Australia and Oceania

Christchurch, New Zealand

With a population of slightly over half a million people, Christchurch is New Zealand’s largest city in South Island. In fact, after Auckland, it is the country’s second largest and most popular city. It is located on the edges of Canterbury plains.

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Wanaka, New Zealand

The town of Wanaka lies on shores of L. Wanaka, South Island in New Zealand. The town is very popular as it serves as a gateway to the Mount Aspiring National Park. Queenstown is the nearest international airport that serves travelers to Wanaka and offers regular flights to Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney as well as domestic flights to Christchurch and Auckland.

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Kaikoura, New Zealand

The small coastal town of Kaikoura is found on Pacific Ocean or east coast of South Island in New Zealand. The town is tucked somewhere half way between Blenheim and Christ Church and being a coastal town, it is highly popular among the locals and international travelers due to its sea food. In Maori, the word kai translates to ‘eat’ while koura means ‘crayfish’ or rock lobster.

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Blenheim, New Zealand

Blenheim is located in New Zealand’s South Island and it is the largest and most popular town in Marlborough wine growing area. For many years, this town has always been on the hunt to be declared the sunniest town in New Zealand but Nelson town, its neighbor has always triumphed on this.

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Picton, New Zealand

The town of Picton is located in South Island at the top in New Zealand. Ferries at Cook Strait Interisland have Picton as their southern port and people heading on to Marlborough use this town as their gateway.

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Nelson, New Zealand

Nelson is a city in New Zealand and boasts of being one of the oldest cities settled in the country. The city is situated in South Island, a region referred to as the Nelson Tasman, which is translated to mean ‘Top of the South’.

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Airlie Beach, Australia

The town of Airlie Beach is located in Queensland. With a population of about 25, 000 people the town has over the years developed to become a hot tourist destination catering for all kinds of tourists and backpackers.

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Ayers Rock, Australia

Ayers Rock in Central Australia is also known as Uluru and it is a large formation of sandstone rock. Together with Kata Tjuta, they are the two main features that for the Uluru- Kata Tjuta National Park. Ayers Rock is regarded as a sacred feature to the local Anangu/ Aboriginal people.

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Cairns, Australia

Cairns functions as the gateway to Great Barrier Reef, Queensland in Australia. Cairns is highly cosmopolitan with the nearly 200, 000 people living here are seriously focused on tourism industry. International tourism is very booming here especially Japanese tourists being well catered for in Cairns and most of the signs in shops are written in both English and Japanese.

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