43 days in Australia, New Zealand & Fiji Itinerary

43 days in Australia, New Zealand & Fiji Itinerary

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43 days in Australia, New Zealand & Fiji Itinerary

Start: Birmingham, United Kingdom
foot + Fly:  24​h
1
Cairns, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 5 nights
6
Auckland, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Nadi, Fiji
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + foot:  29​h
End: Birmingham, United Kingdom

6
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.
You've now added Nature & Wildlife Tours to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Atherton Tablelands and Crystal Cascades. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Yungaburra (Cathedral Fig Tree & Platypus Viewing Platform). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands, let the kids burn off some steam at Figtree Playground, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns tour planner .

Birmingham, UK to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Cairns is 10 hours. Traveling from Birmingham in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Yungaburra, Jaques Coffee Plantation, Cattana Wetlands, Historic Village Herberton, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

5
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.
Sea World Theme Park has been added to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Burleigh Head National Park and Springbrook National Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Kirra Beach and Kurrawa Beach. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridge, have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Gold Coast, try for a hole-in-one at Putt Putt Mermaid Beach, and head outdoors with Pelican Feeding.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip site .

Getting from Cairns to Gold Coast by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in July: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Zipline

6
nights
Sydney, Australia

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Speed Boats Tours. Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Speers Point Park. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to The Giant Stairway (in Katoomba) and Blue Mountains National Park (The National Pass & Lincoln's Rock). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, get your game on at Flight Experience Sydney - Flight Simulator, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. July in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Speers Point Park, The Giant Stairway
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coronet Peak and CaddyShack City Mini Golf. Attractions like Snow Farm and Queenstown Ice Arena make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Queenstown's surroundings by going to Cromwell (Wooing Tree Vineyard & Jackson Orchards), Oxbow The Adventure Co. (in Wanaka) and Roxburgh (Clutha Gold Trail & Roxburgh Gorge Trail). The adventure continues: have fun at Break One Clay Target Shooting, have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Queenstown, hike along Mt Crichton Loop Track, and stroll through Queenstown Trail.

Discover how to plan a Queenstown trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Queenstown takes 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Cromwell, Wanaka, Roxburgh
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 13:
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Break One Clay Target Shooting ©
Break One Clay Target Shooting
Snow Farm ©
Snow Farm
Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Maunganui Base Track and River Rafting & Tubing. Attractions like Mt Maunganui Main Beach and aMAZEme make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Rotorua with a short trip to Virtual Reality Experience in Tauranga, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, catch some excitement at 3D Trick Art Gallery, take in the natural beauty of Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, and look for all kinds of wild species at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rotorua online visit planner .

Getting from Queenstown to Rotorua by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tauranga, River Rafting & Tubing
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 18:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Mt Maunganui Main Beach ©
Mt Maunganui Main Beach
Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre ©

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bethells Beach and Muriwai Gannet Colony. Bring the kids along to Sky Tower and Snells Beach. Explore Auckland's surroundings by going to Warkworth (Horse Riding Warkworth & Of Hand & Heart), Orewa – Te Ara Tahuna Estuary Cycleway (in Orewa) and Mangawhai (Mangawhai Walkway & Fishing Charters & Tours). There's much more to do: get your game on at Virtual Reality Studio, head off the coast to Rotoroa Island, and kick back and relax at Browns Bay Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland day trip planning website .

Drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rotorua in August: highs in Auckland hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Warkworth, Mangawhai, Muriwai Gannet Colony, Orewa – Te Ara Tahuna Estuary Cycleway, Browns Bay Beach
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 23:
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Rotoroa Island ©
Rotoroa Island
Muriwai Gannet Colony ©
Muriwai Gannet Colony
Bethells Beach ©
Bethells Beach

2
nights
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant and then look for all kinds of wild species at Koroyanitu National Heritage Park.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nadi trip planner .

You can fly from Auckland to Nadi in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Auckland in August, plan for much hotter days in Nadi, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Nadi

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Koroyanitu National Heritage Park, Big Bula Water Park
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
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Koroyanitu National Heritage Park ©
Koroyanitu National Heritage Park
Big Bula Water Park ©
Big Bula Water Park
Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant

4
nights
Sigatoka, Fiji

Located at the western end of Coral Coast, with its long sheltered beaches and popular surf spots, Sigatoka is best known for its immediate surroundings than for the town itself.
Bring the kids along to Natadola Beach and Paradise Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Vatukarasa Village. Change things up with a short trip to Shark Diving in Pacific Harbour (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Baravi Handcrafts, and admire the sheer force of Biausevu Waterfall.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sigatoka trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Nadi to Sigatoka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Sigatoka can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Pacific Harbour
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Shark Diving
Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach

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