15 days in Australia, Christchurch & Maruia Itinerary

15 days in Australia, Christchurch & Maruia Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
— 1 night
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Maruia, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast, Australia
— 5 nights
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Sydney, Australia

— 1 night

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.
To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary app.

Bundanoon to Sydney is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Traveling from Bundanoon in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Christchurch.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife
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Christchurch, New Zealand

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Christchurch route builder site.

You can fly from Sydney to Christchurch in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Christchurch, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Christchurch reach 16°C and lows reach 5°C. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to Maruia.

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
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Maruia, New Zealand

— 5 nights
Maruia is a locality in the West Coast region of New Zealand. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hokitika's Regent Theatre, Glow Worm Dell and Rainbow Ski Area. It doesn't end there: cruise along Lewis Pass.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Maruia road trip app.

Drive from Christchurch to Maruia in 3 hours. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Christchurch.

Things to do in Maruia

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Fun & Games · Nightlife

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Christchurch, New Zealand

— 1 night

Garden City

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Christchurch trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Maruia to Christchurch by car takes about 3 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for Brisbane.

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
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Brisbane, Australia

— 2 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
For reviews and more tourist information, use the Brisbane online tour planner.

You can fly from Christchurch to Brisbane in 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Christchurch in September; daily highs in Brisbane reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Fun & Games
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Gold Coast, Australia

— 5 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching and Pelican Feeding. There's still lots to do: stroll through Federation Walk Coastal Reserve.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip builder.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.