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: Belfast, United Kingdom
Fly:  30​h
1
Darwin, Australia
— 2 nights
2
Cairns, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 7 nights
4
Auckland, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
6
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
7
Mermaid Beach, Australia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Brisbane, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
South West Rocks, Australia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Melbourne, Australia
— 7 nights
11
Adelaide, Australia
— 4 nights
12
Perth, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Belfast, United Kingdom

2
nights
Darwin, Australia

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
On the 1st (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Koolpin Gorge, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach.

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Belfast, UK to Darwin is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Belfast to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Belfast in March, with highs in Darwin at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls

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.
Head to Tanks Arts Centre and With Sugarfor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Palm Cove Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Safaris & Four Mile Beach) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). The adventure continues: stroll through Trinity Beach, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and get outside with Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Darwin, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rotorua.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

7
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.
Visit Buried Village of Te Wairoa and St. Faith's Anglican Church for their historical value. Head to Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary and Lava Glass Blowing Studiofor some retail therapy. Explore Rotorua's surroundings by going to Taupo (Huka Falls tracks & Huka Honey Hive). Spend the 11th (Wed) immersed in therapeutic waters at a local thermal spa. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, identify plant and animal life at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, get impressive views of Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and explore the world behind art at Rotorua Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rotorua trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Rotorua takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in April: high temperatures in Rotorua hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Auckland Central.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Taupo, Waimangu Volcanic Valley
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Horseback Riding Tours
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Whangapoua Beach and Matarangi Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Piha Beach and Orewa Beach. Step out of Auckland Central to go to Whitianga and see The Lost Spring, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Auckland Zoo, stop by Pauanesia, and don't miss a visit to Sky Tower.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland Central online trip builder .

Drive from Rotorua to Auckland Central in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Auckland Central when traveling from Rotorua in April, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Piha Beach, Orewa Beach, Whangapoua Beach, The Lost Spring, Matarangi Beach
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 20:
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Whangapoua Beach ©
Whangapoua Beach
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Matarangi Beach ©
Matarangi Beach

7
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.
Get in touch with nature at Hollyford Track and Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu). Venture out of the city with trips to Te Anau (Milford Sound, Ivan Wilson Park, & more). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines, get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, trek along Lake Gunn, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Queenstown planner .

Traveling by flight from Auckland Central to Queenstown takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 27:
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Te Anau Glowworm Caves ©
Te Anau Glowworm Caves

2
nights
Sigatoka, Fiji

Sigatoka ©
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.
On the 28th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Kula Wild Adventure Park and then kick back and relax at Natadola Beach.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sigatoka road trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Queenstown to Sigatoka in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In April in Sigatoka, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mermaid Beach.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach

4
nights
Mermaid Beach, Australia

Mermaid Beach ©
A suburb of the Gold Coast, Mermaid Beach offers a beach with relatively private sands near expensive properties lining the coastline.
Get some cultural insight at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse. Do your shopping at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Robina Town Shopping Centre. When in Mermaid Beach, make a side trip to see Coolangatta Beach in Coolangatta, approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach, make a trip to Rotary Carousel Broadbeach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mermaid Beach vacation website .

Explore your travel options from Sigatoka to Mermaid Beach with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Fiji Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sigatoka in April, expect Mermaid Beach to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Mermaid Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

6
nights
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Head to Opals Down Under and Queen Street Mallfor plenty of shopping. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kings Beach and Dicky Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba), Art on Cairncross (in Maleny) and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get your game on at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and kick back and relax at Moffat Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane vacation website .

Traveling by car from Mermaid Beach to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to South West Rocks.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Art on Cairncross, Mooloolaba Beach, Opals Down Under, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage
Find places to stay May 3 — 9:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

1
night
South West Rocks, Australia

South West Rocks ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Trial Bay Gaol and then enjoy the sea views from Smoky Cape Lighthouse.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our South West Rocks online sightseeing planner .

Explore your travel options from Brisbane to South West Rocks with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in South West Rocks

Historic Sites
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Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

7
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.
Head to Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Minesfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, stop by Readings Book Shop, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and stroll through Half Moon Bay.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from South West Rocks to Melbourne with the Route module. Traveling from South West Rocks in May, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay May 10 — 17:
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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nights
Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Murray Street Vineyards and Seppeltsfield Wines. For shopping fun, head to Thorn-Clarke Wines or Schild Estate Wines. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Maggie Beer's Farm Shop (in Nuriootpa), God's Hill Wines (in Lyndoch) and Kalleske Wines (in Greenock). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Tscharke, stop by Steiny's Traditional Mettwurst, look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, and hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Adelaide road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Angaston, Lyndoch, Marananga, Greenock, Steiny's Traditional Mettwurst
Find places to stay May 17 — 21:
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park

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nights
Perth, Australia

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cottesloe Beach and Trigg Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scarborough Beach and Caversham Wildlife Park. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Millendon (Olive Farm Wines, Tyler's Vineyard, & more), Herne Hill (Illusionary Art, Talijancich Wines, & more) and Baskerville (John Kosovich Wines, Upper Reach Winery, & more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, stroll through City Beach, contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and look for gifts at Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Perth using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Perth takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Adelaide to Perth due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Herne Hill, Baskerville, Millendon, Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay May 21 — 27:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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