Countries in Oceania: Here are all the countries you must visit is written by The editorial staff, RejsRejsRejs.
Oceania - definitely worth a visit or several
Oceania is literally oceans of kilometers away. You will find the continent all the way over on the other side of the globe, and it is probably one of the furthest you can get from Denmark. But despite this, there are still countless reasons why you should hop on a plane and visit this amazing blue continent.
Here you will find everything from golden sandy beaches and the azure sea that surrounds the island group Fiji to lush jungle on Samoa. Here you will experience how the wind rustling in the palm leaves lulls you to sleep in the evening. Australia's coasts give you plenty of opportunities to test your 'surfing skills', and in Sydney you can experience the impressive opera house, which rises in the middle of the city's skyline.
Taste the delicious coffee in one of Melbourne's countless coffee shops, or explore Australia's northern tropical region. Here grows the world's oldest rainforest, the Daintree, which for a good 130 million years has enveloped the landscape in a dark green blanket.
Are you more into road trips, glaciers, whale watching and completely breathtaking mountain landscapes? Then New Zealand is definitely worth a visit. If you are interested in film, you probably already know that the country really got on the world map when it provided the location for one of the biggest film trilogies - namely The Lord of the Rings. You can still experience relics from history such as the Hobbiton film set near the town of Matamata, recognize Fiorland National Park which provides a backdrop to Fangorn Forest and hike around Mount Cook which 'plays' the Lonely Mountain.
Oceania has a lot to offer, whether you are into cold or warm climate, action or relaxation, nature or big city.
We have therefore compiled a list of the oceanic countries and their capitals, which can help you gather plenty of inspiration for your next trip to the continent on the other side of the globe.
Countries and capitals in Oceania
Follow the various links below and learn more about the countries individually.
- Australia - The capital of the country is Canberra
- Fiji - The capital of the country is Suva
- Kiribati – The capital of the country is South Tarawa
- Marshall Islands – The capital of the country is Majuro
- Micronesia – The capital of the country is Palikir
- Nauru – The capital of the country is Yaren (de facto capital)
- New Zealand - The capital of the country is Wellington
- palau - The capital of the country is Ngerulmud
- Papua New Guinea – The capital of the country is Port Moresby
- Samoa - The capital of the country is Apia
- Solomon Islands – The capital of the country is Honiara
- Tonga – The capital of the country is Nuku'alofa
- Tuvalu – The capital of the country is Funafuti
- Vanuatu - The capital of the country is Port Vila
Territories of Oceania
Although we have been through all the countries in Oceania, there are still several noteworthy areas in this part of the world – namely the territories. These are areas that are not independent, but belong to other countries or states.
Some notable territories include the volcanic island Hawaii and tropical Guam. Despite the location far out in Stillehavet, they belong to the United States.
The noteworthy also applies to the Galapagos Islands, whose unique animal life attracted many explorers such as Charles Darwin, who through his observations and sharp mind worked out the theory of evolution about the development of species. It is the same rugged landscape and wild wildlife that you can still experience in it Ecuadorian Irish to this day.
French Polynesia probably has some of the world's most beautiful sandy beaches, and the exotic island names such as Bora Bora, Marquesas and Tahiti may arouse recognition in many people. As the name suggests, this territory belongs to France. It was here, among other things, that the French painter Paul Gauguin painted many of his famous motifs.
It was also here that the Kontiki expedition ended its days when the fleet ran aground on a devastating coral reef and washed the exhausted crew ashore.
Perhaps you have also heard of the Mutiny on the Bounty? Fortunately, it did not take place in French Polynesia itself, but closer to them English Pitcairn Islands, located at the outer edge of the area. It was here that the mutineers went ashore, burned the ship and settled among the locals. Many of their descendants still live on the island.
If you search about 4200 km east of Tahiti, you will find one of the world's most isolated islands called Easter Island. The Chilean island is best known for the centuries-old stone statues, 'moai', which can be seen along the coast all over the island.
As you can probably sense, this vast blue continent has a lot to offer. That's why we've made a list of some selected territories on the continent that are worth investigating further.
Selected territories in Oceania
Follow the links below and learn more about the different territories in Oceania.
- Hawaii - The capital is Honolulu
- American Samoa – The capital is Pago Pago
- Cook Islands – The capital is Avarua
- French Polynesia – The capital is Papeete
- Guam – The capital is Hagåtña
- Wallis and Futuna – The capital is Mata-Utu
- Easter Island - The capital is Hanga Roa
- Pitcairn – The capital is Adamstown
- New Caledonia – The capital is Noumea
- Midway – Only town located on Sand Island
You can find it complete list of territories in Oceania here.
Hurry to pack your backpack and get ready to experience the adventure of this amazing blue continent - even if it is on the other side of the world. You will hardly forget that!
Good trip to the many exotic countries in Oceania.
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