Although Australia and New Zealand are far from anyone, they are both on the list of or most adventurers. And so they should be. You are awesome.
However, since they are so close to each other, they tend to band together which makes us cry a bit inside . We'll tell you a little secret here: they could not be more different!
The main differences are: Australia is huge, New Zealand is tiny. Australia is sometimes terribly hot, while New Zealand is a normal amount hot. Australia is quite flat in parts in parts while New Zealand is hellishly hilly. But both countries are incredible to visit and there are more places to discover than you can reach with your little legs.
For four types of travelers so we shed the beans on some wildcard targets in each country to stand out from the rest.
For the beach baby (or buoy)
Noah's Beach, Cape Tribulation (O z
Australia has obviously been hit by the beautiful beach Stick There are more than 10,000 beaches to choose from and they are all worth a visit It's not fair, but that's life.
Most people looking for a beach go directly to the squeaky white sand of Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays – and that rightly so. It's literally a perfect postcard! But venture further up the east coast to the Cape Tribulation and you'll be rewarded with the long, wide, white sand you'll find here. Noah's beach.
It's hard to find more than a few souls at the same time on the beach. The world's oldest tropical rainforest, the Daintree Rainforest, lies behind it. Make the most of it and camp right behind the trees.
The one downside? Tropical North Queensland is a saltwater crocodile so you can not swim in the ocean, but there are plenty of swimming spots in Cape Tribulation where you can cool off.
New Chums Beach, Coromandel (NZ)
You can always rely on the good or & # 39; Aotearoa this is Māori for New Zealand (by the way) to bring the goods in relation to nature.Ok, there are not nearly as many beaches to choose from as his larger, hotter neighbor, but they are usually less crowded.
Such a beach is New Chums Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula, where the water is warmer and the views just as hot. However, it is only accessible on foot or by boat. But that just means that you can be sure that you do not share the sand with hundreds of other people.
Take the drive to Whangapoua (another large beach) and follow the path on the left side of the beach over tree trunks and rocks. About 30 minutes later, you are in your own small oasis.
Put on a Jack Johnson song and relax in peace. Or hike to the lookout point for even better views.
For the Wanderer
Hinchinbrook Island (Oz)
Do not be fooled by the fact that Hinchinbrook Island is the largest island on the Great Barrier Ree f. To protect all that is good and wonderful, only 40 people are allowed to stay on the island at the same time. It is a hiker's paradise.
Take a boat from Lucinda on the mainland to Ramsay Bay or George's Point and switch off from there. The main reason why people visit the island is a hike on the 20 km long Thorsborne Trail along the east coast of the island. It takes about five days but you can make it longer if you want. And with a camping price of just AUD $ 5 a day, a longer stay will not break the bank. But make sure you are prepared. It is not for the faint of heart.
Try the Prince Henry Cliff Walk in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. The 7 km (easy) hike runs along the cliffs of the mountains, named after the blue cast that they carry from a distance.
Pouakai Crossing, Taranaki (NZ)
New Zealand is known for its tramps (t migrates to to you). There are thousands to choose from, guiding you through every kind of scenery you expect in the land that brought Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit to life – deep valleys, snowy mountains and rich forest.
If you are looking for a full-time hike that will mark off all try the 18.5-mile Pouakai Crossing in . Taranaki region on the land W est C oast. It is much quieter than the famous Tongariro Crossing in New Zealand's oldest National Park. So you do not have to worry about being photobombarded or your overly competitive side coming out when another hiker overtakes you. Does not happen? Only us then. This is embarrassing …
For the Island Friend
Kangaroo Island (Oz)
Is it even a trip to Australia if you do not see a kangaroo? Get on a ferry from Adelaide and Bam for 45 minutes! You'll hang out with Skippy and his friends in no time.
It's wild and full of other animals, including koalas, sea lions and wallabies. And it rocks the thing with the rock formation. In addition, the coast is over 500 km long and there are some of the best beaches that island friends can wish for. Feel like bustling in rock pools? It has " em . Do you want to catch [dolphins] waves with You have it Can you tan between sea lions and white sand? She betcha Buddy .
Rangitoto Island (NZ)
This tiny, small island just off the east coast of New Zealand's North Island is a perfect alternative for a day out of the sprawling city. It is the youngest and largest volcano in the Auckland volcanic field, but do not worry, scientists say it is unlikely to erupt again. Leave your RV on the mainland and make your way to the peak overlooking the Hauraki Gulf, Waitakere Ranges and Hunua Ranges. Or go into adventure mode and take the kayak from Auckland. Even better, try a night kayak tour.
For the nature lover
Tasmania ( Oz
Tassie, as it is affectionately called becomes strong as a tourist destination It's an adventure that comes from its ears (if islands have ears), think of warm, blue waters, white sand beaches, ornate cities, and unpredictable Tasmanian devils.
It also has green hills for days. It is easy to believe that you are traveling the great English countryside until you reach the beach or melt in the Australian sun.
This is also home to the World Heritage Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park. The star of the park is the Cradle Mountain, which is located over 500 m above sea level. Impressive rocky outcrops surround pine forests, tranquil lakes and flowering heaths. You will feel like you are in another country. And who does not want to go down on an adventurous trip?
C atlins Forest Park (NZ)
New Zealand's South Island wins the award for the Land of Most Impressive National Parks , Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park and the Abel Tasman National Park are all beautiful and should be on the list of destinations for every traveler. But Catlins Forest Park too.
Sitting on the road from the southernmost point of South Island (Slope Point), the park is as green as your friends once showed them photos of your trip.
There are countless trails that lead you through moss-rich forests to Purakaunui Falls, Matai Falls and McLean Falls. Or follow the tracks of the coast to blowholes, surf spots and the Mahoosive Cathedral Caves. Oh, and there's a shipwreck and a c century-old lighthouse to explore. OK, we are done now.
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