60 days in Oceania Itinerary

60 days in Oceania Itinerary

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Darwin, Australia
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 4 nights
3
Cairns, Australia
— 6 nights
4
Noosa, Australia
— 4 nights
5
Gold Coast, Australia
— 5 nights
6
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
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Hobart, Australia
— 5 nights
9
Port Campbell, Australia
— 4 nights
10
Kangaroo Island, Australia
— 5 nights
11
Albany, Australia
— 4 nights
12
Margaret River, Australia
— 5 nights

4
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Darwin, Australia

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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Litchfield National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Defence of Darwin Experience. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, and cool off at Wave Lagoon.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Darwin trip itinerary builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Darwin is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7.5 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Darwin. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in November; daily highs in Darwin reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:
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Speed Boats Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

4
nights
Port Douglas, Australia

Port Douglas ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Daintree National Park and Opal Reef. Escape the urban bustle at Agincourt Reef and Mossman Gorge Centre. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online visit planner.

Getting from Darwin to Port Douglas by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Darwin in November, you will find days in Port Douglas are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 10:
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Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

6
nights
Cairns, Australia

Cairns ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trinity Beach and Babinda Boulders. Take a break from the city and head to Atherton Tablelands and Palm Cove Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Spas (in Palm Cove) and Paronella Park (in Mena Creek). Spend the 13th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Babinda Boulders, Paronella Park
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 16:
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Spas

4
nights
Noosa, Australia

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mooloolaba Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Kings Beach and Noosa National Park. Go for a jaunt from Noosa to Mooloolaba to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River and kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Noosa trip maker site.

Getting from Cairns to Noosa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Maroochydore Beach, Kings Beach
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

5
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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.
Visit Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape Byron Walking Track and Kayaking & Canoeing. Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast itinerary planner.

You can drive from Noosa to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a shuttle. In November in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Byron Bay
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 25:
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Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

5
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Government Gardens and Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village. Visiting Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Waikite Valley Thermal Pools will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Rotorua: Mount Maunganui (Mount Maunganui Summit Track & Mt Maunganui Main Beach). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Redwoods Treewalk, push the limits with an extreme tour, don't miss a visit to Fancy Meow Cat Cafe, and take in the natural beauty of Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rotorua travel route planning site.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Rotorua in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Gold Coast in November, expect Rotorua to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tauranga, River Rafting & Tubing, Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 30:
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Mt Maunganui Main Beach ©
Mt Maunganui Main Beach
Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave ©
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arrowtown Chinese Settlement and Amisfield Winery. Take a break from the city and head to Glenorchy-Queenstown Road and Queenstown Hill. Get out of town with these interesting Queenstown side-trips: Wanaka (Mount Iron Track & Wanaka). On the 5th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of The Remarkables Ski Area. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Ben Lomond Track, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Queenstown tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Rotorua to Queenstown by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Wanaka, Arrowtown
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 6:
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Arrowtown Chinese Settlement ©
Arrowtown Chinese Settlement
Wanaka ©
Wanaka
Mount Iron Track ©
Mount Iron Track

5
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Hobart, Australia

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Richmond Gaol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Russell Falls and Cascade Brewery. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hobart visit site.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Hobart takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Queenstown to Hobart, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Russell Falls, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 11:
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls

4
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Port Campbell, Australia

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get outdoors at Loch Ard Gorge and Port Campbell National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Erskine Falls and Teddy's Lookout. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge and get great views at Twelve Apostles.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Campbell tour itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lorne
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

5
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Kangaroo Island, Australia

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Flinders Chase National Park and Kangaroo Island Spirits. Get in touch with nature at Off-Road Tours and Kelly Hill Caves. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and experience rural life at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Off-Road Tours

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Albany, Australia

Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Albany's Historic Whaling Station and National Anzac Centre. Step out of the city life by going to Greens Pool and Boat Tours & Water Sports. When in Albany, make a side trip to see Tree Top Walk in Walpole, approximately Walpole away. The adventure continues: stroll through Little Beach, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, contemplate the long history of Old Farm, Strawberry Hill, and enjoy the sand and surf at Emu Point.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Albany visit planner.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Albany in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany. In December in Albany, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Greens Pool, Tree Top Walk
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

5
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Margaret River, Australia

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
We've included these beaches for you: Meelup Beach and Hamelin Bay. Get in touch with nature at Lake Cave and Mammoth Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Dunsborough (Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse & St George's Anglican Parish of Dunsborough), Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup) and Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, cruise along Caves Road, steep yourself in history at Hamelin Bay Jetty, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Margaret River day trip planner.

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Augusta, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Ngilgi Cave
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 29:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

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