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Australasia Travel Guide

Information about traveling in the countries of Australasia. Includes general information about the region, travel guides for Australasian countries, and where to find Australasian articles and Web sites on the Internet. The term "Australasia" was derived from the Latin for " South of Asia" and it is used to designate an area of Oceania that lies south of Asia, Micronesia and Melanesia and west of Polynesia. Some of the islands and countries of Australasia are bordered on one side by the Pacific Ocean and on the other side by the Indian Ocean.

Sydney Opera Houuse in Australia, Australasia
Some of the most visited attractions in Australia include the city of Sydney in New South Wales, Ayres Rock (Uluru) in the remote Northern Territory, the beach city of Gold Coast in Queensland, the North Queensland city of Cairns, the island of Tasmania, the Great Barrier Reef, and the cities of Brisbane and Melbourne. Popular visitor activities include water activities, backpacking, visiting Australia's national parks and wine growing regions, and viewing Koalas and Kangaroos. Australia typically receives more then 4 million visitors a year.

Milford Sound in New Zealand
New Zealand:
Most visited attractions in New Zealand include the Milford Sound Fjord on South Island, the Waitomo Caves on North Island, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing trail on North Island, the city of Auckland, and the wine growing center and lakeside mountain resort of Queenstown Popular activities in New Zealand include hiking, visiting wineries, bungee jumping, and whale watching. New Zealand typically receives more then two million visitors a year.

Other Australasia Islands and Archipelagos

Other islands and island groups sometimes considered to be in Australasia are the Coral Sea Islands and the Ashmore and Cartier Islands, which are a territory of Australia, New Guinea Island, which is shared by the countries of Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, the Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean, the Cocos Islands, and Norfolk Island.

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Sports in Australasia

Wikipedia Introduction to Australasia
Article with information about the human geography and ecological geography Australasia.

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Other South Pacific Regions
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South Pacific Destinations:
American Samoa | Ashmore and Cartier | Australasia | Australia | Cook Islands | Fiji | French Polynesia | Guam | Hawaii | Kiribati | Marshall Islands | Melanesia | Micronesia | Micronesia Federated States | Nauru | New Caledonia | New Zealand | Niue | Norfolk Island | Northern Mariana Islands | Palau | Papua New Guinea | Pitcairn Islands | Polynesia | Samoa | Solomon Islands | Tokelau | Tonga | Tuvalu | Vanuatu | Wake Island | Wallis and Futuna Islands | Western Samoa |

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