Oceania is a continent that is not so often mentioned. But in fact Oceania consists of the countries of the Pacific – i.a. the stunning Australia and beautiful New Zealand, which are completely unique destinations when it comes to beach holidays, eventful holidays or city breaks. In short, Australia in particular has everything to offer and you will no doubt have a unique trip if you choose Australia as your destination. That is why COUNTRYAAH has put together the great Australia journey, which i.a. takes you on a wonderful beach holiday to an impressive Great Barrier Reef.
Great Barrier Reef
It is important for Tourist Travel that you get the best experiences when you choose to go out and travel. That is why we have put together a sea of trips where you get around to the most important destinations in different destinations. When it comes to Australia and your wish is called a beach holiday, then a trip to the Great Barrier Reef is inevitable. On the tour of Australia we come to Port Douglas, which boasts of having the amazing coral reef next door. Here is the world’s largest coral reef, which with a length of over 2,000 km offers a sea of unique fish and plant species. This is an experience without equal, which will make your beach holiday a true paradise.
American Samoa is located in the South Pacific. Tutuila is the largest of the seven islands that make up American Samoa. Aunu’u is in front of it. Ta’M, Olosega and Ofu make up the Manu’a group, which is of volcanic origin and therefore very mountainous. The uninhabited coral atolls Rose and Swain’s are north and west of the other two island groups. The main town of the Manua Islands is Luma auf Tau.
Large parts of the archipelago belong to the American Samoa National Park. This park is spread over the three islands of Tutuilla, Ofu and Ta’u. In the national park you will find white sandy beaches and rainforests on land, underwater species-rich coral reefs. It is a popular destination for hikers, divers and snorkelers. The American Samoa National Park was primarily established to protect the valuable natural region. The regional wildlife is particularly diverse: in addition to almost 900 species of fish and more than 200 coral species, sea turtles, around 35 species of birds, flying foxes and the Pacific boa live here. A signposted hiking trail leads visitors from Fagasa Pass along the hill above Pago Pago to Alava Mountain.
More than 90 percent of the population in American Samoa is Polynesian. Only about one percent are whites who come from Europe and America, around 4 percent are mixed ethnicities. There are also Chinese and Korean immigrants (around 3%). These are often employed in the fishing industry. American immigrants, on the other hand, tend to occupy jobs in administration.
In general, the population of American Samoa is quite young, averaging 23.4 years.
American Samoa’s official languages are English and Samoian. Samoian, a Polynesian language, is spoken by almost 91 percent of the population as their mother tongue. The mixture of the different languages means that most of the residents speak several languages or at least master the other languages to the extent that they can communicate.
Fiji is an island nation in the South Pacific. It is north of New Zealand and east of Australia. The capital of Fiji is Suva on the island of Viti Levu. The country consists of 332 islands, of which only 105 are inhabited. The two largest islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, which like most of the Fiji Islands are of volcanic origin, the smaller ones formed from coral reefs. Somewhat larger islands are also Taveuni and Kadavu.
On the two large islands, rugged mountain ranges rise above narrow coastal plains and offshore coral reefs. The highest mountain is the Tomaniv on Viti Levu at 1,324 meters. The islands have a tropical climate. Fiji is one of the most popular islands for tourists in the South Pacific. The most attractive destinations are small resort islands on the Mamanucas, the Yasawas or beaches on the Coral Coast on the main island of Viti Levu. Taveni and Vanua Levu are particularly popular with passionate divers.
Fiji is a dream region. This fascinatingly clear water alone and the many opportunities for diving and snorkeling are a real paradise for all water sports enthusiasts. But Fiji is also the perfect place for those who like to sunbathe on the beach.
About 57 percent of the descendants of the Melanesian population who originally lived here live in Fiji. 37 percent are immigrant Indians. Up until 1987 there were significantly more, since then many Indians have emigrated again.
The Christian faith is widespread in Fiji. Around 65 percent belong to this religion, 28 percent feel they belong to Hinduism. Between 6 and 7 percent are Muslim.
The Fiji language is an Austronesian language and is used as an official language alongside Urdu and English. Most of the Indian population living here and their descendants speak Fiji Bat. In the education sector, a lot has happened in Fiji in recent years, with the illiteracy rate being reduced to 6.3 percent.
Somewhat surprising is that there are no tropical diseases in Fiji.