A lot of people (wrongly) think that Australia is an isolated, albeit massive, island. Yes, Australia is a long way away from huge land masses like the Americas, Asia and Europe, but that doesn’t mean holidays abroad are out of the question.
There are plenty of smaller islands in the Pacific and further afield that are just as exciting to visit. In fact, most of them remain relatively untouched and unspoilt by tourism, so they’ve retained their completely unique culture. These are some of the most incredible destinations you can cruise to from Australia.
The home of the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard on earth. Witness these incredible beasts in their natural habitat on this unspoilt and mysterious island. You can also visit one of only seven pink beaches in the world. Fringed by green vegetation on one side and azure seas on the other, the soft pink colouring is a striking contrast.
The capital city of New Caledonia, Noumea has a distinctively French atmosphere which contrasts with the pacific island landscape. A large metropolis when compared with the surrounding islands, Noumea has earned the title of the capital of the Pacific.
A Pacific island paradise with crystal clear waters and soft white sands. This stunning island is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday, where you’re surrounded by untouched natural beauty. Snorkelling is a must here, as the clear waters and surrounding coral reefs reveal a wide variety of marine life.
The capital of French Polynesia, Papeete makes the perfect base for exploring Tahiti’s many lagoons, volcanoes and black and white sand beaches. It also has an exciting selection of high end restaurants offering fine French inspired dining.
Known as ‘the garden island’, Huahine is a tropical jungle of lush greenery. Fewer travellers visit this island, and its cultural heritage has been preserved with many sacred temples amongst the dense vegetation. A popular spot for snorkelling, Huahine boasts fringes of coral reef teeming with life.
A place of great cultural and spiritual significance for many cultures, who believe that Raiatea was where the great Polynesian migration began from to colonize Hawaii and New Zealand. The central location and large sheltered lagoon also mean it is one of the best islands in French Polynesia for snorkelling, SCUBA diving and deep-sea fishing.
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