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Landscapes in Oceania - photos


Oceania has a variety of landscapes including World Heritage areas and national parks. Landscapes exist here within tropical to sub-Antarctic climates. Notable national parks in Oceania include Kakadu, Purnululu, and Uluru-Kata Tjuta in Australia and Fiordland, Mt Aspiring, and Mount Cook in New Zealand. Much of Oceania is also in the Ring of Fire, so there are plenty of volcanic features as well as uplifted mountain ranges, particularly in New Zealand and New Guinea. Read more

Fiordland National Park - New Zealand

Fiordland photos

Grampians National Park - Australia

The Grampians Australia photos

Eua Island - Tonga

Eua Island photos

Mount Cook National Park - New Zealand

Mt Cook photos

Blue Mountains National Park - Australia

The Blue Mountains photos

Rural Landscapes - Tonga

Rural Tonga photos

Southern Alps - New Zealand

Southern Alps photos

Kosciuszko National Park - Australia

 Kosciuszko National Park photos

Tongatapu Island - Tonga

Tongatapu Island photos

Arthurs Pass National Park - New Zealand

Arthurs National Park

Springbrook National Park - Australia

Springbrook National Park photos

Anahulu Cave - Tonga

Anahulu Cave photos

Westland National Park - New Zealand

Westland photos

Great Otway National Park - Australia

Otway National Park photos

Te Mata Peak - New Zealand

Te Mata Peak photos

Tamborine National Park - Australia

Tamborine National Park photos

Rimutaka Range - New Zealand

Rimutaka Range photos

Daintree National Park - Australia

Daintree National Park photos

Tararua Range - New Zealand

Tararua Range photos

Davies Creek National Park - Australia

Davies Creek National Park photos

More Landscapes - Oceania

Mt Taranaki photos

Landscapes in Oceania are diverse. They range from the biggest desert area outside of the Sahara - the Australian Outback to rainforests as rich as the Amazon - the Daintree in Australia. This rainforest is the world's oldest, but younger temperate rainforests also exist in southern Australia including Tasmania and New Zealand. Queensland has the world's largest tract of subtropical rainforest called Gondwana. It is collection of national parks famous for flora and waterfalls.

The largest lake in New Zealand, Lake Taupo, covers the caldera of a supervolcano, which is actually the world's most destructive vent, at least in Earth's last seventy thousand years. The surrounding area has many other volcanoes and thermal wonders.

New Zealand's Southern Alps are a spectacular spine of mountains that span the whole South Island, while the Great Dividing Range in Australia is the fourth longest range in the world.

One of Oceania's most spectacular natural features are coral reefs. the Coral Sea houses two massive reef systems, the Great Barrier Reef and the New Caledonia Reef. Further out is the Fiji Barrier Reef. These reefs are home to thousands of tropical islands.


Oceania photos, maps, & travel by country

OCEANIA: Maps ›› Photos ›› Travel ››

AUSTRALIA: Maps ›› Photos›› Travel ››

NEW ZEALAND: Maps ›› Photos ›› Travel ››

NEW CALEDONIA: Maps ›› Photos ›› Travel ››

TONGA: Maps ›› Photos ›› Travel ››

Author & photographer: David Johnson (Virtual Oceania)

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