55 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

55 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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55 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Brisbane, Australia
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Beerwah, Australia
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
3
Gold Coast, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Adelaide, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
6
Spotswood, Australia
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
7
Oakleigh, Australia
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
8
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
10
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
12
Wellington, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Auckland, New Zealand
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
14
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
15
Woodhill, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
16
Paihia, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
17
Whangarei, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

3
nights
Brisbane, Australia

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cat Cuddle Cafe, Laserzone, Psychic Readings Twin Featherz, and other attractions you added.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Brisbane trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Toronto, Canada to Brisbane is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Brisbane is 15 hours. Traveling from Toronto in June, plan for little chillier nights in Brisbane, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Beerwah.

Things to do in Brisbane

Fun & Games Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Laserzone
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:
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Room Escape Games
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Laserzone ©
Laserzone

2
nights
Beerwah, Australia

Beerwah ©
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Australia Zoo has been added to your itinerary. Step out of Beerwah with an excursion to Woodford Leopard Tank in Woodford--about 34 minutes away. There's more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Big Kart Track and admire the engineering at Ewen Maddock Dam.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Beerwah route builder website .

You can drive from Brisbane to Beerwah in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sat) before leaving for Gold Coast.

Things to do in Beerwah

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Woodford Leopard Tank, Big Kart Track, Ewen Maddock Dam
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Big Kart Track ©
Big Kart Track
Ewen Maddock Dam ©
Ewen Maddock Dam

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stunt Park, Putt Putt Mermaid Beach, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck and find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip planning site .

Getting from Beerwah to Gold Coast by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Fun & Games Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast ©
Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Michaelmas Cay, Flyboard Cairns, Aussie Drifterz, and other attractions.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cairns holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in July: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Barefoot Tours ©
Barefoot Tours
Flyboard Cairns ©
Flyboard Cairns
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

3
nights
Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Latitude Adelaide, The HandleBar Adelaide, Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo and then join in the after-dark buzz at The HandleBar Adelaide. Keep things going the next day: see Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours and then have some family-friendly fun at Latitude Adelaide.

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

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Adelaide takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Cairns in July: highs in Adelaide hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for Spotswood.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours ©
Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours
Latitude Adelaide ©
Latitude Adelaide
The HandleBar Adelaide ©
The HandleBar Adelaide

3
nights
Spotswood, Australia

Spotswood ©
Spotswood is an inner-western suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 km south-west of Melbourne's central business district. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Flipout Trampoline Centre Altona as well as Scienceworks. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Cherry Lake Altona, have some family-friendly fun at Fun City - Sunshine, look for gifts at Rubble & Riches Market, and find something for the whole family at Ace Karts - Real Life Racing.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Spotswood sightseeing planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Adelaide to Spotswood. In July in Spotswood, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Oakleigh.

Things to do in Spotswood

Fun & Games Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Altona, 234 Fun Galore, Rubble & Riches Market, Ace Karts - Real Life Racing, Newport Lakes Reserve
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Cherry Lake Altona ©
Cherry Lake Altona
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks
Newport Lakes Reserve ©
Newport Lakes Reserve

1
night
Oakleigh, Australia

Oakleigh ©
You've now added EscapeXperience to your itinerary. On the 20th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at National Rhododendron Gardens, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park, and then test your team's savvy at EscapeXperience.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Oakleigh trip maker site .

Oakleigh is very close to Spotswood. In July, daytime highs in Oakleigh are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Oakleigh

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Dandenong Ranges National Park, National Rhododendron Gardens
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
EscapeXperience ©
EscapeXperience

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dialogue in the Dark, Melbourne Adventure Hub, Myuna Farm, and other attractions.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne driving holiday planner.

Melbourne is very close to Oakleigh. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Myuna Farm
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Escape Discovery Adventures ©
Escape Discovery Adventures
Room Escape Games
Dialogue in the Dark ©
Dialogue in the Dark

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Urban Legends Tour Co, Zipline, Virtual Reality Rooms Sydney - VR Escape Rooms Sydney, and other attractions.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planning app .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 21°C. You'll set off for Queenstown on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

3
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Paint 'n' Sip Studio, Queenstown, The Playground, iFLY Queenstown, and other attractions. It doesn't end there: push the limits with an extreme tour and get your game on at Dark Ride.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Queenstown journey builder tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Queenstown in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Queenstown. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Queenstown

Fun & Games Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Paint 'n' Sip Studio, Queenstown ©
Paint 'n' Sip Studio, Queenstown
Zipline
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes River Rafting & Tubing, Caddyshack City, Room Escape Games, and other attractions. There's much more to do: have fun at Velocity Karts, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Orana Wildlife Park, meet the residents at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, and don't miss a visit to Cardboard Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Christchurch trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Queenstown to Christchurch in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Christchurch

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
Velocity Karts ©
Velocity Karts
International Antarctic Centre ©
International Antarctic Centre
Margaret Mahy Family Playground ©
Margaret Mahy Family Playground

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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.
You've added Sweet Axe Throwing, National War Memorial, Room Escape Games, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Wellington day trip planning site .

You can fly from Christchurch to Wellington in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Christchurch in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Wellington, with lows of 9°C. On the 7th (Wed), you're off toAuckland.

Things to do in Wellington

Outdoors Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Oriental Bay ©
Oriental Bay
Wellington Museum ©
Wellington Museum
Room Escape Games

3
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.
You've added Rainbow's End Theme Park, New Zealand Maritime Museum, Room Escape Games, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: go for a stroll along the water at Viaduct Harbour and let little ones run wild at Takapuna Beach Playground.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Auckland trip planner.

Getting from Wellington to Auckland by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Wellington in August, Auckland is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Waiheke Island.

Things to do in Auckland

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Takapuna Beach Playground, Rainbow's End Theme Park
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow's End Theme Park ©
Rainbow's End Theme Park
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo

3
nights
Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Waiheke Island ©
Head to Waiheke Island, a place of white sandy beaches, palm trees, great wine, and relaxation, just 35 minutes off the coast of Auckland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Air Auckland, Oneroa Beach, EcoZip Adventures, and other attractions you added.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read Waiheke Island trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Auckland to Waiheke Island takes 2 hours. Traveling from Auckland in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Waiheke Island. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Woodhill.

Things to do in Waiheke Island

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Air Auckland
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
EcoZip Adventures ©
EcoZip Adventures
Air Auckland ©
Air Auckland
Horseback Riding Tours

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nights
Woodhill, New Zealand

Woodhill ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tree Adventures. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): whizz through the canopy at Tree Adventures and then grab your bike and head to Woodhill Mountain Bike Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): trek along Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens, witness a stunning natural landmark at Palm Springs Hot Pool, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Parakai Springs.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Woodhill day trip planner.

Getting from Waiheke Island to Woodhill by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Waiheke Island in August: highs in Woodhill hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Woodhill

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Parakai, Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Woodhill Mountain Bike Park ©
Woodhill Mountain Bike Park
Parakai Springs ©
Parakai Springs

3
nights
Paihia, New Zealand

Paihia ©
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Adrenaline & Extreme Tours as well as Bay Beach Hire.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paihia trip planner.

Drive from Woodhill to Paihia in 3.5 hours. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel to Whangarei.

Things to do in Paihia

Outdoors Adventure Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Bay Beach Hire ©
Bay Beach Hire

2
nights
Whangarei, New Zealand

Whangarei ©
Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Adventure Forest. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Waro Limestone Scenic Reserve Walk, then see the vivid underwater world at Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve, and then trek along Bream Head Coast Walks. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Whangarei Quarry Gardens, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Forest, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Manaia Track.

You can plan Whangarei trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Paihia to Whangarei by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Whangarei

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Waro Limestone Scenic Reserve Walk
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Bream Head Coast Walks ©
Bream Head Coast Walks
Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve ©
Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve
Adventure Forest ©
Adventure Forest

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