We’re heading to New Zealand with brief stops in Australia. As DIY travelers, we seek creative tour options featuring local favorites and specialties.
Our journey starts at ~4:30pm in Colorado Springs, depending on who wins the argument on how early we need to arrive for our 5:53pm flight, which will take us to DEN to connect to SFO to ultimately catch our long haul to SYD. Total trip time from initial take off to set-down is 21 hr 37 min not including transit times to and from airports. Essentially, this will be a 24 hour trip.
WHOA! despite having made this trip 3 times before, I never quantified it. If your reaction is like mine, the burning question is “Is it worth it?” The answer is yes, as I am going back for the 3rd time. Please join me on our month long journey as we travel to Sydney, AU and cruise for 2 weeks to Tasmania and then around the South Island of New Zealand up to Auckland. From Auckland we will fly south again to Christchurch, enjoy the TranzAlpine train and Marlborough wine country before returning home to the USA.