Many associate Oceania with Australia, which is natural as it makes up the biggest land area in the region. However, Oceania has a lot more to offer and there are endless adventures waiting for you. Whether you are into partying for 3 months with other backpackers or prefer the quieter experience on a desolate island paradise, Oceania is the place to go. It offers a bit of everything. One thing you can’t miss no matter what, is the amazing nature!
Outback, urban life, and reefs in Oceania
In Australia, you can travel for days in the fascinating and remote Outback without meeting another human being, or transversely you can live the city life in one of the pulsating metropolises of Sydney or Melbourne, where you can barely be alone! Either way, make sure you also dive on one of the thousands of coral reefs that make up the Great Barrier Reef, surf on one of the fantastic beaches, or explore the wild nature that is so distinctive and unique to this enormous country.
Oceania has it all when it comes to climate and nature. Australia's neighbour, New Zealand, offers glaciers and alpine ski areas in the country's southern part, whilst in the northern part there are fantastic beaches and lush fertile forests. Further out in the Pacific, on Fiji or one of the other many paradise islands, you will be blown away by sheer number of the unbelievably beautiful beaches, colourful coral reefs and fish that inhabit them just a few meters from the shore. No one should deny themselves a trip to some of these fantastic Pacific Islands, which are just like paradise.
Meet the locals
Possibly the biggest attraction of this fascinating continent are its inhabitants. Nearly everywhere you go in Oceania you'll meet a "laid back" attitude to life. You will quickly feel relaxed and in good company here. A great way to experience Australia or New Zealand is to participate in a so-called "Working Holiday" programme, which allows you to work, earn money and experience the country and its inhabitants in a totally different
Getting around in Oceania
Distances in Oceania are HUGE so an inexpensive way of getting about, whether it is within the same country or island hopping around the Pacific, is to buy an "airpass". For travelling around Australia and New Zealand we highly recommend purchasing a bus pass. The buses cover pretty much all the country and can take you to some of the most out-of-the-way places. If you're after a little more freedom or independence you could rent or buy a car or even a campervan! You'll just need to get used to driving on the "wrong" side of the road.