60 days in Oceania Itinerary

60 days in Oceania Itinerary

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Fly to Perth, Bus to Margaret River
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Margaret River, Australia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Albany, Australia
— 5 nights
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Fly to Melbourne, Train to Warrnambool, Bus to Port Campbell
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Port Campbell, Australia
— 3 nights
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Drive to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Ferry to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Drive to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Launceston, Australia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hobart, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Wanaka, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Bus
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Bus
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Te Anau, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dunedin, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hokitika, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kaikoura, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Bus to Christchurch, Fly to Rotorua
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Bus to Tirau, Taxi to Hamilton Airport, Fly to Whangarei Airport
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Whangarei, New Zealand
— 9 nights
Drive to Auckland International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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Margaret River, Australia

— 3 nights
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Step out of the city life by going to Hamelin Bay and Canal Rocks. Get some cultural insight at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Redgate Wines. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Jewel Cave (in Augusta), Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough) and Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, cruise along Caves Road, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and do a tasting at McHenry Hohnen Vintners.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Margaret River trip itinerary planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Margaret River is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Albany, Australia

— 5 nights
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Albany's Historic Whaling Station and The Church of Saint John the Evangelist. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Greens Pool and Tree Top Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Anvil Beach (in Denmark), Waychinicup National Park (in Cheynes) and Mandalay Beach (in Walpole). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Muttonbird Beach and Shelter Island, and take in the exciting artwork at Blush Retail Gallery.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Albany tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Albany are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Australia

— 3 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Loch Ard Gorge and Mait's Rest. Escape the urban bustle at Port Campbell National Park and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. Take a break from Port Campbell with a short trip to Great Ocean Walk in Apollo Bay, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twelve Apostles, and look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Albany to Port Campbell takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Albany to Port Campbell. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Kangaroo Island, Australia

— 2 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Raptor Domain and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. Visiting Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Flinders Chase National Park will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stokes Beach and identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Launceston, Australia

— 3 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Wines for Joanie are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and St Columba Waterfall will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Platypus House (in Beauty Point), Fishing Charters & Tours (in St Helens) and Mathinna Falls (in Mathinna). And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Preston Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, and walk around City Park.

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Getting from Kangaroo Island to Launceston by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kangaroo Island to Launceston is 0.5 hours. February in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Hobart, Australia

— 4 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Get outdoors at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Richmond Bridge. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart travel planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Wanaka.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Wanaka, New Zealand

— 3 nights
Situated on the shores of Lake Wanaka in the Otago region, Wanaka has become a popular ski and summer resort area, owing to its extensive views of the lake and its proximity to some of the best slopes in the country.
Step off the beaten path and head to Roys Peak Track and Parasailing & Paragliding. Escape the urban bustle at Mount Iron Track and Wanaka. There's still lots to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wanaka, do a tasting at Aitken's Folly Vineyard, and have some family-friendly fun at Puzzling World.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Wanaka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Wanaka takes 11 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wanaka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Queenstown, New Zealand

— 4 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.
Visiting Ben Lomond Track and Queenstown Hill will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Otago Central Rail Trail and Alan Waters Art Gallery. Step out of Queenstown with an excursion to Glenorchy-Queenstown Road in Mount Creighton--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Arrowtown Village, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and explore the galleries of Silver Fern Gallery.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Queenstown road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Wanaka to Queenstown in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Adventure

Side Trips

Te Anau, New Zealand

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Te Anau and Kepler Track. Get in touch with nature at The Chasm Walk and Doubtful Sound. Change things up with a short trip to Bowen Falls in Milford Sound (about 1h 5 min away).

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Te Anau day trip site.

You can take a bus from Queenstown to Te Anau in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dunedin.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Dunedin, New Zealand

— 2 nights

Edinburgh of the South

With its history proudly stemming from the Scottish settlers who came here during the colonial era, Dunedin's streets are lined with well-preserved examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, while a new culture of nightlife and fine dining takes hold around them.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Penguin Place and Otago Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Tunnel Beach Track and Otago Peninsula. Take a break from Dunedin with a short trip to Moeraki Boulders Beach in Oamaru, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, see the interesting displays at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, and don't miss a visit to The World's Steepest Street.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dunedin route planner.

Explore your travel options from Te Anau to Dunedin with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Hokitika.

Things to do in Dunedin

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Hokitika, New Zealand

— 2 nights
Hokitika is a township in the West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island, 40km south of Greymouth, and close to the mouth of the Hokitika River. Take a break from the city and head to Hokitika Beach and Hokitika Gorge Walk. You'll discover tucked-away gems like West Coast Wilderness Trail and Glow Worm Dell. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lake Kaniere, take an in-depth tour of Hokitika Museum, stroll through Tunnel Terrace Walk, and admire the sheer force of Dorothy Falls.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hokitika tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Dunedin to Hokitika takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kaikoura.

Things to do in Hokitika

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Kaikoura, New Zealand

— 3 nights
Head to the small town of Kaikoura, a humble setting from which to witness some of nature's grandest designs.
Take a break from the city and head to Conical Hill and Scuba & Snorkeling. Discover out-of-the-way places like Peninsula Seal Colony and Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway. Change things up with a short trip to Hanmer Forest in Hanmer Springs (about 1h 45 min away). It doesn't end there: trek along Ohau Stream Walk and don't miss a visit to Ohau Point Seal Colony.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kaikoura trip builder app.

You can drive from Hokitika to Kaikoura in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Kaikoura

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Rotorua, New Zealand

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Maunganui Base Track and Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Blue Lake Track and Government Gardens. Step out of Rotorua with an excursion to Mt Maunganui Main Beach in Mount Maunganui--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool, witness a stunning natural landmark at Kuirau Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and get your game on at OGO Rotorua.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rotorua travel planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kaikoura to Rotorua takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Whangarei.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Whangarei, New Zealand

— 9 nights
Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. Visiting Rainbow Falls and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to The Kauri Museum and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Change things up with these side-trips from Whangarei: Paihia (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Paihia Harbour, &more), Russell (Pompallier Mission and Printery & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Tane Mahuta Walk (in Opononi). There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at The Parrot Place, kick back and relax at Mangawhai Beach, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Whangarei trip itinerary maker site.

Do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Rotorua to Whangarei in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Whangarei

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips