Hey guys just to answer a few Qs about Australia; Sydney has the BEST weather (sun sun sun), BUT trafficjams here can be a nightmare. Melbourne has a "nicer calmer artistic vibe" than Sydney but the weather is "Four Season" like Auckland. One big pro of Melbourne is the easy tram&rail service which makes "going out" attractive to do, and there's many edgey cool places to find in the city (Rooftop Bar has great views + Original Music gigs have better turnouts). Auckland at times feel a bit dull as not enough going on & always worrying about parking. Oz is definitely good for entertainment people like me, but nothing beats a good NZ beach. And I do miss my buddies in NZ Summary: Sydney for Weather, Melbourne for Entertainment, Auckland for Friends & Beaches.