To get to Christchurch we had to fly from Roturua to Wellington. This just gave us a day to see the amazing Te Papa museum and to walk up the incedibly steep hill to the botanic gardens.
Rotorua is famous for geothermal activity, basically boiling mud!
New Zealand was once a British colony and you can visit without a visa but getting in can be complicated because of the strict bio-security laws.
There’s a list of things you just have to see in Sydney. The bridge, the opera house , the beaches and the Blue Mountains headed our list.
We really enjoyed our time in Melbourne but very soon it was time to pull our cases up Melbourne’s steep hills to get the 5.30 am bus to the airport. A short flight took us to Hobart, the capital of Tasmania. From this friendly city you can easily travel to the sights of the island.
After a few weeks in Malaysia and Indonesia arriving in Australia was a massive culture shock. For such a relatively short flight we were in a different world again.