The Australian & Pacific continent is the smallest and lowest-lying human inhabited continent on this globe, having a total land area of 8,560,000 square kilometres (or 3,305,000 sq. mi.). Australia has according to the latest count 29.4 million people.


Wellington may be New Zealand’s capital but it is constantly challenged by Auckland. Still, because it is rich in culture and art, Wellington continues to prove its worth. Even with a small population, the city is packed with theaters, shops, and galleries. Local artists and tourists alike can enjoy a cup of coffee at one of the city’s numerous cafes. Wellington city is home to about 180 thousand people while the whole Wellington region is occupied by 450 thousand citizens.

Considered as a “home” to Lord of the Rings trilogy director Peter Jackson, Wellington is considered home to New Zealand’s film industry. Even without the film prestige, however, Wellington is home to glorious sights and important artistic events. This means that a visit is still worth bringing a camera for because Wellington offers a keepsake of memories. Wellington is also a safe place to visit. However, remember to drive on the left side of the road if you rent a car.

To visit Wellington and other parts of New Zealand, you have to book a flight, or a series of flights, ending at the Wellington Airport. To get around the city, you can travel by bus or by train. Twenty-eight percent of Wellington’s residents actually use public transport services to get around. Note that you can save money by booking your trip online. If you like warm weather, visit during the summer when temperature peaks at 24 degree Celsius and dips at only 66 degree Fahrenheit. Winter temperature is usually at its lowest at 50 degree Fahrenheit.

For American citizens, no visa is needed. When coming from a visa-free country, you would have to present proof of further travel such as travel tickets and evidence of sufficient funds for the entire trip. As for the passport, it must be at least three months valid after your last day in New Zealand. You also have to prove that you are leaving the country at an appointed time. Not only that, you also have to show that you have enough funds per person for each month of stay. The good thing is that your visa may cover your spouse and your dependent children.


Honiara is the capital of the Solomon Islands and the Guadalcanal region, although it has a separated administrative town. Its situated on the north shore of the mountain island Guadalcanal. The capital was previously called ”Nagoniara” but the English colonialists found it to hard to pronounce, Nagoniara meant ‘in front of the wind’ in the Guadalcanal language.

The city of Honiara, and the Solomon Islands in general are popular travel destination for snorkeling and scuba diving lovers. Even for those who enjoy diving but don’t have their certificate, this is the place to learn it. The waters are surprisingly warm so there’s no need for wet suits, its underwater vision is extremely clear so you wont have to miss a second of the wonderful sea life. Coral and fish of every description and imaginary color swim around as a few lazy moving sharks pass you by. Honiara and the Solomon Islands are among the most beautiful dive sites world wide.

Honaira is a small city with a bay used as harbor, with a population of 50 thousand people its a small city yet the biggest on the Solomon Islands. The city is crossed by the 18.5 miles long Kukum Highway running from Hederson Field in the east to the village White River in the west. From the harbor ferries leave every thirty minutes to the provinces, night clubs and restaurants. The houses in the city are combined by slums and houses at the waterfront, and the neighborhood settlements away from the shore.

Most nationals do not require a visa to enter the Solomon Islands, just a valid passport as long the stay does not extends 30 days. The average daily temperature is 82.4 degrees Fahrenheit year round, the sea water temperature on average is 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Honiara is a safe travel destination, petty crime and theft are not common against tourists and locals.


Majuro is capital and largest city of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and has a small population of 25 thousand people. Its main business district, banking and tourism are great importance for Majuro. The major population center is the D-U-D community, which are the Delap, Uliga, Djarrit islands combined (listed from south to north).

Majuro has a pleasant feel of tropical lassitude and is home to expert fishers, navigators, divers and surfers. The blue wind and waves of the Pacific determine the life of the islanders, as traditional boat building still pass on from father to son, as well the wisdom of sea and stars. The nation’s historical connections with various American, Asian and European powers are nowadays still visible, for example the availability of international foods and museums left behind.

The Marshall Islands consists of 64 islands and has several shopping districts, hotels, a port and international airport. Majuro has the best climate December through March. Yet, the true charm of the Marshall Islands lies in the surrounding islands, where you can find world class underwater sights.

Travelers to Marshall Islands require a valid passport and visa. American citizens are required a passport, with return ticket if the stay does not extends 90 days. Majuro is a safe travel destination, petty crime and theft not common against tourists and locals.


The Cook Islands group is separated in 15 islands in the southern part of the pacific ocean, the Cook Islands just like the Tokelau Islands and Niue are part of the parliamentary democratic freedom with New Zealand. Avarua is the capital city of the Cook Islands, located on the island of Rarotonga. Its populated with 2600 locals who make a living of tourism, trade and fishing.

In many ways the island Rarotonga / Avarua is a miniature Tahiti, without French nationals. It somewhat has the same landscape, jagged peaks and steep valleys, sugar white beaches allround and a extended coral reef till 1/4 miles (.5 kilometer) offshore. Its nearby island, Aitutaki is a substitute for Bora Bora on the Cook Islands with nearly surrounded large lagoon full of beautiful sea life. Spending a day on Aitutaki is recommend and the guaranteed highlight of a trip to Avarua.

The Cook Islanders enjoy having a good time, their lifestyles, religion are traditions and haven’t changed in years. The Cook Islands have enough activities to schedule a trip for at least two weeks, including snorkeling, scuba diving, shopping, sightseeing and night out in the region’s bars and dance shows.

Most nationals don’t require a visa to enter the Cook Islands, only a valid passport and a return ticket as long the stay does not extend 31 days. In the summer months which run from April to October, with average temperatures at 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Avarua is a safe travel destination, petty crime and theft are not common against tourists and locals.

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