I was reading through a few threads on here and it seems that a lot of people recommend doing the NZ trip in 3 weeks, but I want to really spend some time checking stuff out, trying to find some of the more rural cool spots to check out. I'm not sure if I want to Trek, bus, bike, or rent a scooter to do the trip South from Auckland to Christchurch. So if anyone has any recommendations, I'd love to hear em. I do plan on doing some camping instead of staying in a hotel or hostel, I still need to see if that's allowed.
I know there is a lot scenery from LOTR that I'd love to see first hand, so those are def some of my hot spots. Anyone else have any good recs on some nice hard to find spots, or just some really amazing things to see. Is 5 weeks to long, not enough to really appreciate NZ? Time isn't a problem, this is my first stop of about a 18month trip.
Plan to head to Sydney after that and then will need to figure out my battle plan there. I plan to get a Working / Holiday Visa so I can also maybe find some temp work while there as a web designer or developer, anything digital media related and I'm good. I've got a good friend of mine that I am still waiting to hear where exactly he lives, but atm he is in Afghanistan, so I will def spend at least a month partying with him since we showed that 'poofta' (he made the mistake of telling us Yanks what that meant... so it became his nickname in Santa Barbara for the 6 months he was there kekeke) how to part California style... let alone the UCSB way. Damn kid didn't want to leave. So def gonna stop and hang with that guy.
Alrighty, I think that does it for this bit. Thanks for the time info. TIA!