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Suggestions of things to see/do in East Coast OZ and NZ ?

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1. Posted by nzingher (Budding Member 15 posts) 11y

Hello hello!

I'm heading off to OZ and NZ in January '06 for almost 3 months (6 weeks OZ, 5 weeks NZ). Obviously that's a lot of land to cover in such a short space of time. I've read other peoples' posts on here, and got some goos suggestions on what to see and do when I'm out there... but just wondering if there is anything in specific anyone else might suggest to see?

I'll most probably be travelling around with national buses (not organised trips - thank you all who suggested to do so ;) ). Obviously being a true city girl (hail from London) I'd love to see stuff that I wouldn't find here (so I'll give coakroaches and rats a miss).

Thanks ahead to all of you who reply,


2. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

Hey ive just done the east coast and from what i saw i loved byorn bay-things to do during the day and evening-check out cheeky monkeys-pub/club!-oh the memories!

I did surfing at arrawarra and cresent head-and that was excellent.

Nimbin i liked-would have liked to have spent a night or so there-you either like it or you dont there!

You have to do the great barrier reef-you dont get anything like that here in the UK. That to me is a must do. I did cape tribulation 2 day tour-great!

So many things i cant think!

3. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

oh how could i forget-to destress during the day and party at night-magnetic island-oh i wanna be there now and airlie-GREAT nightlife!!!

I'm getting excited thinking about it all again!!!!

4. Posted by Flyin_Kiwi (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

As for New Zealand. What are your interests ?? Scenery ?? Action ?? Adventure ?? Animals ??
Narrow this but down and I can give you some ideas. Also those 5 weeks in NZ,,,mainly north or south island ?? And where are you planning to go in each ??


5. Posted by nzingher (Budding Member 15 posts) 11y

Lil J - thanks for your input...seems like you had a fantastic time!

Flying kiwi - hmm, I haven't really got a specific plan yet, would like to see both North and South, and am open to any suggestions. Sorry that this isn't more specific, I know myself that there is just SOOO much!