Australia and Oceania

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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Whitsundays, Australia

Located off Queensland coast in Australia, Whitsundays are a collection of 74 islands and are a part of the well known Great Barrier Reef. Over the years, Whitsundays has become the most popular tourist destination in Australia.

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Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest metropolitan area with a gross population of slightly over one million people. Recently, four separate cities amalgamated to form the new Auckland City. These cities included Manukau, Waitakere, Auckland City and North Shore.

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South Island, New Zealand Region

South Island in New Zealand Region features grand open landscapes surrounded by a sense of freedom and space. South Island is divided by Southern Alps and it is characterized by spectacular mountains and clean, deep fiords, golden sand beaches, broad plains and extensive beach forests.

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Nuku’alofa, Tonga

Nuku’alofa is Tonga’s capital and the small city has just a handful of tourist attractions. Being a largely coral island, Nuku’alofa is largely surrounded by numerous coral reefs. It is located on the northern coast of Tonga and has a very relaxed air even though the city experienced some troubles a couple of years back.

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Noumea, New Caledonia

As the capital city of New Caledonia, Noumea lies on Grande Terre Island and it’s the country’s largest city. Noumea boasts of being one of the highly westernized capital cities in Pacific islands and features large colonial mansions and beautiful beaches but it is not a popular tourist destination as such.

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Melekeok, Palau

The city of Melekeok is in Palau Island and was named as the country’s capital city in 2006. Believe it or not, Melekeok has a population of slightly above 250 people. As such, Melekeok is the world’s smallest capital city in terms of population.

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Funafuti, Tuvalu

As the capital city of the low lying islands of Tuvalu, Funafuti is one of the least known destinations especially by tourists. Just like the rest of the surrounding islands, Funafuti enjoys a tropical climate and the area is quite safe as natural phenomena are rare.

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Hagatna, Guam

Hagatna was formerly referred to as Agana and it is the national capital of the city of Guam. Hagatna is the smallest inhabited village in this village in terms of both population and area. It has for long been the population center of Guam from early 20th century and still maintains the same even today.

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