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6 week trip 2 Oz and New Zealand

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1. Posted by deibyrn (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

Hi All !!

My friend and I are headin 2 New Zealand and Oz for 6 weeks then end of Oct.. Cant wait!! Going to fly to Christchurch and take that Kiwi Tour thing up to Auckland... From there the plan is to fly to Melbourne and make our way up to Darwin Cairns Brisbane finishing up in Sydney... Does this make sence!! Has anybody done a route like this... Guessing cos of time restraints flying is prob best... Has anybody done a similar route to this before !! What to do ?? Doing Frasier Island, Whitsundays, Phillip Islands, Barrier Reef !! Any other ideas !! Not the best co-ordinator ! But my friend is worse ! God help us he !!

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4809 posts) 7y

Quoting deibyrn

From there the plan is to fly to Melbourne and make our way up to Darwin Cairns Brisbane finishing up in Sydney... Does this make sence!!

That would be pushing it even if you spent the entire six weeks solely in Australia. With New Zealand before it (which needs at least 2-3 weeks), it's just plain impossible.
November is the start of the wet season for the north of Australia - which means horrible humidity; I'd skip anything further north than Brisbane, and stick to doing just the Melbourne (plus Great Ocean Road) - Sydney - Brisbane stretch.

[ Edit: Edited on 24-Mar-2009, at 13:45 by Sander ]

3. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 7y

you can see a lot in 3 weeks in NZ but you have to stay on the move

3 weeks in OZ I would suggest:
syd
byron bay
fraser island
whitsundays
cairns

that way you have time to travel and a couple days to wait for good weather in the north. it takes a long time to travel between some of those towns.

4. Posted by Rogo (Budding Member 36 posts) 7y

Hi I did 3 weeks in oz last year no sweat. We ended up a bit back to front but it worked out great. We flew to Briz stayed over nite there and then went all the way to Sydney using Virgin Blue. We spent abt 4 days there I think. Then we flew up to cairns and used a package with wicked travel ( booked in Sydney) that was 10 days travel down the east coast. Inc Whitsundays and Fraser, this included all accom too plus a premier pass. It cost abt 600 bucks for the lot. You do have to be on the move alot but you wont care. Also we did this in Sept /october - and fitted in Mission beach with a trip to Dunk island.

Good luck

[ Edit: Edited on 25-Mar-2009, at 02:41 by Rogo ]

5. Posted by xnicolaaax (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

hey im planning on doing oz and NZ in 9 weeks so will probs spend 6 weeks oz then last 3 weeks NZ. i read online on different pages that 3 weeks for NZ is enough to see alot of both islands, so you should be fine..

what dates u heading out??

Nikki

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