49 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

49 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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49 days in Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Denpasar, Indonesia
Fly:  4​h
1
Perth, Australia
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Alice Springs, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Adelaide, Australia
— Few hours
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Kangaroo Island, Australia
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 30​min
6
Warrnambool, Australia
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
7
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
9
Katoomba, Australia
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
10
Sydney, Australia
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
11
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
12
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 6 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
13
Auckland, New Zealand
— 7 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Edmonton, Canada


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7
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 discover tucked-away gems like Rockingham Beach and City Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Mary's Cathedral and The Perth Mint. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle), Point Peron (in Rockingham) and Mullaloo Beach (in Mullaloo). And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Lane Pool Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind Mandurah War Memorial, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Perth holiday app .

Denpasar, Indonesia to Perth is an approximately 5-hour flight. Traveling from Denpasar in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Perth, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fremantle, Rockingham, Mandurah, Matilda Bay Reserve, Lane Pool Reserve
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 17:
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Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
City Beach ©
City Beach
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

3
nights
Alice Springs, Australia

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alice Springs Desert Park and Simpsons Gap. Visiting The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Mount Gillen will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Hermannsburg Historic Precinct in Hermannsburg (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, examine the collection at Hartley Street School Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Talapi, and explore the galleries of Yubu Napa Art Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Alice Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Alice Springs. While traveling from Perth, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Esplanade Boardwalk. Explore hidden gems such as Birdworld Kuranda and St Monica's Cathedral. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and make a trip to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel planner .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in March, expect nights in Cairns to be a bit warmer, around 27°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Birdworld Kuranda
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

few
hours
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.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Adelaide trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Adelaide takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, Adelaide is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. You'll set off for Kangaroo Island on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Outdoors Parks
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3
nights
Kangaroo Island, Australia

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Will's Rare Breeds Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park and then identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

1
night
Warrnambool, Australia

Warrnambool
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Warrnambool online visit planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Warrnambool in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. You will leave for Melbourne on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Outdoors
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5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Patrick's Cathedral and ArtVo. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Paul's Cathedral and Parliament House of Victoria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong) and Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park & Lake Wendouree). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Warrnambool to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Dandenong Ranges National Park
Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

4
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Terrigal Beach and Tamarama Beach. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Cronulla Beach Walk in Cronulla--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bronte Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and look for gifts at Australian Opal Cutters and Pearl Divers.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney holiday website .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bronte Beach, Terrigal Beach, Tamarama Beach, Maroubra Beach, Cronulla Beach Walk
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

2
nights
Katoomba, Australia

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Katoomba Falls, get great views at The Three Sisters, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at OMNIA a little bit of everywhere, take in the dramatic scenery at Katoomba Cascades, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and finally take some stellar pictures from Anvil Rock Lookout.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Katoomba, with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

few
hours
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Art Gallery of New South Wales ©
Art Gallery of New South Wales

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arrowtown Chinese Settlement and Fallen Soldiers Memorial. For shopping fun, head to Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery or Queenstown Arts Centre. Explore Queenstown's surroundings by going to Te Anau (Te Anau Glowworm Caves & The Chasm Walk), Tobins Track (in Arrowtown) and Wanaka (National Transport and Toy Museum & Parasailing & Paragliding). There's lots more to do: trek along Mirror Lakes Walk, explore the activities along Lake Gunn, identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Queenstown online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Queenstown in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Queenstown is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Arrowtown, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, Wanaka
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Arrowtown Chinese Settlement ©
Arrowtown Chinese Settlement
The Chasm Walk ©
The Chasm Walk
Mirror Lakes Walk ©
Mirror Lakes Walk

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Waikite Valley Thermal Pools. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pilot Bay and Papamoa Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotorua: Mount Maunganui Base Track (in Mount Maunganui) and Huka Falls Walkway (in Taupo). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Redwoods Treewalk, take in the natural beauty of Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Lake Track, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rotorua attractions app .

You can fly from Queenstown to Rotorua in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. April in Rotorua sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tauranga, Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave, Papamoa Beach, Huka Falls Walkway, Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave ©
Redwoods Treewalk ©
Redwoods Treewalk

7
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.
Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral and Holy Trinity Cathedral for their historical value. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Orewa Beach and Omaha Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auckland: Muriwai Gannet Colony (in Muriwai Beach), Orewa – Te Ara Tahuna Estuary Cycleway (in Orewa) and Warkworth (Goat Island Marine Reserve, Snells Beach, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bethells Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower, brush up on your military savvy at Auckland War Memorial Museum, and learn about winemaking at Obsidian Vineyard.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Auckland online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Auckland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Auckland when traveling from Rotorua in April, with lows around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Warkworth, Orewa, Waiheke Island, Browns Bay Beach, Brick Bay Sculpture Trail
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Orewa Beach ©
Orewa Beach
Tawharanui Regional Park ©
Tawharanui Regional Park
Muriwai Gannet Colony ©
Muriwai Gannet Colony

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