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The Great Barrier Island is the biggest and most seaworthy of the Hauraki Golf Isles in the Auckland area.
The Great Barrier Island is the biggest and most seaworthy of the Hauraki Golf Isles in the Auckland area. It has protected the port of Auckland from the inexorable waves of the Pacific for millennia and created a paradise for boaters. On the east coast of the Great Barrier Island lies the sea with high rocks and long whitewashed windsurfers; the west side of the island boasts low protected harbors and quiet coves.
The Great Barrier is a favourite spot for scuba divers, fishermen, surfers, kayakers, mountaineers, hikers and campers. The Tryphena is the biggest village on the western shore of the isle. There are many scenic, family-friendly shores where often the dolphin is seen near the coastline. Every year the festival takes place on the islands, among them the exquisite FitzRoy Mussel Festival, which is celebrating the exquisite shells for which the area is famous.
There is also the Kai2wharf, a cross-country running, running or cycling sport and the Great Barrier Gardens Route, which shows the island's breathtaking home parks. Further colonies are Whangaparapara and Tryphena on the west side, Claris on the east side.
Australia, Great Barrier Reef and New Zealand in 2 wards? - Accelerators Forum
Australia, Great Barrier Reef and New Zealand in 2 wards? Hello, my missus and I have just begun to think about whether we should go on holiday in the two week before / during Christmas (December 14 - December 28). If we think we can discover New Zealand (some of the great scenery through hiking and such), visit Sydney and scuba dip at the Great Barrier Reef (preferably at least 3 nights diving), are we too upbeat?
Do you have good scuba dive options with daily tours from some of the seaside cities such as Cairns and Port Douglas, or are they mainly reachable by means of on-board lives? What about New Zealand - any ideas on what to do during a relatively brief sojourn? Obviously, I know that some of the issues are not related to this particular forums, but any advise is very much valued!
Australia, Great Barrier Reef and New Zealand in 2 wards? While in Cairns there were many days out, but not safe to dive via Port Douglas? When you go to Sydney, I would suggest a full days in town to visit the harbor and the Sydney Oper ahouse and at least one full days to drive to the Blue Mountains (west of Sydney) - which is great if you like walking and scenic walks!
I would go mainly to the southern isle for New Zealand, if you don't have much free space, although the northern part of the country has Rotorua (smoky blubbering puddles of mud, which smells like eggs) I would also suggest Milford Sound, Fox Glacier and Mt Cook NP in New Zealand (southern island).
Australia, Great Barrier Reef and New Zealand in 2 wards? Itineraries are feasible, but you must have a good working route that allows you to travel in places instead of all the while. As December is our very bustling daylight saving season, you must have made all the necessary bookings, e.g. flights/cars/accommodation.
For my part, I would have forgotten New Zealand and enjoyed more of Australia as you only have restricted access to it. Go to Sydney - spend 3 nights. Take Sydney to Cairns - 4 nights. Flying Cairns to Melbourne - 2 day stop. Australia, Great Barrier Reef and New Zealand in 2 wards?
There is not much to see Australia or New Zealand in two week periods. I' d be spending most of my stay in New Zealand (especially on the more picturesque South Island), spending a few nights in Sydney and forgetting Cairns (as it's a fairly good way from the remainder of your intended whereabouts).
Décembre is a great season to come to New Zealand (and not the best season to go to Cairns); you will have more'relaxing holidays' & fewer trips as it is a much more dense area that you will cover; you will also get a better value for your dollars than in Australia; there are many, many places to see and things to do (see Queenstown, for starters).
When you need to go scuba I' d inquire in the Bay of Islands area on the North Island of New Zealand. Three or four nights in and around Sydney will give you good tastes for the place. Return to Australia another day in (our) winters or springs, maybe for a whole weeks or so - then do Cairns, and go to the centre (Alice Springs, Uluru), and maybe even think of Western Australia.
Australia, Great Barrier Reef and New Zealand in 2 wards? Cairns is my favorite season in November and December. Australia, Great Barrier Reef and New Zealand in 2 wards? Hello oscilling, many other folks have made some great comment. Like I said, two week is long enough to do both, but it will depend on what type of vacation you want to have and how used you travel.
In order to do justice to this, some nights will be "eaten up" if you only travel back and forth between the different places. In the States, there is a travel group named TAUCK that organizes Aust/NZ tours in 2-3 weeks - maybe you can look at their routes to get inspiration. It is one of the wonder of nature in the Great Barrier Reef and it is GREAT.
Liveaboards from Cairns possible. Port-Douglas is the nearest point to the barrier reef and snorkeling and scuba dipping on the reef is the best! Have a look at Lizard Island for the final reef/diving experience. Situated on the reef and snorkeling directly from the shore. If you want to put another thought in the ring - see if you can get a plane to Brisbane (and not Sydney).
From here you can go to Australia Zoo and the flight to New Zealand is only 2.5 hrs from Brisbane. Australia, Great Barrier Reef and New Zealand in 2 wards? Please please answer my curiosity.... why are such issues so often not published in the New Zealand forums?
Australia, Great Barrier Reef and New Zealand in 2 wards? I' d never want to go to both New Zealand and Aus in just 14 working nights and would stay in one state. It is barely enough 2 week to see the South Island OR the North Island, not to speak of the giant Australia. You' ll be spending a great deal of your life on the airplane if you' re going to see them both.
Australia, Great Barrier Reef and New Zealand in 2 wards? If you mean scuba and not just snorkeling, don't you have to allow some space on both sides for the split between the two? "A" at least three days" of scuba dive, the necessary amount of both sides (which you could do in the rain forest and so on), and a reasonable amount of Sydney (and the Blue Mountains, as Hayley suggested), and I'm not sure you'd have enough spare times to meet a third goal.
But, as others have said, you don't want to spend too much of your life just traveling between places. Above commentary is if scuba is the top dive preference. Sixtyyo Aussie said, "If walking is, then I would suggest at least a whole weekend in New Zealand (the South Island) and a few nights in Sydney.
Australia, Great Barrier Reef and New Zealand in 2 wards? Thank you for all the great feedbacks! We start to think that we may have to limit the journey to Australia or New Zealand, as our travel times are short. While it is feasible, there is a legitimate worry about being too busy at the airport and on airplanes.
In fact, there is a precautionary measure not to travel within 12-24 hrs of the dive, as nitrogen blisters can develop in the dive as a result of decompression sickness, so we must take this into account. Australia, Great Barrier Reef and New Zealand in 2 wards? Sorry it; s a long way to come but in my view two of the running around is not going to embrace anything so why not do one or the other.
Calculate first what you like to do (of course scuba-dive etc.) and how much you have to pay for your internal fligth. Australasia is a great place.... ! I' m living in Australia and have seen very little of New Zealand and to be perfectly frank, I wouldn't try to see it in a fortnight.
When Australia then, as a diver, you will have to choose some great diving on the reef. If you are a diver, I definitely suggest you stay in Cairns/Port Duglas and take a long journey, maybe even a two to three day exploring/diving one. Go to Kuranda, the rainforests just off the coast just off the coast of the city.
You can then travel to Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide. For those who enjoy eating and drinking, Adelaide is a good choice and the Australian countryside can be reached by a four-hour-trip. Maybe stay a fortnight in Far North Qld, take a flight to Adelaide, stay three nights here or in Melbourne and relax a few nights in Sydney before coming home!