7 days in New Zealand, South Australia & Western Australia Itinerary

7 days in New Zealand, South Australia & Western Australia Itinerary

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Fly to Auckland International Airport, Drive to Rotorua
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Adelaide, Australia
— 1 night
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Perth, Australia
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Rotorua, New Zealand

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Te Puia, look for all kinds of wild species at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool, then take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and then contemplate the geological forces at Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Rotorua trip itinerary builder.

Torreon, Mexico to Rotorua is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 17 hours. Traveling from Torreon in September, things will get colder in Rotorua: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Adventure

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Adelaide, Australia

— 1 night
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Adelaide takes 10 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. In September in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries · Tours
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Perth, Australia

— 1 night

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 27th (Mon), kick back and relax at Floreat Beach, then kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Perth trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Perth takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Perth. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Auckland, New Zealand

City of Sails

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.
On the 28th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Cheltenham Beach and then make a trip to SkyTower.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Auckland journey builder site.

Fly from Perth to Auckland in 10 hours. Traveling from Perth to Auckland, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Perth in September, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Auckland: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

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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.

South Australia travel guide

4.5
Wineries & Vineyards · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Largely arid or semi-arid in terms of its climate and geography, South Australia nevertheless boasts several picturesque mountain ranges and grasslands, particularly in its coastal region. Founded in 1836 as a planned colonial province rather than a penal settlement, South Australia has a slightly different modern history than Australia’s other states. Economically prosperous and culturally rich, South Australia boasts a confident, easygoing personality.

Western Australia travel guide

4.6
Western Australia's almost 12,000 km (7,450 mi) of coastline is broken up only by oasis-like towns and cities. Most of the state, however, is an arid region of mostly uninhabited, infertile land with an untamed physical aesthetic. The harsh climate cultivates a laid-back lifestyle centered on the coast’s shaded enclaves and picturesque beaches. Australia’s largest state, with an area of 2.65 million sq km (1 million sq mi), Western Australia contains over a third of the country’s landmass but just 11 percent of its population.