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New Zealand or Tahiti/French Polynesia in late Feb or March?

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In the fall of 2010, I joined my husband in Melbourne at the end of a business trip, and we spent 3 weeks touring Australia on our own, which was a wonderful trip. Now he will be going back to Sydney on business in February, and we want to plan another vacation in the South Pacific. We plan to spend 2 weeks, but might be able to squeeze in an additional few days if we can. We are on the fence between going to New Zealand or Tahiti/French Polynesia (maybe Moorea, Bora Bora, Raiatea, Tahaa, Rangiroa), as both are high on our bucket list. If we go to NZ, would a few day side trip to Fiji be a worthy addition, and why?

Please share your thoughts on which would be the better choice in the late February/early March time frame in terms of weather, availability/busyness of the season, lateness of our planning, etc. While we want to go both places eventually, your feedback and experience in either or both locations would be most appreciated in helping us make a decision of where to go this year.

A bit about us: We are in our early-mid 60's, but husband has a bum knee so walking on level surfaces is fine, but no long walks on uneven surfaces, hiking or NZ extreme sports for us. We love to snorkel so FP is one of our dreams. We prefer to travel independently vs. an escorted tour, in terms of having the freedom to choose our itinerary, to spend more time each place, and to see things up close and not out the window of a bus, but we are open to all suggestions.

I'll have more specific questions later, such as transportation within each country, driving vs. flying, whether a cruise makes sense for FP, but for now, help us choose our destination. Thanks for your help.

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