Oceania has a variety of rivers and waterfalls that span many different climatic zones. New Zealand is a land of raging rivers and placid lakes with some lakes and rivers being thermally heated in places. Australia has rivers residing in the tropic, temperate, and sub-alpine climatic zones and a surprising number of scenic waterfalls. In the island state of Tasmania and eastern highlands of the mainland, rivers and waterfalls flow down scenic rainforested slopes. Read more →
There are also numerous gorge systems in Northern Australia such as Katherine Gorge that provide some of the best scenery in this part of the country. Outside of Australia and New Zealand, many South Pacific Islands are too small to have inland bodies of water and rivers. They rely on rainfall for drinking water and use generators, wind, and solar, for their energy requirements in the place of hydroelectricity.