Australasia & Pacific - Pacific Islands & Papua New Guinea
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1) I am sorry for repeating this question once again as I did about one year ago. I am wondering if here is anyone with fresh experience:
I am still thinking about visiting Solomon Islands from Papua New Guinea. I am considering an alternative way of how to get to your country - traveling by boat / cargo freighter etc. I hear there is a boat link between southern Bougainville in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands (Shortlands). Do you think it is doable? It would be of great convenience since im planning to visit this island group anyway.
So, is there any chance to make it from Papua New Guinea to Solomon Islands by the sea? If so, what immigration procedures on your side would be in such a case?
2) I know, I know I should refer to official recommendation given by doctors or to health information websites, but i would like to know your practice and opinion. D... more »
Hello everyone, and first off, thanks for any help you can give. I'm in Auckland at the moment and am keen to explore one of the pacific islands during my summer holidays. I'd be looking to go to ones that are reasonably accessible from Auckland. From my understanding, places like French Polynesia and the Cook Islands will be in their wet season during Dec/Jan though, and I'd kind of like to avoid being rained on during my whole trip. Are there any islands in the Pacific that could have decent weather at this time of year? Or is the weather in the Cook Islands/ French Polynesia typically not that bad around Dec/Jan?
Thanks again for any insight you can give!
I'll soon be arriving Viti Levu soon and will be travelling mostly around the island (thanks to the kind contributors on this site I have realised I cannot afford to travel as far afield as I would have liked), so I would like to see my other love after travelling - rugby, but the fiji rugby website keeps on showing no fixtures so does anyone know if there is any club or national games going on in late July or throughout August, and where this will be?
I will be travelling for about five days in PNG. I have been to Port Moresby before and anti-malarials weren't really necessary there. This time I will take some time off to go to New Britain, Kokopo and Rabaul. Will I need them there? If so my drug of choice is Malarone and I can get them easily where I live. Thanks in advance.
We're soon staying at the Fiji Hideaway Resort & Spa in Tagaqe village,
Coral Coast, Sigatoka. We have a 21-mth-old and an older child and are planning on doing a day trip to Nadi... is it worth it? We would especially love to buy food in some Fijian supermarkets but if they have plenty in Sigatoka it might not be worth going all the way to Nadi for the same thing?
My fiance and I are trying to find somewhere to go on our honeymoon. He have been doing our research and we keep coming back to Fiji. However we are stuck... Our idea of a trip is to book our hotels at night depending on where we have ended up and to get lunch at local resturants or grocerie stores. Traveling on a shoestring but a little more. We have done this in other countries, Thailand, Bali, Costa Rica.... From some of what we are reading about Fiji this does not seem possible. Am I right saying that? Or can you enjoy Fiji on a low budget just bumming around? Any advice and if its not possible any ideas?
My company is planning to send me to PNG and I was thinking of extending my stay and bringing my wife to the island for about three days, unfortunately we cannot do more. My company has very generously offered to pay for a couple of internal flights on Air Niugini for us and I was wondering what would be the most interesting way to spend about 3 days with this offer in the country.
Lonely Planet's guidebook to French Polynesia does not say a word about tsunamis. Is French Polynesia immune for some reason (the presence of coral reefs, perhaps)? Or does the risk exist but there is no warning system, so let's just hope for the best?
Do European Union citizens have the right to medical assistance in French Polynesia, as they do anywhere in EU countries? (This may mean paying up front, and being reimbursed later by our own national Health Service).
In other words, is French Polynesia considered as part of France in this respect, or as an extra-EU entity?
Hi....we (2 adults, 1 preschooler, 1 baby) will be in Papeete for a few days enroute elsewhere. Can anyone make a recommendation for a family-friendly, mid-range guesthouse in Papeete? Thanks!
hi guys, any chance to make this trip from the PNG mainland - from any coastal town, Lae, Madang, Wewak, etc.?
by commercial or non-commercial boat
i cant seem to find any info about this route on the internet
I'm headed to Raro/Aitutaki for a two-week break.
For those of you who have been and returned, what were some things you really wish you had brought (or things that were not readily available)?
It can be the most mundane (a rainjacket? Sweatshirt?) or the most elaborate (solar-powered charger for iPad?)
Thank you very much!
I am planning to visit Indonesian Papua and from there cross to PNG late october- first days of november. I was thinking about visit Bewani mountains . it looks so close from Vanimo and the chance to see some birds of paradises and tree kangaroos is appealing. also further information of inland destinations or in between Vanimo- Aitape like Imonda, Amanab or Lumi, Sissano will be appreciate.
anyone has visited the area?. do you have contact details of local guides. recommendations?
Finally someone else on the area around those dates?
Thanks in advance!
I will be arriving in Fiji in about 10 days and I'm not sure where to go - a few people have told me to skip Nadi so I was thinking of doing this but other than that I have no idea.
I can't dive but like to snorkel - if there is anywhere with whales that would be great as I don't think I'll be able to afford to go to Samoa or Tonga. I'm on a RTW trip so money is tight so the cheaper the better but time is not a problem. I like a beer in the evening and to socialise but I don't want to be surrounded by drunk 18 year olds partying all night.
Thank for your help with a stupidly vague question.
I always like to book a place to stay before I arrive in a new country, and as I am arriving in Fiji next week, I wondered if anyone could recommend a nice, cheap-ish place to stay in Suva?
I was recommended the South Seas but it is booked for the day I arrive!
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