58 days in Christchurch & Australia Itinerary

58 days in Christchurch & Australia Itinerary

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Christchurch, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Gold Coast, Australia
— 4 nights
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Kingscliff, Australia
— 1 night
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Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
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Mt Martha, Australia
— 2 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
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Dubbo, Australia
— 2 nights
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St George, Australia
— 2 nights
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Emerald, Australia
— 3 nights
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Longreach, Australia
— 2 nights
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Cloncurry, Australia
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 6 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
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Airlie Beach, Australia
— 2 nights
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Emu Park, Australia
— 2 nights
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Caloundra, Australia
— 3 nights
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Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
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Christchurch, New Zealand
— 13 nights

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Christchurch, New Zealand — 1 night

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Christchurch holiday planner.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiport is Christchurch International Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 2°C. You will leave for Gold Coast on the 2nd (Fri).
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Gold Coast, Australia — 4 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World Theme Park, Padlockd Escape Rooms & Bar, and other attractions you added. Relax by the water at Surfers Paradise Beach and Tugun Beach. There's still lots to do: experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast journey planner.

Fly from Christchurch to Gold Coast in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Christchurch to Gold Coast. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Christchurch in June: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Kingscliff.
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Kingscliff, Australia — 1 night

A coastal town that hosts surfers, swimmers, and water-sport enthusiasts, Kingscliff is a wet and wild vacation spot.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Fruit World, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fingal Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Fingal Head Lighthouse.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kingscliff tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Kingscliff in an hour. In June in Kingscliff, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Wed) before leaving for Sydney.
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Sydney, Australia — 3 nights

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stroll through Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, visit Darling Harbour, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and finally kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and finally stroll through Blues Point Reserve.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kingscliff to Sydney takes 8.5 hours. In June in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 10th (Sat), you're off to Mt Martha.
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Mt Martha, Australia — 2 nights

On the 11th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Mount Martha Beach, stroll through Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, then admire the natural beauty at Enchanted Adventure, and finally kick back and relax at Frankston Beach. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then admire the landmark architecture of Heronswood, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Schanck Lighthouse.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mt Martha itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Sydney to Mt Martha with the Route module. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Mt Martha to be slightly colder, temps between 16°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Melbourne.
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Melbourne, Australia — 3 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in a show at Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Mt Martha to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. June in Melbourne sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel to Dubbo.
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Dubbo, Australia — 2 nights

Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, and then Head underground at Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dubbo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Dubbo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to St George.
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St George, Australia — 2 nights

Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Riversands Winery and then explore the galleries of The Unique Egg.

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You can drive from Dubbo to St George in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Emerald.
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Emerald, Australia — 3 nights

Emerald has massive rainfall and floods every year, but it's also a place where you can drink local wine while you peruse a display of locally mined gemstones in the town's quiet center.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Emerald Train Station, see human ingenuity at work at Fairbairn Dam, then make a trip to Sunflower Painting, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botanic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Emerald trip planning tool.

You can drive from St George to Emerald in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. June in Emerald sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll set off for Longreach on the 22nd (Thu).
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Longreach, Australia — 2 nights

Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get interesting insight from Spirit of the Outback. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Qantas Founders Museum and then steep yourself in history at Longreach.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Longreach online vacation planner.

Getting from Emerald to Longreach by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Cloncurry.
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Cloncurry, Australia — 2 nights

Cloncurry is a town and locality in the Shire of Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia. Mary Kathleen Memorial Park and Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 25th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Mary Kathleen Memorial Park and Museum.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cloncurry attractions planning site.

Getting from Longreach to Cloncurry by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Longreach in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Cloncurry. You'll set off for Port Douglas on the 26th (Mon).
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Port Douglas, Australia — 6 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Four Mile Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). Spend the 27th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

Plan trip to Port Douglas with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Explore your travel options from Cloncurry to Port Douglas with the Route module. Traveling from Cloncurry in June, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. You'll set off for Cairns on the 2nd (Sun).
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Cairns, Australia — 4 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Spend the 3rd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, make a trip to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks, and admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns online trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will leave for Airlie Beach on the 6th (Thu).
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Airlie Beach, Australia — 2 nights

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip planning site.

Getting from Cairns to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 20°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Emu Park.
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Emu Park, Australia — 2 nights

Emu Park is a small town and locality on the Capricorn Coast located 21 kilometres south of Yeppoon in Queensland, Australia. For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Emu Park journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Airlie Beach to Emu Park takes 6 hours. Traveling from Airlie Beach in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Emu Park, with lows of 13°C. You will leave for Caloundra on the 10th (Mon).
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Caloundra, Australia — 3 nights

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kings Beach, enjoy the sea views from Caloundra Lighthouses, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally stroll through Mooloolaba Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Caloundra trip builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Emu Park to Caloundra. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Emu Park in July: highs in Caloundra hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 13th (Thu), you're off to Brisbane.
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Brisbane, Australia — 2 nights

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), then stroll through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then stop by West End.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brisbane visit planner.

Drive from Caloundra to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will leave for Christchurch on the 15th (Sat).
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Christchurch, New Zealand — 13 nights

Explore Christchurch further: kick back and relax at Sumner Beach (Cave Rock).

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Christchurch travel route builder website.

Getting from Brisbane to Christchurch by flight takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in July, with highs in Christchurch at 13°C and lows at 1°C. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Fri).
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