I have a question for you. A friend of a friend traveled around a couple of continents last year. Australia/New Zealand was in the group. He said that Australia was one of the worst places to ride as far as somewhere being "bike unfriendly" and not the scenery. He said that he had people smashing beer bottles in front of him trying to pop his tires and some people trying to run him off the road, and this was a daily occurance. He fly into Sydney and went of up the left coast. On the other hand, he said that New Zealand was one of the best places he had ever ridden? People extremely friendly, just like family, and very curtious.
I was wondering if this is true more or less? I mean every place has its bad parts but I have never been to either Australia or New Zealand, but they are on my list and I definitely want to bring my bike.