Countries in Oceania

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Oceania is one of eight terrestrial ecozones, which constitute the major ecological regions of the planet.

The Oceania ecozone includes all of Micronesia, Fiji, and all of Polynesia except New Zealand. New Zealand, New Guinea and nearby islands, Australia, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia constitute the separate Australasia ecozone.

Oceania is rich in a host of many fascinating cultures and traditions.

 


Cook Islands

The Cook Islands are a net of 15 islands in the heart of the South Pacific swith a population 14,000 souls. These unique and friendly Polynesians have their own language and government and enjoy a vig ... READ MORE

Fiji

The Republic of Fiji Islands comprises more than 300 islands and islets each fringed with coral reefs and lapped by warm azure waters. Fijiís diving and snorkelling are superb, not to mention the isol ... READ MORE

French Polynesia

French Polynesia consists of 118 volcanic. Islands in the Society, Marquesas, Austral and Gambier Island groups tower out of the water, while the islands of the Tuamotu Islands group are atolls that h ... READ MORE

Guam

Guam is just 30 miles long and less than 9 miles wide, but offers beautiful beaches, world-class diving and snorkelling and, for the less adventurous, duty free shopping. Guam is considered the hub o ... READ MORE

Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), is a Micronesian nation of atolls and islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, just west of the International Date Line a ... READ MORE

New Caledonia

New Caledonia is situated in the heart of the South Pacific, 1500 kms east of Australia. This land of contrast is composed of a group of islands, The Main Island, Loyalty Islands, Isle of Pines, Belep ... READ MORE

New Zealand

New Zealand is a land of outstanding natural beauty, from rolling green hills to glaciers, geysers, and crystal clear lakes to miles of deserted beach and lush forests. New Zealand floats in the South ... READ MORE

Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island is a tiny island in the South Pacific Ocean. British attempts at establishing the island as a penal colony (1788-1814 and 1825-55) were ultimately abandoned. In 1856, the island was res ... READ MORE

Samoa

Samoa is made up of eleven political districts that were the traditional districts established well before European arrival. Samoa comprises 2 main islands, Upolu and Savai'i, and eight small islets: ... READ MORE

Vanuatu

Vanuatu is an island archipelago consisting of approximately 82 relatively small islands of volcanic origin. 65 of Vanatu's islands are inhabited. Vanuatu is a tax haven that until 2008 did not releas ... READ MORE

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