Hi folks, We have a 2 month sabbatical coming up in May and June, and are planning on seeing some of New Zealand and Australia. The idea is to fly into Wellington or Christchurch and spend 4 weeks (Month of May) doing bits of the South Island and North Island - any 'must see' recommendations welcome. I realize it's not the ideal season, but that's what was available! Australia is perhaps an even bigger conundrum in terms of what to see in 4 weeks. I wish we had 4 months, but sadly we don't. Cities interest me less than nature, overall. We are pretty set on Ningaloo Marine Park to start us off (we're both divers, and whale sharks are on the bucket list, plus it seems like a great dive location/wilderness anyway), probably start there but could turn the order around if need be. The difficulty lies in choosing what else to see - obviously we can only get a small taste of the country in 4 weeks, and would rather do fewer things well than rush stuff. Options including northern territories (incl Kakadu NP), and I'm trying to figure out if it is worth the drive (for the outback experience) or flight (for the time saving) out to Uluru. Then there's the GB reef and lots of stuff in northern Queensland to consider. Day hikes, maybe up to 1 overnight, diving and taking in the large variety of scenery are big draws. If I had the time I'd be renting a camper van and driving most of it... Any guidance by locals or experienced travelers warmly welcomed. I'm sure we'll be back, but likely not very soon.