59 days in New South Wales, Tasmania & New Zealand Itinerary

59 days in New South Wales, Tasmania & New Zealand Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
— 8 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Australia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Te Anau, New Zealand
— 7 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Drive
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Fox Glacier, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Bus to Hokitika i-SITE, Fly to Waitomo Caves
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Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
— 4 nights
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Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
— 6 nights
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Taupo, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Whitianga, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Paihia, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Sydney, Australia

— 8 nights

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and ATTY Galleryfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Narrow Neck Trail), Leura Mall (in Leura) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney itinerary maker.

Billum, Denmark to Sydney is an approximately 33-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Billum to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Billum in January; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Tours

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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Visiting Cradle Mountain Canyons and Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, don't miss a visit to Barn Bluff, delve into the lush surroundings at Great Western Mountains, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils @ Cradle.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Te Anau, New Zealand

— 7 nights
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Take a break from the city and head to Hollyford Track and Lake Marian Track. Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring at Doubtful Sound. On the 18th (Tue), hike the day away at Routeburn Track. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, get outside with Bushbash - Day Wilderness Expeditions, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Gunn, and hike along Mirror Lakes Walk.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Te Anau. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Queenstown, New Zealand

— 5 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Aspiring National Park and Zipline. On the 26th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Coronet Peak. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Barn, get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiwi Birdlife Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Queenstown holiday builder site.

Getting from Te Anau to Queenstown by bus takes about 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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Fox Glacier, New Zealand

— 5 nights
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
Get in touch with nature at ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery and Fox Glacier South Side Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fox Glacier: Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) (Glencoe Walk & Sealy Tarns Track). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Franz Josef Glacier, trek along Moraine Walk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and kick back and relax at Gillespies Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fox Glacier holiday website.

Drive from Queenstown to Fox Glacier in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

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Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

— 4 nights
Head deep beneath the surface of the earth at Waitomo Caves, a village and cave system that draws both extreme sports enthusiasts and those wanting something a little more relaxed.
Step out of the city life by going to Waitomo Glowworm Caves and River Rafting & Tubing. Next up on the itinerary: see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruakuri Walk, explore the fascinating underground world of Footwhistle Glowworm Cave, and take in the dramatic scenery at Marakopa Falls.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Waitomo Caves road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Fox Glacier to Waitomo Caves takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
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Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

— 6 nights
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
Get in touch with nature at Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Taranaki Falls. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Active Outdoor Adventures. Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Te Porere Redoubt. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Tongariro Northern Circuit, contemplate the waterfront views at Tama Lakes, take in the dramatic scenery at Tawhai Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ridge Track.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Tongariro National Park trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Waitomo Caves to Tongariro National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a shuttle to Taupo.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Taupo, New Zealand

— 5 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Huka Falls Walkway and Souvenir Outlet & Mountain Bike Hire. Head to Taupo Market and Lava Glassfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: push the limits with an extreme tour, head outdoors with Taupo Rod & Tackle, take in the dramatic natural features at Craters of the Moon, and make a trip to Maori Rock Carvings.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Taupo trip planner.

Getting from Tongariro National Park to Taupo by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rotorua.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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Rotorua, New Zealand

— 5 nights

Sulphur City

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.
Get outdoors at Zipline and Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Step out of Rotorua with an excursion to Hobbiton Movie Set in Hinuera--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Rotorua, explore and take pictures at Te Puia, and take a peaceful walk through Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest.

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Getting from Taupo to Rotorua by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Whitianga.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Whitianga, New Zealand

— 1 night
Whitianga is a town on the Coromandel Peninsula, in the Waikato Region of New Zealand's North Island. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stop by Bread & Butter Gallery and then see majestic marine mammals with Cave Cruzer.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Whitianga trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Rotorua to Whitianga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Paihia.

Things to do in Whitianga

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Paihia, New Zealand

— 5 nights
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Bream Head Coast Walks. Change things up with these side-trips from Paihia: Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve (in Whangarei) and Tapeka Point Track (in Russell). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, grab your bike and head to Waitangi Mountain Bike Park, trek along Kerikeri River Track, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paihia attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Whitianga to Paihia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

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New South Wales travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Theaters · Gardens
New South Wales boasts stunning snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, and prosperous cities, including its capital, Sydney. Interior forests and highlands contrast with the coastal plains and oceanside landscape. Foodies on holiday in New South Wales can revel in the country's economic heartland, where vineyards flourish and farmer's markets bring an abundance of local produce to the table. Base yourself in Sydney, a glamorous spot from which to explore, and then head to the beaches to swim and surf.

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Nature & Parks · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.