6 weeks OZ and New Zealand
Replies: 13 - Last Post: Feb 20, 2012 6:35 PM Last Post By: bigspark
Jan 16, 2012 5:49 AM
6 weeks OZ and New ZealandHi everyone,
Myself and the Mrs are looking to travel to Australia and New zealand for 6 weeks later in the year.Looking at 4 weeks Oz and 2 weeks New Zealand with maybe a stop over on the way.Can anybody reccomend a Itineary.Would like to go the Great Barrier Reef,Ayres Rock,Sydney.We are willing to rought It a bit and stay In hostels.Any suggestions on flights etc would be most welcome.
Jan 16, 2012 8:43 AM
1Hostels in Nz can be very far from 'roughing it' - look at bbh.co.nz for info and reviews. If this is winter be aware that you'll have short days and icy roads in places, and 2 weeks is really a bit tight for both NZ islands.
For Australia, try to stick with the YHAs - avoid the big hostels if you like sleep.
Jan 16, 2012 12:51 PM
2+ Great Barrier Reef,Ayres Rock,Sydney+
three of the most expensive places in Australia. How much have you budgeted for?
Jan 16, 2012 1:34 PM
3YHAs in NZ are pretty good too. double rooms with bathrooms - but can sometimes cost as much as a cheap motel, which would include a kitchenette and lounge.
Two weeks in NZ I would stick to one island, and usually would suggest the south island, depending where you're from.
It's reasonably easy to get cheap flights from Aus to Christchurch. Less easy to get cheap-ish (cheap does not exist) flights direct to Queenstown, but can be done if booking far enough in advance.
Jan 16, 2012 6:43 PM
Jan 16, 2012 7:01 PM
Jan 17, 2012 3:11 AM
6@Lisa..never mind the sheep, I'd swap them for some fine Otago wine.
Jan 17, 2012 11:50 AM
Jan 29, 2012 6:18 PM
8Decided to travel around Australia for 6 weeks.How much spends per person?
Jan 30, 2012 2:46 AM
Hostel - budget from AUD$30 per person per night.
Getting between places - bus would be cheapest then train then plane. What's your itinerary?
Feb 3, 2012 5:47 PM
Feb 4, 2012 2:53 AM
11Sounds like a great trip. Suggests June as the time to hit Darwin and Uluru (was Ayers Rock but we have to show respect to the indigenous people wishes now - so name change) so that it is not so hot. June being our winter - that might out a spanner in the works for your plans for the Great Barrier Reef if you want to snorkel and/or dive.
Alternative time could be Sept/Oct - warmer in QLD and possibly not too warm in Central Australia.
Time-wise --- If you can afford it, fly (book early with Jetstar or Virgin) as this will afford you more time in each place. It's a big country, Australia.
Feb 9, 2012 3:24 PM
Feb 20, 2012 6:35 PM
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