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Australia and Oceana
G'day, mate! Australia awaits! Start in Queensland's resort town of Cairns. Scuba the waters of the Great Barrier Reef for true exotic beauty. Fish from your sailboat. Or take the bird's eye view-paragliding and hang-gliding are adventures you tell your grandchildren about. And golfing-the courses are jungle-ringed and in top condition. For the unusual, bushwalk Lamington National Park. For the trendy, see Sydney's harbour and opera house. Melbourne has world-class, world-wide cuisines and activities. South Australia's Barossa Valley is wine country, with Adelaide, its capital, set in the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges (no, it's not a fantasy by Tolkein!). Alice Springs is Australia's navel, a jump-off to Ayers Rock and other natural wonders. Wildlife and tropical birds fill national parks across the continent. On to New Zealand, with the only mainland nesting place of the albatross at Taiaroa Head. Climb Aoraki Mount Cook, the Cloud Piercer, and hunt, horse trek, mountain bike this knock-em-dead lovely country. Natures lovers are fascinated by the butterfly and bird species. Papua New Guinea north of Australia is also famous for birds-egrets, pied herons, kingfishers. Before 1960, few travellers had ever seen its lush volcanic geography and fascinating people. Scuba dive in the four archipelagos of Micronesia-nearly 200 species of coral and many World War II sunken ships. Sand dunes and stone monoliths or Flame of the Forest and the Kepiroh Waterfalls. It is a visual feast, with Western, Asian and local feasting also! Western Samoa: Aleipata district waterfalls and white sand beaches. Robert Louis Stevenson lived at Vailma. Samoan feasts-seafood, suckling pig, breadfruit-are cooked in traditional ovens. Relax on Tonga, but see the Royal Palace and Anahulu Cave on Tongatapu. The best beaches on the Cook Islands, southwest of Tahiti, are on Aitutaki-but don't pass up Rarotonga!
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