The geographic region of our planet known as Oceania is both divided by, and united by, the sea. It encompasses Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Its island nations, known collectively as The South Pacific, consist of a wide array of of tropical islands, both massive and minuscule. These include New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, Hawaii, and New Zealand. The coastlines of Oceania’s two largest countries, Australia and New Zealand, are legendary for their beauty and endless in their scope. But it’s what lies inland that really makes these places distinctly unique: cosmopolitan cities, mist-shrouded volcanoes, vast deserts – the Outback – and isolated communities populated with some of the most interesting people you’ll find anywhere.
In contrast to its larger nations of Australia and New Zealand, Oceania is also a remote and exotic wonderland comprised of tropical islands surrounded by the sapphire-blue Pacific Ocean. These islands are home to some of the finest beaches in the world, lush jungles, coral reefs and a welcoming Pacific culture. Hiking, diving, surfing, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling and other adventure activities are readily available to outdoors enthusiasts and lovers of nature.