Study Abroad Australia Vs. New Zealand (which has better surf)

Discussion in 'Surf Travel' started by justout212, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    once i bought a holden 'HD' there for A$490 and sold it 6 months/6K miles later for $450.....also don't worry
    about driving on the other side of the road; you'll pick it up easy....
  2. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    I caught this. No one else did. Lol

    Bro, you're in AU now?

  3. thedude1984

    thedude1984 Member

    Feb 14, 2014
    You should also consider University of Otago in Dunedin, NZ. That's where I studied abroad and it is awesome! Plenty of options ranging from beach breaks, point breaks, river mouths, rock bottom, etc. And you will be surfing perfect, barreling, uncrowded surf with your bros! Get away from Auckland - the south island is where it's at! Check out Aramoana (aka Spits Beach) and Murderers Beach.

    You will definitely need a car to get around New Zealand and explore the country. It will give you the ultimate freedom that just isn't possible with the limited public transportation. Chip in with your roommates for a good runner that will last the 5 months you are there (we bought an old station wagon for $750 that did great).

    Australia is only a short plane ride away. You can also book a multi-day layover in Fiji on your flight back (like I did for 6 days). Message me if you want some more info.
  4. quiksilver1231

    quiksilver1231 Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2008
    was just out there for a spring semester around the same area. you'll find some fun waves around for sure. I surfed manly the one day, it wasn't epic but it was a lot of fun. image.jpg