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cocoloco Aug 29, 2008 11:04 PM

I am traveling to Oz and NZ for the first time this week. I'm in Sydney for a week on business and would appreciate any recommendations for a solo diner. I'm especially looking for seafood and am looking for everything from fine dining to great little shacks on the beach. The ambience doesn't matter much as long as it's amenable to solo diners and the food is excellent.

Then I'm on to South Island with my boyfriend for a week and making the typical circuit - Christchurch, Greymouth, Franz Josef and Fox, Queenstown, Milford Sound. Any and all great eats along the way would be much appreciated. We are driving the route so are willing to go off the beaten path a bit for anything that's worth it. Also looking for suggestions on the long trek between Franz Josef and Queenstown. Is wine country on that jaunt?

Finally, we are heading up to Port Cove area for the final week. This is the area I'm finding the least info on and would appreciate any special gems!

Thanks so much in advance!