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.

 
Exploring the Beaches of the South Coast – NSW Australia
Exploring the Beaches of the South Coast – NSW Australia The NSW South Coast extends all the way from Sydney down to Eden and beyond, incorporating the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and Sapphire Coast tourism regions. Part of the Sydney to Melbourne coastal drive, this is an area of spectacular views with lush green farmland on the one side and sandy beaches and rocky headlands on the other.
Wine and Winding Roads on Tasmania’s Wild East Coast
Wine and Winding Roads on Tasmania’s Wild East Coast Often overshadowed by the mainland Australian states, Brad Christmas discovers Tasmania is home to some of most spectacular coastline as well as some of the best food and wine downunder.
9 Picturesque Locations for a Working Holiday in Australia
9 Picturesque Locations for a Working Holiday in Australia From cattle mustering to mango picking, Zoë Smith explores nine off-the-beaten-track destinations to work and travel in rural Australia.
6 Quintessential Australian Experiences to Add to Your List
6 Quintessential Australian Experiences to Add to Your List Want to see the Australia that lies beyond the beaches and the backpackers? Lauren Fritsky tells you where to go to learn about the history, see the landscape and maybe even spot a koala in the wild.
Tapping into the Traditions of the Cook Islands
Tapping into the Traditions of the Cook Islands Cook Islands may be a bit off the beaten tourist trail, but JoAnna Haugen notes that, for those travelers who make the time to visit, they'll not only be treated to an array of traditions but an open invitation to take part in them as well.
Eight Ways to Go Downhill in New Zealand
Eight Ways to Go Downhill in New Zealand Adventure activities abound in New Zealand, and Candace Rose Rardon takes a new look at how to get your adrenaline pumping: from sandboarding to skydiving, it’s all about heading downhill.
Seeing Sydney on a Budget
Seeing Sydney on a Budget Sydney is Australia's priciest city, but there's no reason you can't enjoy it on a budget. Lauren Fritsky shares her tips and tricks for eating, sightseeing and shopping for less while you're there.
Red Dust and Wilderness in Australia
Red Dust and Wilderness in Australia Beer in hand, I watch day turn to night as the sun sets across the majestic lands of Karijini Eco Retreat. The red dust becomes engulfed by impenetrable darkness and a cloudless starry night is born.
10 Reasons to Travel to Australia Now
10 Reasons to Travel to Australia Now Can a language be one of the main draws to a country? Brooke Schoenman sure thinks so. Read more about that and her nine other reasons to travel to Australia.
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.