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1. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

im planning my first gap year although it could turn into 2 years and im interested in peoples advice of where to go in oz and nz and why.have you been to any fantastic places you could recommend and are there any others countries nearby that were fantastic to visit.

2. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 11y

Kadavu southern Fiji.
It's Fiji as it used to be slow, quiet and stately.
Best Kava in the country, gorgeous beaches, amazing reefs and rainforests to lose yourself in.
People there are exceptional individuals deeply devoted to their familes/community.

3. Posted by kloselee (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

Quoting -reece-

im planning my first gap year although it could turn into 2 years and im interested in peoples advice of where to go in oz and nz and why.have you been to any fantastic places you could recommend and are there any others countries nearby that were fantastic to visit.

hi, admire your great valor.i'm from china,though i don't have much travelling experience, i still wanna have some useful info for you.
well, welcome to china.if you come,i'm sure you will love it and enjoy your journey.
good luck, and i hope one day i can fulfill my dream to travel around the world and hve tremendous valor as you have.

4. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

thanks for the advice samsalmon and kloselee thats very nice.good luck for when you decide to travel

5. Posted by sunset1999 (Full Member 108 posts) 11y

Hi reece,

I recommend you go around all of NZ and Au because these two countries are so spectacular, diverse and yet so close to each other.

In NZ I recommend you go to the South Island, around Fiordland National Park, Mt Cook, the glaciers, West coast of the South Island, maybe Stewart Island, Nelson, Marlborough Sounds, Kaikoura. North Island- go to Bay of islands or anywhere north of Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua, Gisbourne, Napier and if you go to Gisbourne via Napier or vice versa, then go to Wairoa and Mahia beach, it's where I have grown up and it's a really nice place. It has the largest Maori population around, though I've never really noticed. Go to Taranaki. They have some awesome surfing beaches there.

I think that basically covers all of NZ. I hope you have fun here and the people from both countries are very friendly.

Cat

6. Posted by jeffp (Budding Member 15 posts) 11y

I can definately recommend some time in NZ. It's a great place if you like the outdoors. My favourite town in NZ has to be Queenstown. whilst it is a bit of a tourist town, there's much more going on. It has a great location and there are so many things to do.

The rest of the country is also just amazing. There isn't always a great nightlife away from the bigger cities but the land itself is so staggeringly beautiful. Also, the land changes so much from place to place, from rainforst like conditions on the west coast, to beautiful (almost Greek-like) coast lines in Abel Tasman.

I would love to spend about 6 months NZ one day, just to do it justice.

Jeff
My New Zealand Travel Journal...
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/jeff.jane

7. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

thanks for the advice cat and jeff.i must say i cant wait to get to new zealand.the more i hear about it the longer i reckon i will stay there.i was going to get a RTW ticket but im tempted now to just get onw way tickets and stay at countries to ive had enough.that way i wont miss out on much and have to rush it all in a short space of time.

8. Posted by 2Hipp (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

Last year 181,000 Brits immigrated. And they all came to NZ! Just kidding but the fact is NZ is simply beautiful with some genuine, friendly people.

There are heaps of sites that can give you ideas:

Cheers and good luck

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