Guest Post by Harper Reid
From hiking in New Caledonia to snorkeling in Tahiti, the South Pacific will be an experience you’ll never forget. There is no shortage of adventures to be had, but choosing the right ones can take a little knowledge. Keep reading for eight adventurous ways to make your holiday one that you’ll remember for a lifetime.
Snorkel with Turtles in Samoa
Samoa is a beautiful island nation in the middle of the south pacific. Home to great food, friendly people, and some of the best snorkeling in the world, Samoa is a must-see for any adventurer. No matter where you are in Samoa, you’ll always be a stone’s throw from the ocean. Check with your hotel for exclusive deals on things to do as they often partner with local tour operators.
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Climb a volcano in Bora Bora
At 727 meters high, Mount Otemanu is the tallest mountain in Bora Bora. Surrounded by coral reefs and beautiful lagoons, it is a truly picturesque location. Ascend the shoulder of this great giant for a breathtakingly dramatic sunrise. After your descent, make your way to the turquoise waters of Bora Bora for a well-earned dip in the ocean.
Shipwreck Dive in Vanuatu
Explore the hidden depths with the world’s largest accessible shipwreck site on the planet. Dive amongst a variety of tropical fish and an extraordinary coral expanse. Visit the SS President Coolidge, a truly remarkable sight. Offering a glimpse into a world reclaimed by the ocean this dive is must-do for any diver or lover of the sea. Grab your diving squad and put this on your bucket lists.
Get the Adrenaline Pumping in New Zealand
Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand has been called the adventure capital of the south pacific. From the world’s first commercial Bungy jump to white water rafting, skydiving, jet boating and so much more. If you want to get your heart pumping, you know where to go.
Sandboard on Easter Island
Easter Island is home to beautiful white sand beaches and of course, the mysterious Moai statues.
Aside from its great natural beauty and amazing culture is some of the best sandboarding in the south pacific. Hit the dunes for a fun and exciting experience that will have you laughing for weeks to come.
Go Off-Roading in Fiji
Get off the beaten track with a cave safari. Discover Fiji on four wheels and explore Fiji’s most extensive cave systems. Most tours even offer a chance to sample the local cuisine and experience Fiji’s unique culture firsthand. Whether you want to a unique and exciting way to explore Fiji’s natural beauty or simply want to take the road less traveled this is a great experience.
View New Caledonia from One the World’s Tallest Lighthouses
Deep in the heart of the South Pacific lies New Caledonia’s Amedee Island. Home to an incredible 184ft lighthouse, stunning beaches and caves, this is definitely one to cross off the bucket list. Scale all 247 steps of Amedee’s lighthouse to see the south pacific like never before. Don’t worry you can always cool off with a refreshing swim. Hire a snorkel to dive amongst beautiful coral reefs and catch a glimpse of an untouched underwater world.
Learn to Surf in Papua New Guinea
The coasts of this south pacific country are an absolute paradise, even more so for surfers. With uncrowded beaches and hundreds of different breaks, there is also no better place to learn. Rent a board and get amongst!
There is so much to see in the South Pacific. Start your research and make your own must-see list. Getting planning now, and you’ll be one step closer to your dream adventure.
Harper is extremely fond of anything related to food and travel. She is the spontaneous type of traveler and for her, the best travel experiences are the flexible and unplanned ones. Say a quick hello to Harper here.