Places in Oceania

Oceania is one of the most serene, mysterious and spiritual places on our planet. This is why visiting it at least once in a lifetime is a must. However, it’s also a vast and diverse place and visiting just one location in Oceania doesn’t mean that you get the entire experience. Sure, memories that you earn there will last you a lifetime, nonetheless, what you’re getting is something completely unique and specific to that particular Oceanian region. Due to the fact that the choice of the location makes so much difference, here’s the selection of seven places that are widely considered as the most beautiful places in Oceania.

1. Christmas Island

The reason why we’ve picked Christmas Island as the first place on this list is due to the fact that it has virtually every feature that people associate with Oceania. First, it has a balmy tropical climate. Second, it has incredibly diverse wildlife. In fact, it is widely considered to be a hotspot for ornithologists all over the globe. Other than this, it provides you with experiences such as cave diving and grotto swimming. Overall, it has everything that you expect out of a trip to Oceania and more.

2. Fiji

One of the first places on this list is definitely the tiny Republic of Fiji. Reasons for visiting the place are numerous, ranging from the fact that it has some of the most dazzling beaches in the world, all the way to the fact that its culture and natural beauties are more than worth exploring. The cuisine of Fiji is simply superb, which is also why a visit to this place could also be planned as a part of your gourmet tour. Also, keep in mind that Fiji is a heaven for all those who are passionate about golfing, seeing as how it boasts some of the most interesting courses in the world. Other than this, it’s a great place for you to learn surfing.

3. Great Barrier Reef

When speaking about the most unique places in the world, one has to pay a visit to the Great Barrier Reef. Why? Well, first of all, because it’s the single largest living thing on earth with over 2,900 coral reefs, stretching a distance of almost 1,400 miles. In other words, it’s a place that takes a top priority on the list of anyone who is interesting in observing wildlife. Underwater exploration of the Great Barrier Reef is like no other and it has incredibly diverse marine life (even aside from the breathtaking reef itself). Still, not all of the activities here take place underwater. The Daintree Rainforest, for instance, is a place that’s more than worth visiting.

3. Tasmania

Another amazing Oceanian location that you should visit is the paradise island of Tasmania. This Australian island-state is a place rich in amazing landscapes and chances of adventure. The island itself is quite vast, which is why you might want to further pinpoint your vacation to Tasmania. One suggestion for first-time visitors to the island would be to pay a visit to its west coast. When it comes to things to do in Tasmania, the west coast has probably some of the most unique experiences such as traveling by West Coast Wilderness Railway and taking a walk by the river Whyte.  Let the road take you to the natural wonders of Tasmania which never cease to amaze you. This island truly represents a unique symbiosis between pristine wilderness and first-world country tourism.

4. Mount Cook

When it comes to taking a completely different approach to exploring Oceania and considering activities such as alpinism, Mount Cook is probably the first location that comes to mind. Why? Well, first of all, it’s the tallest mountain in New Zealand. Other than hiking to the Mueller Hut and walking to the viewpoint by the Mueller lake, this is also one of the best places for stargazing that you’re ever going to visit. As far as the unique activities go, one of the things you can do here is to enjoy a helicopter ride from which you’ll see some of the most unique landscapes and take images that you can later display in the living room and brag to your guests about.

5. Waitomo Caves

Another location that’s definitely worth visiting in New Zealand is the incredible Waitomo Caves. Now, the first thing you need to do once you get there is to enlist on a Blackwater rafting, which is something that you can’t afford to miss out on. The place itself is located on the North Island, which would give you a chance to explore the surrounding area. Speaking of which the Tongariro National Park and Sky Tower in Auckland are also locations that you can’t afford to miss out on.

6. Uluru

This list wouldn’t be complete without at least one continental location and it doesn’t get any more continental than Uluru. This is mostly due to the fact that it’s located at the very heart of the Australian continent and that it would (ideally) require you to embark on a road trip across Australia in order to get there. The place is the spiritual centre of the indigenous culture and it’s one of the most unique geological foundations on Earth. Each of the aforementioned reasons would be good enough for you to plan the next trip there. Put together, however, it makes a trip to Uluru a top priority.

In conclusion

Only a handful of people know just how hard it is to qualify for this list – those who have dedicated their lives to exploring this region. Even for a casual tourist, it shouldn’t be that hard to see the beauty and diversity of this part of the world. Aquatic, temperate and dazzling, Oceania seems to have it all. So, when choosing which of the above-listed seven locations to visit, it’s by far the smartest not to choose at all but to visit all of them instead. Later on, you should feel free to expand this list on your own. The truth is that when it comes to exploring Oceania, you really can’t go wrong.