I need help on this. I'm organising my first solo back packing and i chose Australia and New Zealand. Originally was planning to just hit New Zealand straight but discover the air tickets to reach there is around 1.2k. Not very willing to spend too much on air tickets.
Further search, i discover jetstar do fly from Singapore to Sydney and i can arrange another flight from Sydney to NZ which might be cheaper base on the air tickets($150++) with all the tax in.
As such, since i have not been to sydney before, i thought of visiting there for maybe few days before i get another flight out to NZ.
I do not have problem with NZ as my relative stays there and i have been there twice..
Is this advisable?
Or is there other alternative i can reach NZ directly but at a cheaper rate?
Sorry, i have never been to Australia before, so not too sure if there are any sort of airport restrictions etc on this. I presume my return flight would be in a similar method(NZ-Sydney-SG)...but i wish to know, if i do not exit the airport on my return trip, do i still need to pay aust airport tax?
Oh, i have like 18 days of leaves to clear so no worries on wasting abit of time there.