Australia & Oceania

You’ll need a big set of crayons to fill in the colour wheel of Oceania. Start with every shade of red imaginable: that will probably cover the ochre rocks and rusted deserts of the Outback. For the waters of the Pacific? Cobalt blue. But save plenty of turquoise and pale gold for the shallow sandbanks and coastal shoals of Timor and northern Queensland. Then there’s the pure white of New Zealand snow, the moss green of Tasmania's southern forests and the inky brown of a classic Melbourne espresso. Oceania is life in full colour, just the way we like it. Someone fetch us a crayon...

Our destinations in Oceania

Articles about travel in Oceania

10 epic destinations to make you feel small

Posted on Thu, 13 Oct 2016

These are the moments we live for as travellers – finding those spectacular places that leave you standing in silent awe.

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The 6 best destinations for solo travel

Posted on Mon, 26 Sep 2016

Travelling alone doesn’t mean you have to travel alone. One of the best ways I’ve found to explore a country, during my two years of solo travel, is to join a tour group.

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It’s official: Indigenous Australians are the oldest civilisation on earth

Posted on Thu, 22 Sep 2016

72,000 years of history mapped in the human genome? Thanks for being awesome, science.

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Australia just gained 17 new islands…in Antarctica

Posted on Fri, 5 Aug 2016

Australia has just claimed 17 very cold, very small, very remote islands. Penguins appear not to notice.

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Stories from the road: we explore Ningaloo Reef with DriveAustralia

Posted on Sat, 18 Jun 2016

We parked the car at a rusty, unmarked gate just off the road and mooched over the sand dunes to a stretch of deserted beach...

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Traveller stories: How I fell back in love with Australia

Posted on Wed, 11 May 2016

Like many Australians, I’ve given my passport an absolute thrashing. As soon as I hit my late teens I began to feel trapped in Australia. Fenced in. Limited. I needed freedom. And so I went out and got it.

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Travelling with my parents in Australia’s Red Centre

Posted on Thu, 21 Apr 2016

We paid for our tickets to enter Uluru National Park, sure, but we never really felt like we had express permission to be there. And then, in two words, all of the politics fell away...

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Kokoda controversy: we chat with the Aussie journalist who investigated further

Posted on Thu, 31 Mar 2016

For Aussie journalist and travel writer Ian Neubauer, there was always going to be more to this Kokoda horror story…

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An Aussie roadtrip from Coral Bay to Cape Range (photos)

Posted on Thu, 31 Mar 2016

It’s a remote part of the country that retains that feeling of being completely undiscovered. This is our journey from Coral Bay to Cape Range on Australia's wild north-west coast.

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Exploring Kalbarri National Park on Australia’s West Coast (photos)

Posted on Fri, 11 Mar 2016

The west coast of Australia. Where sunsets and surf are celebrated, and where desert land and gorges repeatedly play second fiddle. But not anymore.

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The 15 most spectacular glaciers to visit before they melt

Posted on Wed, 2 Mar 2016

Some of the most picturesque glaciers on planet Earth may be available for a limited time only. Get in before they're hot.

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The Pinnacles and Kalbarri: 5 spots to include on your West Australian roadtrip

Posted on Mon, 22 Feb 2016

We found ourselves driving from Perth to the Pinnacles Desert, and then onto Kalbarri National Park. All in a Corolla named Betty.

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