42 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

42 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 2 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Taupo, New Zealand
— 4 nights
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Fraser Island, Australia
— 3 nights
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Leura, Australia
— 3 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
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Lord Howe Island, Australia
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 5 nights

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Warradjan Cultural Centre and Nanguluwur Art Site. Kids will enjoy Ubirr and Cahills Crossing. Step out of Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) with an excursion to Injalak Arts in Gunbalanya--about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, hike along Bardedjilidji Walk, and take some stellar pictures from Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online holiday planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 92-hour travel. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Bardedjilidji Walk ©
Bardedjilidji Walk

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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.
Visiting Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga will get you outdoors. Attractions like Uluru and Kuniya Walk make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, go for a walk through Field of Light, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online travel 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. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©

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.
Get outdoors at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and South Melbourne Market. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, view the masterpieces at Federation Square, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler 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 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Shallow Bay

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 Boat Tours & Water Sports and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Appreciate the collections at Ivan Clarke Gallery and Artbay Gallery. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, cool off at Alpine Aqualand, stroll around Village Green, and identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Queenstown trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Queenstown in 6.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Queenstown due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu).

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Spas
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): trek along Hooker Valley Track, then hike along Kea Point Track, and then look and learn at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) route builder.

Traveling by bus from Queenstown to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Taupo.

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

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:
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Hooker Valley Track ©
Hooker Valley Track
Kea Point Track ©
Kea Point Track
ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery ©
ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery

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Taupo, New Zealand

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.
Get in touch with nature at Huka Falls Walkway and Golf Club Taupo. Kids will enjoy Huka Honey Hive and Huka Prawn Park. There's lots more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, kick back and relax at Kinloch Beach, find something for the whole family at Mind Junction, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Taupo trip 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Prawn Park ©
Huka Prawn Park

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Fraser Island, Australia

Fraser Island ©
On the 24th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek, then delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Eli Creek, explore the activities along Boomanjin lake, and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island day trip website.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Taupo to Fraser Island in 15 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Taupo to Fraser Island is minus 2 hours. June in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Leura.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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Leura, Australia

Leura ©
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. Head to Falls Gallery and Katoomba Antique Centrefor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Leuralla. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Lost Bear Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery One88, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and buy something for everyone on your list at Leura Mall.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Leura online day trip planner.

Do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and train from Fraser Island to Leura in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in June, things will get a bit cooler in Leura: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:
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Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

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Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©

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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi to Coogee Walk and Brett Whiteley Studio will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney online vacation planner.

Drive from Leura to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Leura in June, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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Lord Howe Island, Australia

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 5th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, then examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip maker site.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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Port Douglas, Australia

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.
Head to Daintree Entomological museum and Ngarru Galleryfor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach), Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas day trip planning app.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Safaris

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