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Travel to Australasia & Pacific

Our destination guide aims to give you all the information you need to have an amazing experience in this region. Find affordable travel and backpacking ideas with advice for amazing things to do and how you can be more than just your average traveller. You can also get recommendations for budget travel tips, where to stay and advice how to stay safe.

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  • Countries: 14
  • Population: 36,000,000 (approx)
  • Largest City: Sydney (4,700,000)
  • Language: English + local languages
  • Area: 8,500,000 sq km (approx)
  • Tourist Visa: Most nationalities can gain a tourist visa on arrival to countries in this region


Top Reasons to Visit Oceania & Pacific 

There are so many reasons why you should consider travelling to this region including:

  • Modern infrastructure
  • World famous tourist sights
  • Lots of activities, experiences and adventures available
  • Friendly local people a lot of which speak English which makes the experience of travelling here easier
  • Range of accommodation for all budget
  • Something for everyone
  • Some of the best beaches in the world
  • Explore diverse cities
  • Meet international travellers from all over the world


Best Places to Visit in Australasia & Pacific

There are so many amazing cities, towns and tourist hotsports, here are some places you should add to your itinerary:

  • Sydney
  • Tahiti
  • Melbourne
  • Fiji islands
  • New Zealand North Island's West Coast
  • Bora Bora with Maupiti
  • Moorea
  • Auckland

Top attractions include:

  • Ayers Rock
  • Whitsunday Islands
  • Fraser Islands
  • Roturua Hotsprings
  • Wanaka


Gap Year in Australasia

Considering heading to Oceania / The Pacific region on your gap year? Good decision! Thousands of people visit this part of the world on round the world and individual trips and you really won't regret booking a flight here. Get ideas for your gap year today.

There are so many different options available from working, studying or just exploring in Oceania. You could relax on beaches in Fiji, take part in adventure sports in New Zealand or explore Australia and see breathtaking tourist attractions like Ayers Rock, the great barrier reef, Frasier Island and the Whitsunday Islands. If you are looking for a relaxing and chilled out experience you should head to some of the islands like Fiji. 

There are options for all budgets and don't let the potential cost put you off, a gap year here can be done cheaply and easily incorporared into a round the world flight. People speak English in most destinations and they are very friendly and show genuine warmth to tourists who boost the local economies. There are lots of Oceania / Pacific gap year programs available to join, these can be booked through our website. The hard part is deciding where to go.

Highlights of this region include:

  • Taking a working holiday and spending more time in this region
  • Exploring New Zealand
  • Road tripping the East Coast of Australiia
  • Going in search of the best beach in Fiji
  • Seeing kangaroos and koalas
  • Experience the atmosphere of Melbourne and Sydney
  • Making new friends from all over the world


Oceania / Pacific Travel Tips & Experiences

If you have ever taken a gap year in Oceania / The Pacific and would like to share your testimonial, advice or recommendations please contact us.

"I did a round the world trip and had stop offs in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. What a trip.The highlight has to be visiting Beachcomber island in Fiji which was amazing." - Gill, UK

"I spent part of my gap year working in New Zealand which was the best experience ever. I didn't manage to save much money but I got to meet life long friends and see most of the country. I couldn't recommend this highly enough" - Lorna, Ireland

"I applied for an Australia working holiday visa and got accepted. I flew to Perth and then worked my way around Aus. All the cities are different, Perth was probably my favourite as there is a cheaper cost of living compared to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane." - Matt, UK

"Party is Carins and backpack the East Coast - this will be the best thing you will do in Australia." - Lee, UK

"New Zealand was the most beautiful country I went to on my gap year. Both the North and South Islands are stunning. My favourite place was probably Queenstown on the South island." - Lee, UK