I'm planning on spending some time in Oz and NZ starting in Oct thru the end of Jan.
My goal is to tramp and bushwalk thru both NZ islands, the west coast of Oz, if money and weather allows the Overland track in Tasmania.
At first I was planning on tramping NZ from Oct to the early Dec(mostly to avoid the summer crowds) head over to Cairns and the great barrier reef heading south until mid Jan or so and then over to Taz for the Overland track.
After looking at the weather for those times, NZ winter is just ending and some of the tracks might be under water or covered in snow.
In Dec and Jan the wet is happening in Oz (as far as the weather history shows) hence the rainforest, so I'm not going to think about not getting wet, but what about lounging on the beach or snorkeling (the stingers are an issue).
What about Tasmania in late Jan or early Feb for the overland track.
Am I way off base with this? I'm now thinking about Oz and Taz then over to NZ, is anyone able to follow me? Your thoughts are much needed!