With around only 40 million inhabitants over an area of 8.5 million kilometres, Oceania is one of the least populated regions in the world. This makes it very unique and it’s hard to find anything about it that isn’t breathtaking! The pristine waters, the sandbar atolls, the mountain views, the cultures and the people. While some of the over 25,000 islands in the region have become quite touristy, there are still many that remain almost untouched. That makes some islands in the region as close to paradise as you could ever get.

Travelling in Oceania can be very expensive due to the distance between some island chains and the lack of regular, reliable transport between them. Sometimes, the only viable transport options are once a week flights or even more infrequent cruise ships. Despite that, Oceania is definitely worth a visit!

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So far, I’ve managed to make it to 11 countries and 4 dependent territories across the 4 regional divisions of Oceania. If you’d like to know how I’ve done them all on a budget, check out this article. You can follow the links below to read about my adventures in the area. If the country/territory you’re looking for doesn’t have a link yet, please check back later!


The Untouched Pacific Paradise of Palau


Northern Mariana Islands

Micronesia (Federated States of)


Friendliness and Festivities in Fiji

New Caledonia
New Caledonia – A Piece of Europe in the South Pacific

Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands

Papua New Guinea
Petty Theft and Pragmatism in Papua New Guinea

Discover the Real Vanuatu


Tantalisingly Tropical Tonga

American Samoa
American Samoa – An Oddity in Oceania

Surprising Samoa – An Undiscovered Gem in the South Pacific

Cook Islands
The Captivating Cook Islands


-Australian Capital Territory
-New South Wales
-Northern Territory
-South Australia
-Western Australia

New Zealand