We are 2 senior, retired Canadians, who are active walkers & bikers, and enjoy slow travel. We used to travel to the USA as snowbirds to escape Canadian winters.
This year we are planning to travel to NZ/OZ for 70 days (Jan 3 - Mar 14). We are committed to 17 days in NZ, followed by 41 days in Australia, finishing with another 12 days in NZ...(flights are booked and paid for).
We were planning to spend 14 days in Sydney, where we arrive, 10 days in Adelaide, and finishing with 17 days in Melbourne, where we depart. We will rent apartments with kitchenettes etc., in all places.
We hoped to do day trips from each of these cities, and did want to have a slower pace, as our NZ portion will be a lot of stop & go travel.
We also plan this to be our first trip to Australia, returning in future years for more exploration.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be really appreciated.