how much time do i need to really experience Australia and New Zealand
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Aug 29, 2012 5:31 PM Last Post By: Justin23
Aug 29, 2012 3:51 AM
how much time do i need to really experience Australia and New Zealandi'm just about to start on my gap year and beginning to plan my travels
i want to start off in S.E Asia and then move onto the East coast of Australia, and then New Zealand's south island before returning home
in total i will be travelling between 8-10 weeks starting in April 2013
how much time do i need to allocate to the Australia / New Zealand part of the trip? am i taking on a bit too much in my time period - i was thinking about 2 weeks in Australia and 2 weeks in New Zealand - will i need more than that to really experience the countries?
i was thinking of starting off in Cairns and making my way down to Sydney or melbourne before going over to the south island
any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Aug 29, 2012 4:20 AM
18-10 weeks barely scratches SEA let alone NZ and Australia. If money is a concern then spending that time around SEA will be more cost affective. In other words, your money will go so much further.
Aug 29, 2012 5:29 AM
Aug 29, 2012 7:56 AM
3At least a year or two in Aust on a WHV, plus 23 months in NZ.
Aug 29, 2012 10:33 AM
4My word. You could probably get a decent idea of the South Island of New Zealand in say 2 weeks, you'd need at least that again for the North Island. We spent 2 months in New Zealand as a whole and still missed out loads. Australia is massive, we spent again about 2 months there and got a decent view of the area from Melbourne to Brisbane, we missed out most of the country looking at it that way, still loved it though. It is very expensive though if you are from the UK.
Aug 29, 2012 1:24 PM
Aug 29, 2012 5:31 PM
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