The latest travel alerts and warnings for New Zealand from the team at World Nomads. What's happening and are you covered for it? Read on.
This is the quintessential South Pacific destination, white sandy beaches, clear blue lagoons, vibrant coral, and iridescent tropical fish. The 15 Cook Islands are spread over 2 million square kilometers of ocean south of Hawaii, west of Tonga and east of Tahiti.
Sydney is Australia's most populous city and a magnet for travellers from all over the world. Its harbour position is spectacularly beautiful. There are world famous beaches on the doorstep and the iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
Tuvalu is a group of nine low-lying coral atolls with a surface area of just 26 square kilometres dispersed over 1.3 million kilometres in the Central Pacific.
The Solomon Islands (over 900 of them) is a gem in the heart of Melanesia: still a little off the beaten path, not so touristy, but warm all year (always around 27 degrees Celsius) with breathtakingly beautiful beaches, mountain peaks and picture perfect coral atolls.
We're still working on our own traveller-specific safety tips for Samoa. In the meantime here's some great information from the US State Department's Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), which is part of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security.
Of all the Franco-isles in the Pacific, New Caledonia is perhaps the most French, due to a large ex-pat population - mostly government employees sent to administer affairs of state.
Tahiti is the main island of the group including Moorea, Bora Bora, and other preposterously beautiful Pacific islands, which make up French Polynesia. These islands are so beautiful they are deservedly the destination of choice for honeymooning...
Getting around Tonga will generally be fine. There have been some blips on the country's maritime safety track record, with the sinking of ferry Princess Ashika ceasing all inter-island travel temporarily in August 2009.
The Pacific island nation of Tonga can be a fascinating place to travel. It generally enjoys a relatively low crime rate and practices strict Christian beliefs.
Due to infrastructure, sanitation and hygiene issues, health in Kiribati leaves much to be desired. Only 30 percent of residents living in South Tarawa (the major population centre) own a flush toilet according to recent statistics.