60 days in Oceania Itinerary

60 days in Oceania Itinerary

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Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
3
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
4
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 5 nights
5
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
— 3 nights
6
Taupo, New Zealand
— 5 nights
7
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 5 nights
8
Cairns, Australia
— 6 nights
9
Cape Tribulation, Australia
— 4 nights
10
Port Douglas, Australia
— 6 nights
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia
— 6 nights
12
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 3 nights

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Melbourne International Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

6
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Blue Mountains (in Katoomba) and Blackheath (Victory Theatre Antique Centre, Gallery Blackheath, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

Find out how to plan Sydney trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 6:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi 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.
On the 7th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of The Remarkables Ski Area. The adventure continues: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see Off-Road Tours, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Queenstown road trip planning app.

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 12th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Break One ©
Break One
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area

5
nights
Te Anau, New Zealand

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Step out of Te Anau to go to Milford Sound and see Boat Tours & Water Sports, which is approximately 1 hour away. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring at Doubtful Sound. On the 16th (Thu), hike the day away at Kepler Track. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mitre Peak, explore the activities along Ivan Wilson Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and walk around Punanga Manu o Te Anau.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Te Anau trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by bus from Queenstown to Te Anau takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu).

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Boat Tours & Water Sports, Mitre Peak
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Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Kepler Track ©
Kepler Track

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

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Fox Glacier (Minnehaha Walk, Fox Glacier Hiking Trails, &more).

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) online trip builder.

Traveling by bus from Te Anau to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) takes 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Taupo.

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

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Fox Glacier
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Hooker Valley Track ©
Hooker Valley Track
Aoraki/Mt. Cook ©
Aoraki/Mt. Cook
Mueller Hut Route ©
Mueller Hut Route

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Taupo to Tongariro National Park to see Tongariro Alpine Crossing about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, have fun at Huka Prawn Park, admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway, and try out the rides at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Taupo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) to Taupo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Tongariro Alpine Crossing
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Waitomo Caves (Footwhistle Glowworm Cave, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, &more). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, take in the dramatic natural features at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Rotorua.

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

Getting from Taupo to Rotorua by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Rotorua, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Waitomo Caves
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Horseback Riding Tours
Waitomo Glowworm Caves ©
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 31st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, explore the striking landscape at Earl Hill, and let the kids burn off some steam at Figtree Playground.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cairns road trip website.

You can fly from Rotorua to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rotorua to Cairns. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Rotorua in July, with highs in Cairns at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Cattana Wetlands, Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens, Ellis Beach
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Daintree Discovery Centre, &more) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, and relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation planning website.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Photography Tours
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach

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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.
Spend the 10th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planning site.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Port Douglas are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 15:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, hike along Bardedjilidji Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and stroll through Yurmikmik Walks.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip maker tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. On the 21st (Fri), 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 Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 21:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

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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.
On the 22nd (Sat), get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, thentrek along Kuniya Walk, thenexplore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore and take pictures at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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