Category Archives: Oceania

Oceania is the smallest continent in the world by land area. At 3,291,903 square miles (8,525,989 km2), Oceania is the smallest continent in the world in terms of land area. Much of the region’s land mass is desert, but there are also very lush areas. Oceania has some very unique animal life for such a small region. Oceania’s temperate regions feature high levels of precipitation, cold winters, and warm to hot summers. The tropical regions in Oceania are hot and wet year round. According to COUNTRYAAH, there are 14 countries in Oceania.

The geographical location is comparable to Europe in terms of climate. The South Island is shaped by the New Zealand Alps. The location in the west wind zone leads to high precipitation on the west coast, which is densely forested and inaccessible. The grasslands of the eastern foothills, which are characterized by the leeward location, are used for extensive sheep-grazing, which on the Canterbury Plain changes to fattening sheep and wheat. The North Island is characterized by intensive dairy and lamb farming.

New Zealand is a leader in the export of dairy products, sheep, beef and fruit. The world’s largest planted forests are becoming increasingly important in timber and pulp production.

Tourism is an important industry for New Zealand. While 1.8 million tourist arrivals were counted in 2000, their number rose to 2.5 million by 2012.

The Australian economy is characterized by the high importance of primary goods. Mining products, agricultural products and food make up around 70 percent of exports.

Despite this special focus on foreign trade, Australia is a service society (2013: almost 80% of GDP). The megacities of Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, where around two thirds of all Australians live, are not only control centers of the domestic economy, but also hubs of international economic relations.

Tourism is of great economic importance. While a good 4.9 million international arrivals were registered in 2000, their number rose to over 6.1 million by 2012. Young people who visit the continent in a combination of work and travel (“work & travel ”) to discover for yourself. This form of travel was made possible from 2000 by international agreements on simplified residence permits (“Working Holiday Visa”).

Hawaii Landmarks

As a state located in Oceania defined by, Hawaii is one of the travel destinations where everyone would like to have been. Especially since here as a tourist you have numerous different options for planning your vacation. You can either enjoy the sun, sand and sea or visit the various sights on the islands.… Read More »

Hawaii Travel Guide

The island chain Hawaii is one of the states of the USA and a particularly attractive travel destination. As a state located in Oceania defined by, Hawaii offers everything you can expect from a varied beach holiday by the sea. Sandy beaches and palm trees can be found on these islands as well as… Read More »

Kiribati Geography and Climate

Kiribati geography The Republic of Kiribati is an island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean and includes the former Gilbert Islands, the Phoenix Islands and the Line Islands. The national territory of Kiribati consists of a large number of islands in Micronesia and Polynesia, which lie north and south of the equator. The approximately 811… Read More »

Kiribati Travel Guide

The Pacific island state of Kiribati (called Gilbert Islands in colonial times) consists of three different island groups. On the one hand Kiribati including Banaba, also the Phoenix Islands and the group of Line Islands. A total of 33 islands belong to Kiribati, the total area is a good 800 km². Most of the islands… Read More »

Marshall Islands Geography and Climate

Marshall Islands geography As a country located in Oceania defined by, the Republic of the Marshall Islands is an island nation in the western Pacific Ocean. It consists of an archipelago belonging to eastern Micronesia, which is made up of over 1,100 islands, which are scattered in a lake area of ​​1.9 million square… Read More »

Marshall Islands Travel Guide

The archipelago of the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific consists of more than 1,100 atolls, islands and islets, a total of about 1.9 million km² is occupied. The Marshall Islands are made up of two almost parallel chains of atolls and islands. To the east is the Ratak island chain, to the west of… Read More »

Micronesia Geography and Climate

Micronesia geography As a country located in Oceania defined by, the Federated States of Micronesia are an island nation in the western Pacific Ocean. The island area consists of 607 islands and atolls, which in turn are divided into four main groups: The islands of Kosrae, Pohnpei and Truk, which belong to the East… Read More »

Micronesia Travel Guide

The island groups of the Federated States of Micronesia are scattered across the Pacific. Overall, the area consists of countless inhabited and uninhabited islands with a total area of ​​over 700 square kilometers. The four federated states are Yap, Chuuk, Kosrae, and Pohnpei. The natural landscape of the islands is very different. Some are atolls… Read More »

Nauru Climate and Geography

Nauru climate Nauru has a uniform, consistently tropical, always humid and warm climate. The proximity to the equator and the small size of the island are responsible for this. The thermometer is at 27-28 ° C all year round. The lowest temperature is 24 ° C, the highest 34 ° C. But not only high… Read More »

Nauru Travel Guide

Nauru is located in the South Pacific, to the west of Kiribati. The island consists of coral rock, around Nauru there is a reef that becomes visible when the water level is low. The island of Nauru shares a border with the neighboring island state of Micronesia. The territorial waters of Nauru extend within a… Read More »

Transportation and Sightseeing in New Caledonia

Traveling in the country Airplane: Air Calédonie, not to be confused with the international airline of the same name, operates from Magenta Airport in Nouméa and flies regularly to Koné, Touho and Koumac on Grande Terre as well as to all the Loyalty Islands and the Île des Pins. There are no direct flights between… Read More »

Best Time to Travel to New Caledonia

The island state of New Caledonia is located in the Pacific south of Melanesia (Oceania). It is the third largest island in the Pacific after Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. The landscape is characterized by miles of white sandy beaches surrounded by blue lagoons. New Caledonia consists of a group of islands in the… Read More »

New Caledonia Geography

New Caledonia is a group of islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, which as a French overseas territory represents in many ways a special case in the island world of Melanesia, to which the island is geographically assigned. New Caledonia includes the main island of Grande Terre as well as numerous smaller islands. The total… Read More »

Niue Sightseeing

Niue is a coral island in the southern Pacific Ocean that has been self-governing in free association with New Zealand since 1974. Niue is isolated 2,400 kilometers northeast of New Zealand, south of Samoa and west of the Cook Islands. The total area of ​​the oval island is 260 square kilometers. In addition to the… Read More »

Niue Travel Guide

As a country located in Oceania defined by, Niue is located in the South Pacific, east of Tonga, southeast of Western Samoa, west of the Cook Islands and Rarotonga. Niue’s pristine forests are some of the most pristine forest areas in the world. Fascinating diving grounds and good water sports make for a varied… Read More »

Norfolk Island Travel Guide

The Norfolk Island is located in the Pacific and is part of Australia. In the north of the Norfolk Island is New Caledonia, in the west Australia (about 1,500 kilometers away) and in the south New Zealand. Most of the island is surrounded by cliffs, the only exception being the south with the capital Kingston.… Read More »

Easter Island Landmarks

Easter Island offers its visitors a large number of different attractions. You should definitely not miss the Padre Sebastian Englert Museum. There are numerous works of art to visit here. The highlight of the museum is the only remaining coral eye that can be found around the entire Pacific. If you like it full of… Read More »

French Polynesia Transportation

French Polynesia – How to get there Airplane: most visitors to French Polynesia arrive by air. A number of international airlines offer flights to French Polynesia. These include Air Tahiti Nui – the international airline of the archipelagos – Air New Zealand, LAN, Air France, Hawaiian Airlines, Qantas Airways and Corsair. Airports: Faa’a Airport (PPT)… Read More »

Easter Island Travel Guide

Easter Island is located in the middle of the South Pacific east of Tahiti, west of Valparaiso in Chile and southwest of the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador ), making it the most remote inhabited region in the world. The island is best known for its monumental stone sculptures, the Moais are called. Easter Island has been… Read More »

French Polynesia Geography

As a country located in Oceania defined by, French Polynesia is a French overseas territory in Polynesia that consists of a total of 118 islands. The archipelago is located in the Pacific and covers a total area of ​​about 4 million square kilometers. The land area of ​​all the islands, atolls and archipelagos of… Read More »

Palau Landmarks and Climate

Palau – Landmarks Palau has many interesting sights to offer. The Belau National Museum in Koror should not be missed. The museum houses an interesting collection of various art objects, such as jewelry, shell money, tools, etc. Here you can definitely get a good overview of the island’s past. In the museum shop you can… Read More »

French Polynesia Landmarks

French Polynesia is in the South Pacific. The 120 individual islands are usually divided into 5 island groups. The Leeward and Windward Islands are also grouped together as Society Islands (Archipel de la Sociéte). These islands are more mountainous, but the coasts are flat. The largest Windward Island (and probably the best known) is Tahiti.… Read More »

Palau Travel Guide

Palau – traveling in the country Airplane: Belau Air flies several times a week from Koror to Peleliu and Angaur. Ship: a large number of private speedboats commute between the individual islands of Palau. Passengers are welcome for a fee. State passenger boats connect the islands of Palau with Koror. Car / rental car: most… Read More »

Guam Geography and Climate

Guam geography Guam is the southernmost island of Micronesia and belongs to the territory of the United States. The largest island in the Mariana Archipelago with 544 square kilometers is located in the western Pacific Ocean and is inhabited by almost 180,000 people. Guam, which belongs to the outskirts of the USA, is geographically assigned… Read More »

Papua New Guinea Landmarks

Papua New Guinea – traveling in the country Airplane: Due to the geographic nature of the country, the population of Papua New Guinea is heavily dependent on air transport, which is mostly carried out by small airplanes. The residents often live isolated in mountain valleys or on islands. As a result, up to 2000 runways… Read More »

Guam Travel Guide

Guam is in the Pacific. It is the largest and southernmost island of the Mariana Group in Micronesia and a territory of the USA. Previously, Spain had shaped culture, architecture, religion and language as a colonial power for over 300 years. The capital is Agana. As in all of Micronesia, Guam has a well-developed tourist… Read More »

Papua New Guinea Geography

Papua New Guinea geography Papua New Guinea is a state in the western Pacific Ocean geographically assigned to Oceania. It includes the eastern part of the island of New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, the Lousiade Archipelago, the D’Entrecasteaux Islands, the northern Solomon Islands Buka and Bougainville, as well as many small islands and tiny atolls.… Read More »