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From croc sightings to avoiding box jellyfish, Katherine Scott expels a few danger Down Under myths, and reveals the legitimate hazards in Australia.
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.
You're more likely to have a flip flop blow out than fall victim to crime while you're traveling Down Under. But here are some handy tips to keep yourself safe while traveling in Australia.
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.