Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
It is beautiful.....But it IS a Long (ok VERY Long) flight.
There are Tazmanian devils in the woods.
It's worth the long flight from where you are. Break it up in Hawaii or Fiji.Food is amazing, scenery and general good stuff to see is endless. Take two weeks and see everything. Example, when was the last time someone came out in the rain and pumped your petrol/gas for you?