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Where to go in Oz/NZ in March and April?

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We are tentatively planning a trip 'down under' for several weeks in March and April 2014. We have been fortunate to visit much of W.A. during annual visits to our daughter in Margaret River, but other than a few days in Sydney and the Blue Mountains haven't seen anywhere else in Oz and nothing at all of NZ. We are interested in what the best areas would be to explore at this time of year.

We are active seniors, Canadian, who enjoy the out of doors, moderate hiking, wildlife, walking tours in cities, Aboriginal culture and historic sites. I love to snorkel but DH doesn't so if we do GBR there will need to be other things on our agenda. We enjoy an occasional special meal but are not foodies by any means and are not interested in wineries as we can see them in WA and DH doesn't drink. We don't feel a need to cuddle a koala and shop only for necessities.

Our time and itinerary can be flexible. We might fly Cathay Pacific HKG to Perth and then use Qantas points to get around the country for about 2 weeks. Or we could fly into an east coast or NZ city and make our way from there. We have an offer of a place to stay in Melbourne which sounds appealing. Also have considered caravaning in NZ but not sure if several days of driving on the 'wrong' side of the road would be too taxing.

What are the weather/seasonal considerations we need to take into consideration? Our budget could probably be termed 'modest' as we find prices in Oz high and luxury isn't our style.

Your thoughts and suggestions?

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