Oceania is a vast, arbitrarily defined expanse of the world where the Pacific Ocean – rather than land borders – connects the nations.
It is home to glistening white beaches, coconut palms swaying in the breeze, beautiful coral reefs, and rugged volcanic islands rising out of the blue ocean. Its diverse nations have some of the world's most international cities, and some of its most remote villages.
Australia is a dream destination for many. The country offers great cities and outback experiences, and definitely has that 'far-away-from-home' feeling. It is easy to get around and everyone speaks English. All this makes Australia a perfect destination for first-time Backpackers - party on!
New Zealand sees a more mature crowd of visitors. New Zealand is nature, nature, nature - and some adrenaline kick in the form of Bungee jumps. Admission tickets for tourist attractions are pretty high, and many people travel around in the luxury of a campervan instead of a bus.
Australia and New Zealand are by far the largest countries in the continent and the most visited by travellers. Oceania also incorporates Polynesia to the east, Melanesia to the west and Micronesia to the north.