QUICK OCEANIA FACTS
The largest island of Oceania is Australia. It’s also wider than the moon!
Highest mountain in Oceania is Mount Cook (aka Aoraki) in New Zealand.
Puncak Jaya on the island of New Guinea. It is the tallest island mountain in Oceania. It’s the highest point between the Himalayas and the Andes.
The Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland (Australia) is made up of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands, and stretching for over 1,400 miles (2,300 km).
Kiribati is the only country in the world that is situated in all four hemispheres. Kiribati is a sovereign nation that is made up of 32 atolls and reef islands, and one raised coral island.
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Popular Destinations in Oceania
Australia: Melbourne and Sydney are generally the most known cities in Australia although small cities such as Adelaide (in South Australia) and any of the Queensland cities are hidden gems. While a lot of people are scared of travelling to Australia with the fear that everything tries to kill you. You’ll likely spend a full trip and never see a spider or snake (unless you head into the outback).
New Zealand: People tend to think that New Zealand is part of Australia and while Aussies are very friendly with New Zealanders, it is in fact it’s own country. New Zealand is well known for its rugby team, indigenous Maori culture and its picturesque landscape. You can start your day in the North Island, Auckland city, head to Rotorua and enjoy natural springs and end your day up in the snowy mountains.
Fiji: Fiji is generally known as a fairly expensive but stunning place to visit. Most people arrive via cruise ships or head over for their honeymoon. Legendary Jacques Cousteau dubbed Fiji the “Soft Coral Capital of the World” because of its abundance of breathtaking diving and snorkelling locations. Go underwater to discover cool coral-covered walls, eerie caverns and canyons, and small lagoons rich with aquatic life.
French Polynesia: French Polynesia is home to some of the best diving in the world, clear waters, a variety of marine life, and amazing scenery! The nation is made up of 118 islands spread across five archipelagos in the South Pacific Ocean. The largest island in French Polynesia is Tahiti.
Samoa: Unparalleled natural riches are waiting for you to be discovered in Samoa. Samoa, which consists of the two islands of Apia and Savai’i, has a very distinctive terrain with steep mountains formed by volcanic eruptions, dense tropical rainforests, beautiful coral reefs, and sparkling turquoise seas. Without a question, Samoan culture is important to Polynesian life, and the music, dancing, and visual arts that come from this region are well-known throughout the Pacific Islands and the rest of the world.
Solomon Islands: Solomon Islands are well known for excellent surfing, snorkelling, coral reefs, historical sites, culture, private islands, tropical jungle, waterfalls and rainforest. It’s mostly untouched by tourists so you can enjoy an authentic Solomon experience during your trip. Due to the lack of infrastructure, it’s an ideal place to unplug from your phone and take in the crystal clear waters and ocean life.
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Oceania is made up of approx 14 different countries; Australia, Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.