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How similar are Australia and New Zealand?

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1. Posted by traveleas (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y

We have been travelling to Australia for some time. And we are wondering if it's worth going to New Zealand or would that be pretty much the same experience?

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2. Posted by alexandrarocks (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y

Yes, The two country Australia and New Zealand are very much similar. Because the distance between the two country are not very much.:)

3. Posted by Borisborough (Respected Member 432 posts) 1y

No, very different! Australia has more varied wildlife; there are no marsupials nor snakes in New Zealand. New Zealand is much smaller and has a maritime climate. There is probably more variety in the geographical features over a much smaller distance than in Australia. And New Zealanders are much better at rugby than Australians! :)

4. Posted by Alain13 (Respected Member 100 posts) 1y

Landscapes are also very different: bush, desertic lands, tropical forests in Oz. Fjords, glaciers, volcanoes mountains and humid temperate forests in NZ.

[ Edit: Edited on 02-Nov-2014, at 08:27 by Alain13 ]

5. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2424 posts) 1y

New Zealand is bumpier and they hold their liquor better... ;-)

Cheers,
Terry

6. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 1y

As far as geography goes, its kind of like asking "since I've already been to Arizona, is there much point in visiting Norway?"

7. Posted by Borisborough (Respected Member 432 posts) 1y

"since I've already been to Arizona, is there much point in visiting Norway?" - brilliant!