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1. Posted by AUNTIE1 (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Hi everyone

I am going to book my flights tomorrow and I am planning to go to Aussie and NZ for 5 months, leaving on the 1st March. My friends think I'm crazy because I will be leaving UK summer to Aussie winter, but it's the only time I have to go. I wanted to get a bit of advice, if anyone could help me that would be great:

I was wondering whether I would be best to see NZ or Australia first?

I was thinking I might stop at either cooke islands or fiji on the way through - anyone have a preference which would be best?

How much spending money should I take for 5 months?

I would like to visit singapore on the way home but I a bit nervous because I am a girl travelling alone - any tips/advice?

Thanks, any advice very much appreciated.

X B.

2. Posted by anglosurma (Respected Member 106 posts) 10y

Ive only been to oz not nz , and i arrived in ozzie winter in sydney and the morning and night are cold , but if you head north to queensland , its always hot and sunny the {Sunshine State} and youl need a lot of time to see oz and really at least 6 months to get a full taste .

money for oz for 2 months id take £ 2500 if you wanna do some tours and enjoy the place .

3. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

If you are going there during the southern hemisphere winter l would consider doing the New Zealand leg first - the weather will be colder there - maybe similar to that in UK winter. The weather in Australia will be somewhat milder - dependent on where you are.

Either way summer or winter both Australia & New Zealand are fabulous countries with amazing people and you will have lots and lots of fun!


4. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Just re reading your post - you should be fine in Singapore - it is the most western of the Asian countries. For a single female traveller l really wouldnt expect that you would encounter any more worries in Singapore than you would in either Australia or New Zealand to be honest.


5. Posted by AUNTIE1 (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Thanks for your advice guys. Hopefully i get on ok travelling alone, just hoping that I meet a few people along the way doing the same thing. x