Turquoise-blue sea, white sandy beaches, fascinating nature and cultural
diversity - hardly any other term awakens wanderlust like "Oceania".
Oceania: Breathtaking landscapes and unique wildlife
This continent in the South Pacific includes more than 7,500
widely dispersed islands. By far the largest land masses are:
- New Zealand
- New Guinea
Due to their remote location, a unique wildlife could develop on the three
islands. The best known representatives are probably the kangaroos,
platypus and koalas common in Australia. New Zealand's national animal, the
flightless kiwi bird, is nowhere else in the world. But visitors not only move
the unusual animals, but above all the breathtaking landscapes to the other side
of the world.
Off the northeast coast of Australia is one of the seven
wonders of nature, the colorful Great Barrier Reef. The remaining
coastlines of the huge country also impress with fantastic, tropical vegetation
and fantastic beaches. The sparsely populated interior inspires with its
vastness: Endless red desert landscapes, rugged canyons and bizarre rock
formations like the Uluru give the outback a special
The same word comes to mind for many when they are in New Zealand for
the first time. According to
Countryaah, the two main islands of New Zealand only cover just under
270,000 square kilometers, but you can find almost all types of
landscape here. High mountain ranges, imposing glaciers, impressive
fjord landscapes, rolling green hills, subtropical rainforests and white sandy
beaches are closer together than anywhere else.
The mentality of the people in Oceania is also impressive. The casual
outlook on life of the “Aussies” and “Kiwis” is almost legendary. You
can feel that in the cities too. So in the Australian metropolis Sydney there
are not only architectural masterpieces and a huge cultural offer. The residents
also like to relax on one of the city's 70 beaches. Even smaller cities like
Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, have their own charm thanks to their young,
multicultural population and incomparably relaxed lifestyle.