Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 Order Pain medicines
  2. 2 Australia for two weeks.
  3. 3 What To do In Australia?? Suggest Some Holiday Destination.
  4. 4 Best Fiji Resort for Shore Snorkeling
  5. 5 New Zealand-2 days in Rotorua with Toddler
  6. 6 Middlemarch to Queenstown transportation
  7. 7 Food to Try Out
  8. 8 4 days in Sydney: what would you recommend?
  9. 9 30 Day Itinerary: Wellington & SI - Any suggestions?
  10. 10 New Zealand Dec-Jan 2017
  11. 11 Recommended guidebooks
  12. 12 South Island Road Trip
  13. 13 Surprises in Australia
  14. 14 South Island winter time-lapse video
  15. 15 Moonee Valley, Caulfield, or other track
  16. 16 Australia Visit in Feb'18
  17. 17 Air BnB, a bit of a let down
  18. 18 18 Days tentative NZ Itinerary help
  19. 19 Ayers Rock Alternative
  20. 20 Fiji Resorts for 5 nights
  21. 21 What is the best time to visit Australia?
  22. 22 New Zealand with a toddler
  23. 23 Trip Report Gariwerd - The Grampians
  24. 24 New Zealand- 4 days Auckland with 2 year old)
  25. 25 Beautiful Spots in Australia per Conde Nast
View next 25 » Back to the top

Done crying and only drinking a little.

Jump to last reply

I posted early October with tentative schedule for New Zealand. I looked at all the suggestions and have come up with this itinerary. We decided to do Australia first, then New Zealand because of school schedules. We thought it would be less crowded.

We will depart the US mid April and start our trip in Cairns.

Any recommendations/suggestions/changes to this schedule?

Arrive Cairns - drive to Port Douglas
5 nights in Port Douglas
fly to Sydney
5 nights in Sydney
fly to Queenstown
4 nights in Queenstown
Then 10 days to make our way north to Christchurch
3 nights Lake Wanaka
3 nights Te Anau
2 nights glaciers
the rest ????

This itinerary was based on flights and times. I can still add a few days at the end if I'm missing something. Flights won't be booked until I am sure of the itinerary.

We will be traveling in Australia the last two weeks of April and the first two weeks of May in New Zealand. What kind of weather can we expect? We are from Michigan and don't mind cooler weather.

What are thoughts on getting a camper for the 10 days in New Zealand driving north as opposed to a car? I don't like packing and unpacking and the idea of a camper is interesting, but since our stays will not be just one night, but rather 2,3,4 and 5 nights each, maybe a car is better. Just because we have a camper doesn't mean I intend to do lots of cooking. Any campers out there? How close to the towns are the RV campgrounds? Thanks everyone for the expert help.

3 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement