Australasia & Pacific - Pacific Islands & Papua New Guinea
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i wanted to know if july and august is a good time to visit mline bay.
is the weather good in those months?not too rainy?and how is the sea?good for diving?
I am going to visit Pitcairn Island this August.
It seems like I should go to Tahiti first to get on the ship to Pitcairn islands.
Then, I should go to latin america from Tahiti (or pitcairn), but all the flights I have found cost like $2000 or above.
Is there any cheaper way to go to latin america? Or any low cost airlines..?
Thank you very much :)
I am a barrister in Australia. My wife is a public servant. I have ridden horses through the backblocks of Mali, rock-climbed in Ethiopia, travelled by public bus in East Timor, and driven from Kathmandu to Lhasa. But now I have two kids -- two and a half and five, and what I want to do is lie in the sun and read books while someone else looks after the kids from time to time. And eat decent food. So I googled 'best kids clubs Fiji' and it seems like people think the best kids' clubs are at some of the most expensive resorts. But I don't really like expensive resorts, and I'm not sure that many of the kids' clubs cater to under threes anyway. I like little, simple inexpensive yet tasteful places: Gheralta Lodge in Ethiopia, Virgin Cove in Samoa, Mu and [Seraya Shores in|http://www.... more »
In January 2013 we visited Micronesia and Palau for 4 weeks.
Yap was a highlight of our tour.
Unfortunately we had bad luck with Hotel.
Because of the good critics on Internet we decided for the Pathways Hotel.
As we arrived at 0:45 in the night, we were shocked about the bungalow.
The bedsheet and the blanket were very dirty, a lot of mosquitos were in the room and no mosquitonet above the bed, and it was raining from the ceiling, because of the rain outside.
A second bungalow, which was shown to us, was not already cleaned and the situation not much better.
It was not possible for us to stay in one of their bungalows.
So we decided at 2:00am in the night to change the hotel and walked to the very nice and clean "E.S.A Bay View Hotel".
We have made a deposit of 385US$ in advance. We were told, that this deposit will be credited to our account.
But we got no money back.
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Having a wedding at Muskey Cove and need to know if it is possible to get a canister of helium for balloons anywhere on the mainland - any help would be greatly appreciated - cheers Kim
What is the weather like in palau in September?
I have looked at weather charts and it seems to be fairly consistent in rainfall all year round. I was originally planning a kayaking trip there in November but this is now not possible, so september is the only other time I can go. Should this stop me from going?
Hi, in mid-August I am planning to arrive in Port Moresby, hike the Kokoda Track with a local guide, then continue out to Oro Bay and hopefully catch a boat of some kind up to Lae. I have two questions:
1) Will it be easy to find a local guide in Port Moresby or Owen's Corner? If I wish to keep my budget low (no porter) then how much would I be looking at per day for the guide?
2) After arriving in Oro Bay, will it be possible to catch a boat or any kind north to Lae or Salamaua? What is the current situation with boats along this stretch of coast? If possible then I would like to continue on by boat--not revert back to Moresby.
Thanks in advance for whatever advice can be offered here. Ochieano
I am looking for someone who is traveling from the USA to Taveuni to deliver a donation of a couple pairs of binoculars to a ecoproject in Lavena. It is very expensive to ship them, and I have been told it is likely they would get stolen from the mail anyway. You wouldn't need to go to Lavena (though I'd recommend it!); if you just give the box to the bus driver he'll take them (Lavena is at the end of the route & where the bus driver sleeps).
Background: My husband and I stayed for ~2 weeks at the Lavena lodge on Taveuni in April and had a wonderful time. Our time in Lavena was the highlight of our trip; you can read reviews on Trip Advisor for the coastal walk and [the lodge|http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297562-d1380358-Reviews-Lavena_Lodge-Taveuni... more »
I am looking for a good, secluded, island in the south pacific to travel to with my family of five in April 2013. We have never been to a Pacific Island, with the exception of Australia. Because of the multitude of options, I have no idea where to start. I would like to be able to get there for a reasonable budget and not stay in a large touristy resort. I would also like an island that does not have many people on it, but does have a forested interior and amazing beaches. Does anyone have any ideas??
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Just returned from spending a week in PNG with two friends. Here's a few notes to help travelers who want to get a real experience, and to address some of the posts below:
Each region has quite a distinct culture, so its difficult to formulate a good answer to a question like "is it safe to travel alone". I have never had any difficulty in Moresby when travelling alone (3 times), but I am always careful to be clear about where I am going, and to go in a taxi or car. Walking round Town is generally OK in daylight hours, but on occasions can get "edgy".
Male or female, Mt Hagen needs to be treated with respect. Contact Pym Memendi at www.paiyatours.com. He speaks good English, knows heaps about the area and, in the words of one of my colleagues is "all class". He has access to guides, can organise tours and his lodgings are out of town and from my experience, are very safe. ... more »
tried sending you a priv message but its not working ,, seems ur pretty knowlegable on accom in honiara... lookin for something central & good for value around $50aud per night ,,, wot r a few suggestions.... 10yrs ago i stayed at a place in/near town on the beach , had a resturaunt / bar balcony over the water - bit of an old joint , but do you know of it ?? is it still there >>?? wayne
Does anyone know of Good reasonable cafe, restaurant near Outrigger on the lagoon?
We have breakfast but Don't have all meals included and want to eat out of resort.
Would love to hear your recommendations.
Also anyone know of the closest supermarket?
My husband and I are planning to spend 2 weeks in Fiji for the coming December holidays, one week at a dive-centric hotel somewhere in the Yasawas, 6 nights around the main island.
There are a lot of good reviews for Octopus and Manta Ray resorts, any other suggestions for the Yasawas for a couple seeking to do relaxing and diving, staying in a bure with a private bathroom, around $2000 USD (incl the mandatory meal plans) for a week? We'd prefer something that doesn't have a lot of children if possible, and is vegan-friendly.
We're planning to hire a car to drive around Viti Levu for the first part of our trip, getting in diving and some hikes. Is driving in Fiji difficult? Should we get a 4 wheel drive vehicle? Are there some great hikes or off-the-beaten-path beaches or dive sites we should seek out if we have the freedom of a car? (We're planning to bring our own dive ... more »
i'm planning to arrive to png in the end of this july for 3 weeks and i have a few questions...
1. as a solo backpacker should i be worried?or if i will take majers i'll be ok?
2.i'm planning to land in madang right after port mosrbey,and from there i am not sure...should i go to the islands like new ireland and new britian?or should i continue to the sepik?and in those places there are accomidation for backpackers or that evreything is 50$ plus par night?
3.if i will go the sepik i wanna catch a flight from wewak to hagen for the show,should i book that flight a few months before or can i get there and book it a few days before?
4.how much is a sepik tour for 4 or 5 days cost?
5. in genarlly how much money in us dollars that trip will cost me?including domestic flights...
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Can you ride a motor cycle in PNG on an Australian motor cycle license?
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