Oceania

Surrounded by huge spans of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, Oceania is a long way away from the rest of the world. Thanks to its remoteness, the island nations that make up this region have had time to develop their own different very distinct identities and cultural traditions.

Comprised of the thousands of islands and coral atolls that surround Australasia, this region includes heavily touristed resort areas like Fiji and Tahiti as well as remote and secluded islands like Taha’a or the less bougie Niue, where there are less than 90 hotel rooms, total.

Learning about the Moai statues on Rapa Nui, snowboarding in New South Wales, trekking through the rainforests of Papua New Guinea, volunteering in Christchurch, or bar-hopping in Melbourne — Oceania has an overwhelming number of options to choose from. Here, you can find all of the first-hand information you need to help you decide on your next Oceania destination.

Oceania Articles
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15 American habits I lost when I moved to Australia

by Kellie Donnelly
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12+ reasons we should be moving to Sydney, Australia right now

by Matador Staff
1

[Daily dispatch] #freebirthcontrol until the end of February

by Emma Thieme

[Daily dispatch] go count some birds.

by Emma Thieme
1

What Australia’s “backpacker tax” means for travelers

by Paris Marx
1

12+ spots that will make any New Zealander proud

by Carmen Huter
1

The 13 spookiest named (but most beautiful) places in the world

by Kae Lani Kennedy

25 places we’re dying to explore right now

by Matador Team
2

9 of the world’s best cities for tacos

by Rulo Luna

9 under-the-radar experiences to consider on The Islands of Tahiti

by Caroline Gladstone
3

9 places to visit before they change forever

by Morgane Croissant
1

15 famous movies and the *actual* countries they were filmed in

by Alex Scola

14 stunning landscapes you’ll only find in New Zealand

by Hal Amen
4

20 reasons New Zealand is the ultimate adventure destination

by Liz Carlson
1

13 hacks and tips for road tripping the Australian Outback

by Sara Schneider
13

11 places to swim with whale sharks [PICS]

by Keph Senett
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21 more crazy party hostels around the world

by Tom Gates
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The 22 craziest party hostels around the world

by Matt Kepnes
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