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About Australia and Pacific
The Pacific. Doesn't it dream up images of blue water and wonderful islands? Because of their relative isolation from the super-powers that is more or less still true.
Australia has a very diverse climate. Dry deserts, almost tropical rainforest and a temperate climate. This makes that when it comes to natural beauty, Australia is definitely worth seeing. And although most of the cities are young, they are attractive places to be.
New Zealand is also a great place for travellers. A laid back atmosphere and more adventure tourism opportunities than there are dreamt of in your philosophy: hiking, biking, caving and raving.
The Pacific has this paradise like atmosphere written all over it, and this is with good reason. A stay on the islands really relaxes you. There is a lot to see from a cultural point of view as well. Small island groups like Niue, French Polynesia or Tonga make for the perfect relaxing holiday.
Samoa (known as Western Samoa until 1997) and American Samoa arguably represent the largest population of Polynesian people and they take pride in a strong culture that has survived outside incursions amazingly well.