Polynesia comprises the following island nations:
It also includes smaller overseas territories of larger nations, including:
New Zealand is the largest Polynesian nation, both in numbers of residents of Polynesian ethnicity and land area. Indeed, there are more Cook Islanders and Tongans living in Auckland, New Zealand than in their home islands. Auckland airport is also the primary air hub for all of Polynesia. However, owing to its size, it is included as its own separate region of Oceania for the organisational purposes of this travel guide.