Oceania may include the geographical regions of Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia, but it takes up a fairly small footprint when compared to the land area of continents around the world. As the largest country in the collection, Australia stands in the spotlight, but don’t be so quick to dismiss neighbors like Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, and New Zealand. They offer travelers plenty of room for discovery!
Just an hour’s drive north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast greets visitors with its laid-back atmosphere, idyllic coastlines, volcanic peaks, sprawling national parks, and charming hinterland towns. If you’ve got a weekend to spare, escape the city and hit the road! Here’s how to spend 48 hours covering the best of the region.