Oceania is home to the world’s most beautiful white beaches, coral reefs, tropical fish and volcanic islands. The continent is grouped by regions. Australia and New Zealand form Australasia, both are the largest countries in the continent and receive the largest numbers of visitors. The Micronesia region is located north of the Equator. Polynesia includes country nations east of the Pacific. Melanesia consists of the island of New Guinea to the north of Australia and other countries in the southwest Pacific make up the remainder of the area. Australian aboriginals are not considered Melanesian.
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