I know there are a few Aussie/NZ dopers around here, and I’m sure there are people who have visited there, so I’m asking for some advice. I’m planning a trip to the Southern hemisphere over Chirstmas, probably with at least 3 weeks and maybe as much as a month of time there. I have to be in Melbourne on Christmas itself.
I’d really like to see New Zealand, and I’m open to other suggestions. Now, I always laugh at tourists who come to Canada and want to see Vancouver, Toronto, and Halifax, and I know Australia is a huge country, so I need to ask - how much is it possible for me to see in this time frame? How do you get from place to place - is airfare from NZ to Australia prohibitive, or not so bad? Buses, trains?
I also wonder what people think the best airline is to travel to Australia is, and what routes you have found to be best? I’m in Halifax, and most people I know have gone via LA if at all, but would London be a better route?
Thanks in advance for any advice!