My husband and I are planning to go on an escorted tour to Australia and NZ. I am trying to decide if we should go in early March, mid-October or early November. The trip will last 3 1/2 weeks and will begin in Australia with half of the time in NZ. We want to go at the best time to avoid a lot of rain and high temps. We will be going to Melbourne, Sydney, Ayers Rock, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and both the north and south islands in NZ. Your opinions are most appreciated.