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Need help with, where, when and how long.

by Deborahd »

I  am planning a trip for my husband and I between January & end of March 2016.  New Zealand is for definate and I think would not be too difficult to plan North & South Island but my husband also wants to go to Australia since we are in that part of the world, he wants to go to the Great Barrier Reef.  I find doing both very daunting. Australia is huge and I don't want to rush a vacation when we have only 3-4 weeks.  I  am thinking it's a lot of flying and would be quite expensive to do both.  Also, I really don't want to have to book all hotels before we get there incase we decide to stay somewhere longer. We ran into that problem last year in Europe.

Could anyone suggest an itinerary for that length of time and what month would be better?

Pauline Frommer

RE: Need help with, where, when and how long.

by Pauline Frommer »

I think it's a mistake to try and do both. You're right: Australia is huge, as is New Zealand. Best time is our winter, their summer. And if you don't want to pre-book hotels, how about renting a campervan (ie RV)? That's what a lot of Kiwis do when they travel, and it's a wonderful way to see the country.