Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 Add Mt Cook or not.
  2. 2 Sydney Airport Transportation Suggestions
  3. 3 New Zealand- 4 days Auckland with 2 year old)
  4. 4 Trip Report Western Australia (Denmark and New Norcia)
  5. 5 Itinerary questions on dream holiday
  6. 6 Trip Report Gariwerd - The Grampians
  7. 7 Real estate question
  8. 8 Moonee Valley, Caulfield, or other track
  9. 9 Food to Try Out
  10. 10 Trip Report Whale Watching - Port Stephens NSW vs. Hervey Bay QLD
  11. 11 Queenstown-Mt Cook road
  12. 12 7 night NZ, south island for active couple
  13. 13 Wainui Falls
  14. 14 18 Days tentative NZ Itinerary help
  15. 15 Sydney Neighborhood for Nightlight and Sightseeing
  16. 16 Trip Report Come join me on Rapa Nui, or Easter Island...
  17. 17 More authentic experience of Maori culture
  18. 18 Day trips from Wellington
  19. 19 2-week NZ Itinerary Questions
  20. 20 Agrodome Farm Tour
  21. 21 Recommended length of time for mother to visit me in NZ?
  22. 22 Please help create an itinerary in NZ's SI
  23. 23 3 days on North Island, NZ
  24. 24 Australia Visit in Feb'18
  25. 25 Kayak or cruise Milford Sound?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Itinerary advice: 21 days in Aus and NZ in April

Jump to last reply

I am keen to go to Australia and NZ in April, as I hahve 3 weeks off work. I know both are huge countries and I will only scratch the surface but as I am leaving Asia (where I live) its convenient to go now, when I have this stretch of time and jetlag will be minimal.

I have a rough itinerary - what do people think? Am I rushing through too much or is this all manageable?

Start – Fly to Cairns. Cairns: up to Port Douglas for some GBR time. 4 days. May to go stay at a resort island for a night or two although they are expensive eg Magnetic Island. A
Thanks Fodorites for the recommendations so far, eg Heron Island (further south than Port D). Am still looking into what might be most economical. I dont dive but would love to snorkel.

Day 5 – back to Cairns, fly to Sydney

Day 6, 7 – In Sydney - boat ride to Manly, Bondi Beach, hanging around.

Day 8 – day trip (or overnight?) To Blue Mountains

Day 9 – Sydney or Blue Mountains

Day 10 – down to Melbourne, poss via Canberra, depending on my friends who live I Canberra. Will take train if possible.

Day 11-14 – Melbourne and day trip to nearby Yarra Valley

Day 16 – fly to Queenstown, NZ. Had wanted to go to Christchurch but will bypass that but fly to Queenstown for 6 days in Milford Sound, Q’town, Wanaka poss Fox Glacier.

Day 22 - Queenstown-Melbourne/best connection to fly back home.

3 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement