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    Default Next trip: New Zealand or South Africa



    The past 4 years we (gf and me) traveled for 4 weeks to South Africa. Really nice country, both non-astronomical and astronomical. Awesome weather, crystal clear and dark skies, etc.

    But we considered another destination : New Zealand. Should be very nice, with the volcanoes and nice late summer (Feb-Mar) weather, the North Island should have a climate like Spain.

    Air tickets is not an issue: for both destinations there are nice offers from the EU from the best airlines (Emirates, Qatar, and Singapore Air in case of NZ) and bringing my 110ED neither, the tube fits in the carry-on.

    Does somebody have experience with weather and sky conditions in the North Island of NZ ? South Island as well, but that might be more like Central Europe in the South Pacific.

    So the well known ZA with its beautiful scenery and skies still attracts us after 4 times ....
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    Default Re: Next trip: New Zealand or South Africa

    EDIT: Another reason for stick to ZA is the Southern Star Party and a partial solar eclipse of Feb 26.
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