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Solomon Islands Holiday

I touched a redolent site of history, the moment our three and half hour Solomon Airlines flight from Brisbane kissed the tarmac of Honiara International Airport. My Solomon Islands holiday began with blue skies, fresh air and smiling happy faces in Honiara, the international gateway and capital city of the...
Tonga Whale Swim
“Get in, get in, get in, NOW!” Michael cried as pandemonium ensued on board our little seven-metre whale spotting boat. Fins, snorkels and bums went everywhere. Some over the sides, some over the back. This was not the time for an elegant water entry. We had to get in...
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Norfolk Island Holiday

The sea shimmers over a rainbow-coloured reef; tufts of cotton-candy clouds drift across the bright blue sky. Plunging cliffs and soaring Norfolk pines hug the rugged coastline. 1600km of ocean separates Australia from Norfolk Island and although it is not that far in physical distance, a Norfolk Island holiday...
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Things to do in Fiji – Beqa Island

On a recent shark diving trip to Pacific Harbour in Fiji, part of my ‘surface interval’ time was spent on a visit to one of the oldest village communities on Beqa Island. Beqa Island is 20km off the south coast of Viti Levu and a 40-minute boat ride from Pacific...
The pick-up spot is a strip of beach. A blue banana boat is anchored near the shore in Vanuatu, an island paradise in the South Pacific. Lelepa Island I’m about to join a tour run by local man, Albert Solomon, a resident of Lelepa Village, which is the only village on...
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Time has stood still in the jungles of New Caledonia. 85 million years ago, a fragment of the continent of Gondwana broke away to form New Caledonia. Today, New Caledonia’s wilderness has a landscape that is reminiscent of a lost world. The only thing missing is the dinosaurs. These...

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