Oceania : 11 reports

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Fraser Island, sand and adventure XXL

Considered to be the largest sand island in the world, this island is unlike any other place on earth. Fraser Island, with its endless sandy beaches, coastal rivers, fishing spots, inland lake and dingo population is truly out of this world and while package tours can mar its image, this is easil...
Fraser Island Fraser Island
Fraser Island
Eurong
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In the Heart of French Polynesia

Portrayed since the 18th century as the ‘New Cythera’, Polynesia has lost none of its mystical allure. The archipelago offers a good deal more than relaxation and fine sandy beaches: traditional culture is of prime importance here.
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French Polynesia: the “Hawaiki nui va’a”, the Dug-Out Canoe Contest

This is a major event in the cultural life of the French Polynesia. The "Hawaiki nui Va'a" is the region’s largest dug-out canoe race. But besides the competition, it is also an example of the strong ties that the Polynesians have always had with the sea.
Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands
Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands
Punaauia
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The tattoo revival in the Marquesas Islands

Despite having become a world-wide phenomenon, tattoos often have vastly differing meanings in different cultures. While in the West a tattoo can be a means of self-expression, a symbol of rebellion against authority or a simple “fashion accessory”; in other cultures, and notably the Marqu...
Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands
Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands
Punaauia
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Australia’s South West: choose your 4x4 and go!

Thousands of kilometres of virtually pristine coastal wilderness, an ochre landscape nearly as endless as the horizon... who hasn’t dreamt of participating in an epic Australian adventure? Dreamers beware: the Great West is a challenging territory that is best conquered in a 4x4.
Pinnacles Desert, Nambung National Park Pinnacles Desert, Nambung National Park
Pinnacles Desert, Nambung National Park
Green Island
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Melbourne Street Art

The Street Art phenomenon is growing so quickly in Melbourne that it may soon become a hallmark of Australia’s cultural capital.
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New Zealand: Kaikoura, a marine wildlife sanctuary

A colony of whales and dolphins live off the coast of Kaikoura, a little town on the shores of the Pacific Ocean of South Island. A must for wildlife lovers.
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New Zealand: Fiordland, at the world’s end…

At the extreme south west of New Zealand Fiordland national park covers an area of 1.25 million hectares. Classed as a Unesco world heritage site, this wild and isolated land is home to fjords, dolphins and the unspeakable fragrance of virgin territories.
Milford Sound Milford Sound
Milford Sound
Te Anau
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Australia in a campervan: a how-to guide

Immense spaces, breath-taking landscapes, nature that is still intact: the Red Continent has everything to entice those who are tempted by a mobile camping holiday.
Great Ocean Road Great Ocean Road
Great Ocean Road
Torquay
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Australia: Melbourne, the garden city

Nicknamed “Marvellous Melbourne”, Australia’s second largest city, undoubtedly number one when it comes to quality of life and atmosphere, is the Australians’ favourite. It’s not without a touch of jealousy that ambitious Sydney watches the sparkling Oceanian “capital of sport and culture” from afar…
Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne
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