60 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

60 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Pacific trip planner

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Fly to Cairns International Airport, Drive to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia
— 6 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Ayers Rock
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Bus
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Te Anau, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Bus
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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly
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Taupo, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly
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Paihia, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Leura, Australia
— 3 nights
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Train to Sydney, Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island, Australia
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas, Australia

— 5 nights
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas sightseeing planner.

Sialkot, Pakistan to Port Douglas is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Sialkot in June: highs in Port Douglas hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 7:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia

— 6 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring ancient history at Ubirr. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, get a dose of the wild on Yellow Water Cruises, and examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) attractions planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 13:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

— 3 nights
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, go for a walk through Mala Walk, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:

Melbourne, Australia

— 5 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 17th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, plan for little chillier days in Melbourne, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:

Queenstown, New Zealand

— 4 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Queenstown itinerary app.

Getting from Melbourne to Queenstown by flight takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours · Parks · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:

Te Anau, New Zealand

— 5 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.
Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring at Doubtful Sound. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, cast your line with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at Ivan Wilson Park, and trek along Lake Gunn.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Te Anau trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Queenstown to Te Anau takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu).

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:
Change things up with these side-trips from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu): Fox Glacier (Moraine Walk, Helicopter Tours, &more).

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) trip itinerary app.

Traveling by bus from Te Anau to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) takes 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Taupo.

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

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

Taupo, New Zealand

— 4 nights

Great Cloak of Tia

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Taupo is known for nature, adventure, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway, look for gifts at Huka Honey Hive, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Taupo.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Taupo visit planner.

Fly from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) to Taupo in 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 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:

Rotorua, New Zealand

— 4 nights

Sulphur City

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.
Take a break from Rotorua with a short trip to Hobbiton Movie Set in Hinuera, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, do a tasting at Volcanic Hills Winery, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and steep yourself in history at Buried Village of Te Wairoa.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Rotorua online travel planner.

You can drive from Taupo to Rotorua in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 11:

Paihia, New Zealand

— 2 nights
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.
On the 12th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at The Cabbage Tree Shop, and then identify plant and animal life at She's a Lady Sailing Adventures. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Paihia Harbour, contemplate the long history of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and then get great views at Opua Forest Lookout Track.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paihia road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Paihia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Paihia

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Sydney, Australia

— 5 nights

The Harbour City

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip maker.

Getting from Paihia to Sydney by flight takes about 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Paihia to Sydney. In July, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 18:

Leura, Australia

— 3 nights
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. On the 19th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, then admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, and finally go for a walk through Cahill's Lookout. On the next day, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then get great views at Spooners Lookout, then take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and finally don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Leura trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Leura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sydney in July, Leura is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Leura

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Fraser Island, Australia

— 5 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, don't miss a visit to K'gari, and take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island tour builder app.

Getting from Leura to Fraser Island by combination of train, flight, ferry, and car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Leura in July: high temperatures in Fraser Island hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:

Cairns, Australia

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Spas in Palm Cove, about 34 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Fraser Island in July; daily highs in Cairns reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Australia travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
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.