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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) 26 Aug '13 21:28

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, 326 posts) 27 Aug '13 01:38

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) 27 Aug '13 20:11

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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