So I've been thinking about where I want to go summer of 2016 after I graduate (I'm aware that's a long time away, but people who know me know I like to plan ), and an idea that popped into my head recently is New Zealand. Has anyone been? What did you like/dislike about it? I would absolutely love to see Hobbiton cause I'm a nerd but what else would people who've been recommend?
Also was thinking about flying over to Australia and seeing Sydney. This might be a dumb question but how likely is it that I would run into a huntsman spider? I think I would cry if I saw one. I have a serious fear of spiders and I'm not sure if it's worth it. I'm aware New Zealand has them too, but they're not as prominent, at least the internet says...
really you're only likely to see big spiders like that if you're close to the bush. The only time I regularly saw huntsmen was when I lived right on the edge of this big bush area.
Then again like luv said, depending on what you want Sydney might not be the best. As far as what I've heard from people who've been, Sydney's good for shopping, Bondi Beach, and Luna Park. Tasmania has amazing scenery, and they have a chocolate factory and an old prison that does tours. It's also tiny so you can travel the whole state in a day if you wanted. But it's really disconnected from the rest of the country, there isn't much entertainment-wise, like shopping or theme parks or big tourist attractions. Perth is the same, there are some really nice areas but if you want big tourist-y things it's still not as great as Sydney or Melbourne