Australia is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world’s sixth-largest country by total area, however, this is the world’s smallest country in terms of land mass. The massive island is sparsely populated meaning Australia as a country also has less people than any other, just 0.54% of the world’s total population. To give a comparison Asia has nearly sixty percent total world population.
New Zealand is the other best known country on the continent with a milder and more temperate climate than Australia. It’s scenery, however, could never be described as mild. It is home to volcanoes, mountains and glaciers, it’s wondrous landscapes was immortalized in the Lord of The Rings trilogy which was filmed there.
Australia and New Zealand both feature cities which are considered some of the most desirable places to live in the entire world. This takes into account crime levels, quality of medical care, censorship and conflict levels, climate and education.
The rest of Oceania is made up of a range of outlying islands of various sizes and all with unique cultures. Well known destinations such as Fiji and Samoa as well as less well known islands like Palau and Vanuatu. All worthy of a mention and a visit.