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Second try for Australia Itinerary in October

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Hello again, just back from reporting on my recent trip to India (on the Asia forum) so I am getting back to work on our upcoming trip to Australia and New Zealand, 5 1/2 weeks split between the two. I received very helpful comments on a couple of other posts and I've come up with a tentative itinerary that takes into account our slow travel style and our interests: beautiful scenery and wildlife viewing are top priorities. I would appreciate comments on whether this itinerary makes sense: the order of stops, number of days in each place, etc. I am leaving out A LOT of Australia but we prefer to do a few places "in depth" rather than moving from place to place. We are not at all interested in going to beaches or strenuous hiking (we enjoy long but relatively easy walks). My only remaining uncertainty is whether we should skip Darwin (flight from the US goes to Brisbane then we connect to Darwin so we could switch the connection) the Top End and go to Kangaroo Island or elsewhere in South Australia).The trip begins smack in the middle of October:
Day 1: Arrive Darwin around noon
Days 2 - 4: Wilderness lodge in Top End, either Bamurru Plains or Wildman Wilderness Lodge. If the latter, we will do one full day in Quaked
Day 5: Fly to Cairns early afternoon, drive to either Port Douglas or Palm Cove
Days 6-9: Explore area around Daintree, Mossman, one day tour on reef
Day 10: Atherton Mountain (plan to contact Alan Gilanders, depending on availability might do this first when arriving in Cairns)
Day 11: Fly to Sydney
Days 12-14: Sydney with day trips to winery and to Blue Mountain area (should we stay there overnight?)
Day 15: Fly to Launceston,
Days 16-18: Cradle Mountain
Days 19-21: Freycinet Peninsula
Day 22: Fly to NZ

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