I posted a recent topic on hotel rooms and am now trying to decide where I should be. I will be a first time visitor to Australia and trying to make some quick decisions in a very short time is quite daunting. I am aware that I will not be able to pack everything in on this first trip and will just be content to visit whatever I plan for. I am a single male in my early 30s and will be traveling alone.
Right now, I can fly into Sydney either the morning of Nov. 23 or 24th. I will leave the evening of the 30th. I know that is a long time to be in Sydney and will want to explore other areas as well. So some other options are to head down to Melbourne for a few days and fly out of there. Or fly over to Auckland, NZ and spend a few days there and fly home directly from there. If I did either I could see myself staying in the Sydney area through Thurs/Friday (maybe taking day trips) and heading to the next location. I know a couple of days in Auckland is probably really quick. I'm just trying to maximize as much as possible in a short time frame.
Thanks for any insight.