Appreciate all your advice and input.
We've finally bit the bullet and booked We leave on Sept 1st this year for a 3 month trip. We fly to Singapore where we have 3 weeks to explore some of Asia before getting back to Singapore to catch a flight to Sydney where we'll spend 4 weeks then off the Auckland where we'll finish off for 5 weeks. We booked on Friday just gone so now is the time to explore the internet and see what and where we go.
Very daunting but once we fill our itinerary it'll be all excitment!