Australia, New Zealand, and a few neighboring islands make up the part of Oceania known as Australasia, although there are slight variations to its definition. Australia considers New Guinea also to be a part of Australasia while New Zealand only includes Australia and itself as part of this region.
Australasia is a land of contrasts, with snowcapped mountain peaks, stunning beaches, a desert region, and breathtakingly beautiful fjords. It’s renowned for the spectacular Great Barrier Reef which has a myriad of marine life and also for its beautiful islands with their diverse yet unique flora and fauna. The history of this region visible in the rock art of the Kakadu National Park goes back 20,000 years while the gleaming spires of modern cities is a testament to the huge strides towards the future that the region has taken. Its cities are continuously ranked in the top category of the most livable cities in the world, with Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, and Auckland making the top cut. It is also home to one of the cleanest cities in the world, Brisbane. Although the indigenous population is a minority in both countries, the Aboriginal and Maori influences are evident in the music, dance, and art.

Top 11 Things To Do In Christchurch

Top 11 Things To Do In Christchurch

One of the largest cities in New Zealand, Christchurch is known for its breathtakingly beautiful parks, gardens, and old historical buildings. However, in recent years the city has been the unfortunate target of a natural disaster. Two massive earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 resulted in the demolishment of almost 80% of its buildings in the…

Top 12 Things To Do In Cairns

Top 12 Things To Do In Cairns

Situated in the eastern coast of North Queensland, Australia, the city of Cairns is famous as the gateway to one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Great Barrier Reef. Once known for gold mining, the present Cairns is a sprawling urban township and a major port for the export of Australia’s natural…

Top 12 Things To Do In Adelaide

Top 12 Things To Do In Adelaide

Adelaide is known to be the capital city of South Australia. The city is considered to be a very sophisticated and vibrant city that entertains a very rich cultural heritage. The tourists here are often intrigued by the beautiful sights of some of the most amazing gardens, museums, and markets here. This makes the city…

Top 12 Things To Do In Hobart

Top 12 Things To Do In Hobart

Hobart is the southernmost city of the Australian continent that is situated on the island state of Tasmania. The beautiful Hobart is also a very popular tourist destination as it offers a number of beautiful and picturesque locations to all the tourists. The city is often considered to be a hub of history, culture, food,…

The 12 Most Beautiful Islands In Australia

The 12 Most Beautiful Islands In Australia

The continent of Australia with its unique flora and fauna and ever-changing landscapes is a land full of surprises and discoveries. The largest country in Oceania, Australia is also home to numerous smaller islands scattered around it. Most people are familiar with the biggest of its islands, Tasmania, but not many are aware of the…

Top 12 Things To Do In Gold Coast

Top 12 Things To Do In Gold Coast

Gold Coast is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia (just an hour drive from Brisbane). Situated in the eastern state of Queensland, this place is all about sandy beaches, amazing waterways, surfing sports, and some of the most amazing amusement parks. Thus, all the tourists are surely going to have a great time…

Top 12 Things To Do In Canberra

Top 12 Things To Do In Canberra

Canberra, the capital city of Australia is the political hub of the country. At the same time, this city also happens to be one of the most sought-after tourist destinations for tourists at large. Every year, a majority of tourists plan their itinerary in this beautiful city of Canberra and the city doesn’t disappoint them…

Top 12 Things To Do In Brisbane

Top 12 Things To Do In Brisbane

Brisbane one of the oldest cities in Australia, is the capital of the Sunshine State, Queensland. The city was established in 1825 but suffered a major developmental setback in the Great Fire of Brisbane in 1864. Another natural calamity in 1893, the Great Brisbane Flood also caused considerable damage to the developing city. Today the…

Top 12 Things To Do In Wellington

Top 12 Things To Do In Wellington

New Zealand’s capital city of Wellington is located on the southern end of the North Island between beautiful steep hills and the ocean. Because of its diverse ecosystem, visitors can be climbing up a mountain, going to coffee tastings, touring boutique vineyards, and sailing near the coast all in one afternoon. 1 Wellington Cable Car –…

10 New Zealand Road Trips You Should Take

10 New Zealand Road Trips You Should Take

Not only does New Zealand offer some breath-taking views, but by traveling by car, you can benefit from roads that are easy to drive; the traffic is usually at low volumes, which all helps to add to the perfect road trip. If you are planning a holiday to New Zealand, consider one of the following…

Climbing The Steepest Street In The World

Climbing The Steepest Street In The World

Despite popular belief, San Francisco doesn’t have the steepest road in the world (or even in the U.S. for that matter). Of course, what’s defined as “steepest” is certainly up for debate. But, Baldwin Street, located just a few minutes northeast of downtown Dunedin, New Zealand is reputed to be the world’s steepest residential street, according…

Top 11 Things To Do In Queenstown

Top 11 Things To Do In Queenstown

Queenstown, a sophisticated holiday resort set in the magnificent landscapes of the Southern Alps of New Zealand, is probably one of the prettiest places in the world. Lush mountains rising from turquoise waters may seem too good to be true, but you will just have to trust your eyes! Queenstown is the party capital of New…

Top 9 Things To Do In Perth

Top 9 Things To Do In Perth

Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, is the most isolated capital city in the world. It is not quite the bustling metropolis that Sydney is, nor does it boast the quirkiness of Melbourne’s coffee connoisseurs and music lovers, but Perth is a vibrant, energetic city whose claims to fame includes picture-perfect beaches with Mediterranean…

Top Things To Do In Melbourne

Top 9 Things To Do In Melbourne

If there is one city where everyone feels at home, that is Melbourne. This beautiful metropolis is made up of people from all over the world, 38% of its population was born overseas. Victoria’s vibrant capital is a wonderful city that is often ranked amongst the world’s most livable each year. It is a city…

Top Things To Do In Auckland

Top 8 Things To Do In Auckland

Our visit to Auckland was a learning experience from beginning to end. Tamaki Makaurau as Maori people call it, is a city with singular culture, huge range of outdoor activities, very warm and affectionate people. Most people do not know that Auckland was the capital of New Zealand for 25 years from 1842 until 1865 which led it to become…

Top 10 Things To Do In Sydney

Top 10 Things To Do In Sydney

Sydney is the oldest as well as the largest city in Australia. It is one of the most beautiful, cosmopolitan and safe metropolises in the world. There is far more charm and personality to this scenic city than many give her credit for. With a wide range of attractions such as the iconic beaches, delicious cuisine,…