Surrounded by oceans, Australia and New
Zealand are destinations of a different
kind. The natural beauty of
Australia is breathtaking. The landscape features world-class cities,
snowfields, deserts, rainforests and golden beaches. The beautiful cities
are scattered along the coast. Australians are known for their distinct
lifestyle and warm culture.
This country is also identified for great food and sporting activities. It
is her seismic beauty that catapults nearby New Zealand to a great position
in the world tourism map. Her rivers, lakes, glacial mountains, dense
forests and elongated beaches makes her landscape highly attractive. A
country of fun and adventure lovers, activities like bungee jumping, hiking
, skiing and rafting are a routine among people in New Zealand. Sea food and
wine are among New Zealand's favourites which tourists should not miss.
Australia is a continent between the Indian Ocean and South Pacific Ocean.
It is the smallest continent in the world but listed as the sixth-largest
country. Most part of Australia is desert or semi-arid. As much as 40% of
land mass is covered by sand dunes. The population is concentrated in the
eastern and south eastern coasts.
New Zealand is located in the Oceania region to the south east of Australia
in the South Paciific ocean. To the north west of New Zealand is the Tasman
The south-east and south-western regions of Australia have a temperate
climate. Northern Australia has a tropical climate. Rainfall in Australia is
irregular. Some parts of the country are frequently affected by droughts and
The climate of New Zealand is temperate with sharp regional contrasts. New
Zealand comprises two long thin islands that run north-south and, as such,
there is a noticeable difference in the climates of the top of the North
Island, which is sub-tropical, and the bottom of the South Island, which is
temparate. Overall, New Zealand's climate makes it a suitable holiday
destination all year round.
Main Places to Visit
are a myriad of attractions in Australia. Among the cities, Sydney is very
popular. Sydney, the city that hosted Olympic Games in the year 2000 is the
oldest city of Australia. The Opera House, Darling Harbour and Royal
Botanical Gardens are the most visited places of this old city. Melbourne is
regarded as the economic powerhouse of Australia. Among Melbourne's
attraction are Queen Victoria Market, Acquarium and National Gallery. Perth
is known for Kings Park, Swan River and its beautiful zoo. The city also
celebrates festivals in a big way. Brisbane is an enigmatic city having many
attractions. The most popular are Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mt.
Mention may also be made of Great Barrier Reef that runs along the entire
coast of Queensland. One of world's natural wonders, it is the most
extensive reef system on earth.
Major Cities in Australia
, Gold Coast
The cities of New Zealand are equally beautiful. The landscape of
Christchurch may be described as a great collection of scenic mountains,
lovely ocean beaches, vivacious rivers, tranquil lakes and wide-open spaces.
Queenstown is a majestic city nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and
overlooked by Remarkables Ranges.
It is indeed surprising that in a small part of the world (Australia and
New Zealand), such great geographical diversity could be seen.
Major Cities in New Zealand
, Hamilton, Napier,