Oceania Destination Guides
Auckland, New Zealand
Full of dormant volcanoes and surrounded by breathtaking coastlines, there is so much adventure to behold in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city. Known as the "City of Sails," you'll likely see boats and water activities of all kinds being enjoyed no matter where you go along the shores. Auckland has so much beauty and excitement just waiting to be discovered by travelers. It is a must-see city that creates lasting memories, especially for adrenaline junkies.
Fifty million years ago the Australian continent broke away from the great southern landmass of Gondwanaland, which comprised South America, Africa, India, Australia, and Antarctica. Apart from a period during the last Ice Age when the sea level was 100-meters lower than it is today, Australia existed in isolation. This resulted in the evolution of vegetation and wildlife which is substantially unique.
There are over 3,500 years of native history on the more than 300 islands that make up the Pacific island nation. The history of Fiji, as we know it, starts in the late 17th century and the early 18th century. Beginning in the 1640s, sailors began to pass by and briefly land on these islands. As far as history is concerned, it is accepted that Fiji was "discovered" by the world in 1789 by Captain William Bligh.