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Australia or New Zealand?

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Australia or New Zealand?

1. Posted by Cosmo. (Budding Member 21 posts) 11y

If you had to pick one to go to for the year which one would it be and why?

still have to decide for myself which one to go to..........

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 11y

New Zealand.

Both are too large/varied/... to properly see in a year, but at least with New Zealand you can get close. It's much easier (and cheaper!) to get around (three hours in a bus to get to the next major destination, rather than three hours in a plane), and in sheer beauty there's nothing which comes even remotely close.

This, after all, is Middle Earth.

And if you really want to see Australia as well, you can always fly over (dirt-cheap) for two or three months to see just the highlights of that.

  • is personally slowly nearing the end of doing both, each for (almost) a year, and (so far) has enjoyed New Zealand scenery way more*
3. Posted by scotsman (Respected Member 128 posts) 11y

Not much help in deciding but whichever you go for don't worry, Virgin Blue do cheap flights between the two!:)