Oceania is a vast, arbitrarily defined expanse of the world where the Pacific Ocean – rather than land borders – connects the nations. It is home to glistening white beaches, coconut palms swaying in the breeze, beautiful coral reefs, and rugged volcanic islands rising out of the blue ocean.

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is the Harbour City, and is the largest, oldest and most cosmopolitan city in with an enviable reputation as one of the world's most beautiful and liveable cities. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is the second largest city and the cultural capital of , with Victorian-era architecture, extensive shopping, museums, galleries, theatres, and large parks and gardens. Photo: Scott Cresswell, CC BY 2.0.

There is nowhere else quite like , the only country that has a whole continent to itself. Photo: Tiimta, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, a country of stunning and diverse… Photo: Inkey, Public domain.


is a subregion of Oceania, made up of more than 1,000 scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean. Photo: The TerraMar Project, CC BY 2.0.

is a subregion of Oceania extending from in the southwestern Pacific Ocean to the Arafura Sea, and eastward to . Photo: alexkehr, CC BY 2.0.

, in northwest Oceania, is the home of tropical and subtropical islands in the Pacific Ocean. Photo: hazara, CC BY 2.0.

The Independent State of comprises the eastern part of the world's largest and highest tropical island, , together with many smaller offshore islands. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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About Mapcarta. Thanks to Mapbox for providing amazing maps. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license, excluding photos, directions and the map. Based on the page Oceania. See this page's contributions. Photo: Fir0002, GFDL.