The Yasawas are just as beautiful as the Mamanucas, although until relatively recently they have been overshadowed by those bolder upstarts nearby. But times change. In the 1990s the Yasawa chain was considered prohibitively isolated and, apart from a few hardy souls and an occasional cruise ship, these islands saw few travellers.
Grab your favourite boardies or bikini, because here they are – the much-trumpeted, widely promoted, photographed and romanticised Mamanuca islands! Wildly popular with visitors, they’re valued more for their natural beauty than any contribution they make to the national culture.
Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road (B100) is one of Australia’s most famous road-touring routes. It takes travellers past world-class surfing breaks, through pockets of rainforest, calm seaside towns and under koala-filled tree canopies. It shows off heathlands, dairy farms and sheer limestone cliffs, and gets you up close and personal with the crashing waves of the Southern Ocean.