Plan a trip to the South Pacific
Made up of large and small islands including New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, the South Pacific has adventure, idyllic island retreats, incredible scenery and fascinating indigenous culture.
See what the South Pacific offers
When to go to the South Pacific
The South Pacific is warm most of the year. November to April is Monsoon season in most of the region with hot, humid weather and tropical storms. New Zealand at this time is dry and warm.
Peak season is from mid year generally May – August. When the weather is dry, warm to mild and lots of tourist are around. New Zealand Peak Season is from December – March for Summer and July – August Winter (Ski Season).
The best months to visit the South Pacific and New Zealand (for value and less tourists) are April, May and September, October.
To decide when to go, it’s a good idea to check the South Pacific weather, South Pacific public holidays and South Pacific Events.
How long to go to the South Pacific for
Plan to go to the South Pacific Islands for at least a week, this will give you time to unwind and relax. For New Zealand and Papua New Guinea at least 10 days to 3 weeks depending on what you plan to do.
For longer stays, particularly in New Zealand, consider hiring a vehicle to explore the islands.
For trip planning information for the South Pacific look at South Pacific General Info or browse the online South Pacific travel brochures and check out the South Pacific travel guide (takes time to load).
Places to visit in the South Pacific
Choosing which South Pacific Island to visit can be difficult. Some popular options are New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Micronesia, Tonga, East Timor, New Caledonia, Vanuatu. Check out some suggested itineraries for the South Pacific.
Map of the South Pacific – Links to each South Pacific Tourism Office
Top 12 South Pacific Destinations
For more detailed information, discover the most popular destinations for the South Pacific
Entry information – Passport and Visa Rules for the South Pacific
To enter any South Pacific country you will need a valid Passport (with a minimum of 6 months validity).
For entry requirements for the South Pacific and documentation check the Visa and Passport information and Project Visa
How to get to the South Pacific
Countries located in the South Pacific include American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.
International Flights operate most countries in the South Pacific, for more information look at Flights to/From South Pacific Destinations
Cruises operate to/from a number of select South Pacific islands departing from Australia, other South Pacific Islands, Honolulu and the USA.
Check your flights
How to get around the South Pacific
South Pacific is serviced by a number of airlines, cruises and ferries, you can also hire a car or obtain public transport. You can check which options are available here for your chosen South Pacific Country.
What to see and do in the South Pacific
The South Pacific is ideal for bloggers, writers and travellers to discover what to do in the South Pacific. Here are the Top Blogs and Free things to do in the South Pacific.
Sightseeing, Day Tours, Extended Tours, Volunteer South Pacific
South Pacific, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea offer a range of sightseeing and attractions. Hike through rainforests, snorkel off the reefs…or volunteer. Plan what to see and do in the South Pacific with plenty of Sightseeing/Attractions, Day Touring or Extended Tour options.
Independent travel give a great overview if you want to travel on your own.
Ideas for Places to Stay South Pacific
There are numerous places to stay in the South Pacific, from Budget huts on the beach to Luxury resorts and Villas. Consider the type of accommodation you would like in Where to stay in South Pacific, or if you are just need a Hostel, Hotel or Resort look at Accommodation options for the South Pacific to find plenty of ideas. For those seeking something different, try Traditional or Unique South Pacific Accommodation.
How much to Budget For South Pacific
To work out what to budget for, have a look at the average cost of living in the South Pacific.
Security, Health and Vaccinations, Driving Rules South Pacific
Check important information on Travel Security, Health and Vaccinations and Driving overseas.
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