Oceania may be the smallest and most isolated of the world’s continents, but intrepid explorers that make the effort to travel to this vast continent are rewarded with direct access to a number unique cultures and intriguing historical landmarks. Spanning the area between Australia and South America, there are hundreds of small islands awaiting your exploration.
Until you've visited the land Downunder, it's hard to fully comprehend the scale of this country. Tasmania aside, every state dwarfs the UK, whilst Western Australia, the largest territory, could swallow our tiny island almost 11 times. All of this means there is so much to see and do in this part of the world that you may want to return again and again to try something new.
Oceania is a continent of relaxing beaches and adrenaline-fuelled activities. Australia and New Zealand are some of the best spots in the world to try bungee jumping or sea kayaking, whilst the islands dotted around the Pacific Ocean offer glistening white sands on which you're free to do...well nothing at all. The idyllic landscapes provided by the Pitcairn islands and French Polynesia do lend themselves well to one thing though - diving.
If you've ever seen any of the Lord of the Rings or Hobbit movies, you'll also know that there are plenty of breathtaking horizons to behold too. And it's not just Middle Earth that you can explore, as beautiful national parks allow access to gigantic glaciers, serene sounds and towering peaks. These natural wildernesses also have powerful links to the indigenous people that first lived in them. You'll learn all about the aboriginals and their history through visits to Uluru and by studying cave paintings around the country.
Tempted? Thought so. And we haven't even mentioned the iconic sights or delicious wine that you're bound to experience as well.