Oceania offers visitors the chance to see life from a southern-hemisphere perspective. Western, Asian, and Pacific cultures come together to give a unique personality to the region’s cities, towns, and rural areas. The mountains and coasts of New Zealand have been drawing an increasing number of visitors in recent years, while in Australia, the coastal cities coexist with a vast inland wilderness, which fascinates visitors with an adventurous spirit. The relaxed and welcoming culture of the region makes it easy for visitors to find a place for themselves here, and many find that their first trip to Oceania is the beginning of a lifelong fascination.
Few countries offer such a fascinating combination of worldly urban centers with unpopulated wilderness. The cities, home to increasingly diverse populations, could keep anyone occupied for a long visit. But for those who want to get outdoors, Australia is also the perfect setting for hiking, scuba diving, rock climbing, and exploring.
New Zealand’s scenery combines pastoral fields of sheep with stunning fjords, waterfalls, glaciers, hot springs, and snow-capped mountains. European influences and local Maori culture meet in intricate and ever-changing ways here, and visitors to New Zealand may find themselves falling in love with a place that’s both peaceful and adventurous.