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Samoa
Samoa

Samoa, South Pacific

 

Talofa Lava is the traditional greeting of Samoa in the South Pacific. Samoa is considered the heart of Polynesia.

Samoa is made up of 10 islands with the 2 main islands of Upolu and Savai'i being the most well known for travel. Many of these islands have stunning fringing reef providing safe swimming lagoons with crystal clear water. This then contrasts with the rugged and mountainous interior where you can find waterfalls, gorges and swimming holes.

The locals are incredibly friendly and welcome you with their large smiles and even larger hearts.

Samoa Highlights

 

The 2 main islands of Samoa are quite large and Savai'i is one of the largest islands in the South Pacific which provides a great diversity of fun and natural experiences to enjoy.

The Samoan people have clung to Fa'a Samoa which translates to Samoan Way.

Get out and enjoy the surfing, diving, swimming holes and waterfalls, rainforests, food culture and friendly people.       

Top Tips

 

  • Hire a car to make getting around the island much easier.

  • Apia is a city so most everyday items and foods can be purchased there.

  • Power points are the same as Australia.

  • Duty free alcohol allowance is 2.25l.

  • Make sure you take out travel insurance.  

Intro to Samoa

 

 A direct flight from Australia will get you to Samoa. 

There are many hotels where you can relax by the pool with a cocktail in hand or you can head straight out to start exploring this spectacular island of natural beauty. 

The locals still stick by many of their traditions and you can go see a Fia Fia night for the traditional food, singing and dancing. It is an amazing show .

For a true local experience you can head over to Manono Island for a day where there are no cars on the island and the locals welcome you to help them out with the daily chores.

Top Tips

  • Go to a Fia Fia cultural night to eat local food and watch them sing and dance their traditional dances.

  • Spend a day at Manono Island meeting the locals.

  • Scuba dive the crystal clear waters.   

Dart River & Funyaks

 

As the name suggests, the Sunshine Coast offers sunshine and stunning coastline.

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Top Tips

  • Watch the traditional tatooing at the STA Cultural Village in Apia.

  • Go for a cooling swim in the Piula Cave Pools.

  • Snorkel the Palolo Deep Marine Reserve.

  • Learn to make traditional tapa cloth with a local.

  • Have dinner at Paddles Restaurant.

Fraser Coast

 

As the name suggests, the Sunshine Coast offers sunshine and stunning coastline.

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Top Tips

  • Head up to the D'Aguilar National Park for a walk through the rainforest.

  • Hand feed dolphins at Tangalooma Island.

  • Scuba dive with manta rays at South Stradbroke Island.

Southern Great Barrier Reef

 

As the name suggests, the Sunshine Coast offers sunshine and stunning coastline.

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Top Tips

  • Head up to the D'Aguilar National Park for a walk through the rainforest.

  • Hand feed dolphins at Tangalooma Island.

  • Scuba dive with manta rays at South Stradbroke Island.

Bundaberg

 

As the name suggests, the Sunshine Coast offers sunshine and stunning coastline.

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Top Tips

  • Head up to the D'Aguilar National Park for a walk through the rainforest.

  • Hand feed dolphins at Tangalooma Island.

  • Scuba dive with manta rays at South Stradbroke Island.

Capricorn Coast

 

As the name suggests, the Sunshine Coast offers sunshine and stunning coastline.

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Top Tips

  • Head up to the D'Aguilar National Park for a walk through the rainforest.

  • Hand feed dolphins at Tangalooma Island.

  • Scuba dive with manta rays at South Stradbroke Island.

Whitsundays

 

As the name suggests, the Sunshine Coast offers sunshine and stunning coastline.

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Top Tips

  • Head up to the D'Aguilar National Park for a walk through the rainforest.

  • Hand feed dolphins at Tangalooma Island.

  • Scuba dive with manta rays at South Stradbroke Island.

Great Barrier Reef

 

As the name suggests, the Sunshine Coast offers sunshine and stunning coastline.

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Top Tips

  • Head up to the D'Aguilar National Park for a walk through the rainforest.

  • Hand feed dolphins at Tangalooma Island.

  • Scuba dive with manta rays at South Stradbroke Island.

Cairns & Far North QLD

 

As the name suggests, the Sunshine Coast offers sunshine and stunning coastline.

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Top Tips

  • Head up to the D'Aguilar National Park for a walk through the rainforest.

  • Hand feed dolphins at Tangalooma Island.

  • Scuba dive with manta rays at South Stradbroke Island.

Cooktown

 

As the name suggests, the Sunshine Coast offers sunshine and stunning coastline.

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Top Tips

  • Head up to the D'Aguilar National Park for a walk through the rainforest.

  • Hand feed dolphins at Tangalooma Island.

  • Scuba dive with manta rays at South Stradbroke Island.

Cape York

 

As the name suggests, the Sunshine Coast offers sunshine and stunning coastline.

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Top Tips

  • Head up to the D'Aguilar National Park for a walk through the rainforest.

  • Hand feed dolphins at Tangalooma Island.

  • Scuba dive with manta rays at South Stradbroke Island.

Torres Straits

 

As the name suggests, the Sunshine Coast offers sunshine and stunning coastline.

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Top Tips

  • Head up to the D'Aguilar National Park for a walk through the rainforest.

  • Hand feed dolphins at Tangalooma Island.

  • Scuba dive with manta rays at South Stradbroke Island.

The Outback

 

As the name suggests, the Sunshine Coast offers sunshine and stunning coastline.

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Top Tips

  • Head up to the D'Aguilar National Park for a walk through the rainforest.

  • Hand feed dolphins at Tangalooma Island.

  • Scuba dive with manta rays at South Stradbroke Island.