Oceania Travel Guide

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Sydney’s iconic architecture, the imposing cliffs of Uluru Rock and the vast expanses of aboriginal Oz all make Australia an attractive proposition for beauty-seeking travelers. Kick off in vibrant Sydney, where you can slurp VB in the bars and bash leather cricket balls around the sandy beaches, or get vertigo walking the struts of the Sydney Harbor Bridge before digging into a traditional meat-filled barbecue. Koalas, Kangaroos and Wombats all wander the wide open spaces of the outback, where you can lose yourself in nature on your very own walkabout. Many follow the crowds, edging around the coasts by van and stopping to surf the hefty east shore waves and dive amongst the underwater gardens of the Great Barrier Reef.

New Zealand is an extreme sports Mecca, with major draws for the adventure traveler including swimming with sharks, whale watching, bungee jumping, white water rafting, caving, para-gliding and sailing. The remote stretches of the pacific coast highway are a classic drive, taking visitors deep into Maori country, where tribes still gather on Maraes and greet each other with ritual challenges and age-old speeches. You can even explore ‘Middle Earth’, a collection of tourist destinations around the country that made up the sets to the Lord of the Rings films, including the imposing Whakapapa Skifield (Mordor) and Mount Sunday (the panoramic capital of Rohan).

The islands of Eastern Oceania are steamy paradises, each unique, but each home to swaying palm trees, white sand beaches and snorkeling to die for. East Timor – one of the world’s newest nations – is increasingly stable and ready to show daring travelers its tropical charms. Fiji’s up-market resorts, laid back outlook and staggering diving brings in the crowds, while yachting around the islands of Tonga and Samoa bring you face to face with tribal cultures and blasting cliff-side blowholes. For all the vibrant mix of culture, however, it’s the crystal seas and sublime beaches that you’ll never forget, and they really are peerless.

Popular Countries in Oceania

Australia #1 most popular location
As the only country in the world that (arguably) qualifies as a continent, the wide expanses and low population of Australia make it a nature lovers dream. The lush forests of Tasmania, impos…
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New Zealand #2 most popular location
With their striking, varied countryside made all the more famous as the undisputed star of The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, the astounding islands of New Zealand have something for nature lover…
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Fiji #3 most popular location
Fiji is a quintessential South Pacific experience. Of the 300 islands, nearly 200 are uninhabited, while the remaining 100 are home to grass skirts, surfers, hammocks, and an astonishing blen…
90travelers 86reviews 109blogs
New Caledonia #4 most popular location
An intoxicating blend of Melanesian and French traditions, New Caledonia is an overseas territory in the Western Pacific Ocean in the section termed the Coral Sea, just east of Australia and …
33travelers 29reviews 19blogs
Samoa #5 most popular location
A unique group of islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean in a part of the world known as Polynesia lies Samoa. Roughly halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, the islands are made up of a…
3travelers 23reviews 15blogs
French Polynesia #6 most popular location
French Polynesia, centered around the ever popular island of Tahiti, is a holiday of a lifetime kind of place made up of five island groups, each home to soaring peaks, countless shoals of fi…
26travelers 23reviews 45blogs
Cook Islands #7 most popular location
The Cook Islands seem to inhabit half the South Pacific. They're so spread out that the casual visitor is extremely unlikely to visit more than a couple of the fifteen, but when you've made y…
9travelers 19reviews 32blogs
Vanuatu #8 most popular location
Boasting the world’s most accessible and active volcano and dozens of sparkling waterfalls set amidst a tropical setting that appears as though it’s paradise on Earth, Vanuatu is an archi…
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Papua New Guinea #9 most popular location
One of the most enigmatic places to visit on Earth is Papua New Guinea. An island nation in the middle of Oceania, PNG is made up of literally hundreds of islands. It is a tropical paradise f…
38travelers 15reviews 18blogs
Palau #10 most popular location
Often lauded as the ultimate snorkeling destination on the planet, Palau is an island nation featuring coral reefs, turquoise waters, World War II wrecks hidden underneath the surface of the …
11travelers 13reviews 11blogs
Federated States of Micronesia #11 most popular location
Normally referred to as simply Micronesia, the Federated States of Micronesia is a country in the northwestern Pacific Ocean made up of a series of four major island groups with over 600 isla…
18travelers 7reviews 31blogs
Tonga #12 most popular location
As one of those heart of the Pacific, not sure what day it is destinations (Tonga was one of the popular spots for those rich folk who couldn’t resist seeing in the new Millennium twice), T…
3travelers 4reviews 6blogs
Marshall Islands #13 most popular location
The Marshall Islands are so tiny they almost seem like they're floating amongst their calm tropical waters, like they've just rocked up on their own paradise-hunting cruise and decided to bed…
10travelers 1reviews 6blogs
Nauru #14 most popular location
The world's smallest independent republic, and previously known as Pleasant Island, the tiny little republic of Nauru is a small island in the middle of the South Pacific, just south of the M…
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Kiribati #15 most popular location
Kiribati (bizarrely pronounced Kiribas) is a scattering ill-connected islands in the heart of the South Pacific, spread across swathes of ocean between The Cook Islands, Fiji and The Marshall…
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Solomon Islands #16 most popular location
A relatively undiscovered group of islands sitting in the South Pacific just east of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands are a strategically-located series of islands that sit between the C…
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