South Pacific island hopping holiday in paradise

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    Diving, Noumea, New Caledonia

    Go diving in Noumea, New Caledonia

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    Try delicious coconut ceviche in the Cook Islands | Travel Nation

    Try delicious coconut ceviche in the Cook Islands | Travel Nation

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    Your own private bure in paradise awaits | Photo credit: Tokoriki Island Resort

    Your own private bure in paradise awaits | Photo credit: Tokoriki Island Resort

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    Bora Bora’s twin peaks of Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu form one of French Polynesia’s most recognisable vistas
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    Arrive in Huahine by water for gorgeous views | Travel Nation
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    Pacific Resort Aitutaki - Local experiences | Travel Nation
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    Find your own private paradise on Huahine | Credit: Maitai Lapita Village Resort
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    The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Duration(in days): 38

From: UK

To: Singapore | New Caledonia | Fiji | French Polynesia | Cook Islands | Australia

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    Head off on this South Pacific island-hopping holiday, taking in the best of spectacular area. Enjoy a quick stop in Singapore before arriving in New Caledonia, where you’ll spend a week discovering this unique island. Fly over the heart-shaped mangroves and the barrier reef, hike through fern forests and snorkel with colourful fish in the Isle of Pines. Next, you’ll head to Fiji, where 5 days of relaxing luxury awaits, soaking up the friendly Fijian way of life. 

    Continue your island-hopping journey in French Polynesia, where you’ll combine stays in local guesthouses and glamourous overwater bungalows for the quintessential Polynesian experience in Tahiti and Bora Bora. Finish your trip in the Cook Islands, where you’ll sing hymns in the coral-encrusted churches of Rarotonga and swim in the warm waters of the Aitutaki Lagoon. A stop into Sydney for a glimpse of this iconic city on your way home rounds off this South Pacific island-hopping holiday perfectly.

    This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements; please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.

    This holiday includes

    • International flights
    • All transfers
    • All accommodation in Australia  
    • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary        

     

    You’ll remember… 

    • Tasting fresh dumplings in Singapore      
    • Flying over the spectacular Heart of Voh in New Caledonia            
    • Snorkelling on the New Caledonia Barrier Reef   
    • Enjoying Fijian hospitality in luxury at Tokoriki Island Resort          
    • Sleeping in an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora 
    • Swimming in the warm waters of Aitutaki’s lagoon in the Cook Islands     
    • Your first glimpse of the Sydney Opera House       

    Itinerary in brief: 

    • 2 nights Singapore 
    • 2 nights Noumea 
    • 1 night Kone
    • 2 nights Poe Beach 
    • 2 nights Isle of Pines
    • 1 night Noumea 
    • 5 nights Fiji 
    • 1 night Tahiti 
    • 3 nights Moorea 
    • 3 nights Huahine
    • 3 nights Bora Bora 
    • 1 night Tahiti 
    • 4 nights Rarotonga 
    • 3 nights Aitutaki 
    • 1 night Rarotonga
    • 3 nights Sydney

    Day 1: Depart UK

    Depart the UK from your chosen airport.

    Included: International flights  


    Day 2: Arrive Singapore

    On arrival in Singapore, you will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel in the city. Check into your room for two nights and head out to explore!

    Included: Transfers, 4* hotel  


    Day 3: Singapore

    Spend a couple of days exploring this island city – strolling along the harbourfront to see the Merlion and the impressive views of the skyline, enjoying the lush Botanical Gardens and shopping in the designer boutiques of Orchard Road. Singapore is melting pot of culture and the best place to experience this is in its food – try dumplings from the hawker stalls of Chinatown, spicy curries in Little India or nutty satay in the Malay District. When the sun sets, head over to the Gardens by the Bay, where huge, illuminated sculptures are connected by raised pathways to walk through the treetop. Just make sure you get there after dark to see the lights in their full glory. Pop into Raffles for a Singapore Sling to celebrate the beginning of your incredible holiday. 

    Included: 4* hotel            


    Day 4: Fly to New Caledonia 

    This morning, you’ll be driven to the airport for your flight to Noumea in New Caledonia. You’ll arrive in the evening and be met and taken to your hotel in the city, checking in for two nights. 

    Included: Breakfast, transfers, international flights, 4* hotel       


    Day 5: Amedee Island 

    Today, you’ll set off on a full-day tour to Amedee Island, a tiny paradise where palm trees sway and colourful fish flit through the water. The sand here is sugar-white and the coral beneath the crystalline water is healthy and plentiful, thanks to the island’s status as a protected marine park.

    During the trip, you can go stand up paddleboarding, snorkel with the local turtles and learn how to climb a coconut tree. You’ll also visit the Amedee Island Lighthouse. Built in France, it stood in Paris for two years before beginning its journey to Noumea, where it was finally erected in 1865. You can also send a postcard home from the island’s post office, officially the smallest in the world, and enjoy a delicious exotic lunch whilst watching the famous dance show.

    On Amedee Island, you’ll have access to a “bio suncream” distributor, a 100% natural sunblock that doesn’t hurt the coral. Read our blog post for more about visiting coral reefs responsibly.       

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    Fly over the Heart of Voh in New Caledonia | Travel Nation

    Included: Breakfast, day tour to Amedee Island, 4* hotel               


    Day 6: Drive to Kone

    This morning you’ll pick up your hire car and drive north to explore the New Caledonian bush. The driving here is easy, with brilliant roads throughout the island. We’d recommend a stop at the Boulouparis niaouli distillery where you will see how local niaouli essence and perfumes are made. 

    Soon you’ll get to Great Fern Park, a beautiful area between the villages of Farino, Moindou and Sarramea. The park lush, green and full of ferns, many as tall as trees, with spectacular walking trails of different lengths and difficulties to enjoy. Almost 70% of the plant species here are endemic, as well as several species of birds, including the cagou and the Caledonian warbler. This park truly is the lungs of New Caledonia, with huge ‘arborescent ferns’, that look like huge trees creating a canopy above the smaller plants that carpet the ground.

    By the end of the day you’ll arrive in Kone, checking into your hotel for one night. 

    Included: Breakfast, car hire, dinner, 3* hotel     


    Day 7: Drive to Poe Beach 

    After breakfast, you’ll drive to the airstrip, to enjoy a microlight flight over the New Caledonia Barrier Reef and the Heart of Voh. This stunning experience is sure to be a highlight of your trip – with incredible views over the lush green mangroves where the natural heart shape has grown, and then out over the reef. Look for hammerhead sharks and turtles in the turquoise water before soaring over the blue hole, a stunning area of the reef with a rich blue colour. 

    After this unique experience, you’ll head back to earth and drive south towards Poe Beach, right on the beach beside the reef you were just flying over. Check into your guesthouse right on the beach. 

    Included: Breakfast, microlight flight, car hire, 3* guest house   


    Day 8: Poe Beach 

    Relax on Poe Beach, where you can chill by the water or go on a snorkelling tour out on the reef. There is an underwater trail with well marketed pointers and a pontoon for resting and sunbathing. Look for coral, fish and rays in the perfect water. Make sure you stop in at La Roche Percée Beach, where you can begin the 3 Bay Trail – this will take you to the neighbouring coves of Turtle Bay and Lovers Bay, where you can admire the mighty palm trees and clear water.

    Included: Breakfast, car hire, 3* guesthouse 


    Day 9: Drive Noumea, fly to Isle of Pines            

    This morning you can relax on the beach or in the pool, before driving back down towards Noumea, dropping your car off at the internal airport before catching the short flight to Isle of Pines. On arrival, you’ll be greeted and taken to your hotel. One of the beautiful islands in the world, Ile des Pins is home to Cook Pines, trees that resemble the masts of sailing ships, set against a clear turquoise lagoon.

    Included: Breakfast, car hire, internal flight, 4* hotel      


    Day 10: Isle of Pines

    On your first day in Ile des Pins, you’ll set off on a full-day boat excursion to spot dolphins and turtles in the water. In the morning, you’ll visit Ilot Brosse, a tiny island covered in the trademark pine trees of this region, where you can snorkel and swim in the perfect water. Next, you’ll head to another small island, Moro, for lunch. Here, you’ll enjoy grilled lobster, fresh coconut and crunchy papaya salad in the sunshine – delicious!

    The rest of your time is free to breathe in the beauty of the island, walk hand in hand down the beach and toast cocktails at sunset. Don’t miss the spectacular landscape of Oro Bay, the famous natural swimming pool in New Caledonia. Oro Bay truly is paradise – swim, snorkel, relax and soak in the incredible turquoise and blue colours of Ile des Pins.

    Included: Day tour to Ilot Brosse and Moro, 4* hotel       
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    Enjoy the turquoise waters of the Isle of Pines | Travel Nation
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    Enjoy the turquoise waters of the Isle of Pines


    Day 11: Fly to Noumea

    After breakfast, you’ll be taken back to the airport for your flight to Noumea, where you’ll spend your final day in New Caledonia. Why not enjoy a delicious seafood dinner by the harbour, the perfect end to your time on these paradise islands?

    Included: Breakfast, transfers, internal flight, 4* hotel    


    Day 12: Fly to Fiji 

    This morning, you’ll be taken back to the airport for your flight to Fiji. On arrival in Nadi, you’ll be taken by helicopter out to Tokoriki Island Resort, a luxurious 5* hotel where you can kick back, relax and really enjoy the famous Fijian hospitality.          

    Included: Breakfast, transfers, international flights, helicopter transfers, 5* hotel            


    Day 13: Tokoriki Island Resort 

    This truly romantic resort is made so special by the warm Fijian hospitality and caring attention to detail from all of the staff. Modern meets traditional in the beautiful bures, with tropical outdoor showers and four poster beds that reveal beautiful views over the ocean. Share a bottle of champagne in your private pool, soak up the views and succumb to feeling totally relaxed.

    Rise at dawn to watch the sun rise over the calm ocean, as fruit bats chatter overhead as they come home to roost. Spend an afternoon in the spa, indulging in the relaxing treatments offered in the tropical gardens and snorkelling in the peaceful waters, looking for colourful fish and coral beneath the waves.

    Food is a big part of a stay at Tokoriki Island Resort – why not book in to enjoy a special meal at the Oishii Teppanyaki, where you’ll watch your food prepared in the intimate restaurant, surrounded by lily ponds and tropical plants. The staff at Tokoriki are wonderful, looking after your every need and greeting you as you wander through the lush grounds. Their warmth is such a highlight of a visit to this luxurious hotel.

    Included: Breakfast, 5* hotel                      
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    Swim in your own private pool | Photo credit: Tokoriki Island Resort


    Day 17: Fly to Tahiti 

    After breakfast, you’ll hop on the helicopter back to the airport in time to catch your next flight to Tahiti. During this flight you will cross the international date line so you’ll land late on Day 16 of your trip. On arrival in Tahiti, you’ll be met and driven to your hotel, checking in for one night. 

    Included: Breakfast, helicopter transfers, international flight, 4* hotel   


    Day 17: Tahiti to Moorea

    Today, you’ll be collected from your hotel and taken to the port for the 30 minute ferry to the neighbouring island of Moorea. Famous for its heart shape, Moorea is one of the most scenically striking islands in French Polynesia, popular for its laidback vibe and friendly locals. On arrival at the dock, you'll be met and driven to the north-west coast, where you’ll check in for the next three nights.

    Included: Breakfast, transfers, ferry, Tahitian guesthouse


    Days 18 & 19: Moorea

    With three nights to enjoy lush Moorea, you’ll have plenty of time to kick off your shoes and relax. Alternatively, if you're feeling energetic, you can get out and discover this beautiful island. Moorea is a green wonderland waiting to be explored. Take hikes along steep cliffs, swim in the bright blue lagoon where colourful fish and rays dance through the water and stretch out on unspoilt beaches that will blow you away.

    Included: Breakfast, Tahitian guesthouse           


    Day 20: Fly to Huahine

    After breakfast, you’ll be taken to the airport for the short flight to Huahine. Here you’ll be met at the airport and driven to your hotel, checking in for three nights.              

    Included: Breakfast, transfers, internal flights, 3* hotel                 


    Days 21 & 22: Huahine        

    On your first day in Huahine, we’ve added a full-day tour around the lagoon. During the trip, you’ll learn how to crack open a coconut, how to make poisson cru (the national dish – raw fish with lime juice), and how to tie a sarong. You’ll snorkel alongside stingrays, blacktip reef sharks and clouds of silvery fish before eating freshly barbecued seafood with your feet dangling in the warm water. It’s a wonderful way to spend the day and get to see the best of the lagoon.

    The second day is yours to enjoy the island, whether you want to go snorkelling again or relax on the beautiful beaches.

    Included: Breakfast, full day tour on Day 21, 3* hotel  


    Day 23: Huahine to Bora Bora 

     After breakfast, you’ll be taken to the airport for the very quick flight to Bora Bora. Here you’ll be met at the airport and taken by boat to your hotel, checking in for three nights.       

    Included: Breakfast, transfers, internal flights, 4* hotel  


    Days 24 & 25: Bora Bora 

    You now have two full days to explore the world-famous island of Bora Bora. Spend your time discovering this volcanic island and its stunning turquoise lagoon. The clear water is perfect for snorkelling and provides excellent diving, as well as the opportunity to see manta rays and reef sharks in their natural environment.

    During your stay, you can explore the lagoon by yacht, canoe or glass-bottomed boat. Alternatively, book a picnic lunch on a private motu (sand islet) or take a 4WD safari around the island. If you want to book any tours here, ask, and we can include them in your holiday. One of the most romantic places on earth, your time in Bora Bora will certainly be memorable!

    You’ll be staying at the Le Bora Bora, in an overwater bungalow. This gorgeous resort is a peaceful and relaxing haven in the island paradise of Bora Bora, perfect for your final few nights in French Polynesia. 

    Included: Breakfast, 4* hotel 
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    Overwater bungalows, Bora Bora Pearl Resort, French Polynesia


    Day 26: Fly to Tahiti 

    After breakfast, you’ll be taken by boat back to the airport for the short flight to Tahiti. Check into your hotel for one night and relax by the pool with sunset views out over Moorea. 

    Included: Breakfast, transfers, internal flight, 4* hotel 

    Day 27: Fly to Rarotonga

    This morning you’ll be driven to the airport for your flight to Rarotonga. On arrival, you’ll be taken to your hotel, checking in for four nights.           

    Included: Breakfast, transfers, international flights, 4* hotel

    Days 28 - 30: Rarotonga

    If you want to see what local life is like on the island, head to the main town of Avaru, where there is a market every Saturday. On Sunday mornings you'll find most of the Islanders will be in church, and you're always welcome to join them at their Sunday service for another glimpse of every day local life here.

    Why not hire a small car, moped or even a bicycle to do some exploring? There are plenty of lovely beaches to explore - some better for swimming, others snorkelling. If you fancy a bit more action, you can go kite surfing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, or open water diving.

    Besides beaches, Rarotonga has a lush, forested interior that's ripe for exploring. Why not join local legend 'Pa' on one of his nature or cross-island walks? Pa is a local character famous in the Cook Islands for his beliefs in natural medicine. He runs guided walks through the forest where he'll stop to show you local plant remedies and show you the most spectacular view points. To cool off, he'll also take you to a waterfall for a quick swim!

    There are several different ‘Island nights’ that take place on Rarotonga too and we recommend attending one whilst you're here. It's the best way to enjoy Polynesian culture through food, dance and music. If you would like to include one of these in your trip just let your consultant know.

    Included: Breakfast, 4* hotel 

    Days 31 - 33: Aitutaki

    After breakfast, you will be taken by shared transfer back to Rarotonga Airport for the short and scenic 45 minute flight to Aitutaki, where you’ll check into your hotel for three nights. We have included a cruise on the beautiful Aitutaki Lagoon. Float above the turquoise waters spotting turtles then head to some amazing snorkelling sites for an up-close experience in the water. A BBQ lunch is provided and you'll get to visit One Foot Island, a stunning uninhabited island popular with wedding couples looking for a romantic and private ceremony.

    The rest of your time here is yours to relax and enjoy, so why not head back out onto the lagoon or arrange a picnic on the beach? Alternatively, relax in your peaceful hotel and enjoy a traditional Polynesian massage - the perfect way to unwind.  

    Included: Breakfast, transfers, internal flight, Aitutaki lagoon cruise, 4* hotel 

    Day 34: Fly to Rarotonga

    This morning you’ll head back to Rarotonga for your final night in the South Pacific. Spend your final day strolling along the beach in Raro and raising a glass to a fantastic month exploring these unique and varied islands. 

    Included: Breakfast, transfers, internal flights, 4* hotel 

    Day 35: Fly to Sydney 

    After breakfast, you’ll be driven to the airport for the flight to Sydney. You’ll cross back over the date line, so despite the flight only being 6 hours, you’ll arrive the following afternoon. 

    Included: Breakfast, transfers, international flight 

    Day 36: Arrive Sydney 

    On arrival in Sydney, you’ll be met at the airport and driven to your hotel, checking in for two nights.        

    Included: Transfers, 4* hotel 


    Day 37: Sydney 

    You now have two days to enjoy Sydney. To help you on your way, we’ve included an iVenture Sydney card, which gives you to access many of the main sights in the city. As well as entry to the Opera House, Wildlife Sydney and the Aquarium, the pass also gives you access to some brilliant tours. 

    We've included a illi-Langi The Rocks Aboriginal Dreaming tour. This 90 minute tour takes you for a leisurely walkabout with an Aboriginal guide in The Rocks in Sydney. It's the perfect way to explore this area and gives you the opportunity to discover how the ancient Aboriginal DreamTime is still alive within the modern Sydney landscape. You'll learn about the billion-year-old harbour, marine environment, sandstone strata, waterways, flora and fauna and how it shapes Aboriginal thought and behaviour.              

    Included: Breakfast, Aboriginal walking tour, iVenture card, 4* hotel 

    Day 38: Depart Sydney 

    Enjoy one final breakfast in Sydney before being driven to the airport for your flight home.            

    Included: Breakfast, transfers, international flights 

    Day 39: Arrive UK

    Singapore has a tropical and humid climate all year round, the busiest (and hottest) time to visit is in the school holidays which fall in June and July so it is best to avoid visiting during this period if possible. Dry season in Bali runs from April – September, although occasional rainfall can still be expected, and the resorts are busiest during this time.  During rainy season Bali becomes quieter although the sun still shines and temperatures remain relatively stable year-round meaning Bali can be a great destination at any time of year.

    New Caledonia has a temperate climate with two main seasons; cool and hot. The cool season runs from June to August, and hot seasons stretches from mid-November to mid-April. In the cool season, temperatures are approximately 24 degrees during the day and 15 degrees at night. If you’re planning to hike, this the perfect time to visit. If you’re hoping to soak up the sunshine, the temperatures in hot season hover between 26 degrees and 30 degrees. The cyclone season runs from January and March. Overall, the best time to visit is between September and December.

    Fiji’s wet season is from November to April with the heaviest rains and highest humidity from December to mid-April. The Dry season goes from May to October with low rainfall, low humidity, milder temperatures and less extreme weather. Peak season in Fiji includes December, January and June, July coinciding with Australian and New Zealand school holidays – prices will peak during these times.

    The best time to visit French Polynesia is the dry winter period between May and October when the weather is cooler, and there’s less rainfall. From November to April, temperatures rise as the summer rainy season begins, bringing humid, cloudy weather and rain. During this time it's not uncommon to experience brief storms or torrential rains lasting a few days at a time. Peak season is July and August, as well as Christmas and the Easter school holidays. Prices will be at a premium over these periods.

    The Cook Islands are a great year-round destination with temperatures ranging between 18c and 28c in the winter (October to May) and between 21c to 29c in the summer (November to April). The Cooks has a pleasantly even climate year round with no real weather excesses, although it can often rain, thanks to its high inland mountains. The best time of year to visit is around September/October when you will find warm temperatures and low humidity, also March/April when the weather is generally beautiful and sunny.

    The summer season in Sydney and the surrounding areas runs from November to March, with hot sunny weather expected daily. Winter can bring cold and rainy conditions and runs from May to October. Christmas and New Year are peak times for travel to Sydney, meaning prices are high and availability less.     

    This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.            

    What's included
    • International flights
    • Return airport transfers
    • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary   
    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

     

    Not included
    • Any meals not mentioned 
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips & gratuities
    • Fuel