Most Aucklanders live well outside the city centre, only venturing in for business or a night out… But there’s plenty more to do out on the water
The vast region of Australasia (sometimes called Oceania) covers a huge section of the planet. The islands of the region are as varied as they are numerous. “G’day mate” is more than a greeting, it is a way of life in Australia, the world’s smallest continent. The area is also historic – the native peoples here were some of the earliest and most aggressive oceanic explorers. When it comes to active, adventure travel, no place on the planet can rival Australasia.
Visitors can enjoy scuba diving on the world’s longest reef system (Great Barrier Reef) or the islands of Polynesia. Sky diving in Australia is increasingly popular. The islands of New Zealand are some of the most beautiful in the world – stunning peaks and breathtakingly beautiful fjords. The islands were also host to the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, which are now popular tourist destinations. When it comes to active travel destinations, Australasia is at the top of the list.