9 days in Hawaii, Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

9 days in Hawaii, Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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9 days in Hawaii, Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

Halifax, Canada
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Hawi, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  15​min
Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  15​min
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  40​h
Halifax, Canada

2
days
Hawi, United States

Hawi ©
Hawi is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and then appreciate the views at Waipi'o Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Lapakahi State Historical Park, then admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then appreciate the views at Pololu Valley Lookout, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hawi itinerary planner.

Halifax, Canada to Hawi is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Halifax to Hawi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Halifax in August, expect Hawi to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hawi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Zipline, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Pololu Valley Lookout ©
Pololu Valley Lookout
Zipline

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Sydney, Australia

Sydney
Enjoy Sydney’s natural beauty, from unspoilt beaches to public gardens and, of course, the sparkling harbour, before discovering its thriving restaurants and markets.
On the 29th (Tue), step on board at Manly Ferry, then examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, admire the striking features of Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK, and then find something for the whole family at Jamberoo Action Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney travel itinerary creator.

Explore your travel options from Hawi to Sydney with the Route module. Traveling from Hawi to Sydney, you'll lose 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hawi in August, things will get colder in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Jamberoo Action Park
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

2
days
Te Anau, New Zealand

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hollyford Track and then identify plant and animal life at Doubtful Sound. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Te Anau and then explore the activities along Te Anau Glowworm Caves.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Te Anau trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Te Anau takes 8 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Queenstown.

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Parks Nature Outdoors

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Hollyford Track
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Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Te Anau Glowworm Caves ©
Te Anau Glowworm Caves

2
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Queenstown, New Zealand

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get your game on at Dark Ride, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally trek along Queenstown Hill. On your second day here, have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Traveling by car from Te Anau to Queenstown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Zipline
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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