60 days in Oceania Itinerary

60 days in Oceania Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly to Queenstown International Airport, Drive to Te Anau
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Te Anau, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Bus
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fox Glacier, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Bus to Hokitika i-SITE, Fly to Rotorua
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Drive
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Taupo, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Drive
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Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Taxi to Hamilton Airport, Fly to Whangarei Airport, Taxi to Paihia
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Paihia, New Zealand
— 6 nights
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Bus to Auckland, Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 6 nights
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Port Douglas, Australia

— 6 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.
Let the collections at Daintree Discovery Centre and Ngarru Gallery capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Daintree Entomological museum and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Trinity Beach (in Trinity Beach), Dubuji Boardwalk (in Cape Tribulation) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas journey planning site.

Bristol, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Port Douglas is 10 hours. In May, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru and Mala Walk. There's much more to do: hike along Kuniya Walk, go for a walk through Field of Light, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in May; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 28°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Sydney, Australia

— 6 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and The National Pass. Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). The adventure continues: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, learn more about the world around you at Australian Museum, make a trip to Sydney Opera House, and explore the world behind art at White Rabbit Gallery.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May: highs in Sydney hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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Lord Howe Island, Australia

— 3 nights
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then stroll through Ned's Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Te Anau, New Zealand

— 6 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.
Get outdoors at Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Get out of town with these interesting Te Anau side-trips: Milford Sound (Bowen Falls & Milford sound Hwy). On the 23rd (Mon), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Mirror Lakes Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Te Anau Bird Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gertrude Saddle, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Te Anau day trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lord Howe Island to Te Anau. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Te Anau due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Queenstown, New Zealand

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wakatipu, hike along Queenstown Hill, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Queenstown trip website.

Take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
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Fox Glacier, New Zealand

— 3 nights
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
On the 30th (Mon), see the world from above with a helicopter tour, trek along Fox Glacier Hiking Trails, tour the pleasant surroundings at Minnehaha Walk, then make a trip to River Walk, and finally hike along Fox Glacier South Side Walk. On your second day here, trek along Sealy Tarns Track and then stroll through Gillespies Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fox Glacier road trip site.

You can drive from Queenstown to Fox Glacier in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

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Rotorua, New Zealand

— 4 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.
Visiting Zipline and Te Puia will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Government Gardens and Volcanic Hills Winery. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, contemplate the geological forces at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, trot along with a tour on horseback, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Springs Nature Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rotorua tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Fox Glacier to Rotorua takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. June in Rotorua sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Taupo.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
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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.
Visiting Huka Falls Walkway and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Tukairangi Gallery and L'Arte. There's lots more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley, take in the dramatic natural features at Craters of the Moon, and kick back and relax at Kinloch Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Taupo trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Rotorua to Taupo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a shuttle to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Taupo

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

— 5 nights
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
Visiting Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Taranaki Falls will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ohakune Old Coach Road and Active Outdoor Adventures. On the 14th (Tue), hike the day away at Horsemtrails. And it doesn't end there: hike along Tongariro Northern Circuit, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ridge Track, and take in the dramatic scenery at Tawhai Falls.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Tongariro National Park day trip planning app.

Traveling by shuttle from Taupo to Tongariro National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

— 2 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.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the views from Mangapohue Natural Bridge Walk, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruakuri Walk, explore the fascinating underground world of Caveworld, Head underground at Waitomo Glowworm Caves, then Head underground at Footwhistle Glowworm Cave, and finally head outdoors with Waitomo Clay Birds.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Waitomo Caves trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Tongariro National Park to Waitomo Caves takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
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Paihia, New Zealand

— 6 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 Phantom Sailing and Rangihoua Heritage Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Waitangi Treaty Grounds and The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station. Step out of Paihia with an excursion to Pompallier Mission and Printery in Russell--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, get great views at Opua Forest Lookout Track, admire the landmark architecture of St Paul's Anglican Church, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Waitangi Mountain Bike Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paihia road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Waitomo Caves to Paihia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Paihia

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

— 6 nights
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Alain Despert and Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Dive N' Smile Bora-Bora and Mount Otemanu. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Matira Beach, see Off-Road Tours, explore the gorgeous colors at Leopard Rays Trench, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Pahia.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bora Bora road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Paihia to Bora Bora takes 17.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 22 hours traveling from Paihia to Bora Bora. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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