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1. Posted by mccsweeney (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

hi everyone going to newzealand in december /jan next for 3-4 weeks including flying time. we are a family of 5 , three children 10,9,4.
want to visit some friends one in wellington and one in dunedin. how best should be use our time. should we fly directly from europe non stop or should we have stopovers. we would like one beach week, should we go to figi or something. all suggestions much appreciated.

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

3-4 week family trip to NZ sounds great!

It is an awfully long trip to do in one go. Flying to Fiji wouldn't break up your trip much, Fiji is much closer to New Zealand than it is to Europe and would require an extra flight, probably changing planes in LA. You'd be better off breaking it somewhere halfway. Thailand/Malaysia/Singapore/Brunei would be sensible options.

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4. Posted by BlackEyes (Budding Member 21 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

For beach lovers, Australia has some of the best of nature, awesome scuba and snorkel along the Great Barrier Reef.