The South Pacific holds an alluring image of remote tropical islands, dazzling white beaches with gently swaying palm trees, and a sweetly slowed down pace of life. This region could easily be considered the adventure capital of the world with its spectacular coral reefs, active volcanoes, majestic glaciers, cosmopolitan cities, and the arid Australian outback. This expansive region spans an area of over 3 million square miles in the South Pacific Ocean and includes Australia and New Zealand, as well as the Cook and Vanuatu Islands - a collection of established and unrealized bucket list travel destinations.
As a land with a history dominated by colonization, these destinations provide an opportunity to explore a fascinating past. Many indigenous tribes still live today much in the same way that they have for centuries prior, offering a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage that has managed to stay intact throughout the generations. From Australian Aboriginals to the Micronesians of Vanuatu, there are a myriad of indigenous nationalities - each as friendly and welcoming as the next.
Adventure comes in many different forms throughout the region from the volcano treks and sea caves in Vanuatu, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, to the white-water rafting and heli-surfing in New Zealand. Each of these destinations has adventure experiences that are authentic, uncrowded, and something you will not soon forget. These destinations also offer an abundance of opportunities to savor each luxurious moment with romantic beach picnics on a deserted beach in the Cook Islands and indulgent afternoons spent exploring Australia's famed vineyards. There truly is something for every type of traveler here.
If you find yourself searching fora new and exciting vacation destination, one that is slightly off the beaten tourist path, allow us to introduce you to the South Pacific islands.