Australia and Oceania

Hayman Island, Australia

Of the various Whitsunday Islands, Hayman Island is located on the most northerly part and it is one of Cumberland Islands that are located off Central Queensland Coast in Australia. Even though Hayman Island is a private property, the public is allowed to visit it and it is very popular among travelers for the awesome luxury resort built by millionaire investor Reg Ansett in the 1950s.

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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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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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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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