Australia and New Zealand Are Gorgeous—But Getting There Isn’t Easy

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

One of the most sought-over areas in the world to visit is Oceania, which comprises the likes of countries such as Australia and New Zealand. These countries, for those who don’t live there, often spark quite a lot of fantastical discussion of the natural wonders that exist there—which, inevitably, always lead to someone saying, “It’s definitely at the top of my list of places I’d love to travel to.” Of course, getting there is a lot easier said than done.

It’s Far…Very, Very Far

For those who have taken the time to consider flying to Australia, or New Zealand, for that matter, understand that it exists in a completely different plane of existence as far as Planet Earth is concerned. If you live in America, you’ll need to set aside at least a full day and a half just for traveling there. New Zealand, probably two days.

Not For Short Vacations

In other words, don’t even consider flying down under if you’re hoping for a “shorter vacation”. There’s absolutely no point of flying there for week, and we’d probably not even recommend going for two weeks—but that’s up the you. There’s also the matter of expensive airfare—which, considering how long you’ll be flying, is generally a lot more pricey than flights you’re used to taking.