Last Updated on

An attempt to capture Oceania in 20 pictures…

There is no shortage of amazing pictures of Australia and New Zealand on the internet. The web abounds with magnificent photographs of both countries ranging from extraordinary to heavenly ”Photoshopped” landscapes. Oceania which includes the whole continent and country of Australia and its neighbouring New Zealand is a photographer’s dream come true, no shortage of photo ops here!

Here’s what you will get from this post

Table of contents

  • Beautiful Pictures of Australia

    – Sydney
    – Melbourne
    – Great Ocean Road
    – Mclaren Vale Wine Region

  • Beautiful Pictures of New Zealand

    – Milford Sound
    – Dunedin / Akoroa / Otago
    – Lake Taupo / Hawke’s Bay
    – Auckland

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links for products and services that I use and recommend. If you purchase anything through these links, the price will stay the same to you and I get a small percentage as a commission. Full Disclosure Policy Here 

Beautiful Pictures of Australia

Breathtaking landscapes and exotic wildlife filled with Kangaroos and Koalas, these are the things that come to mind when one thinks of Australia.  But let’s not forget about the amazing food, the incredible wines, the free museums and all that culture. Cheers!

Sydney

Elegant Sydney offers visitors stunning harbour views from the shores of the Botanical garden. The pathways that you can explore in this area abound with colourful Lorikeets and Cockatoo parrots. Of course,  the Sydney Opera House is the emblematic icon of the city, it doesn’t leave anyone indifferent. It’s simply a stunning piece of architecture in itself. The sum of it all leaving you with a sense of having arrived in what I’d call a truly special place.

–  Looking for a day trip from Sydney? Check out this Scenic World Blue Mountains just one hour out of the city.

Marquestra 20 Beautiful pictures of Australia and New Zealand

READ NEXT:  House Sitter Checklist

Did you know that the Sydney Opera House roof is made up of ceramic tiles?

Marquestra 20 Beautiful pictures of Australia and New Zealand

A different angle of the Harbour Bridge with the Sydney Opera House.

Marquestra 20 Beautiful pictures of Australia and New Zealand

Lorikeet parrots mixing with the pigeons at the Botanical Gardens

Melbourne

Vibrant Melbourne is a multifaceted city with a huge coffee culture and cultural vibe that delivers great options for foodies seeking culinary experiences. Its position also makes it an optimal starting point to drive the Great Ocean Road.

Marquestra 20 Beautiful pictures of Australia and New Zealand

Melbourne, a vibrant city with great restaurants, coffee shops and quirky lanes to lose yourself in.

Marquestra 20 Beautiful pictures of Australia and New Zealand
Marquestra 20 Beautiful pictures of Australia and New Zealand

St-Kilda’s waterfront offers a stunning sunset with penguin sightings if you’re lucky!

Marquestra 20 Beautiful pictures of Australia and New Zealand

Driving the Great Ocean Road

Incredible coastlines with lighthouses and nature reserves along the way from Melbourne to the Barossa/McLaren Vale wine region.

Marquestra 20 Beautiful pictures of Australia and New Zealand

The 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean RoadGuarding the Shipwrecked Coast… A Must See!

Marquestra 20 Beautiful pictures of Australia and New Zealand

READ NEXT:  What we learned from living in Australia for six weeks

Cape Otway Park is a great stop for Koala sightings. How do they manage not to fall off while asleep?

Australia’s Primed Wine Country

McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Clare and Langhorne Creek.

Marquestra 20 Beautiful pictures of Australia and New Zealand

The Chapel Hill Vineyard offers fine lodging on the premises. Would you enjoy waking up at dawn with this amazing view? 

Marquestra 20 Beautiful pictures of Australia and New Zealand

The view from our table at d’Arrys Veranda, at the d’Arenberg’s vineyard’s Elite restaurant. It was a blissful event.

Want more? How about great information on how to explore Western Australia? Get some real tips from this article from Above us Only Skies HERE 

Beautiful Pictures of New Zealand

Cruising New Zealand from the bottom of the South Island, Milford Sound’s all the way North to Auckland. Hopping from port to port of call, admiring its glorious beauty and nature. No other place leaves you wanting more…

Milford Sound Cruising

Marquestra 20 Beautiful pictures of Australia and New Zealand

A Mystical Aura Looms at Every Corner.

Marquestra 20 Beautiful pictures of Australia and New Zealand

Dunedin 

Marquestra 20 Beautiful pictures of Australia and New Zealand

Dunedin’s coastline is postcard picture perfect. The sheep roaming the hills, the warm rays lighting up, creating reflections in the water, just perfect.

Marquestra 20 Beautiful pictures of Australia and New Zealand

READ NEXT:  Housesitting in Australia: From Brisbane to Melbourne [updated]

Otago Peninsula is nothing short of spectacular.

Akaroa

Marquestra 20 Beautiful pictures of Australia and New Zealand
Marquestra 20 Beautiful pictures of Australia and New Zealand

Lake Taupo 

Lake Taupo Clear Waters

Hawke’s Bay

Marquestra 20 Beautiful pictures of Australia and New Zealand

The Glorious View from Craggy Range Vineyard

Auckland

Marquestra 20 Beautiful pictures of Australia and New Zealand

Auckland Harbour

Every time I get to travel to Oceania I get filled with the desire to stay and explore more of it. This vast expanse of the world is a dream come true for all types of travellers. From the great outdoor adventures to cultural discoveries, don’t hesitate to go, it has so much to offer you won’t be disappointed.

Did you enjoy this type of post? If so, make sure to subscribe to our mailing list here : SUBSCRIBE

Have you been to Oceania?
Please share your experiences with us, comments or questions below…

Like this article? Pin it!

20 Beautiful Pictures of Australia & New Zealand | #beautifulpicturesaustralia #beautifulpicturesnewzealand #picturesnewzealand #australiapicturesofcountry
20 Beautiful Pictures of Australia & New Zealand | #beautifulpicturesaustralia #beautifulpicturesnewzealand #picturesnewzealand #australiapicturesofcountry