Oceania Travel Articles

Australia and New Zealand are popular destinations for independent travelers, and each offers something unique. From backpacker buses to campervans to wineries, BootsnAll has been publishing travel articles and features on Oz and NZ since 1999. If you are going, grab a cup of coffee or a bottle of beer, and prepare to spend a few hours reading through this category.

 
Reality Check: Are You Safer Abroad?
Reality Check: Are You Safer Abroad? Could you be safer abroad than at home? Maurice D. Valentine reflects on drinking and violence across three countries: Japan, Australia and the U.S. and comes to some surprising conclusions.
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8 Small Towns in New Zealand the Guidebooks Ignore
8 Small Towns in New Zealand the Guidebooks Ignore There's far more to see in New Zealand than Auckland, Christchurch, hobbit homes from Lord of the Rings, and Milford Sound. Jenn Miller shares 8 off-the-beaten-path destinations around New Zealand's North and South Islands worth renting a car and venturing away from the main tourist trail.
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Working Holiday Visas in Australia and How It All Works
Working Holiday Visas in Australia and How It All Works The age limit for Australia's famous working holiday visa program's about to be extended to 35, and it's definitely something you should consider. BootsnAll's Julie Blakely's just returned from Australia with all the details of how you can make a living while you travel in Oz.
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A Day in the Life: New Zealand
A Day in the Life: New Zealand What's a day in New Zealand really like? Jenn Miller shares her experience exploring green hills, fern forests, fjords and gemstone beaches with her family.
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The Best of Oz: 10 Reasons to Go to Australia Now
The Best of Oz: 10 Reasons to Go to Australia Now Australia is really far away, and more expensive than lots of cool destinations. So why go? Brooke Schoenman has 10 reasons Australia is worth a trip, despite the extra cash and time on the plane.
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7 Reasons New Zealand is Perfect for Indie Travelers
7 Reasons New Zealand is Perfect for Indie Travelers New Zealand: Indie Travel Paradise? Whitney Cox shares why New Zealand's an ideal destination for long-term indie travel--reason #1--it's nearly impossible to get lost.
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3 Australian Road Trips to Plan Your Trip Around
3 Australian Road Trips to Plan Your Trip Around Australia is a country that begs to be driven, from the Great Ocean Road, to the coast of Western Australia, right up through the Outback and the Red Center; Jenn Miller invites you to take a week, or a month, or six months, and explore beyond the highlights of Australia!
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How I Rented a Campervan for $1/day in Australia
How I Rented a Campervan for $1/day in Australia Want to travel in Australia for less? Nina Ragusa shares how she relocated from Melbourne to Darwin in a Mercedes Benz campervan for $1/day.
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9 World Class Wine Regions in New Zealand
9 World Class Wine Regions in New Zealand Many of New Zealand's archipelago of varied landscapes and climates are perfect for hiking, kayaking, all kinds of exploring, and surprise, surprise--for wine production. Whitney Cox explores nine of the Island of the Long White Cloud's tastiest wine regions.
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7 Stunning Lakes of the South Island of New Zealand
7 Stunning Lakes of the South Island of New Zealand The South Island of New Zealand is known for its varied and sometimes thrilling scenery. Kelvin Lim has chosen 7 of the most picturesque lakes just to give you a sample.
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