I agree with you, my friend. I've been to Aus four times and NZ once. Traveled from Adelaide to Brisbane and have spent a couple of months is Aus. I have to say, it is the closest country to Canada I have ever been in. While the geography is very different, the people aren't and it feels like home to me. Same humour, same attitudes, far more similarities than differences. It's a wonderful place full of wonderful people and I look forward to my next trip there. NZ was amazing too. I traveled the length of the south island from Christchurch to the very south. Beautiful place. It was like someone shrunk Canada by compressing Nova Scotia to British Columbia so it was only several hours across. Breathtaking!