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1. Posted by andifras (Full Member 55 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


At the moment i'm deciding where i want to go travelling next year. I've always wanted to go to OZ but now i've been looking at NZ and it looks amazing. I'm in a dilemma! I only want to go away for a year maximum so one year at each is out of the question. Also i'm going to have minimum money when i go out as i have rent etc out of my wages! I'm thinking of going with Work and Travel Company as it's my first time and i want that safety net blah blah! aghh. The decisions!

2. Posted by reneenz (Budding Member 14 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hmmmmm..... let me think.....

  • ************NEW ZEALAND!***************

decision made! hahaha
truth is you'll have a fantastic time in either country but NZ is probably nicer and easier to work in - im not entirely sure but i think you can keep one job for the whole time? whereas aussie you have to move around? i dunno, thats just what ive heard.
also you'll get laid more in NZ, but thats just an aside....

3. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1162 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I can only agree with reneenz! Australia is great, but I personally found NZ even more special. Can't count the times when I was stunned by the beauty of nature, I have conected with many amazing other travellers and kiwis (I actually found it harder in OZ to meet and get to know the locals) and I generally experienced the travelling to be more relaxed than in Australia. It's also true about the job, I could have worked away with one for my entire time there.
Dunno about the getting laid, guess it's the same in both countries if you're after that;)

4. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1162 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Oh, andifras I forgot to tell you there's no need to go with a work and travel company (and spent money on them) as you will easily find a job in NZ if you aren't too picky. Me and my best friend aren't even native English speakers and we had no problems what so ever.
Just go for it girl!

5. Posted by andifras (Full Member 55 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Anymore opinions?

6. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5028 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Definitely New Zealand if you enjoy hiking, beautiful landscapes, vast panoramas and mindbogglingly gorgeous scenery (and sheep).
Australia has some of the same (think for example the Great Ocean Road), but in New Zealand there's far more variety in a far smaller area. Drive a day in Australia, and chances are that everything will still look the same as when you started. Drive a day in New Zealand, and not only will you have gone from subtropical rainforest to a harsh volcanic desert, you'll have come through rolling green hills and dense forests in between.