60 days in Oceania Itinerary

60 days in Oceania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Oceania tour planner
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Taupo, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly
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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Drive to Leura
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Leura, Australia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly
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Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 4 nights
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Drive to Alice Springs, Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia
— 7 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation, Australia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cairns, Australia
— 5 nights
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Rotorua, New Zealand — 4 nights

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.
Rotorua is known for nature, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, trot along with a tour on horseback, take an in-depth tour of Rotorua Museum, and take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rotorua trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Rotorua is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in July; daily highs in Rotorua reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tongariro National Park.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

Tongariro National Park, New Zealand — 2 nights

Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
On the 31st (Sun), contemplate the geological forces at Mount Ruapehu, then admire the sheer force of Tawhai Falls, and then take in the pleasant sights at Mead's Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Turoa Ski Area.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Tongariro National Park journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Tongariro National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Taupo.
Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

Taupo, New Zealand — 5 nights

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taupo: Waitomo Caves (Waitomo Glowworm Caves & Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway, push the limits with an extreme tour, look for gifts at Huka Honey Hive, and cool off at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Taupo trip builder app.

You can take a shuttle from Tongariro National Park to Taupo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu).
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Find places to stay Aug 1 — 6:
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stroll through Sealy Tarns Track and then hit the slopes at Ski The Tasman. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Franz Josef Glacier, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then hike along Fox Glacier Hiking Trails, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Taupo to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Queenstown.
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Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Queenstown, New Zealand — 6 nights

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Go for a jaunt from Queenstown to Cardrona to see UnderDog Sled Dog Tours about 52 minutes away. On the 9th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of The Remarkables Ski Area. On the 10th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Coronet Peak. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Browns Ski Shop, do a tasting at Peregrine Wines, push the limits with an extreme tour, and get your game on at Skyline Queenstown.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Queenstown trip itinerary planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) to Queenstown. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Leura.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature
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Find places to stay Aug 8 — 14:

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. Change things up with a short trip to Bilpin Cider Company in Bilpin (about 58 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, get great views at Echo Point Lookout, look for gifts at The Nook, and take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades House & Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Leura trip builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Queenstown to Leura with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sydney.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails
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Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:

Sydney, Australia — 6 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 shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Plan trip to Sydney with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Leura to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Leura in August since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Melbourne.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Aug 17 — 23:

Melbourne, Australia — 5 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 24th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Holocaust Centre, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Find places to stay Aug 23 — 28:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia — 4 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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. You will leave for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) on the 1st (Thu).
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Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 1:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia — 7 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Animal Tracks Safari, trek along Bardedjilidji Walk, admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

Start your trip to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.
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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 8:

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.
Spend the 10th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, center your mind and body at The Deep Retreat Port Douglas, trot along with a tour on horseback, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mossman Gorge Centre.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas travel route planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 13:

Cape Tribulation, Australia — 5 nights

A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Daintree (Photography Tours & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, explore the galleries of Daintree Entomological museum, trot along with a tour on horseback, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cairns.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:

Cairns, Australia — 5 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale). Spend the 19th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23: