Even closer ... the Te Vakaroa Villas in the Cook Islands

Battle of the beaches

Direct flights are driving prices down as resorts compete for Australian business, writes Jane E. Fraser.

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Go boldly beyond the reef

Australians seeking adventure are increasingly being drawn to the shores of our near neighbours.

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Unlocking hidden island gems

A new small-ship cruise venture around some of the more remote of Vanuatu's 83 islands includes a close-up of the original "Bali-Hai" made famous in the stage and film musical South Pacific.

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