60 days in Australia, New Zealand & Fiji Itinerary

60 days in Australia, New Zealand & Fiji Itinerary

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60 days in Australia, New Zealand & Fiji Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
+2
train + bus + Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Nadi, Fiji
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Taveuni Island, Fiji
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Suva, Fiji
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
5
Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h
6
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Auckland, New Zealand
— 12 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 13 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Sydney, Australia
— 11 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  27​h
End: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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.
For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Degraves Street. You'll explore and learn at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. Spend the 3rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation maker site .

Edinburgh, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 10 hours. In July, Melbourne is slightly colder than Edinburgh - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

2
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nadi: Sigatoka (Kula Wild Adventure Park, Natadola Beach, & more). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nadi day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Nadi takes 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Nadi. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in July, with highs in Nadi at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Taveuni Island.

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Sigatoka
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Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple ©
Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple

2
nights
Taveuni Island, Fiji

Taveuni Island ©
Known as the Garden Island, Taveuni is a tropical paradise of tall mountains draped in lush rainforest, filled with delicate wildflowers and colorful birds, and dotted with cascading waterfalls.
On the 9th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Waitavala Natural Rock Waterslide, admire the sheer force of Tavoro Waterfalls, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lavena Coastal Walk. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bouma National Heritage Park.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Taveuni Island day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Nadi to Taveuni Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Suva.

Things to do in Taveuni Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lavena Coastal Walk ©
Lavena Coastal Walk
Bouma National Heritage Park ©
Bouma National Heritage Park
Tavoro Waterfalls ©
Tavoro Waterfalls

4
nights
Suva, Fiji

Situated on a verdant, hilly peninsula, Suva is the second-largest city in the South Pacific and has been the capital of Fiji since 1882.
Head to Suva Municipal Market and TappooCityfor some retail therapy. Explore Suva's surroundings by going to Pacific Harbour (Shark Diving & Paradise Beach). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Fiji Museum, take in the exciting artwork at 21K Gallery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Municipal Handicraft Centre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Suva road trip planning site .

You can fly from Taveuni Island to Suva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry. In July in Suva, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. You'll set off for Great Barrier Island on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Suva

Outdoors Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Pacific Harbour
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Shark Diving
Fiji Museum ©
Fiji Museum
Suva Municipal Market ©
Suva Municipal Market

1
night
Great Barrier Island, New Zealand

Great Barrier Island ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Glenfern Sanctuary.

For more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Great Barrier Island trip website .

Explore your travel options from Suva to Great Barrier Island with the Route module. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Waiheke Island.

Things to do in Great Barrier Island

Wildlife Parks
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Glenfern Sanctuary ©
Glenfern Sanctuary

8
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Connells Bay Sculpture Park and Whittaker's Musical Museum. Head to Rangihoua Estate and Azzuro Grovesfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Stony Batter, learn about winemaking at Peacock Sky Vineyard, enjoy some diversion at Wild on Waiheke, and stop by Christine The Artist Goldsmith.

To plan Waiheke Island vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Barrier Island to Waiheke Island. In July in Waiheke Island, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Auckland Central.

Things to do in Waiheke Island

Wineries Wildlife Parks
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Wild on Waiheke ©
Wild on Waiheke
Connells Bay Sculpture Park ©
Connells Bay Sculpture Park
Stonyridge Vineyard ©
Stonyridge Vineyard

12
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Auckland Museum and New Zealand Maritime Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Manukau Heads Lighthouse and Parnell. Get out of town with these interesting Auckland Central side-trips: Orewa Beach (in Orewa), Waiwera Thermal Resort & Spa (in Waiwera) and Piha Beach (in Piha). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Tiritiri Matangi Island, identify plant and animal life at Muriwai Gannet Colony, look for gifts at Pauanesia, and make a trip to Sky Tower.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Auckland Central route planner .

Getting from Waiheke Island to Auckland Central by combination of bus and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Waiheke Island in July, you will find days in Auckland Central are little chillier (13°C), and nights are a bit warmer (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Matakana Village, Dress Smart, Orewa Beach, Waiwera Thermal Resort & Spa, Auckland Fish Market
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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki ©
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

13
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.
Do your shopping at Vesta Design Store and The Barn. Get some cultural insight at The Ivy Box and Ivan Clarke Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Queenstown: Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory (in Milford Sound), Little Paradise Dream Garden (in Mount Creighton) and Te Anau (Milford Sound & Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)). On the 12th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Coronet Peak. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, get interesting insight from Tours, have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Remarkables Ski Area.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Queenstown road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Auckland Central to Queenstown takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Little Paradise Dream Garden, Milford Sound, Arrowtown Chinese Settlement, Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory
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Kiwi Birdlife Park ©
Kiwi Birdlife Park
Peregrine Wines ©
Peregrine Wines
Chard Farm Winery ©
Chard Farm Winery

11
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.
For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Opal Minded. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). Spend the 23rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: see the grandeur of opera at Sydney Opera House, get engrossed in the history at Justice & Police Museum, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To plan Sydney vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Queenstown to Sydney in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Queenstown to Sydney. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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