60 days in Oceania Itinerary

60 days in Oceania Itinerary

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1
Darwin, Australia
— 4 nights
2
Port Douglas, Australia
— 4 nights
3
Cairns, Australia
— 6 nights
4
Noosa, Australia
— 4 nights
5
Gold Coast, Australia
— 5 nights
6
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 5 nights
7
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
8
Hobart, Australia
— 5 nights
9
Port Campbell, Australia
— 4 nights
10
Kangaroo Island, Australia
— 5 nights
11
Albany, Australia
— 4 nights
12
Margaret River, Australia
— 5 nights

4
nights
Darwin, Australia

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Get outdoors at Litchfield National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Defence of Darwin Experience. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, and cool off at Wave Lagoon.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Darwin trip itinerary builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Darwin is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7.5 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Darwin. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in November; daily highs in Darwin reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:
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Speed Boats Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

4
nights
Port Douglas, Australia

Port Douglas ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Daintree National Park and Opal Reef. Escape the urban bustle at Agincourt Reef and Boat Tours & Water Sports. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner.

You can fly from Darwin to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Darwin in November: highs in Port Douglas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 10:
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Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

6
nights
Cairns, Australia

Cairns ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trinity Beach and Atherton Tablelands. Take a break from the city and head to Babinda Boulders and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas) and Paronella Park (in Mena Creek). Spend the 13th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairns road trip planning tool.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Babinda Boulders, Paronella Park
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 16:
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Spas

4
nights
Noosa, Australia

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mooloolaba Beach and Kings Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Noosa National Park. Go for a jaunt from Noosa to Maroochydore to see Maroochydore Beach about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River and kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Noosa trip maker site.

Getting from Cairns to Noosa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Kings Beach, Maroochydore Beach
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

5
nights
Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Visit Burleigh Heads Beach and Kurrawa Beach for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape Byron Walking Track and Natural Bridge. Change things up with a short trip to Kayaking & Canoeing in Byron Bay (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast itinerary planner.

You can drive from Noosa to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a shuttle. In November in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Byron Bay
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 25:
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Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Government Gardens and Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village. Visiting Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Mt Maunganui Main Beach will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Rotorua to Mount Maunganui to see Mount Maunganui Summit Track about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, take in the natural beauty of Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, take a stroll through Eat Street, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rotorua holiday builder app.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Rotorua in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Gold Coast to Rotorua, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gold Coast in November, things will get slightly colder in Rotorua: highs are around 23°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tauranga, River Rafting & Tubing, Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 30:
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Mt Maunganui Main Beach ©
Mt Maunganui Main Beach
Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave ©
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arrowtown Chinese Settlement and Amisfield Winery. Take a break from the city and head to Glenorchy-Queenstown Road and The Remarkables Ski Area. Get out of town with these interesting Queenstown side-trips: Wanaka (Mount Iron Track & Wanaka). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Queenstown Hill, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ben Lomond Track, and identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Queenstown trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rotorua to Queenstown by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Wanaka, Arrowtown
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 6:
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Arrowtown Chinese Settlement ©
Arrowtown Chinese Settlement
Wanaka ©
Wanaka
Mount Iron Track ©
Mount Iron Track

5
nights
Hobart, Australia

Hobart ©
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.
Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Russell Falls and Richmond Gaol. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hobart visit site.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Hobart takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Queenstown to Hobart, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Russell Falls
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 11:
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls

4
nights
Port Campbell, Australia

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get outdoors at Loch Ard Gorge and Erskine Falls. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Port Campbell National Park and Teddy's Lookout. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge and get great views at Twelve Apostles.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Campbell tour itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lorne
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

5
nights
Kangaroo Island, Australia

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Flinders Chase National Park and Admirals Arch. Get in touch with nature at Off-Road Tours and Raptor Domain. The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits, identify plant and animal life at Kelly Hill Caves, look for gifts at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus, and get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip planner.

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. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Off-Road Tours

4
nights
Albany, Australia

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 National Anzac Centre. Step out of the city life by going to Greens Pool and Little Beach. When in Albany, make a side trip to see Tree Top Walk in Walpole, approximately Walpole away. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, steep yourself in history at Old Farm, Strawberry Hill, and kick back and relax at Emu Point.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Albany visit planning website.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Albany in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany. In December, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Tree Top Walk, Greens Pool
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

5
nights
Margaret River, Australia

Margaret River ©
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Meelup Beach and Hamelin Bay. Get in touch with nature at Lake Cave and Ngilgi Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Dunsborough (Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse & St George's Anglican Parish of Dunsborough) and Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, don't miss a visit to Hamelin Bay Jetty, explore and take pictures at Caves Road, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Margaret River day trip planner.

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Augusta, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Ngilgi Cave
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 29:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

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