Largest Cities in Oceania

By | January 20, 2021

Australia is the smallest continent located in the southern hemisphere.

  • Guam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • American Samoa
  • Cook Islands
  • Niue
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • French Polynesia
  • New Caledonia
Area 8 505 238 km2
Population 27 401 000
Population density 3 per km2
Countries 13
Largest country Australia with 7,682,300 km2
Smallest Country Nauru with 21 km2
Languages English, Italian (Australia), Fijian, Hindi (Fiji), and Greek (Australia)
Highest mountain Mt. Wilhelm (Papua New Guinea) at 4,508 meters
Longest river Eyresee (Australia) at -12 meters
Highest temperature 53 0 C in clon curry
Lowest temperature -22 0 C in Charlotte

Biggest Cities in Oceania by Population

Sydney is the largest city in Oceania with a population of over 4.7 million people located in the state of New South Wales, Australia. As the oldest and most populous city in Australia, Sydney has a lot to offer visitors. The iconic Sydney Opera House is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world and attracts millions of visitors every year for performances, exhibitions, and tours. Other attractions include Darling Harbour which is home to numerous restaurants, shops and an aquarium; Bondi Beach which is one of Australia’s most famous beaches; The Rocks which is a historic area full of pubs, galleries and markets; and Taronga Zoo which offers up close encounters with some of Australia’s native animals. Additionally, Sydney has plenty of outdoor activities such as swimming at Bronte Beach or sailing on Sydney Harbour.

Melbourne is the second largest city in Oceania with a population around 4 million people located in the state of Victoria, Australia. This bustling city offers visitors plenty to do such as visiting Federation Square which houses art galleries, museums and performance venues; walking along Southbank Promenade which features al fresco dining options overlooking Yarra River; exploring the Royal Botanic Gardens; or visiting St Kilda Beach for its beachfront restaurants and activities like surfing or sailing. Additionally there are plenty of outdoor activities available such as cycling through Yarra Valley or hiking along Dandenong Ranges National Park trails.

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city with a population around 1.4 million people located on Auckland’s North Island near two large harbours. This metropolitan area offers an array of attractions such as SkyTower offering 360-degree views from its observation deck; Auckland Domain parkland featuring Albert Park rose gardens and volcanic crater Lake Pupuke; Viaduct Harbour with its many restaurants, bars and shops; Mission Bay beach where visitors can swim or watch yachts sail by; plus art galleries such as Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki displaying Maori artworks alongside international pieces from Asia Pacific regions. Additionally there are plenty of outdoor activities available such as kayaking along Waitemata Harbour or hiking up Mt Eden volcano for stunning views over Auckland City centre skyline.

Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city with a population around 2 million people located on Brisbane River in Queensland state on eastern coast line. This vibrant city offers visitors plenty to do such as exploring South Bank Parklands featuring man-made beach lagoon pool surrounded by tropical rainforest gardens; visiting Queen Street Mall for shopping boutiques surrounded by heritage buildings dating back to 19th century ; admiring street art at Fortitude Valley ; strolling along Kangaroo Point Cliffs offering stunning views over Brisbane river ; plus checking out Brisbane Powerhouse gallery hosting live theatre performances , films , music concerts. Additionally there are plenty of outdoor activities available such as surfing at Gold Coast beaches , kayaking down Brisbane River , or cycling through City Botanic Gardens.

Ranking City Country Continent Population
1 Melbourne Australia Oceania 4,967,844
2 Sydney Australia Oceania 4,926,098
3 Brisbane Australia Oceania 2,406,293
4 Perth Australia Oceania 2,042,070
5 Auckland New Zealand Oceania 1,606,675
6 Adelaide Australia Oceania 1,336,514
7 Gold Coast Australia Oceania 699,337

Oceania Climate

With the exception of New Zealand and part of Australia, which has temperate or desert climates, the other areas have a warm climate with abundant rainfall. Precipitation is more abundant on the east coast. Many regions, especially western regions, are very vulnerable to droughts and typhoons.

In Australia, many farms are far from the nearest towns or villages. “Flying Doctors” therefore visit the patients by plane.

There are around 25,000 islands in the Pacific Ocean, but only a few thousand of them are inhabited. The islands are spread over an area larger than the Asian continent.


The Tasmanian Tasmanian devil lives only in Tasmania. He devours his bones with fur and feathers – nothing is left.

The Alexandra bird butterfly is the largest butterfly in the world. Its wingspan can be up to 28 centimeters.

The red kangaroo is the largest marsupial in the world. A full-grown male can travel 8 meters with a single jump.

The Australians call their eucalyptus trees “gum” – this comes from the rubber tree, because they deposit tough colored resin when injured.

Australia is not only the country of Australia, but also the continent. Sometimes this continent is also called Oceania or Australasia, but the correct name is Australia. The continent has a total of 14 countries.