Just one note of caution - don't celebrate so much that you drink all your savings away so can't afford to travel (a frend's 6 month trip ended up as only 3 weeks by the time he left as he had ran out of money in the meantime).
Btw, how is it a rtw trip when you not actually going round the world
Hey Rach-a, congratualtions! I must admit that I envy you, I really need some adventure also
I'm sure you will have an excellent trip!! I also was quite nervous when I left alone on my first backpacking trip, but on the first bus I took when I left, I already met some cool people, so don't worry too much!
Hey rach-a. bet yer werll excited now - i'm half way thru my RTW trip, am in new zealand at the moment so can give you some advice. dont know how long you have to travel, but if you really want to see new zealand in decent detail i suggest about 3 weeks to a month for each island, north and south. i am just doing the north island on this trip then moving to OZ cos not enuf time! but there is so much to do, even just on the north. you can scale the skytower in auckland for fantastic views, travel by boat up to the bay of islands and view dolphins and whales along the way, go to the volcanic park of rotorua, the caves of waitomo, skydive at taupo, too many places to list!! its a fantastic country i love it!! but save yer money cos the accommodation and food arent as cheap as i would like, and there are so many tours and activities that you'll fly thru your budget!! trust me! hope that helps,