess Margaret Rose Caves and then explore the striking landscape of Lower Glenelg National Park.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nelson trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Katoomba to Nelson. The time zone difference when traveling from Katoomba to Nelson is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Katoomba in April, expect Nelson to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Nelson

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Princess Margaret Rose Caves
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Lower Glenelg National Park ©
Lower Glenelg National Park
Princess Margaret Rose Caves ©
Princess Margaret Rose Caves

1
night
Port Campbell, Australia

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park, admire all the interesting features of Loch Ard Gorge, and then identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Nelson to Port Campbell takes 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cape Otway.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

3
nights
Cape Otway, Australia

Cape Otway
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Great Otway National Park. Explore Cape Otway's surroundings by going to Beech Forest (The Redwoods & Triplet Falls), Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah) and Johanna Beach (in Johanna).

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cape Otway vacation planning site.

Getting from Port Campbell to Cape Otway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Cape Otway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Castle Cove, Hugs Across The Cosmos, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Johanna Beach
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Great Otway National Park
Great Otway National Park
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation
The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods

1
night
Apollo Bay, Australia

Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Make your Apollo Bay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Apollo Bay is just a stone's throw from Cape Otway. On the 11th (Mon), you're off to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:

1
night
Torquay, Australia

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, kick back and relax at Bells Beach, and then browse the exhibits of Surfcoastimages Gallery. Keep things going the next day: walk around Torquay Foreshore Play Park and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Torquay trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Apollo Bay to Torquay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Torquay Foreshore Play Park ©
Torquay Foreshore Play Park

1
night
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 13th (Wed), take in the waterfront activity at Viaduct Harbour, enjoy a live performance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, thenadmire the masterpieces at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, and finally stop by Pauanesia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get impressive views of Mount Eden, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, thenget your game on at Sky Screamer Reverse Bungy, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Auckland trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Torquay to Auckland takes 9.5 hours. Traveling from Torquay to Auckland, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Auckland when traveling from Torquay in April, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hamilton.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Museums Nature
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Eden ©
Mount Eden
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum

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Hamilton, New Zealand

Hamilton ©
On the banks of the Waikato River lies Hamilton, a pretty, active city on North Island.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): examine the collection at Classics Museum, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hamilton Zoo, thenadmire the natural beauty at Taitua Arboretum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Blastacars Drift Karts.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamilton trip planner.

Drive from Auckland to Hamilton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Rotorua.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Bridal Veil Falls
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Zoo ©
Hamilton Zoo
Taitua Arboretum ©
Taitua Arboretum
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

2
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.
Tamaki Maori Village has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Rotorua: Taupo (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Huka Falls Walkway). Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest.

To see maps and other tourist information, go to the Rotorua attractions planner.

You can drive from Hamilton to Rotorua in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Taupo
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

2
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Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

Waitomo Caves ©
Head deep beneath the surface of the earth at Waitomo Caves, a village and cave system that draws both extreme sports enthusiasts and those wanting something a little more relaxed.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): hike along Ruakuri Walk, thenrelax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then relax in the rural setting at Roselands Farm Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Ruakuri Cave, Head underground at Caveworld, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Waitomo Caves day trip tool.

Drive from Rotorua to Waitomo Caves in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Waitomo Glowworm Caves ©
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
River Rafting & Tubing
Ruakuri Walk ©
Ruakuri Walk

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Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland
For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Auckland trip tool.

Drive from Waitomo Caves to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 21:

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Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at International Antarctic Centre, get engrossed in the history at Canterbury Museum, thenstroll around Christchurch Botanic Gardens, and finally have fun at Margaret Mahy Family Playground. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable ride with TranzAlpine Train.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Christchurch day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Christchurch takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Auckland in April, Christchurch is much colder at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours Transportation Museums
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
TranzAlpine Train ©
TranzAlpine Train
Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum

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