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South Pacific


South Pacific

The South Pacific is an enchanting and diverse region, and while there are plenty of the white sandy beaches and gently swaying palm trees that typically represent the area, there is much more to discover here if you want to.  From the wine trails of New Caledonia to the volcanoes of Vanuatu and everything in between, you’re bound to find an island that ticks the boxes for your family holiday.


Currency: Fijian Dollars (FJD).  NZD is also accepted most places.

Languages Spoken:

Resources: Car seat & baby gear hire

Currency: Vatu (VUV)

Languages Spoken: Bislama, French & English

Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

Languages Spoken: English, Cook Islands Maori

Currency: Samoan Tala (SAT)

Languages Spoken: Samoan, English

Currency: Franc (CFP)

Languages Spoken: French, Tahitian. English is common around resort areas.

Currency: Franc (CFP)

Languages Spoken: French, some English in Noumea & resort areas.

Currency: NZ Dollar (NZD)

Languages Spoken: Niue, English

Currency: Tongan paʻanga (TOP)

Languages Spoken: Tongan, English

Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)

Languages Spoken: English, Norfuk


Most Pacific Island countries actually consist of multiple islands


There are three sub-regions that make up Oceania (the South Pacific): Polynesia, Micronesia & Melanesia

Each island nation has it’s own language, customs and currency – although English & French are widely spoken

Most South Pacific destinations are within a 2-4 hour flight from New Zealand


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South Pacific Articles

24 Hours on Santo, Vanuatu

With world renowned diving, stunning beaches and a pot full of history it’s well worth the extra effort to discover Vanuatu’s Espiritu Santo.

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Beginner’s Guide to Cruising

Join the Burgess Traveller's community: Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Instagram I don’t know about you, but the idea of taking a holiday on a cruise ship always freaked me out a little bit. For one thing, was I going to be the only person on there under the age...

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Best Fiji Family Resorts

My top picks for Fiji family resorts. Whether you want an island experience or prefer to stick to the mainland, check them all out here.

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