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Welcome to Oceania & The Pacific!


Australia and New Zealand’s medley of mountains, deserts, reefs, forests, beaches and multicultural cities are an eternal draw for travellers. Remote, beautiful and friendly, the Pacific islands’ white sands and clear waters are almost dreamlike in their perfection.

















Sexy Sydney

Explore five levels of art at one of Australia's most popular art museums, located within beautiful parklands overlooking Sydney Harbour is the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Beach lovers will love Avalon beach a "sea-change" destination for Sydneysiders looking to adopt the surfer lifestyle. Be at peace at the Chinese Garden of Friendship, entering the garden is like walking backwards in time into the quiet solitude of ancient China. King Street Wharf is a sophisticated waterfront restaurant and tourist precinct which includes exciting international food and beverage offerings as well as arts and cultural events for the public.

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Awesome Auckland

Snap the perfect panorama picture at Auckland's needle-like Sky Tower, the city's most prominent landmark and at 328 meters high, New Zealand's highest building. Behold the jaw-dropping sights of the wide sweep Waitemata Harbour that slices Auckland in two and is the city's most prominent natural feature. Immerse in history in Auckland's imposing War Memorial Museum sitting on the highest point of Auckland Domain in a vast Neoclassical building dating from 1929. A symbol of the city is the One Tree Hill, the 182-meter-high hill sits amid the lush Cornwall Park with a series of flower beds and stands of mature trees set amid walking trails.

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Brilliant Bora Bora

Thrill seekers will delight at the biggest Bora Bora attraction that is Mt. Otemanu, this ancient volcano can be seen from many places around Bora Bora. A motu picnic as a polynesian experience that is one of the best activities in Bora Bora, get ready to be swept away by boat to a secluded little motu in the lagoon. Matira Beach is Bora Bora's famous public beach and has been voted best beach in the world, It's laid back atmosphere, pure white sand and calm turquoise water allow true relaxation.

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Glittery Gold Coast

Get above it all and explore Mount Tamborine’s rainforests with a leisurely stroll through the canopies 30 metres above the forest floor. Despite being one of Australia’s top-rated beaches, Burleigh Heads Beach is surprisingly quiet and you’ll find plenty of space to throw down your beach towel. Catch some good waves in the 3km stretch of golden shore, Surfers Paradise beach is one of the top surf spots in the world! Meet some of the most famous Aussies, from koalas to kangaroos, at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, the park is home to over 1,000 different tropical animals unique to the Gold Coast region.

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Quickly to Queenstown

Milford Sound is a fiord in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s known for towering Mitre Peak, plus rainforests and waterfalls like Stirling and Bowen falls. Get ready for a spectacular view, the Routeburn Track is a world-renowned 32 km tramping track found in the South Island of New Zealand. The track is usually completed by starting on the Queenstown side of the Southern Alps. Learn the ropes in the ski's at Coronet Peak, a ski resort in Coronet Peak Access Road, Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand. Bask in Skippers Canyon,  a historic and scenic gorge around 22 kilometres in length, several kilometres north of Queenstown.

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Fantastic Fiji

Experience the great island life in Fiji. The Fijians give so much importance on their culture and they sure aren’t shy to let the visitors experience it. Their many ceremonies lets you appreciate how they managed to keep these alive for many years. The International Dateline found on one of the 333 islands can let you be in the past and future at the same time. And if you’re dreaming to wake up and see the sparkling sea against the stunning mountain and sky, you’re always welcome.

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More on Oceania!


Islands & Beaches

The island nations of the Pacific are scattered across the map like flower petals, but one thing that unites them all is the ever present sound of the ocean. If you’re looking for the perfect beach you probably won’t find it: there’s one around every headland. The Pacific is not just about relaxing on palm-fringed white-sand beaches, you’ll also discover dramatic coastlines built for long walks where the wind and sea-spray are your only companions.


Wildlife & Wild Nature

From up-close encounters with furry marsupials in Australia to the kaleidoscopic marine life of the Pacific, you will connect with a world here that you might otherwise only know through the narration of David Attenborough. While cities and resorts are dotted across the region the best feature is nature. You can swim with whale sharks in West Australia; hike through jungle to swim under a waterfall in Fiji; or be awed by snow-capped mountains and deep fiords of New Zealand.


Traditional cultures

The cultures of the Pacific islands have changed with the years but people still dress with modesty and live with a strong sense of respect for their elders and tradition. What some Pacific countries may lack in terms of luxuries they make up for in generosity. A night spent sharing food and song with a close-knit community will soon makes you realise that for every modern advantage in life there is often a trade-off in lost skills, knowledge, and kinship. Hospitality and hearty laughter is the local currency of the Pacific, so make like the locals and greet everyone with a nod or a smile in the street.


Outdoor Adventure

New Zealand may be the capital of adventure sports where bungee jumping, zorbing and extreme skiing are just a few of the activities on offer, but the wider Pacific has plenty to offer those who want to test their mettle. There’s world-class surfing, snorkelling and diving but how about hiking to crumbling sacred statues in the jungle, swimming with whales, trekking to the top of a volcano, rappelling down a waterfall or kayaking to forgotten beaches? And in Australia and New Zealand you can undertake a long-distance walking trail (roughing it, or on a softer mattresses-and-sherpa-guides tour), as well as mountain-biking, rock-climbing and parachuting.


Source: lonely planet



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