9 days in New Zealand & Australia Itinerary

9 days in New Zealand & Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Pacific trip planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 1 night
Bus
2
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Bus to Queenstown, Fly to Sydney
3
Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3

Queenstown, New Zealand — 1 night

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
On the 21st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Queenstown online day trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Queenstown is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Queenstown, you'll lose 6.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Te Anau.
more
Fun & Games · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:

Te Anau, New Zealand — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Bowen Falls, explore the activities along Milford Sound, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Gunn. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Doubtful Sound.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Te Anau trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Queenstown to Te Anau takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.
more
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:

Sydney, Australia — 2 nights

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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and stop by Darling Harbour.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney route planner.

Getting from Te Anau to Sydney by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Te Anau to Sydney is minus 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
more
Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 26:

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Hiking Trails
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.
more

Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
more