If yes, good practise for NZ.
I hope not, WA Coastal scrub would not be nice even if it is in NZ!
When do you fly out?
When you go to the Bay of Islands be sure to check out the Sword Fish Club in Russell - excellent local fishing club with a nice bistro and deck looking out across the water. Just down the road from the pub that talks itself up on all the promotional stuff, but IMHO the Sword Fish Club is better.