I spent almost five months in Australia and New Zealand after university. I loved the friendly people and dynamite landscape of New Zealand; if I were to go back now I’d do a lot more hiking and a little less hitchhiking! Number one on my list – Tongariro Alpine Crossing. In Australia the beaches are second to none – and the snorkeling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef is as good as it gets. Don’t miss a chance to hike the Overland Track in Tasmania, visit Wilson’s Promontory Park near Melbourne or Kalbarri National Park in western Australia.