Popular Cities in Oceania

Top cities in Oceania, page 1, based on popularity among TravBuddy members.

Sydney #1 most popular location
It might not be Australia’s capital, but Sydney is certainly Australia’s capital of glamour. From the iconic Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge to the open-air cinemas and essential bea…
6,900travelers 416reviews 423blogs
Melbourne #2 most popular location
The Australian capital from 1901 until the purpose built Canberra was ready, Melbourne today is still the Australian capital of fashion and sport. Whether you’re feeling like a kid wonde…
4,583travelers 274reviews 386blogs
Gold Coast #3 most popular location
As Australia’s sixth most populated city, Gold Coast – a very apt name for the picturesque strip of sand wedged in front of the towering sky scrapers of Queensland’s acclaimed surfing M…
629travelers 94reviews 48blogs
Auckland #4 most popular location
Auckland has new Zealand's largest population and is located near the top end of the North Island. It's population growth has been matched by soaring house prices and limited supply. New …
1,921travelers 139reviews 229blogs
Cairns #5 most popular location
As the gateway to the astonishing Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforst (the only place in the world where two World Heritage Areas meet), Cairns is something of an international playgrou…
427travelers 138reviews 90blogs
Perth #6 most popular location
As Western Australia’s only major city, Perth has a culture all of its own. Once thought of as a slightly dull alternative to Australia’s more lively eastern seaboard, Perth’s recently …
2,364travelers 152reviews 90blogs
Brisbane #7 most popular location
Ask other Australians what they think of Brisbane and you'll be inundated with words like 'dull', 'backwards' and 'village-like'. Stereotypes in this case, though, are wrong: the detractors o…
1,709travelers 96reviews 113blogs
Christchurch #8 most popular location
Christchurch is the gateway to the South Island of New Zealand. Many international visitors will either in arrive or depart from this largest, centrally located, South Island city. Christ…
586travelers 46reviews 98blogs
Queenstown #9 most popular location
Queenstown is to New Zealand what Ko Phan Ngan is to Thailand. That is, Queenstown is an undisputed party capital. New Zealand’s reputation amongst backpackers precedes it: the place to go …
194travelers 92reviews 119blogs
Adelaide #10 most popular location
A cosmopolitan city with a distinctly European feel to it, wind-swept Adelaide is part enchanting, green-thinking modern city and part hedonistic, art-lovers playground. In fact, despite it…
891travelers 48reviews 67blogs
Rotorua #11 most popular location
Named after the nearby lake and nicknamed Sulfur City, Rotorua is a small New Zealand North Island city known for its geothermal activity, a quirk that leaves the smell of Sulfur forever drif…
69travelers 40reviews 73blogs
Byron Bay #12 most popular location
One of the most popular surfing, scuba diving, and whale watching destinations on the planet, Byron Bay stands out as one of the most laid-back destinations in Australia, featuring a large nu…
132travelers 28reviews 51blogs
Wellington #13 most popular location
Wellington, New Zealand’s capital, is – like much of New Zealand – set on a harbor, surrounded by undulating hills and home to plenty in the way of outdoor adventure. Wellington has a h…
641travelers 41reviews 52blogs
Noosa #14 most popular location
A couple of hour's drive north of Brisbane, Noosa is part of the Sunshine Coast area of Queensland. The region consists of several suburbs, including Noosa Heads, Noosaville, Sunshine Beach, …
38travelers 13reviews 12blogs
Darwin #15 most popular location
Darwin has a wonderful vibe, with a young and multicultural population. The average year round temperature is 32 degrees Celsius; the best time of the year to visit is during the ‘dry’…
273travelers 34reviews 50blogs
Taupo #16 most popular location
There's just something about New Zealand that sparks the inner adventurer in everyone. Perhaps it is the majestic skylines, the deep-blue waters, or the lush forests that cover entire regions…
37travelers 25reviews 36blogs
Hobart #17 most popular location
A laidback, pint-sized southern capital that dates back to early colonial times (Hobart was only the second city to be built in Australia), Hobart rests in the shadow of Mount Wellington and …
154travelers 27reviews 37blogs
Dunedin #18 most popular location
The second-largest city on the South Island of New Zealand, and one of the main centers for the country as a whole, Dunedin sits at the head of Otago Harbor on a series of hills and valleys o…
141travelers 21reviews 26blogs
Port Douglas #19 most popular location
Port Douglas is a beautiful place, one of the nicest towns in Australia. There are lovely beaches close at hand with good swimming. Many interesting cafes and bars are on the main street wher…
24travelers 21reviews 16blogs
Canberra #20 most popular location
The capital of Australia, located in the Australian Capital Territory just southwest of Sydney, Canberra first got its start as a capital city built specifically with one thing in mind: to br…
350travelers 37reviews 26blogs
Airlie Beach #21 most popular location
Queensland's Airlie Beach is regarded as the gateway to the Whitsundays, a group of 74 islands fringed by the Great Barrier Reef. The hinterland and surrounds consist of mainly sugarcane plan…
26travelers 29reviews 31blogs
Wanaka #22 most popular location
Most commonly known as the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park, Wanaka is a resort town in the Central Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand, nestled on the southern banks of La…
26travelers 16reviews 28blogs
Alice Springs #23 most popular location
Home to the Arrernte Aboriginal people for more than 50,000 years, and a place that could be defined as the ultimate final frontier left on Earth, Alice Springs is a small Outback town locate…
90travelers 34reviews 49blogs
Nelson #24 most popular location
When you first hear the name it almost sounds fairly bland, like an unseasoned steak or a bad red wine. But, just as you cannot judge a book by its cover, you cannot judge a town by its name,…
88travelers 9reviews 23blogs
Coffs Harbour #25 most popular location
Coastal location offering holiday-makers a good choice in walks, beaches and golf. A popular place to stay in between Sydney and Brisbane and also well known as banana growing territory.
45travelers 5reviews 17blogs
Nadi #26 most popular location
Nadi, located on the western side of Viti Levu, is the third largest urban centre in Fiji. It is also the site of the main international airport and has the largest number of hotels and motel…
30travelers 23reviews 33blogs
Kaikoura #27 most popular location
Located on the southern coast of Marlborough between Christchurch and Blenheim, Kaikoura is one of the most famous places in New Zealand if you are coming for the seafood. Technically it is n…
13travelers 9reviews 24blogs
Napier #28 most popular location
Napier is proclaimed the "Art Deco City" of the world, after it was re-built in the 1930s in the wake of a very destructive earthquake. The city was re-built using traditional art deco techni…
40travelers 6reviews 13blogs
Hervey Bay #29 most popular location
Hervey Bay is a beach-side city located in south east Queensland. It has become something of a hippy hangout in recent years. The town, whose population is approximately 50,000 inhabitants…
19travelers 4reviews 8blogs
Rarotonga #30 most popular location
The largest, most populated and most visited of the Cook Islands group, "Raro" (is it's known to the locals) is a stress free zone. This could be the classic Pacific Island paradise many exp…
32travelers 11reviews 25blogs
Paihia #31 most popular location
Located within the Bay of Islands in the Northern part of the North Island, New Zealand, Paihia is a town full of tourist attractions. Paihia serves as an excellent base for cruises and ex…
11travelers 9reviews 14blogs
Caloundra #32 most popular location
Caloundra is the most southern city and gateway to the Sunshine Coast. Once considered a quiet town which attracted mostly retirees and families, Caloundra has undergone a complete transform…
24travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Launceston #33 most popular location
Launceston is located in the Tamar Valley alongside the Tamar River. It is approximately 1 hour drive from Devonport and 2.5 hours drive from Hobart. It hosts an airport that has flight…
41travelers 7reviews 10blogs
Townsville #34 most popular location
The city has a large and diverse range of restaurants representing many different cuisines of the world. The Palmer Street restaurant strip in South Townsville is home to many of these, and i…
109travelers 17reviews 14blogs
Picton #35 most popular location
Picton is the port for the Inter-island ferry from Wellington and arrives after a delightful 3 hour cruise through the Marlborough The ferry transports trains, trucks, cars and passengers a…
1travelers 11reviews 22blogs
Margaret River #36 most popular location
Margaret River is known on the international scene for two reasons. The first is most likely for it's surf; it's home to the Margaret River Pro. The second is the growing reputation for the w…
28travelers 6reviews 18blogs
Hamilton #37 most popular location
Hamilton is the largest inland city in New Zealand and 5th largest city overall. It lies in the Waikato region of the north island. Because of its location along the Waikato River, it has a h…
121travelers 12reviews 19blogs
Tauranga #38 most popular location
The city of Tauranga is the largest coastal city in the Bay of Plenty region and although it has typically been a place to retire to, it's growing rapidly and there is plenty to see and do fo…
99travelers 6reviews 6blogs
Katoomba #39 most popular location
Katoomba is approximately 100 kilometres west of Sydney City in the Blue Mountains region. Famously known for the picturesque Blue Mountains, it hosts spectacular views of mountains and va…
9travelers 5reviews 25blogs
Port Macquarie #40 most popular location
Set on the Mid North coast of New South Wales and only four and a half hours drive from Sydney, the coastal resort town of Port Macquarie is a popular destination for travellers and surfers a…
20travelers 4reviews 3blogs
Surfers Paradise #41 most popular location
Surfers Paradise is a stunning strip of coastline that is alive with locals and tourists by day and by night. It has long been the epicentre of the most developed beach resort in Australia, …
64travelers 25reviews 30blogs
Newcastle #42 most popular location
Newcastle is a coastal city with a laid back country attitude, the best of both worlds. It’s a great place if you like to surf because there are over 50 beaches in the Newcastle area and ar…
233travelers 13reviews 5blogs
Phillip Island #43 most popular location
Located 90minutes south-east of Melbourne on the Bass Coast, Phillip Island is known for its sporting history and wildlife. In 1928, the first car grand prix was held on the island. Today …
8travelers 14reviews 13blogs
Broome #44 most popular location
Broome, located in the far North of Western Australia is an extremely popular tourist destination. It's a small town of around 15,000 which doubles in the tourist season. It's prime industrie…
76travelers 3reviews 20blogs
Franz Josef #45 most popular location
Nothing more than a dot on the map in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand, Franz Josef is nothing more than a little town in the middle of nowhere, built in reference to …
6travelers 9reviews 28blogs
Te Anau #46 most popular location
Te Anau is a small tourist town located on the edge of the Fiordland National Park in the south island of New Zealand. The name Te Anau is taken from the largest South Island lake that the…
5travelers 7reviews 16blogs
Blenheim #47 most popular location
Blenheim is not yet a city, only a large town of 32000 people. There is good shopping in the town and in the outskirts at Springlands, and Redwoodtown and Renwick. The town is situated alon…
22travelers 21reviews 3blogs
Milford Sound #48 most popular location
Considered to be the 8th Wonder of the World by Rudyard Kipling, as well as booked by New Zealand as their most famous tourist destination, and arguably one of the world’s most ecotacular-d…
34travelers 10reviews 32blogs
Uluru - Kata Tjuta #49 most popular location
Ayers Rock(now formally known as Uluru) is the largest clean skin monolith in the world, and well known for its beauty and changing colours. Uluru is located 485 kilometres from Alice Spr…
96travelers 10reviews 58blogs
Fraser Island #50 most popular location
The largest sand island in the world, entirely set apart as a World Heritage Site since 1992, Fraser Island is a large island just off the coast of the tropical state of Queensland. This is o…
33travelers 9reviews 30blogs
Albany #51 most popular location
Albany is also the oldest continuous European settlement in Western Australia, and was founded in 1826, three years before the state capital of Perth. The King George Sound settlement was a h…
28travelers 4reviews 7blogs
Apollo Bay #52 most popular location
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Warrnambool #53 most popular location
With a population of around 30,000 Warrnambool is one of the larger towns along the Western section of the Great Ocean Road. During the summer months the population expands with Victorians t…
14travelers 4reviews 1blogs
Port Vila #54 most popular location
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Port Stephens #55 most popular location
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Ballarat #56 most popular location
Ballarat is located in Victoria, Australia about 2 hours west of Melbourne. A historical town most known for being a hot spot during the gold rush in the 1850s, you can visit Sovereign Hill …
40travelers 7reviews 2blogs
Blue Mountains #57 most popular location
The Blue Mountains is famously known for the Three Sisters rock formation which juts out of the land and into your eyes. The name Blue Mountains is not derived from the colour of the rocks on…
31travelers 18reviews 15blogs
Maroochydore #58 most popular location
The Sunshine Coast is a sophisticated and multicultural community, a safe and clean environment, and a genuinely friendly and welcoming place to visit, work and study. On the doorstep of Bris…
16travelers 5reviews 5blogs
Merimbula #59 most popular location
4travelers 1reviews 7blogs
Mooloolaba #60 most popular location
A popular coastal city, Mooloolaba is situated about 100km north of Brisbane on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. Peppered with hotels for those seeking the sunny beaches and a laid back coastal a…
17travelers 4reviews 2blogs
Kangaroo Island #61 most popular location
17travelers 6reviews 18blogs
Hanmer Springs #62 most popular location
Hanmer Springs is approximately 1.5 hours drive North of Christchurch. In recent years the hot springs resort has been upgraded providing visitors with world class facilities. The scenery i…
4reviews 4blogs
Fox Glacier #63 most popular location
Fox Glacier is a small township located about 3 hours from Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. This area is called ¨Glacier Country¨ as there are 2 glaciers in c…
3travelers 6reviews 11blogs
Greymouth #64 most popular location
Greymouth the main centre of the Grey District lies beside the Tasman Sea and the Grey River. It is the geographic and commercial heart of the West Coast, with the largest population. Today i…
13travelers 5reviews 10blogs
Pokolbin #65 most popular location
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Invercargill #66 most popular location
Invercargill is New Zealand's most southern city in New Zealand and is located on the Southern Scenic Highway. The south island has a Scottish influence as can be seen in Invercargill with t…
18travelers 4reviews 7blogs
Mildura #67 most popular location
17travelers 1reviews 3blogs
Rockhampton #68 most popular location
Rockhampton, or Rocky as the locals call it, is a city that was established in 1858. The current population is approximately 69.000. It is one of the largest cities between Brisbane and Cairn…
33travelers 6reviews 7blogs
Manukau City #69 most popular location
1travelers 3reviews
Mission Beach #70 most popular location
Mission Beach is a small town situated in between Cairns and Townsville, of the A1 near El Arish. The town is actually made up of four villages: Bingil Bay, Mission Beach Wongaling Beach and …
2travelers 4reviews 10blogs
Bendigo #71 most popular location
46travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Fremantle #72 most popular location
Fremantle used to be your typical port town but has undergone a bit of a facelift in recent years. There are a number of historical sites (Roundhouse, Prison, Markets, etc) and a few muse…
47travelers 14reviews 13blogs
Kerikeri #73 most popular location
Kerikeri, home to many historic buildings, is the largest town in the Northern part of the North Island, New Zealand. The oldest surviving house in New Zealand, Mission House or Kemp Hous…
11travelers 2reviews 7blogs
Palmerston North #74 most popular location
Palmerston North or in Māori Te Papa-i-oea is the main city of the Manawatu-Wanganui region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is an inland city with a population of 79,800 (June 2008 es…
59travelers 1reviews 3blogs
New Plymouth #75 most popular location
New Plymouth is located on the west coast of the North Island, about 5 hours drive from both Auckland and Wellington. It is a much looked over attraction which is locally well-known for its b…
46travelers 1reviews 5blogs
Bora Bora #76 most popular location
Bora Bora is an atoll (volcanically created island surrounded by a lagoon, and protected from the ocean by an encircling coral reef). It is located in the South Pacific Ocean in the Society I…
987travelers 5reviews 9blogs
Busselton #77 most popular location
230km from Perth, the seaside town of Busselton can be attacked whole-heartedly for a day-trip.. but why bother? Stay overnight on your way further south and see what's on offer. There are…
21travelers 7reviews 4blogs
Apia #78 most popular location
Located on the Northern coast of Upolu island,Apia,the only city of Samoa with 40 000 inhabitants is the capital of the independant state of Samoa since 1962. The notable attractions there, …
5travelers 10reviews 17blogs
Great Ocean Road #79 most popular location
When it was initially constructed back in the early 20th century, the Great Ocean Road was built as a way to provide work for soldiers returning from the first world war, and when it was comp…
23travelers 8reviews 20blogs
Moorea #80 most popular location
22travelers 10reviews 7blogs
Wollongong #81 most popular location
Wollongong, located in the Illawarra area of NSW, is 82km south of Sydney and is the 3rd laregest city in New South Wales. The name is believed to mean 'seas of the South' in an Aboriginal…
112travelers 4reviews 12blogs
Toowoomba #82 most popular location
30travelers 1reviews
Lakes Entrance #83 most popular location
Lakes Entrance is located on the Gippsland Lakes in East Gippsland, 320km east of Melbourne. It is a water front town with a strong fishing industry and attraction emphasis on water activi…
3travelers 4reviews 4blogs
Cape Tribulation #84 most popular location
Cape Tribulation - where the Rain Forest meets the Great Barrier Reef. This is a nice break from the "backpacker mecca" of Cairns. It is about a 2 hour bus ride north of Cairns and ther…
2travelers 12blogs
Tahiti #85 most popular location
Tahiti is the largest and most heavily populated island in French Polynesia. It has a population of 150,000 out of the 220,000 in all of French Polynesia. Tahiti is essentially two islands,…
711travelers 5reviews 4blogs
Magnetic Island #86 most popular location
Magnetic Island lies of the coast of Townsvile. It got it's name from James Cook, whose compass needle went crazy when he reached it (no, the island is not magnetic). You can get there by fe…
11travelers 5reviews 8blogs
Whitsunday Islands #87 most popular location
"The Whitsundays" is the term referring to a group of islands off the coast of Queensland, Australia and their associated waterways. The area is enormously popular with both local and interna…
52travelers 7reviews 18blogs
Whangarei #88 most popular location
Whangarei is the northernmost city and capital of the Northland Region in New Zealand. Located by the coastline, Whangarei is famed for its laid-back reputation with Quayside being a popular …
36travelers 5reviews 5blogs
Hokitika #89 most popular location
Hokitika is a township on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island, 40 kilometres (25 Miles) south of Greymouth, and close to the mouth of the Hokitika River. The town has a population of…
5travelers 3reviews 6blogs
Aitutaki #90 most popular location
17travelers 6reviews 5blogs
Koror #91 most popular location
Koror is the heart of Palau since this place hold all the business on island and was the former Capital of Palau before replaced by Melekeok in 2006. Koror is the most populated island in…
10travelers 10reviews 7blogs
Oamaru #92 most popular location
Oamaru is known for its penguin colony, viewable at night in summer in hundreds rushing up ashore. Do not miss the Historical District, Penny Farthing Factory and Lime Stone Sculptures!
8travelers 4reviews 9blogs
Lake Tekapo #93 most popular location
Lake Tekapo is near Mt Cook which is New Zealand's highest mountain. Its waters and views are a must see. There are accommodations there and some activities to do.
3travelers 3reviews 7blogs
Strahan #94 most popular location
Strahan is a picturesque water front town and the only port on Tasmania's rugged west coast. The port once handled cargoes for the mining towns of Zeehan and Queenstown; it is now the startin…
1travelers 3reviews 6blogs
Bundaberg #95 most popular location
Bundaberg is a city in Queensland, Australia. The city lies on the Burnett River, approximately 385 kilometres (239 mi) north of the state capital, Brisbane and 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) inland …
37travelers 3blogs
Albury #96 most popular location
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Noumea #97 most popular location
Nouméa is the capital and largest city in New Caledonia, and the largest French-speaking city of the Pacific. It is one of the most "westernised" city in the Pacific Islands region, and is i…
37travelers 3reviews 2blogs
Kalbarri #98 most popular location
Kalbarri is a coastal town in Western Australia situated on the Murchison River about 600km north of Perth. It is surrounded by the Kalbarri National Park with great hiking tracks and fantast…
3travelers 3reviews 13blogs
Port Campbell #99 most popular location
1travelers 2reviews 10blogs
Bondi Beach #100 most popular location
Bondi Beach is arguably Sydney's, and Australia's for that matter, most famous strip of golden sand and ocean break. Bondi Beach is located in Sydney's eastern suburbs and is a short bus ride…
28travelers 8reviews 8blogs