Oceania is a geographical, and often geopolitical, region consisting of numerous lands—mostly islands in the Pacific Ocean and vicinity. The term "Oceania" was coined in 1831 by French explorer Dumont d'Urville. The term is also sometimes used to denote a continent comprising Australia and proximate Pacific islands, and is one of eight terrestrial ecozones.
The boundaries of Oceania are defined in a number of ways. Most definitions include Australia, New Zealand and all or part of the Malay Archipelago. vEthnologically, the islands that are included in Oceania are divided into the subregions of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.
Why book a New Zealand or Australia adventure holiday?
The phrase 'the great outdoors' could have been coined for New Zealand. It has everything for an active holiday - an abundance of natural beauty to surprise the most experienced traveller with lots of exciting activities, plenty of wide open spaces and also a comfortable familiarity. North Island's Tongariro Crossing is one the 'must-do' day walks of the world and the bubbling mud pools of Rotorua are not to be missed. South Island is home to the wild and wonderful Southern Alps, the tranquil beauty of Milford Sound and Queenstown - adventure capital of the world. It's a long way to go from Europe, but you'll agree that the journey is well worth it.