Places in Australia & Pacific
There aren't many places on this lonely planet where travellers are so well catered for – in terms of both man-made enticements and splendours of the natural realm. Walk On The Wild Side There are just 4.5 million New Zealanders, scattered across 270,534 sq km: bigger than the UK with one-fourteenth the population.
It's easy to see why Hawaii has become synonymous with paradise. Just look at these sugary beaches, Technicolor coral reefs and volcanoes beckoning adventurous spirits. Bountiful Beauty Snapshots of these islands scattered in the cobalt blue ocean are heavenly, without the need for any tourist-brochure embellishment.
Book a window seat for your flight to Sydney: day or night, this city sure is good-lookin’. Scratch the surface and it only gets better. Making a Splash Defined just as much by its rugged coast as its exquisite harbour, Sydney relies on its coastal setting to replenish its reserves of charm; venture too far away from the water and the charm suddenly evaporates.
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South Pacific: travel books to read before you go
This excerpt from Lonely Planet’s South Pacific guide provides a selection of literature to get you in the mood for your trip. There are many excellent books that have been published about the Pacific...
Fiji for first-timers: how to choose an island
Fiji is blessed with so much turquoise water, white sand beaches, jungle rivers and authentic culture that it almost seems unfair...
Naghol: how to witness Vanuatu's land diving festival
'The Tower' by PaulSteinJC...
Best things to do in Brisbane in summer
Summer is a slow awakening in Brisbane. After the indulgences of Christmas and New Year the city shakes off its hangover and the events calendar slowly springs back into life...