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This week’s #TTOT session on Twitter was rocking. The questions, rather than being about an aspect of travelling, were on a region: Oceania. During the hour, travel tweeters shared their stories about travelling to Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the south Pacific.

The #TTOT session covered everything from best/worst food experiences Down Under, favourite slang and words and experiences that just shouldn’t be missed when travelling to Oceania. There was also some debate as to where Oceania actually begins and ends (if you know, please share). For those who’ve never been, take note. Here are the best-kept travel secrets in Oceania. Some are off the tourist trail and well-worth seeking out.

Q5 via @Oysterworldwide: What are Oceania’s best kept tourist secrets?

1. @MalloryOnTravel: Not sure they are a hidden gem but kinda loved the Grampians Mountains near Melbourne.

2. @Blondini006: Raratonga is the Fiji of 20 years ago, laid back and relaxing. The Catlins in South Otago is the best kept secret in NZ.

3. @AnthonyOFlynn: Oceania’s best kept tourist secret….. the banter and humour of the people- esp the kiwis.

4. @Roopunzel: Was delighted to find that other tourists hadn’t quite got to the Islands off New Caledonia – Truly Beautiful!

King's Canyon, Australia

5. @traveldudes: The hidden gem of Australia – The Karijini National Park with its many gorges.

6. @RussellVJWard: Just drive anywhere around Australia’s coast and you’ll find them all… Hundreds and hundreds of beachy secrets.

7. @MyPostcardFrom: Haven’t even mentioned Rarotonga – amazing island and so relaxing.

8. @WomanSeeksWorld: Melbourne’s lane-way bars.

9.@mummy_t: You can dive an undersea volcano off Halmahera, #Indonesia. And Coober Pedy in #Australia is just bizarro.

10. @TravelOutbackOz: that Kings Canyon is 1000 times better than Uluru and Aboriginal elders want you to climb it!

Have you been to any of these places? What other places in Ocean should travellers definitely NOT miss?

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Travel Talk on Twitter takes place weekly on Tuesdays at 9:30 GMT and 21:30 GMT. Follow the hashtag #TTOT and join in the conversation. Next week’s topic: Travel Photography

Imgs: Raratonga – petes_pics, Flickr cc.

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