I'm after a little bit of help if possible, my partner and I have just booked a trip where we plan to spend 2 weeks in Australia and 3 weeks in New Zealand, ideally we would like longer but are unable to because of work commitments.
We fly into Sydney on 12th Dec and plan on working our way up the coast before flying out of Brisbane to Queenstown on 27th Dec. Is there any particular places we should stop or things to do on route? We have a few ideas but are very open to recommendations. We would also like to spend Christmas on the beach, so any tips on places to stay would be great.
We then fly to Queenstown where we hope to spend New Year before making our own way up to Auckland and flying home on 16th Jan. So again any tips on places to stop/see in New Zealand would be much appreciated.
Many thanks in advance.