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Oz and NZ, on a budget, Where to go? What to see?

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1. Posted by Disco Sam (Budding Member 9 posts) 1y

Hello, I've been working in Sydney for a few months to save money to travel Australia and New Zealand. I have around $3000 saved. I have about a month and ten days in Australia and the same in New Zealand. I plan to couch surf for a lot of the time so accommodation isn't an issue unless anyone has any other ideas. Where should I go? What should I see? What should I do? Any tips for saving money on travel or experiences? Any advice would be gratefully received. Thanks, Sam :)

2. Posted by Steve79 (Respected Member 327 posts) 1y

Hello Sam

It is difficult to advise on Australia, as obviously it is a much bigger country and I’m not sure how much you want to cover? I guess you could either go up from Sydney to Brisbane/Cairns and then fly to NZ or down to Melbourne/Adelaide. I would suggest the later as you can then take in the Great Ocean Road. There are some lovely little spots to stop on the way.

In New Zealand I would say to spend the majority of your time on the South Island, although I went to Auckland, Taupo and Wellington on the North Island and they are all worth a visit. Everybody loves Queenstown on the South Island and Wanaka is great too, the Banks Peninsula is really nice and I never made it down to the south of the South Island, and Stewart Island, but I wish I had. Are you going to do your WHV in NZ too?

3. Posted by jackkent (Budding Member 23 posts) 1y

You can visit Bay of Islands and Bay of Plenty in New Zealand North Island . Nelson and Christchurch in South Island.

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