Subject: Re: Australia and New Zealand
Regarding travel to both countries, my husband and I went to NZ about 5 yrs ago and spent l7 days on the South Island alone. We are hikers, but... the driving distances are vast and I think it might be too much to tackle both countries at once. There is so much to see and do everywhere!!!

We have friends who live in Australia and they say that beyond the coast, driving is the same long stretches as it is in NZ. I know this might not be much of a help, but consider what exactly you want to see when you go before you decide.

(We're thinking of returning to NZ a the end of Feb - It's breathtaking!!!) Have a great trip. Susie Newton, MA