Interactive Map of Oceania
Click on the coloured regions in the interactive map below to find out more about travelling in the countries in Oceania.
Why Visit Oceania?
If you had no knowledge of the planet and you looked at a world map for the first time, you’d barely notice Oceania, hiding quietly in the bottom corner. You could be forgiven for assuming this was a place of quiet insignificance.
But you’d be so wrong. Oceania is the ultimate gap year destination. Most start with travelling the east coast of Australia, usually south to north. This is where you find the parties, the fun, the craziness. You’ll also find the glorious Sydney Harbour, the amazing Fraser Island, the paradisiacal Whitsunday Islands and the other-worldly Great Barrier Reef.
Most then head to New Zealand for the spell-binding scenery and adventure activities, and then it’s on to the tropical islands of Fiji, famous for their pristine beaches and thriving marine life. The really adventurous might then keep on travelling all the way to the Cook Islands, which look much the same as they did when Captain James Cook, their namesake, sailed past 300 years ago. Fiji and the Cook Islands form part of Australasia and Polynesia respectively; the other island group in the region is Micronesia.
Oceania is the perfect training ground for new backpackers. The scenery and climate are wildly different to anything you’ll be used to, but the general culture is much the same, the popular places like New Zealand and Australia are very safe, and there’s no language barrier to worry about.