The continent of Australasia is home to some of the world’s most beautiful countries, many with year round sunshine which is a reason it is so popular with tourists.

Australia is probably the most obvious and popular choice within Australasia.  The two main natural attractions are the Great Barrier Reef just off the Queensland coast, and Ayers Rock in the Northern Territory’s Red Centre.  These are not to be missed and both offer sightseeing trips and overnight stays in unique places such as camping under the stars or boat overnighters.  If city life is more your thing, you are certainly spoilt for choice with the cities of Melbourne and Sydney being among the favourites.  Both of these cities offering amazing accommodations, food and sightseeing opportunities, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sydney has got to be the Opera House.

New Zealand is also a very popular choice and is called ‘Godzone’ (God’s own country) by the locals.  It is often listed in many people’s top ten places to visit and you won’t often meet anyone who has visited this country and didn’t love it.  With its craggy coastlines and sweeping beaches, it isn’t hard to understand why people love it here so much.  Auckland is the largest city and is home to the sparkling Waitemata Harbour looking out over the island studded Hauraki Gulf.  The South Island is famous for its world-renowned wineries in Marlborough and the compact spot of Nelson which is home to gorgeous beaches.

If you are trying to find somewhere to relax, a visit to Fiji needs to be at the top of your list.  It is truly idyllic with its sun-drenched beaches, turquoise lagoons and swaying palm trees, it isn’t difficult to picture yourself lounging in a hammock with a book, sipping a cocktail from a coconut – it is the ultimate island escape and thousands of travellers visit every year.  It is a popular destination with honeymooners and backpackers.  While it’s tempting to spend all of your time relaxing, there are also a lot of activities to choose from including snorkelling with dolphins or scuba diving at pristine coral reefs.  On dry land, there are wildlife spotting opportunities where you will see exotic birds.

With all of the above on offer, it isn’t difficult to understand why many people emigrate to Australasia every year.

Top destinations in Australasia