England to New Zealand overland
Replies: 20 - Last Post: Aug 30, 2012 7:01 AM Last Post By: Paulina73
Aug 5, 2012 9:37 AM
Aug 5, 2012 10:19 AM
Aug 6, 2012 7:16 AM
17Ditto on all the comments about sea travel vs. air travel. Your plan might have worked about 100 years or so ago.
Crossing Siberia and northern China in February?
You'll need a second backpack each just for warm clothes.
Aug 6, 2012 8:34 AM
18too little time and not enough money...as ToadofToadHall said forget about basing your budget on what you spent in India. on your budget £1000 a month will be fine for china and south east asia but might not be enough for europe/russia and certainly not enough for Oz/Nz
Aug 7, 2012 6:13 AM
19it's perfectly possible to travel by cruise ship between NZ and Australia for a (comparatively) reasonable price.
But, that's $300 for a one way flight vs $1000+ for a berth in an inside Quad Share room. P&O do that run as do others. Generally when you register you provide your date of birth and gender and they can match you up. They will also do that for a twin room.
Proviso: its cheaper in the cruising off season. But the price skyrockets outside of that period. Go to P&O's site and just start looking if that's what you really want to do.
Fact is though, if you want the budget option between NZ and Australia that means flying.
Aug 30, 2012 7:01 AM
20I did it up to Bali (Warsaw - Bali overland). Took us 6 months but we have spend more than a month doing something else. Thus - 5 months in our case and were moving pretty fast. Than we took a flight. It is doable to find a sea transport but you need time. People were looking for 6 weeks around ports in Indonesia to find a yacht which took them to Australia. You might be lucky to catch a boat faster but you might wait even longer (depending how many of you are etc.) Sea transport seems to be the main issue in your plan.
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